Student Council elections in NITW have always been the most-followed affair of NITW. But this year, the whole election process got a whole new twist with the administration imposing the cut-off criterion. For the first time in the history of Council elections, the mode of elections was made direct, which required the students to cast their vote for eight candidates. This year also saw a first-ever presidential debate between the contestants. In a roaring victory, the entire panel of Mr. Kanuri won, leading by a prodigious 1000 votes. In a commendable gesture of bonhomie, Mr. Papineni congratulated Mr. Kanuri, post the election, leaving no room for any anticipated animosity.