KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Thirteen student unions affiliated to different political parties have demanded the Tribhuvan University (TU) authority to create an environment for holding free student union election.
According to the TU Office of the Vice Chancellor, the student unions submitted a three-point memorandum to the VC Prof Tirtha Raj Khaniya on Friday.
The demands include formulating the procedure for holding student union polls, admission into the Institute of Medicine on the basis of inclusiveness, and health insurance cover for students at campuses under TU.
A TU senate assembly held in early July decided to hold the union election in the last week of February 2017. The last union election was held eight years ago.
The TU student union elections are required to be held every two years.
However, dispute among student unions regarding the age bar for candidates has been delaying the election. The FSU election was scheduled to be held last year but was postponed due to dispute over mass admissions of students a night before the election.
The TU senate has set the age limit at 28 for contenders in the FSU election. According to VC Khaniya, the TU is planning to hold the election on February 25, 2017.