​Age bar of 28 for contesting FSU elections: Tribhuvan University



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Tribhuvan University (TU) has set age bar for its students to contest in the Free Students Unions (FSU) elections.

Senate meeting of Tribhuvan University held on Wednesday took the decision that students should not be more than 28 years old to contest the FSU elections.

This is the first time the TU has set age bar for the candidates in the over four decades long history of the Free Student Union Elections. FSU election is scheduled for March 27.

Bhola Dhakal, spokesperson at the university said age bar will be effective from the upcoming FSU election scheduled for March 27.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister and Chancellor of Tribhuvan University, Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

In July last year, the university had finalized the date for holding new FSU elections. The last FSU elections were held eight years ago.

"We had been mulling introducing age bar for the candidates since a long time and had been getting mixed reactions. And today we made the decision," Dhakal added.

The university has a provision of holding student union elections every two years. However, disputes among student unions over the age limit and election modality had caused delay in holding the elections. The term of the previous FSUs had expired in March 2011.