We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them.
Well an attempt to create a practical knowledge towards the election process was done at Kristu Jayanti College on 6th of February 2020.
In this election, 6 students filed their nominations. The contesting students created manifestos which included many valuables points. Post ring campaigning was one among the most interesting activities done during the election where candidates had the chance to give voters a perfect image of their parties and seek votes where in their convincing skills were put to test.
Each political party had a very good interaction with students. Finally, on the voting day, students voted for the parties with great hope and enthusiasm and the candidates also showed their relentless efforts to win the election.
Polling booths were set up in the auditorium and the voter’s queued up, waiting eagerly for their turn to exercise their voting right.
After the Voting process, the counting started; with tension mounting to greater heights among the candidates and finally it came to an end when the Dean of Humanities came forward to announce the results.
Father Emmanuel P.J, The director of Kristu Jayanti College of Law was the chief guest for this programme and he encouraged the students for the efforts which they had put in to create an amazing programme like this, and Dean of Humanities Dr.Gopa Kumar.A.V, witnessed the session. At the end of the programme, after the counting, the election results were declared by Dr. Gopa Kumar.
This was another effort from the department of Political Science to promote the practical knowledge of election process and yes!! A very successful event indeed.
Department of Political Science conducted its mock election "ELECCION 2019" on 4th February 2019. The event was monitored by HOD Prof S.J Michael and Departmental faculty Coordinator Dr. Kaveri Swami and Dr. Sneha D R. The event began with a welcome speech by the Student Department Coordinator Ms. Sheba Serlin.
A short speech was given by each candidate before the voting actually started. Six candidates from various combinations of political science stood up as representatives - Atira Premsingh, Johny Ngente, Pooja Patil, Monica Jerusha, Swaminathan S, M. U Dharneshvar. All candidates had a week of campaigning for the election, sharing their manifesto and defending a way on why each one deserved the votes over the other candidates.
The voting began with department head Prof Michael leading the voting pledge followed by Dr. Kaveri Swami, Faculty Coordinator declaring the "voting open". The students went through the exact method followed during elections, starting from the checking of id's to getting inked, which followed by casting the of vote. Students had mixed reactions for the same ranging from excitement to anticipation. The seriousness of voting filled the air.
The election vive is on its full swing with campaigns, posters, canvassing and so on… I hope the most deserving one win" said Reshma 4th Sem JPolEng who was the winner of the Mock Election 2018. As the voters were proceeding to vote exist poll were conducted by Ms. Rebecca and graphical presentation was shown by Mr. Sangeeth of VI Sem JPolE and HEP respectively. News coverage was done by Mr. Johns, Ms. Niveda and Mr. Alswaliah Shaik.
A small video showing a small excerpt of the campaign done by the participants was displayed during the vote counting session which was done by selected volunteer's and faculty coordinators.
The results were later declared by the HOD of the department Prof. S.J Michael and announced that Mr. Swaminathan S has a thumping victory by getting 55 votes. 74.02% of voters turned out for Department election. The event ended with the delivery of vote of thanks by Dr. Sneha D.R.
The ‘Mock Election’ or Eleccion 2018 was conducted on 08/03/2018 in the political science department for the purpose of enhancing awareness between or among the students of [B.A] Ist, IInd & IIIrd Year [JPOL/HEP] 120 students. The fundamental principles followed in the election process include nomination of candidates, party-based campaigning, general interaction with the public incorporating both students and teachers addressing various issues related to the party agendas and manifestos.
The department of political science conducted mock election 2016 on 15.2.16 to give practical exposure to the subject relating to voting. The event began with an oath taking by the students of political science followed by elections to choose the representatives. Bincy Sebastian of IV SEM BA JpsEng was elected with a convincing number of votes. The programme was fruitful for the students to understand the practical aspect of the subject.