PU Senate polls: Results for three seats declared
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The results of the Panjab University Senate elections for three seats from the constituency of the staff of technical and professional colleges were declared today. The three new senate members are Tarlok Bandhu, Vipul Kumar and Lilu Ram.
In the staff constituency, there were only four candidates for the three seats. Two contenders, Assistant Professor Jasbir Kaur Chahal and Lilu Ram were from the Government College of Education, Sector 20, Chandigarh. The other two were Assistant Professor Tarlok Bandhu from Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Ludhiana, and Assistant Professor Vipul Kumar of K College of Education, Abohar.
The counting of votes was done according to the system of single transferable votes, for which the quota in the first round was set as 108 votes. Bandhu won the race by qualifying in the first round with 165 votes, followed by Kumar with 116 votes. Lilu Ram received 100 votes while Chahal received 50 votes. In the second round of counting, when the votes of Bandhu and Kumar were transferred to the others, Lilu Ram qualified with 118 votes. Chahal received 88 votes in the second round and could not qualify.
A jubilant Tarlok Bandhu, who became a senator for the second time in a row, said that in the previous term he had worked for the promotion of research in colleges. "I will continue to raise the issues of teachers of colleges of education," he said.
The three candidates who had filed nominations for the three seats for the constituency of principals of technical and professional colleges, had been elected unopposed earlier. The candidates, elected by consensus for the principals' constituency were K K Dhiman of the Sector 26 Homoeopathic Medical College, N R Sharma of Guru Gobind Singh College of Education for Women, Gidderbaha, and S S Sangha of Dashmesh Girls College of Education, Badal. Khushwinder Singh of BCM College of Education, Ludhiana, had withdrawn earlier, which led to the remaining three principals being elected unopposed.
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