Student Council of Samata Degree college 2023-2024

VISION :  ” To engage students in creating a holistic learning experience while studying on campus.”

A student council is a representative body composed of students elected by their peers to advocate for their interests and facilitate positive changes within a college or university. Its primary purpose is to foster a sense of community, address student concerns, organise events, and promote leadership and civic engagement among students. The student council plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall educational experience through a close association between the students and faculty, promoting college spirit, and initiating various initiatives to improve campus life.

MISSION: “To enhance the campus life and foster a sense of community engagement among the students through their representation and participation in initiating various activities with a focus on value creation in their personal and professional lives.”

OBJECTIVES:

  1. To engage students in campus life through their participation in organising events within the campus and the community.
  2. To ensure a disciplined and positive environment in which students create opportunities for self-growth and develop their leadership and managerial skills.
  3. To create overall dynamic learning experiences on the campus that would add value to the personal and professional lives of students in future.

SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDENT COUNCIL

Student councils or student governments play a crucial role in college and universities for several reasons:

  1. Student Representation: Student councils represent the voice and interests of the student body. They provide a platform for students to voice their concerns, suggestions, and ideas about various aspects of college life and their
  2. Leadership Development: Serving on a student council allows students to develop leadership skills. They learn how to organise and lead meetings, work as a team, and make decisions that can impact the College community.
  3. Community Building: Student councils often organise events and activities that foster a sense of community within the College. These events can include fundraisers, cultural celebrations, and community service projects.
  4. Advocacy: Student councils advocate for student rights and welfare. They can address issues such as bullying, academic policies, and extracurricular activities to ensure a safe and conducive learning environment
  5. Problem Solving: Council members learn problem-solving skills as they tackle various issues within the College. This experience can be valuable in their personal and professional lives.
  6. Personal Growth: Serving on a student council can boost a student’s confidence and self-esteem. It offers opportunities to interact with teachers, administrators, and fellow students, enhancing social and communication skills.
  7. Real-World Experience: Student council activities often mirror real-world civic engagement and governance. Students gain practical experience in areas like event planning, budget management, and public speaking.
  8. Character Development: Being part of a student council encourages qualities like responsibility, integrity, and empathy, which are valuable in all aspects of life.
  9. Positive Impact:Student councils can make a positive impact on the College environment by initiating positive changes, supporting charitable causes, and enhancing College spirit.
  10. Preparation for Citizenship: By participating in student government, students learn about the democratic process and civic responsibility, preparing them to be active and informed citizens in the future.

In summary, student councils play a vital role in promoting student engagement, leadership development, and the overall well-being of the College community. They provide a platform for students to actively contribute to their educational experience and prepare for responsible citizenship in the broader society.

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FORMATION OF STUDENT COUNCIL

The process of formation of the student council in Samata Degree College was initiated by student representations.  The various divisions in the student council were decided through a couple of student meetings and the proposal for the establishment of the councils and its structure were presented to the Director and the faculty of Samata Degree College.  It was decided to fill in the positions of the council through an election process.  After receiving approval from the College Management, positions and the prerequisite qualities of the candidates were announced. Interested students contested in the process of election for President and Vice-president roles.  The students were given an open opportunity to become members in the divisions of their interest.

Elections were conducted on 28th July 2023 to elect the student representatives for the Academic Year 2023-2024 and constitute the student council and its divisions.

 

Structure of the Student Council

Basic qualities of participation in all presidents

  1. Inspired
  2. Persevering
  3. Punctual
  4. Honest
  5. Participative
  6. Organized
  7. Confident
  8. Friendly
  9. Thrifty
  10. Patient
  11. Good Follower
  12. Balanced
  13. Responsible
  14. Optimistic
  15. Disciplined
  16. Prayerful
  17. Inspired

There should always be something to motivate you to keep doing your best in your studies. One could be the hard work or sacrifices of your parents just to send you to college.

  1. Persevering

Perseverance equates with hard work. No matter how challenging your subjects/courses are, you will not give up and settle with mediocrity. You will always exert enough or more effort just to come up with excellent output or performance.

