Vijaygarh jyotish ray college

Affiliated Under University of Calcutta. Registered under 2f & 12B of UGC Act Under Graduate with Post Graduate Courses, Re-Accredited by NAAC (3rd Cycle) (Grade - A); Funded by RUSA; DBT-BOOST, Ranked in NIRF, AISHE

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Institutional Initiatives for Electoral Literacy

An Electoral Literacy Club is a platform to engage college students through interesting activities and hands-on experience to sensitize them on their electoral rights and familiarise them with the electoral process of registration and voting. At ELCs, activities are designed to stimulate and motivate students provoking them to think and ask questions. Through ELC, the Election Commission of India aims to strengthen the electoral participation culture among young and future voters.

 Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College has an Electoral Literacy Club since 2017. This club is composed of students, teachers as well as non-teaching staff of the college. There is a student coordinator and co-ordinating faculty members who are appointed by the college Principal. The Principal is the President of this club while Dr. Ruma Roy, Department of Political Science, and Dr. Arnab Kumar Banerjee, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication are the joint co-ordinators.

The electoral Literacy Club in Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College is a highly active association of teachers, students, and non-teaching staff as well, who are involved in organizing and participating in various programs like quizzes, debates, youth parliament, etc. related to the Indian Electoral Process, Indian Constitution and Parliamentary affairs since its inception.


  1. Every year on 26th November, since 2018 till date, this club is organizing various programs like debates to celebrate Indian constitutional Day. This program also aims to aware students of the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.
  2. Student members of this club have participated in Youth Parliament Competition in 2017, 2018, and 2022. In 2017, our students got 2nd prize in the event.
  3. The club, with assistance from the Department of Political Science, also launched a certificate course on “Citizenship, Constitutional Rights of Indians” in May 2022.
  4. The Electoral Registration Office of the Government of West Bengal arranged an EVM-VVPAT Awareness Campaign for the Parliament General Election, 2019 on the college premises, and many students of the club took part in this EVM Awareness Program.
  5. A few non-teaching staff members of this club are also involved in the process of the electoral roll correction.
  6. The college, through this club, also notifies students above 18 years, who are yet to be enrolled as voters in the electoral roll, to get their name registered as eligible voters in it from time to time.
  7. Recently, the college has applied for online registration of this club in the Election Commission of India portal.


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