A hundred and thousands of students endeavour to make their place in India’s most decorated and reputed engineering and medical colleges. They strive to grab those limited seats of these colleges so as to pursue their careers in their respective courses so that they can manage to get a good job when they complete their graduation.
Here, the question arises that why do these students strive for only those colleges when there are several colleges in our nation which offer the same engineering and medical courses? The answer is simple: Value. In our nation, the degrees of only these decorated colleges have a value. The degrees of colleges other than these colleges don’t have a value which means the students won’t be able to grab a good job even after completing their graduation.
Therefore, some of these students join coaching classes in their 11th and 12th grades to prepare for these examinations and some of them take a year drop after completing their 12th grade. Now, some of these students who took a year drop might go to Kota to study. Parents of these students ought to think thrice before sending their children to Kota. Kota is not the same place anymore where students wake up, go to their six-hour coaching classes, come back home and study again.
Kota now is a hub of bullying, sexual harassment, drug abuse and suicides. These students are under a herculean pressure because they don’t want their efforts to get squandered and desperately want to make their place in one of those top colleges of our nation. And since they aren’t with their families, there’s no one to motivate them to work harder and strive for better.
Now comes the phase where these students are at their most vulnerable; the last four months prior to the examinations. This is the time when these coaching classes conduct mock examinations and if students fail to do well in these mock tests, the teachers of these coaching classes demotivate them by trash talking with them which makes these students overwhelmed by massive pressure. So, they start taking drugs to unburden themselves or even worse than this, they commit suicide.
According to reports, several students commit suicide each year ascribable to the aforementioned reasons. These students don’t deserve to end their lives in such a way. They deserve better because they want more. Our nation really needs to change its education system so as to unburden the fellow students from this grave pressure…