  1. Punctual

A good student is not tardy. Yes, punctuality is hard to maintain, but if you are determined to get the most of your studies, then you will strive to come to college early. This will not only save you from a bad impression, but it will also keep you from missing early quizzes and other activities.

 

  1. Honest

Cheaters do not make good students, so say goodbye to your cheating buddies. Exams are evaluations of your learning. Meaning, it does not matter if you do not get perfect scores as long as you get to assess how much you have learned from a lesson.

  1. Participative

Recitation and class participation have big contributions to your performance as a student. For this reason, you need to shake off that shyness and be confident to participate in every discussion and activity.

  1. Organized

A good student makes sure s/he is organised in everything—including time management and college things. This will help you avoid cramming and forgetting where you have inserted your assignments.

  1. Confident

You are not hesitant to voice out your ideas in class, participate in contests, or join a college organisation. You believe in yourself.

  1. Friendly

A good student is good at socialisation too. The only thing that might hinder you from making friends with your classmates is either you consider them as threats to your goal to top the class or you think you are not good enough to be friends with them. Both are signs of insecurity.

  1. Thrifty

Since you do not earn your own money yet, value every cent that you receive from your parents or anyone who supports you. Or, if you are working a part-time job just to send yourself to college, then you surely understand how hard it is to earn bucks.

  1. Patient

Unless you are a genius, there could be times when you are having a hard time mastering your lessons or some skills. Instead of succumbing to frustration, you must be patient with your progress, no matter how slow it is. What is important is you do not stop learning and trying.

  1. Good follower

Even if you think you are better than your group leader, you should submit to his/her leadership and avoid showing off to prove yourself. Also, you must be good at following your teachers’ instructions and obeying college rules.

  1. Balanced

A good student is someone who can be well-rounded. Meaning, you should not forget that you have other roles in life too, such as being a child, a sibling, and a friend. Make sure you can still help in doing house chores, spend time with your family, and hang out with your friends from time to time.

  1. Responsible

This simply means you finish your college requirements on time, be able to review or study your lessons ahead of exam schedules and attend to the tasks assigned to you by your teacher or group mates.

  1. Optimistic

You cannot expect an entire College term to be smooth. The best way to survive triumphantly and without suffering from too much stress is by keeping a positive attitude. Never surrender no matter how hard it gets.

  1. Disciplined

If you want to be an excellent student, then you need to be focused on your goals. This means limiting yourself to television, social media, and other hobbies to give more time to your studies.

  1. Prayerful

If you believe that God is the giver of this opportunity to be in College, then you must not forget to acknowledge and thank Him. Also, you can ask Him for constant guidance and strength in everything you do.

If you have above qualities, you will be eligible for below posts

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF VARIOUS ELECTED POSITIONS

Student Council President:

Oversee and lead the student council.

Represent the student body in meetings and discussions with College administration.

Plan and execute student council meetings and events.

Serve as a liaison between students and College staff.

Advocate for student interests and concerns.

Help coordinate and support various student-led initiatives.

Work closely with the vice president and other council members.

Student Council Vice President (1st Vice President):

Assist the president in their duties and responsibilities.

Take on the president’s duties in their absence.

Lead specific initiatives or projects assigned by the president.

Collaborate with other council members to plan and execute events.

Represent the student council when necessary.

Student Council Vice President (2nd Vice President):

Assist the president and 1st vice president in their duties.

Lead specific initiatives or projects as assigned by the president.

Collaborate with other council members in event planning and execution.

Support the president and vice president in their roles.

Represent the student council as needed.

Media Council President:

Oversee the media council, which may include College publications, websites, or social media.

Coordinate the production and distribution of College-related content.

Manage a team of media council members.

Ensure that media content aligns with the College’s policies and values.

Collaborate with other council presidents on joint initiatives.

Media Council Vice President:

Assist the media council president in their duties.

Take on the president’s responsibilities in their absence.

Help manage the media council team.

Contribute to the planning and execution of media-related projects.

Sports Council President:

Lead the sports council in organising and promoting athletic events.

