Delhi University Students Union
The Delhi University Students Union, generally abbreviated as DUSU, is the umbrella student organisation at the University of Delhi.
DUSU is the representative body of students from most Delhi University Colleges and Faculties. Each College also has its own students union to which elections are held every year. Student elections are keenly contested. Several of the office bearers of DUSU have gone on to hold public office at the State and Centre level.
DUSU elections are considered the most high profile student union elections in the country as they provide an opportunity to enter directly into local and national politics. The University of Delhi has a long history of student political activity.
The elections to Delhi University Students Union, formerly indirect through the electoral votes of college councillors, are now held by direct voting by the students of the University and constituent colleges. The elections are usually held in August–September of each year.
Aman Awana is the current President. Utkarsh Chaudhary the much hyped ABVP candidate is the Vice President. Karishma Thakur, the only Office-Bearer representing NSUI is the Secretary and Raju seats the post of Joint Secretary
Presidents of DUSU
|Anju Sachdeva||Not Known||1989–1990|
|Madan Singh Bisht||DCM||1986–1987|
|Anil Soni||JVM II 1983-1984|
|Rajesh Oberoi||Not Known||1979–1980|
|Hari Shankar Gupta||NSUI||1978–1979|
|Subhash Sonini||Not Known||1969–1970|
|Ajit Singh Chadha||Not Known||1968–1969|
|Harcharan Singh Josh||NSUI||1967–1968|
|Subhash Goel||Not Known||1966–1967|
|Ashok Marwah||Not Known||1965–1966|
|Surinder Seth||Not Known||1964–1965|
|Narendra Nath Kalia||NSUI||1963–1964|
|Joginder Singh Sethi||NSUI||1962–1963|
|Madan Saluja||Not Known||1961–1962|
|Viresh Pratap Chaudhury||NSUI||1960-1961|
|Ram Labhaya Lakhina||Not Known||1959-1960|
|Narendra Kumar Mehta||Independent||1958-1959|
|Krishnanand Sharma||Not Known||1957-1958|
|Yadukul Bhushan||Not Known||1956-1957|
|Pran Sabharwal||Not Known||1955-1956|
|Gajraj Bahadur Nagar||Not Known||1954-1955|
Notable Politicians From DUSU
- Ragini Nayak
- Rohit Choudhary
- Nakul Bhardwaj
- Ajay Maken
- Alka Lamba
- Anil Jha
- Arun Jaitely
- Gajraj Bahadur Nagar
- Vijay Goel
- Tulsi Agarwal
- Mira Aggarwal
- Vijay Jolly
Harcharan Singh Josh
Harcharan Singh Josh Member National commission for minorities
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