Another coaching student has ended his life in Kota, India’s biggest educational hub for medical and engineering entrance exams, taking the number of such suicides in the city to eight this year.
Nikhil Nayan (20), a medical aspirant from Bhagalpur in Bihar, who had joined a coaching institute barely a month ago and was staying in a hostel here, was found hanging from the shower head in his bathroom on Tuesday night.
The incident came to light after students complained of foul smell coming from Nikhil’s room. “Prime facie it appears that he committed suicide two days ago. We have searched his room but are yet to find any suicide note,” said Shoukat Ali, ASI of Kunhari police station in Kota.
Nikhil was last seen by fellow students in the hostel on Monday afternoon. “It is puzzling that students and the hostel warden did not react even after seeing his room closed for the past two days. We have called them for investigation,” said Ali. The latest suicide underlines that students excelling in entrance exams notwithstanding, authorities and coaching institutes in Kota have failed to tackle the problem of stress. Four of top 10 who cracked JEE (Advanced) and eight of top 10 who got through to AIIMS this year were coached in Kota.
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Just find ways to stop the need of coaching to get in to professional courses for good students.Coaching is spoiling edn system of the country.
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Nikhil had joined the coaching institute on June 17, inspired by the success of many such students. He went to the institute for just 12 days.
“According to the rules, we had alerted his family and the hostel owners after he was absent for seven days,” said a teacher of his coaching institute.