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EDITORIAL: A COGNITIVE OVERDRIVE

BITS Goa witnessed the 13th edition of Quark, ‘Cognitive Overdrive’, from 1st Feb 2019 to 3rd Feb 2019. The three days were packed with events, guest lectures, workshops and Aurora nights. Though most of the fests signify a break from academic work for an average BITSian after the first year, the months of hard work that goes into making the fest was visible, more so as it had to follow skepticism of the administration after the events of the last two fests. The substantial losses inccurred by fest committees of the preceding two fests and the controversies that surrounded...

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CSA Elections 2019 : Devashish Rane, Sports Secretary

  DoJMA – So, this is the second year of the Sports Secretary post. How much impact do you think the post has made so far?   Devashish – My predecessor assumed a managerial role. He definitely eased the registration of all the teams for tournaments. The tournaments held were of a proper standard. He also brought in a lot of new things and made some lasting changes.   DoJMA – When you spoke to the team captains, were there any major revelations or concerns that were expressed?   Devashish – Yes, most sports team captain told me of their problems. There were a lot of issues raised- for example, the tennis court has tar surrounding it on which it is easy to slip and injure yourself.   DoJMA – You said you’d make an athletics club. So what exactly is an athletics club? We don’t have a running track, for one. So how are you planning on implementing that?   Devashish – The athletics club already exists unofficially. It’s something that Aashutosh Joshi (the previous sports secretary) had started. I think my job is to see (it) through and make it happen. Right now, it’s not official. There’s no funding whatsoever. Athletics club … they don’t practice on campus. They’ve found a facility in Vasco where they’ve gotten cheap rates and that’s where they plan to go three...

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CSA Elections 2019: Rohit Sawa, GenSec Candidate

Click Here to check out Rohit’s SOP and make an informed choice! DoJMA: Why do you think people should vote for you? Like why you and why not someone else? Rohit Sawa: I believe that not only proper communication but also proper groundwork is needed to hold such an important post. A person like me who has done proper research is eligible to hold this post. I have come across various issues of the campus and I have proper plans to resolve them. Along with that I also have various new reforms and initiatives that is very necessary for...

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CSA Elections 2019: Parth Deshpande, GenSec Candidate

Click Here to check out Parth’s SOP and make an informed choice! DoJMA: Hey Parth! I hope you are doing well! So let’s start with you telling us why you have applied for the post of the General Secretary?   Parth: I feel that a strong CSA is important for the proper functioning of our campus.  Since CSA represents the students, its strength will ensure that students’ grieviances are dealt with. I feel that I can be a mediator and fulfill my duties if given a chance.     DoJMA:  Why do you think you’ll be a strong GenSec?...

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CSA Elections 2019: Aseem Juneja, GenSec Candidate

Click Here to check out Aseem’s SOP and make an informed choice. DoJMA : What makes you the perfect man for the job? Aseem : Nothing is perfect. A good Gen-Sec according to me is someone who can take up responsibilities despite knowing the fact that people will blame him later on for every small complaint. I feel, being HR of DH-2, that I have a certain understanding of the workings of CSA which would thus help me in my tenure. DoJMA : What do you think is the single best thing that you are proposing as compared to...

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CSA Elections 2019: Aanak Sengupta, Treasurer Candidate

Click Here to check out Aanak’s SOP and make an informed choice. DoJMA: Why do you think that you are qualified to be the treasurer? Aanak: I have been interested in the financial workings of the college since last year. I have been seeing the way the departments and clubs function and I believe that it can happen more efficiently. There are places where we, as a student body, can improve. Every student pays Rs.450, out of which Rs.225 goes to the Student Aid Fund and the rest to the CSA fund. The entire budget is not utilised all...

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CSA Elections 2019: Avi Chauhan, Vice President Candidate

Click Here to check out Avi’s SOP and make the right choice. DoJMA: Please explain your motivation behind bringing a cycle vendor to campus. What groundwork have you done for the same? Avi: I’ve spoken to this company called Pahiya, and they are willing to come to campus. With respect to the safety of the students, I cannot guarantee this. I believe that BITSians are mature enough to take responsibility of their own safety. Moreover, there is no safe means of traveling from here to say, Zari. There isn’t even a footpath. In theory, there are equal chances of...

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