‘Suicides in corporate colleges are due to their parents’, says government

Monday, November 13, 2017

The State government has made it clear that the suicides in the Corporate Colleges are due to parents’ pressures and no relation whatsoever with the managements.

The reasons cited are that the parents are pressurizing the students to stay hostels in against their will, to get high marks and top ranks. The report stated that the students committed suicides due to failure in the first year, family and personal reasons. It may be noted here that the government failed to take stringent action on the Corporate educational institutions which were not maintaining minimum standards. The government instead of taking measures are reportedly safeguarding the managements of the Corporate Colleges. The committees that were earlier appointed made it clear that some colleges are running without proper permissions and the maintenance of the hostels are not up to the mark.

The committee suggested some recommendations to bring down the suicide rate in Corporate Colleges. They recommended that there should not be any examination on Sundays and holidays and students should be let free from evening 4 to 6. The colleges should not put to inconvenience prior to 7am and after 7pm. The committee also recommended to appoint psychiatrics and introduce paper on human values. The Board of Intermediate Education has already issued circular to this effect. 13 teams have inspected 706 colleges and found many loopholes. The government has cancelled the recognition to 237 colleges and decided to cancel recognition to another 31 colleges. Show-cause notices have been served on unauthorised colleges and 194 colleges that are running hostels unauthorized.

The government said that from 2012 to till date there were 37 suicides were reported in which 10 students committed suicides in Narayana Colleges, 15 in Sri Chaitanya Collages, 4 in NRIs and 8 students in other private colleges. There were 3,361 colleges and 1,143 are under government and government aided colleges and the rest are in private sector with a total student strength of 9,18,211in private corporate institutions and 2,26,388 in government and aided colleges and the rest are from private corporate colleges. (source: Sakshi}}

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