IIT Bombay suicide case: IITs implement preventive measures for students' mental health in the wake of the suicide case.

Pranay Trivedi

Pranay Trivedi

IIT Bombay: The undergraduate curriculum will be changed, according to director Subhasis Chaudhuri, in order to “make it more relevant and stimulating for students, and to relieve some of the stress.”

IIT Bombay suicide case

After a student at IIT Bombay hanged himself, other Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are taking preventative action. These actions include lessening the workload on the curriculum and establishing mental wellness centres, as well as counselling and mentorship for students with poor grades and backlogs.

The sudden suicide of an IIT Bombay student following allegations of caste prejudice has brought attention back to the demanding coursework and rivalry at the esteemed institutions.

The undergraduate curriculum will be changed at IIT Bombay, according to director Subhasis Chaudhuri, in order to “make it more relevant and stimulating for students, and to lessen some of the stress.”

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To discuss the recent suicide case, the parliamentary standing committee for the welfare of SC/ST has scheduled a meeting on Tuesday .

After a student at IIT Bombay committed himself, other Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are taking preventative action. These actions include lessening the workload on the curriculum and establishing mental wellness centres, as well as counselling and mentorship for students with poor grades and backlogs.

The sudden suicide of an IIT Bombay student following allegations of caste prejudice has brought attention back to the demanding coursework and rivalry at the esteemed institutions. Subhasis Chaudhuri, the director of IIT Bombay, has stated that the university is attempting to modify its undergraduate curriculum to make it “more relevant and motivating to students, and to relive stress. 

Before the COVID-19 closure, IIT-Delhi revised its curriculum in response to concerns over the suicides of IIT students in order to better prepare students for the pressures of studying and prevent suicidal thoughts from developing. The institute is currently revamping its curriculum once more.

The IITs recorded 34 suicides between 2014 and 2021, according to data from the Ministry of Education; 18 of the students were from the SC and OBC categories.

In a Council meeting in 2010, the ministry had requested that all IITs construct wellness centres and employ licensed counsellors on a regular basis.

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