Student has voice and they can contribute to make their institute. It is important that they be given the opportunity to express their views on issues of concern to them in the institution. It is equally important that they are listened to and encouraged to take an active part in promoting the aim and objective of the institution.
A student council is a representative structure through which students can be involved in the affairs of college and can work in partnership with the college staff for the benefit of the institution as well as its students.
NEED OF STUDENT COUNCIL
A Student Council provides an opportunity for students to engage in a structured partnership with teachers, parents and school managers in the operation of their institution. The establishment of a Student Council gives students an opportunity to acquire the sort of communication, planning and organizational skills which will be of benefit to them in their future lives. It enables students to take responsibility, and to demonstrate that they can manage and can successfully complete the given task.
The goal of the student council is to provide a common platform to students for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. It is responsible for all the major technical, cultural, literary and sports activities organized in the college premises. Activities under the council will be well supported by a team of faculty members.
The main role of a Student Council as set out in the Education Act is “to promote the interests of the college and the involvement of students in the affairs of the institution, in co-operation with the board, parents and teachers”
Some general objectives include:
- To enhance communication between students, management, staff and Parents.
- To promote an environment conducive to educational and personal development.
- To promote friendship and respect among pupils.
- To support the management and staff in the development of the school.
- To represent the views of the students on matters of general concern to them.