• Ahead of polls, security beefed up on MS University campus in Varodara
     August 7th, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

     MS UniversityThere is a fortnight to go before M S University Students Union (MSUSU) polls are held on MSU campus on August 22. However, the campus has already been turned into a fortress of sorts with strict security measures in place.On Monday, the security personnel of the university not only checked identity cards of students but also made outside elements do sit-ups. The security went tough even on love birds that were caught cuddling up at their favourite ‘dating spots’ inside the campus.

    Starting from 9 am onwards, the security personnel conducted several rounds of checking both at the main entrance gate near Sayajigunj and the D N Hall entry gate. During the drive, elements that were nabbed roaming inside the campus without any business were asked to do ‘uthak baithak’ as punishment.

    “We have noted down names and addresses of all such elements who had made an unauthorized entry,” MSU’s security officer told TOI, adding that around 17 offenders submitted apology letters during the day while others were left out with warnings.

    The checking drive also resulted in some heated arguments after a parent of a first year student who was allegedly forced to do sit-ups reached the campus. The parent complained that his child had not received the identity card from the faculty and yet without listening to him the security personnel forced him to do the ‘uthak baithak’. Things calmed down after intervention of cops.

    Going tough on love birds, the squad nabbed a boy and a girl, who were caught kissing between the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Commerce buildings. Both these third year Bachelors of Commerce students were asked to write an apology letter, before the security personnel allowed them to go. Other love birds were prevented from indulging in public display of affection. The squad conducted the drive at all faculties except the Padra college and the Faculty of Performing Arts (music college) premises. MSU will hold a meeting with top police officials on Tuesday to ensure that the strength of security force is increased substantially.

    ABVP, NSUI to declare candidates today

    Vadodara: Ahead of the M S University Students Union (MSUSU) polls, student outfits are facing last moment hiccups before declaring names of their candidates for the posts of general secretary (GS), vice-president (VP) and faculty general secretaries (FGS). Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and National Students Union of India (NSUI) were expected to declare names of their candidates on Monday. Now they would declare the names on Tuesday. Sources suggest that ABVP has finalized its GS and VP candidates but their organizing secretary conducted a series of meetings on Monday to get a “sense of the situation”. NSUI on its part is struggling hard to keep its flock together as names of candidates are being suggested from various quarters at the last moment.