Two more students committed suicide in Kota on Sunday. With this the number of students who committed suicide in Kota this year has gone up to 23, which is a very serious issue.
Not only Kota, the number of students committing suicide is increasing all over the country.
In the year 2020, more than 12500, then in 2021, 13,000 students committed suicide.
These figures are from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
It is not that we do not know the reason for this problem becoming an pandemic. Everyone knows how parents impose their dreams on their children.
They see the golden future of children in IIT, NIT or Medical only, To make this a reality, many parents also take loans. When a student who is suppressed by the dreams of his parents reaches the coaching institutes, he/she is put under the pressure of preparation and tests and is intimidated by saying that JEE or NEET are the toughest exams in the world.
There have also been allegations against coaching institutes that they do not fully follow the rules made by the administration.
Such allegations have also been leveled against the institutions of Kota. Actually, to get the children out of psychological pressure, the Kota administration had issued a guideline almost a year ago, which has not been followed completely by any coaching institute.
Pune-based consultancy firm Infinium Global Research estimates that the coaching industry will be worth over Rs 58,000 crore by the end of this year.
That is, if coaching institutes want, they can take initiative to improve the mental health of the children.
They may also monitor students who have low test scores and who often miss class. It is not that such initiatives have not been taken by the coaching institutes of Kota, but it is clear that they are proving to be insufficient.
On the other hand, there is also the issue of reliable educational institutions. There are a total of 23 IITs and almost as many medical colleges in the country.
Everyone makes preparations for this one. Everyone has faith on them, but not everyone can get admission in them. The number of students who give the exam for admission in it, on an average only 2% of them pass every year.
In such a situation, the government will have to create more reliable institutions either on its own or with the help of the private sector.
The private sector giving jobs will also have to go for hiring in small engineering colleges as there are also talented students. But first of all, parents have to recognize the potential of their children and help them move forward accordingly.
Parents, coaching institutes and government machinery all have to work together to stop such extreme decision taking students.