Collaborate with coaches and athletes to improve sports programs.

Oversee sports-related fundraising and sponsorship efforts.

Advocate for sports-related issues and initiatives within the College.

Coordinate with other council presidents for joint projects.

Sports Council Vice President:

Assist the sports council president in their duties.

Step in for the president when needed.

Support the planning and execution of sports-related activities.

Collaborate with coaches, athletes, and council members.

Represent the sports council as required.

Discipline Council President:

Manage disciplinary matters within the student body.

Work with College administrators to enforce disciplinary policies.

Promote a positive and respectful College environment.

Lead efforts to address and prevent disciplinary issues.

Collaborate with other council presidents on College-wide initiatives.

Discipline Council Vice President:

Assist the discipline council president in disciplinary matters.

Take on the president’s responsibilities when necessary.

Support initiatives to improve student behaviour and conduct.

Collaborate with College staff and students to maintain a respectful atmosphere.

Represent the discipline council as required.

Event & Magazine Council President:

Plan and oversee College events and activities.

Coordinate event logistics, budgets, and timelines.

Lead a team of event council members.

Ensure the success and safety of all College events.

Collaborate with other council presidents for joint events.

Event & Magazine Council Vice President:

Assist the event council president in event planning and execution.

Step in for the president as needed.

Contribute to event logistics and coordination.

Work with the event council team to achieve event goals.

Represent the event council when necessary.

Placement Council President:

Organise and manage student placements, internships, or career development programs.

Collaborate with local businesses and organisations for placement opportunities.

Provide guidance and resources to students seeking career-related experiences.

Work with the placement council team to match students with suitable opportunities.

Coordinate with other council presidents on career-related initiatives.

Placement Council Vice President:

Support the placement council president in placement-related tasks.

Assume the president’s duties when required.

Assist in connecting students with placement opportunities.

Collaborate with local businesses and organisations.

Represent the placement council when necessary.

Accounts Council President:

Manage financial matters and budgets related to student organisations or activities.

Oversee fundraising efforts and financial reporting.

Collaborate with other council presidents to allocate funds for various initiatives.

Ensure transparency and accountability in financial matters.

Work with the accounts council team to maintain financial records

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Accounts Council Vice President:

Assist the accounts council president in financial management.

Take on the president’s responsibilities in their absence.

Contribute to fundraising and budgeting efforts.

Collaborate with other council members on financial matters.

Represent the accounts council as needed.

Entrepreneurship Development Council President:

Promote entrepreneurship and innovation among students.

Organise entrepreneurship-related events, workshops, and competitions.

Foster a culture of creativity and problem-solving.

Collaborate with local entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Support students in developing entrepreneurial skills and launching ventures.

Entrepreneurship Development Council Vice President:

Support the entrepreneurship development council president in their initiatives.

Assume the president’s duties when required.

Assist in organising entrepreneurship-related activities.

Collaborate with council members and external partners.

Represent the entrepreneurship development council as needed.

Grievance Council President:

Address and resolve student grievances and concerns.

Advocate for students’ rights and interests.

Collaborate with College administrators to address systemic issues.

Promote open communication between students and the College.

Lead efforts to improve the overall College experience.

Grievance Council Vice President:

Assist the grievance council president in handling student grievances.

Step in for the president when necessary.

Support initiatives to address and resolve student concerns.

Collaborate with students and College staff to find solutions.

Represent the grievance council as required.

Alumni Council President:

Engage with alumni to maintain connections and support for the College.

Organise alumni events and reunions.

Manage alumni databases and communication.

Seek alumni donations and support for College programs.

Collaborate with the alumni council team to strengthen alumni relations.

Alumni Council Vice President:

Assist the alumni council president in alumni engagement efforts.

Assume the president’s responsibilities when needed.

Contribute to planning and executing alumni events.

Support alumni communication and fundraising initiatives.

Represent the alumni council as required.

It’s important to note that the specific roles and responsibilities of these council positions may vary from one institution to another. Council members should work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and strive to enhance the overall College experience for students.

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