In the last two months alone, more than 50 students have reportedly committed suicide across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The 2016 National Crime Record Bureau said at least 17 students committed suicide in Kota owing to the fear of failure.
The govt, to its credit has opened more IITs / IIMs and while the verdict is still out on the quality of these, the fact of the matter is that opening new institutes will not solve the problem. And not even the short-term solutions like making ‘suicide-proof’ roofs (i.e. no fans), a ‘fixit’ strategy adopted by coaching institutes to make it look good in the paper.
The problem isn’t of starting more IITs/IIMs/engineering colleges, but to make the new generation employable – and importantly, a bit more entrepreneurial.
How do you think can that be achieved? What sort of educational reforms will make it happen?