Elections @ IITM: A 20th Century Remnant

“…our Institute has approximately 7,500 hostel residents across 18 hostels. With at most 9 days available for campaign, a candidate is required to meet with more than 800 students a day, and each student is expected to meet with candidates for all 18+ elections!”
In light of the recent impasse in the SAC over allowing online campaigning for institute elections, Arun Sudarsan, ex-SAC member and 2014 MA (HSS) graduate, presents his arguments on behalf of online campaigning.

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Online Campaigning, Two Co-CASes And Smoking Zones: SAC Meeting, Jan ’15

The third SAC meeting of the year saw the rescinding of the post of the Mess Secretary, doubling of the number of CoCAS posts, discussion of the dereliction of duty by an Institute Secretary and reports by an Anti-Tobacco Committee and a committee formalizing guidelines for Institute bodies.

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