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Friday, March 31, 2017

Study to probe high suicide rate amongst Kota pupils - TNN


Shoeb Khan | TNN | Updated: Mar 22, 2017, 

AIPUR: The state government has engaged Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, to investigate the reasons behind high suicide rates and stress levels amongst students in the coaching town of Kota.

The move follows the failure of the district administration in curbing rampant suicides among IIT and medical aspirants here. The town had recorded 32 suicides in the last two years, 15 in 2016 and 17 in 2015. The city has over 1.5 lakh students enrolled in various coaching institutes from the across the country.

The TISS team is using direct and indirect research methodologies for the study, which is the first of its kind. The institute is carrying out the first round of data collection at coaching institutes, hostels, clinical psychologist, mess and other hangout places. They have prepared questionnaires and are conducting interviews to dig out information in different categories behind the suicides and stress. The second round will begin in the first week of April and the report is likely to submit to the state government in the next three months. 


"The administration is extending all the necessary support required for the report. The empirical data will help us discover the cause of suicides and stress amongst students and also solutions required for the same. The team is also studying the impact of interventions made by the local administration by introducing-Masti-ki-Pathshala and a book for them," said Ravi Kumar Surpur, district collector, Kota. The report will be submitted to the state government for formulating a policy for the same. It will be an eye opener for the parents and policy makers who have largely contributed in stressing out students.




TISS is also studying the profiles of students who had committed suicide. The youngest among them was a 14-year-old class 9 student, who was four years away from the entrance exam. 

IIT-Delhi student attempts suicide


NEW DELHI MARCH 29, 2017 10:55 IST

UPDATED: MARCH 29, 2017 13:33 IST


His reluctance to take up engineering and his struggle to cope with studies forced him to take the extreme step, police said.

A first year Engineering Physics student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) attempted suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of his hostel building, police said.

His reluctance to take up engineering and his struggle to cope with studies forced the student from Ranchi to take the extreme step, police said.

The student jumped from the Vindhyachal hostel and suffered fracture in legs. He has been admitted to the AIIMS trauma centre, according to Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Chinmoy Biswal.

“He was in depression, apparently didn't want to study engineering. His room mate Abhinandan was taking him downstairs. And when he went to call the security guard to help him take Nitish down, the latter climbed up to the fourth floor and jumped,” Mr. Biswal said.

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IANS | Mar 29, 2017, 01.59 PM IST

NEW DELHI: A first year IIT-Delhi Engineering Physics student attempted suicide by jumping from the terrace of his hostel on Wednesday morning, police said. 

Ninteen-year-old Nitish Kumar Purthick, who hails from Ranchi, was admitted to AIIMS trauma centre in a critical condition. He has received fractures in the legs among other injuries.

According to Nitish's roommate, he was depressed since couple of days and did not want to study engineering.

Top Comment
Perhaps Nitesh was not interested in studying engineering. Wondering whether his family forced him to enrol in the engineering stream. May he recover soon and be allowed to pick up a vocation of his choice.
Pbch Chowdhuri

Nitish jumped from the fourth floor of Vindhyanchal hostel around 4am.

"According to Nitish's roommate, he seemed very depressed and acting differently... the roommate went to call the security guards and before he could return, Nitish went to the terrace and jumped," Chinmoy Biswal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, told IANS.

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DELHI Updated: Mar 30, 2017 08:27 Ist

Hindustan Times

The 19-year-old student sustained multiple fractures in the fall and is battling for life at AIIMS.(HT FILE)

A 19-year-old student at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT) allegedly jumped off from the fourth floor of Vidhyanchal Hostel inside the Delhi campus, on Wednesday morning. He sustained multiple fractures in the fall and is being treated at AIIMS. His condition is now stable

This came a day after IIT was in the spotlight over a former professor confining himself along with his wife to his house in Kanpur.

Nitish Kumar Purti, an Engineering Physics student had come to IIT last year. Police said that he was depressed as he was forced to take up the course and was unable to cope with the pressure.

It was around 4am, when Purti’s roommate Abhinandan asked him to accompany him downstairs for a walk. Purti reportedly asked him to call a security guard for some help. When Abhinandan went downstairs, Purti reportedly went to the balcony on the fourth floor and jumped. Abhinandan heard a loud thud and found Purti on the ground, bleeding profusely.

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