June 02, 2009

Tragic demise of Engg. student

Quite upset that human life can be of no value. A first year mechanical engg. student had hanged himself in St.Joseph's Engg hostel. The reason: He was not allowed to appear in the model examination ..it was a punishment for malpractice in an earlier practical exam. He was asked to meet the director for excuse, but couldn't meet him even after three days of standing outside the office room. In his suicide note, he has asked the college management to return his capitation fees and tuition fees to his father.

Really sad, that horror stories are still emerging out of our college. 'Outstanding student' 'office room' 'meet the director' 'bring your parents' 'make them wait outside for three days' 'spy - give ur ID card' 'humiliation' it is just deja-vu - sad memories.

And these people pride themselves on being one among the best colleges in city and parents are falling all over to send their loved ones to this strict atmosphere.

Another aspect to this, is how fragile the young are..these 'punishments' are common there and we were all quite quick to adapt to those and have fun inspite of the draconian rules. All of us had our share of 'office-standing-meet-the-director'. We were thick skinned enough to tide over bad times.

The Hindu-1
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Times of India

1 comment:

YUVA said...

kids got to learn a lot about making a living in this world, and the colleges are no good place for that. It all depends upon the individual, too sad to hear such things. The responsibility is purely with parents, if they want their son to shine, they got to teach their experience.