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Save Education Committee calls for suicide prevention measures - Telengana Times

Save Education Committee calls for suicide prevention measures

The All India Save Education Committee (AISEO) has urged the State government to regulate corporate and private junior colleges and arrest suicides of students.

By Author  |   Published: 24th Oct 2017  2:56 pm

Hyderabad: The All India Save Education Committee (AISEO) has urged the State government to regulate corporate and private junior colleges and arrest suicides of students.
Prof. PL Visweswara Rao, State President, AISEO, said for the last few years, corporate colleges could not get ranks in competitive examinations such as for IITs and they have been exerting heavy pressure on the students which was driving them to suicide.
On Tuesday, AISEO and All India Democratic Students’ Organization (AIDSO) organised a round table conference on students’ suicides at the Somajiguda Press Club.
Citing information obtained through the Right to Information Act, Rao alleged that Sri Chaitanya and Narayana Junior Colleges did not have permission to run hostels. He pointed out that close to 20 students were staying in a single room and wanted the government to restrict two or three students per room.
He demanded the State government to issue a common academic calendar for junior colleges across the State, besides ensuring entertainment, sports and games to students.
“The committee demands for constitution of counselling centres as well. Parents should be allowed to meet their wards in the hostels. Before affiliation is given to the junior colleges, the government should ensure that colleges meet all prerequisites like playgrounds and spacious classrooms among others. Wherever there are girls’ colleges, female teachers should be recruited,” he said.
Bharat Kumar Reddy, psychiatrist, said though there is heavy academic stress on the students, only three per cent of them report to counselling centres.
Gangadhar, President, AIDSO demanded the government to dis-affiliate colleges which were responsible for suicides of students.