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Student suicide issue: IIT conducts parent-teacher meets, counselling

Not a single suicide has been reported at IIT Guwahati since the introduction of creative centre

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

IIT conducts parent-teacher meets, counseling to prevent students' suicide

Amid about 10 instances of or attempted since 2016, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across India have geared up to take measures to prevent these. Some of the steps taken by the IITs include parent-teacher meetings and to help distressed  

On April 5 2017, a second-year B Tech Mining Engineering student and inmate of Ramanujan hostel of  allegedly committed by first setting himself ablaze and then jumping off the third floor of his hostel building. Poor performance in an examination was cited as a reason. 

In another instance, a 19-year-old student of IIT-Delhi, who was in depression as he didn't want to study engineering, allegedly attempted by jumping off the terrace of a hostel building.

Sometimes, pressure from parents and peers also forces to take up the field, even as their interest lies elsewhere. In such a scenario, though they succumb to pressure, they fail to cope up with it.

So, the idea of offering mental assistance will especially come in handy for first-year who often face intense pressure after clearing their joint entrance examination. 

From Kharagpur’s initiative of tree-hugging movements to Guwahati organising a creativity centre for to dance, sing and play instruments, the idea is to ease the pressure off of Not a single has been reported since the introduction of the centre, said Guwahati Director Gautam Biswas. 

While Delhi has included parent-teacher meetings in its curriculum, Bombay has hired two counsellors and a psychiatrist to help shake off their burden instead of taking fatal steps, reported The Economic Times.  

Bharatiya Janata Party member Prahlad Joshi said examination stress, peer pressure, cricket betting and drug abuse were causing suicidal tendencies among

Due to rising competition in the field of medicine and engineering, 70 per cent of aged 18-25 in these fields visit psychiatrists, according to Cosmos Institute of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences.

Kharagpur has even dedicated a Facebook page just to respond to students’ agony. They have counsellors available 24x7 to take calls from Of the 11,000 on the campus, 3,000 reached out for help in 2016. 

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Student suicide issue: IIT conducts parent-teacher meets, counselling

Not a single suicide has been reported at IIT Guwahati since the introduction of creative centre

Not a single suicide has been reported at IIT Guwahati since the introduction of creative centre
Amid about 10 instances of or attempted since 2016, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across India have geared up to take measures to prevent these. Some of the steps taken by the IITs include parent-teacher meetings and to help distressed  

On April 5 2017, a second-year B Tech Mining Engineering student and inmate of Ramanujan hostel of  allegedly committed by first setting himself ablaze and then jumping off the third floor of his hostel building. Poor performance in an examination was cited as a reason. 

In another instance, a 19-year-old student of IIT-Delhi, who was in depression as he didn't want to study engineering, allegedly attempted by jumping off the terrace of a hostel building.

Sometimes, pressure from parents and peers also forces to take up the field, even as their interest lies elsewhere. In such a scenario, though they succumb to pressure, they fail to cope up with it.

So, the idea of offering mental assistance will especially come in handy for first-year who often face intense pressure after clearing their joint entrance examination. 

From Kharagpur’s initiative of tree-hugging movements to Guwahati organising a creativity centre for to dance, sing and play instruments, the idea is to ease the pressure off of Not a single has been reported since the introduction of the centre, said Guwahati Director Gautam Biswas. 

While Delhi has included parent-teacher meetings in its curriculum, Bombay has hired two counsellors and a psychiatrist to help shake off their burden instead of taking fatal steps, reported The Economic Times.  

Bharatiya Janata Party member Prahlad Joshi said examination stress, peer pressure, cricket betting and drug abuse were causing suicidal tendencies among

Due to rising competition in the field of medicine and engineering, 70 per cent of aged 18-25 in these fields visit psychiatrists, according to Cosmos Institute of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences.

Kharagpur has even dedicated a Facebook page just to respond to students’ agony. They have counsellors available 24x7 to take calls from Of the 11,000 on the campus, 3,000 reached out for help in 2016. 
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Student suicide issue: IIT conducts parent-teacher meets, counselling

Not a single suicide has been reported at IIT Guwahati since the introduction of creative centre

Amid about 10 instances of or attempted since 2016, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across India have geared up to take measures to prevent these. Some of the steps taken by the IITs include parent-teacher meetings and to help distressed  

On April 5 2017, a second-year B Tech Mining Engineering student and inmate of Ramanujan hostel of  allegedly committed by first setting himself ablaze and then jumping off the third floor of his hostel building. Poor performance in an examination was cited as a reason. 

In another instance, a 19-year-old student of IIT-Delhi, who was in depression as he didn't want to study engineering, allegedly attempted by jumping off the terrace of a hostel building.

Sometimes, pressure from parents and peers also forces to take up the field, even as their interest lies elsewhere. In such a scenario, though they succumb to pressure, they fail to cope up with it.

So, the idea of offering mental assistance will especially come in handy for first-year who often face intense pressure after clearing their joint entrance examination. 

From Kharagpur’s initiative of tree-hugging movements to Guwahati organising a creativity centre for to dance, sing and play instruments, the idea is to ease the pressure off of Not a single has been reported since the introduction of the centre, said Guwahati Director Gautam Biswas. 

While Delhi has included parent-teacher meetings in its curriculum, Bombay has hired two counsellors and a psychiatrist to help shake off their burden instead of taking fatal steps, reported The Economic Times.  

Bharatiya Janata Party member Prahlad Joshi said examination stress, peer pressure, cricket betting and drug abuse were causing suicidal tendencies among

Due to rising competition in the field of medicine and engineering, 70 per cent of aged 18-25 in these fields visit psychiatrists, according to Cosmos Institute of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences.

Kharagpur has even dedicated a Facebook page just to respond to students’ agony. They have counsellors available 24x7 to take calls from Of the 11,000 on the campus, 3,000 reached out for help in 2016. 

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