(1) Industrial revolution
(2) Acts as barrier
(3) Practical solution
(4) study tours
(5) creating confidence
(6) Fund raising
(7) Making societies
In eighteenth century an industrial revolution came in the world. With .this revolution the labourers formed trade unions to struggle for their rights collectively. This trend found its way in students. Today students have their unions in most of colleges and universities throughout the world.
These are elected by the students themselves. They perform the following duties. Firstly, it solves the students problems and acts as a bridge between the students and principal. It brings the problems of the students into the kind notice of the Principal.
Being students themselves the college union workers can understand students’ problems directly and at first hand they are wise and intelligent they can suggest practical solutions to these problems. For example, how-a-days we find a permanent tussle between transporters and students.
The office-bearers solve this problem with the help of administration. Moreover, the other difficulties of the students pertaining to college library, office, hostel and sports are also solved by the union properly. Secondly, Unions arrange study tours and excursions.
Such tours enhance the knowledge and understanding of the students. They provide them a kind of training to live away from family for sometime and live with friends.
It inculcates confidence in them. Thirdly,, it arranges matches between its own college and other colleges of the city and outside with funds, raised it for this purpose. Fourthly, the college union makes different societies in college.
For example, debating society, dramatic society, Oliterary society . These societies bring the hidden qualities of the students to surface. Such students sharpen their qualities and prove more successful in practical. College magazine is also brought out every month. There are many benefits of the students unions. But at the same time we find many demerits of these unions.