The College Union of Mar Theophilus Training College was revived in 1958. One of its first aims was to draft a Constitution for its function in consultation with the faculty wing and the Board of Managing Council.
The council mainly aims to develop professional expertise to the student teachers through curriculum related enrichment programs. The council has to emphasize on social upliftment of the educationally backward sessions of the society through the extension programs. The council will coordinate programs to empower student teachers especially women through the development of integrated personality, leadership qualities, and professionalism. The council will orient the student teachers to build self-confidence, a positive attitude, and love for nature.
Aim of College Union
The aim of the College Union in College is to be “the Sound of the Student” in our college, i.e., to represent the views of the student body on matters which concern them. We will work in partnership with our teachers and college management in the spirit of our college’s mission statement in an effort to promote our intellectual and personal development. In planning its activities, the College Union will consult with the designated Staff Advisor to the College Union and College Principal.
Activities of College Union
The following is a list of activities that the current College Union think is appropriate but it is expected that activities will change and develop from year to year:
The college union will aim to meet every second Friday of the month at the same venue. The time will be decided upon at the end of each previous meeting. The PRO will post a notice of a meeting one day before the due date. One-third of the members must be present for a meeting to take place. If the chairperson and vice-chairperson are unavailable, the secretary will chair the meeting. Two-thirds of the council must be present for any decision on a vote to be valid. Decisions on a vote will be made orally by each member. If the decision is tied, the chairperson will have the casting vote.
Election for members of the College Union
Elections for a new College Union will be held as per University Order each year. At the designated time, the outgoing College Union assists the designated Staff Advisor in helping to elect a new council.
Officers of College Union
Clubs and Associations
We agree that Clubs and Associations are selected under the college Union could be given a specific task to complete or investigate on behalf of the whole group. The chairperson will decide on its terms of reference and the timeframe. All findings will be brought back to College Union meeting and discussed before any decisions are made.
Associations Functioning in College
Designated Staff Advisor
The principal in consultation with the staff will inform the College Union each year who the designated staff advisor is. We see their role as:
If a treasurer is elected, he/she must record all income or expenditure in a special notebook. At the end of each academic year, they must give a report to the College Union. The College Union will decide if any money is to be raised and what it will be used for.
The general secretary will keep the College Union money on the behalf of College.
If a College Union member misses two or more meetings without giving any explanations, the chairperson will approach the person and ask him/her to attend meetings or resign so their post can be filled. If a vacancy arises due to a member wishing to resign, the designated teacher will be asked to arrange a vote from the relevant class to elect a new class representative. If the candidate accepts, he/she will remain on College Union until the next new election of the College Union.
Closing the College Union
The activities of the college union initiate with the Oath Taking ceremony and end with the coordination of College Day Celebrations. The General secretary has to present the college union report during the function and have to get it signed by the principal on the occasion. All the financial matters relating to a concerned college union will be ended with the release of the college magazine on the day of College Day celebrations. Even after the closing of the College Union officially, they are the free to support the college activities related to the Extension Services implementing by the college to the Public.