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Student politics ruin the atmosphere on campus

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By The Telegraph in Calcutta
  • Published 24.09.19, 2:52 AM
  • Updated 24.09.19, 2:52 AM
  • a min read
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It’s not right to say that politics ruins the atmosphere on campus. Aristotle said “Man is by nature a political animal”. Campus politics not not only teaches leadership but also shapes young minds for voting. (Shutterstock)

YES

Brings conflict

A campus should enhance socialising skills but student politics leads to differences in opinion, which bring about conflicts and has an adverse effect on academics in the long run.

Mrittika Das,
Presidency University, Calcutta

Indiscipline

Often, immature students resort to scuffles when they think their rights are being violated and we get to see a barbaric scenario of unrest and indiscipline.

Abhinav Banerjee,
Sharda Global School, Ranchi

Put people first

Politics harms the academic environment by causing unnecessary disturbances such as disruption of classes, violence, harassment of professors and students. It also affects students who are not interested in politics for no fault of theirs.

Purna Dutta,
IISER, Berhampur, Odisha

NO

Pluralist ambience

Student politics is necessary to maintain the pluralist ambience of our country. Engaging in politics can never ruin a college if it is done in a civilised and ethical way. Student unions also help to voice grievances and opinions of the people.

Utsa Maity,
Salt Lake School (English medium), Calcutta

Team spirit

A little bit of politics is not a bad thing. It helps us to work together as a group and prepares us for challenges ahead.

Anuron Mullik,
Narula Institute of Technology, Calcutta

Generates jobs

It’s not right to say that politics ruins the atmosphere on campus. Aristotle said “Man is by nature a political animal”. Campus politics not not only teaches leadership but also shapes young minds for voting.

Md Faij Akhtar,

DIATM, Durgapur