Why are so many suicides happening in IITM...There were 2 student suicides last year too...The pressure to perform is very high in IITM..Already there is a huge pressure on resources with doubling the intake of undergraduate students in the last 5 years
That the suicides happened in the IIT campus is just a coincidence. Period.
A further reading of the news reports indicate that the two suicides happened for different family reasons of the c0oncerned two ladies.
If it is students committing suicide due to pressure of studies it is a different cup of tea.
My understanding of the problem is that the marks system which determines along with the coaching classes culture the admission to courses is the culprit. Marks and clearing the entrance exam are not the panacea for selecting the right student with the right aptitude for the various courses. There is much more to talent and intelligence. When all those who have gone through the sieves of these entrance tests join the classes and the classes start, many are finding themselves to be misfits. Their aptitude is not for academic rigour. And the pain of regret starts. Some carry on and just get through and some are unable to do that. They become keenly aware of their inadequacy and when the stress level crosses the breaking point commit suicide.