Students Suicides in India

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Between 2016 and 2018, nearly 10,000 students committed suicide every year in India, data tabled by the Human Resource Development Ministry in Parliament show.

About the Report

  • HRD Ministry sourced its data from ‘Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India’.
  • The report is based on data provided by the states and UTs.

Highlights of the Report

  • Maharashtra accounted for 1 in every 7 student suicides in the country — 4,235 out of 29,542 in the three years combined, or about 1,400 a year.
  • Maharashtra had over 1,300 student suicides in each of the three years, while West Bengal was the only other state with over 1,000 in any single year — 1,147 in 2016.
  • In the overall three-year totals, Maharashtra was followed by Tamil Nadu (2,744), Madhya Pradesh (2,658) and West Bengal (2,535).
  • Eight more states totalled over 1,000 student suicides in the three years, with Karnataka the highest among these at almost 2,000.
  • Among the Union Territories, Delhi had 626 student suicides — 211, 212 and 203 in the three successive years.
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Shrawil Tupkar
Shrawil Tupkar
2 years ago

IS RESERVATION AND CASTE BASED ADMISSION STRUCTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EVER INCREASING STUDENT SUICIDE CASES ?

Nitesh Gughane
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2 years ago
Reply to  Shrawil Tupkar

Hi Shrawil,
I don’t have the caste-based suicide data of the students for the whole country but this analysis for Navoday Vidyalayas is intriguing.
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/jawahar-navodaya-vidyalayas-suicides-schools-dalit-tribal-jnv-5506564/