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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Is Education Really Understood By Even The Educated ? Another Student Commits Suicide - Exams Watch

Education News, OpinionJuly 26, 2016




To be called an educated is not a concern for everyone anymore. Rather, the word has lost its real connotation over the years. Today, the struggle is to be a part of that crowd that is aspiring to head toward a similar direction. This march has million heads and somewhere when all these heads carry a similar notion, that very notion appear to be the idea to live for. 

In the realm of education, where its mini-fields like engineering and medical boast of many aspirants, it becomes difficult to identify with those who actually want to be a part of these fields. In the process of learning an unwanted subject, some aspirants become so disoriented that they either decide to quit or go the other way. The latter is more due to the fear of what the society would perceive and how their parents would react.
With the surging cases of suicide of students, it is imperative to know why these students are aiming for just one solution. 

Apparently, the answer is more subjective than it appears to be. If one looks at these cases, they will notice that most of these cases erupt from coaching hubs where a herd is sent to get prepared for engineering and medical entrances. Unable to endure the never ceasing voices of pressure with the incessant classes that happen in these hubs, the reasons behind suicides are understandable. So what is exactly prompting these students not to opt for simply dropping the idea of that field and choose something else over it?

A lot could be attributed to a bad concept that Indian parents have regarding education. It is true that for many, education is science and science is education. The other fields are looked down as something that only the less-than-average opts for. 

They push their child much against the child’s will to become either engineer or doctor. Their perception for Arts is relegated and they instill the same idea in the child’s brain. So if the child is not able to run as fast as the other, taking away the life is the only alternative he/she feels is left with him. 

The recent case of the IIT aspirant who hanged himself is a consequence of the tousled ideas of education. He is said to be the twelfth student to have died in the coaching hub Kota this year.

These figures may not perturb the still-confused lot in that crowd. However, the ones who are yet to decide and do not feel inclined towards these hubs should start speaking up. Speak for yourself in front of your parents before you are made to toil in the same unflustered space. That space was never yours and, in all probability, you will never be able to carve your own space out of it.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

'Suicides in educational institutions not higher than society' - ZEE NEWS


Last Updated: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 18:10

New Delhi: Suicide rate in premier educational institutions in India is not higher than the society at large, but the government is determined to prevent recurrence of such incidents, the HRD ministry today said citing studies conducted by the IITs.

Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Mahendra Nath Pandey said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha that this a serious matter and the government is determined to prevent such incidents in future.

IIT aspirant found hanging in Kota hostel - TNN


TNN | Jul 24, 2016, 02.36 PM IST

Jaipur: A 17-year-old coaching student from Bihar's Motihari district has been found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room in Rajasthan's Kota.

Police said they had not found any suicide note and were awaiting Prince Kumar Rajput's postmortem report to ascertain whether he had killed himself. "It is too early to say anything," said Jaiprakash Beniwal, an investigator.

Since 2015, several suicides have been reported from the coaching hub. This year alone, eight student suicides were reported from the area before Rajput's body was recovered.As many as 17 students killed themselves last year. Rajput had arrived in Kota last month to prepare for Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) after clearing Class X. He had enrolled at a private school in Kota.Friends said, an hour before he was found hanging, Rajput had cracked jokes with them.

IIT aspirant commits suicide in Kota, 12th death this year - The Hindu

KOTA, July 24, 2016


IIT aspirant commits suicide in Kota, 12th death this year

A 17-year-old IIT aspirant from Bihar allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his hostel room in Indira Vihar area of the city, police said on Saturday.
Prince Kumar Singh, a resident of Motihari district of Bihar who had arrived at Kota a month ago, is the twelfth student to have died in the coaching hub this year.

He was preparing for an engineering entrance exam at a coaching institute here, said Radha Kishan, ASI at Vigyannagar police station.

No suicide note was found in his room. The body has been sent for post-mortem, he said.

Deceased from Bihar
The deceased boy was also reported to have spoken on phone to his parents in Bihar just minutes before he took the extreme step on Friday night, the ASI added.

Police have lodged a case under Section 174 of CrPC in this connection.

His attendance record and performance in studies have been sought from the coaching institute’s management while his hostel mates are being questioned to ascertain the exact reason behind the step, Mr Kishan said.

This is the second suicide by a coaching student from Bihar.
On July 5, a medical aspirant identified as Nikhil Kumar (20), from Bhagalpur, Bihar was found hanging in his hostel room in Kunhadi police station area of the city.
- PTI

Sunday, July 24, 2016

IIT-aspirant Prince Kumar Singh commits suicide in Kota, 12th death this year - Economic Times

By PTI | Jul 23, 2016, 01.03 PM IST




This is the second suicide by a coaching student from Bihar.

KOTA: A 17-year-old IIT aspirant from Bihar allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his hostel room in Indira Vihar area of the city, police said today. 

Prince Kumar Singh, a resident of Motihari district of Bihar who had arrived at KOTA a month ago, is the twelfth student to have died in the coaching hub this year. 

He was preparing for an engineering entrance exam at a coaching institute here, said Radha Kishan, ASI at Vigyannagar police station. 

No suicide note was found in his room. The body has been sent for post-mortem, he said. 

The deceased boy was also reported to have spoken on phone to his parents in Bihar just minutes before he took the extreme step last night, the ASI added. 

Police have lodged a case under section 174 of CrPC in this connection. 

His attendance record and performance in studies have been sought from the coaching institute's management while his hostel mates are being questioned to ascertain the exact reason behind the step, Kishan said. 

This is the second suicide by a coaching student from Bihar. 


On July 5, a medical aspirant identified as Nikhil Kumar (20), from Bhagalpur, Bihar was found hanging in his hostel room in Kunhadi police station area of the city.