Report by Stanley Gabriel and Sharayu Shejale The Student Legislative Council, featuring the newly elected legislators and Speaker, met for the first time this
36 years ago a group of students aimed to make the campus an ideal democracy, with rules of its own, like a country within
The SLC meets on a regular basis (fortnightly) to discuss different agendas. These agendas can be anything; from reduction in attendance, to doing something about
Aroon in his tenure as SAC Speaker has implemented most of his manifesto points aside from introducing new initiatives like the standing committee, hostel legislator post, new student body guidelines, etc, to name a very small number. Overall, counting in his ongoing manifesto points, he has a phenomenal success ratio of 80% with 20% of his points remaining incomplete (of which at least a couple were completed if not by him). He sums up his tenure as SAC Speaker in a quote, “Getting a policy body like SAC to function is an incredible lesson in convincing, negotiation, tact and diplomacy and my experience in SAC has probably contributed more to my growth, than I have to SAC’s growth”.
The new structure envisioned by the amendments however is radically different from the existing setup – for starters, BCs and hostel Gen-Secs will en bloc be not included in the new SAC and the institute secretaries will remain non-voting members, with an additional ‘executive veto’ power. The new SAC will instead comprise of 50 odd elected ‘legislators’.
SAC, this year, is working towards revamping a three-decade old Students’ Constitution, in order to improve student governance on campus. Liza Tom talks about the salient features of the new constitution, as presented during the first reading of the new constitution draft.
As a 24 year old, I struggle each day to find meaning and happiness in life. So, when I heard that the world’s ‘Happiest Guru’ Dalai Lama himself was going to deliver a lecture Human Approach to World Peace, I willed myself out of my cozy bed at six in the morning and made my way to the insti. Hordes of people flocked to the massive SAC building from all corners of Insti on a rainy Tuesday morning. It was a packed audience that greeted His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in the Student Activity Centre at 9:00 a.m. yesterday.
In this freewheeling conversation with institute people during an EML, SS Rajamouli answered several questions ranging from motivation, film-making challenges and Hollywood . Only one question, “Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?”, was out of bounds!
SAC, GSB, BoS, EW — student governance in IITM can be confusing. As part of our ‘How Things Work’ series, T5E brings you a snapshot of how students participate in decision-making at IITM.
The colour code used in this review works like this: Green – completed already Orange– partially completed and/or will most likely be completed before