A new academic year has begun and MICA is filled with new faces, new plans and hopes for 2014-15.
And we have our first student committee for this year! After a gruelling selection process which included speeches, voting and interviews, we are happy to present the MICA Council for Student Affairs!
The MICA Council for Student Affairs, 2014-15, (L-R): Abhisek, Bhupinder, Gunjan, Anu, Ellina, Aniruddh, Riaz
The MCSA is the officially recognised student body of MICA. All other committees come under the purview of the MCSA (it is also the only committee that cannot be dissolved!) and it liaises between the students and the administration. It has been in existence since MICA’s inception and consists of three members from PGP-2 and four from PGP-1. The selection process is completely democratic and members get elected by the students.
It all started in February, with the election of the Senior team: Aniruddh Chokse, Anu Radhakrishnan and Mohamed Riaz. The results of the Junior team elections were announced this morning, and the MCSA family is now complete.
PGP-1 has chosen Abhisek Patnaik, Bhupinder Kumar, Ellina Rath and Gunjan Batra to represent them.
Riaz, who was part of the Junior MCSA last year, says:
"The feeling of having completed a year as part of Junior MCSA and then becoming a member of the MCSA senior team has been both exhilarating and enlightening. I feel strengthened in my resolve because of the support of Anu and Aniruddh who share the dream and vision for MCSA.
Anu, Aniruddh and I want to strive hard in our journey ahead as members of the MCSA team, to sow little seeds of change that will help MICA evolve into a better ecosystem of success in the long term.
Today, as we introduce our junior team for the year 2014-15, I am pushed back into a vortex of nostalgia as I remember the day when our seniors had welcomed us into the junior team.
I can see the same feeling of achievement on the faces of our juniors, Abhisek, Gunjan, Bhupinder and Ellina.
I hope they have the same, or a better journey as the Junior MCSA team and end the year with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
Someday in the future, when I come back to MICA, my alma mater, I wish to see the efforts of this team bear the fruits of success for the batches ahead.”
Welcoming the Junior Team!
Says the Junior MCSA:
"Becoming a part of the MCSA feels like winning a hurdles race! We consider it a huge honour and hope to fulfill all our responsibilities to the best of our ability.We hope that we grow and learn together as a batch and take the MICAn legacy forward."
All the best, MCSA 2014-15!