Rashmi Samant, an alumna of Manipal Institute of Technology, created history by winning the prestigious position of Oxford Student Union Presidency on Thursday.
Samant is the first Indian woman to occupy the position of president of the Oxford Student Union, (Manipal Academy of Higher Education) MAHE said in a release on Friday.The election saw 4,881 students casted votes. Ms. Samant obtained more votes than all the other candidates combined, in a landslide victory
Ms. Samant is a graduate student of M.Sc in energy systems at Linacre College, Oxford University. .
She ran for the post of Oxford Student Union president with four main priorities: decolonisation and inclusivity, COVID interventions for all, access to quality mental health resources, and decarbonising the university.
Samant is a student of MSc in energy systems at Linacre College, Oxford University and is the daughter of Vathsala Samant and Dinesh Samant hailing from Manipal.
She was known for her leadership skills and spirited nature at the institute. She completed her graduation in Mechanical Engineering at MIT (2016-2020 batch), Manipal.