Rising Cases of Suicides by Students of Kota Coaching Institutes – A Critical Review
The cases of suicides by the students of Kota Coaching classes are rampant. In a short span of five years, 56
students have committed suicide between 2012 to 2016. Experts say that most of the suicides are due to fear of failure and
the burden of expectations from family. Around 35,000 students from different institutes of Kota have cleared the IITJEE
this year. Recently, several coaching institutes jointly launched a round-the-clock helpline to offer counseling, track
callers suffering from depression and provide assistance. The district administration also asked all coaching institutes to
conduct a screening test for students seeking admission to coaching institutes and to give parents an assessment of their
wards’ chances of cracking the entrance exams.
Index terms Suicide by students, Depression, Pressure of Studies, Fear of failure, Burden of Parent’s Expectations, Lack of
interest in curriculum of studies, Lack of Infrastructure.