First Indian Woman to be Elected as The President of Oxford University Student Union is From Udupi

First Indian Woman to be Elected as The President of Oxford University Student Union is From Udupi

February 13: Rashmi Samant, an alumna of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), has won the presidential election to Oxford Student Union on February 11, Thursday. Rashmi is the first Indian woman to become president of the union. She bagged more than the combined votes of the other three contestants for the post.
Daughter of Vathsala Samant and Dinesh Samant hailing from Manipal, Rashmi had her early education in Manipal and Udupi. She completed her graduation in Mechanical Engineering at MIT (2016-2020 batch), Manipal.Rashmi is a graduate student of M.Sc in energy systems at Linacre College, Oxford University. She contested for the post of Oxford Student Union president with four main priorities. They are decolonisation and inclusivity, COVID interventions for all, access to quality mental health resources and decarbonising the university.
The election saw 4,881 students cast 36,405 votes. Ms. Samant obtained 1,966 votes of the 3,708 votes cast for the position of union president, more than all the other candidates combined, in a landslide victory.

 

 

 

 

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