In order to reduce suicide cases a committee has ordered test preparation centers in Rajasthan’s coaching hub of Kota to hold enjoyable activities for students to relieve stress, upload inspirational videos, and reduce the curriculum to lessen pressure. The directives came after two students committed suicide during a pre-medical entrance exam. The committee, led by Principal Secretary for Higher and Technical Education Bhawani Singh Detha, will present its report within 15 days of visiting Kota.
Coaching facilities get instructed to keep tabs on students who behave erratically, perform poorly on tests, and skip lessons and assessments. Psychiatrist Vinayak Pathak demanded a system where results seemed personally sent, as most institutions do not adhere to regulations. In Kota, up to 23 student suicides have occurred this year, a record high since the administration started tracking these deaths in 2015.
Kota suicides: Panel recommends preventive steps to help students cope with stress
The two students killed themselves on Sunday after taking their weekly test. Vinayak Pathak, a psychiatrist, claims that regulations usually go unnoticed by institutions. He requested an approach where the results appeared to get sent personally.
Preventative measures suggested by the committee
The test preparation centers received orders to hold enjoyable activities for students to relieve stress, upload inspirational videos to the internet, and think about reducing the curriculum to lessen pressure, according to a committee established to propose preventative actions after an upsurge of suicides in Rajasthan’s coaching hub of Kota.
Discuss ways to reduce suicides
The directives came at a meeting that the committee’s designated chair, principal secretary for higher and technical education Bhawani Singh Detha, virtually presided over on Monday to discuss ways to reduce suicides.
The gathering came after the suicides of two students studying for the pre-medical entrance exam on Sunday, the most recent in a string of similar deaths. The hostel association, coaching institute representatives, and Kota collector Om Prakash Bunkar were Attending the meeting.
The Detha-led committee
The Detha-led committee originated by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot this month, and it seems that it will present its report within 15 days of visiting Kota. To lessen the burden on students, the committee ordered the creation of a panel of subject specialists from each institute.
According to officials, students must respond to questions on Google Forms every day to help detect vulnerable students and take necessary action.
Kota collector Om Prakash Bunkar’s remark
Bunkar stated that following the conclusion of classes, the coaching centers would host enjoyable events. He added that to make motivational videos easily accessible to students. The institutes seemed required to upload them regularly.
According to Bunkar, the coaching facilities have received instructions to keep tabs on students who behave erratically in class, perform poorly on tests, and skip lessons and assessments. The institutions must send them for counseling.
Psychiatrist Vinayak Pathak’s remark on Kota Suicide Cases
After taking their weekly test on Sunday, the two students committed suicide. According to psychiatrist Vinayak Pathak, most institutions do not adhere to regulations. He demanded a system where results seemed personally sent.
“Most coaching facilities continue to treat students differently based on their performance. Because the top students receive special benefits, things are more difficult for the less successful students.”
In Kota, there occurred up to 23 student suicides this year, which is a record high since the administration started keeping track of these deaths in 2015. Six of the 23 fatalities occurred in August alone, leading the administration to order coaching facilities to postpone exams for two months on Sunday.