We, students, are extremely sorry for Murali’s death by suicide, who was a student of Osmania University. It is plain and beyond doubt that the incident is not the first of its kind. Every other day we get to hear about one such case. The authorities cannot be said as having fulfilled their obligations just by saying that students’ inability to cope with curriculum drive them to suicide. They must figure out what the reason is behind such incidents. The most effective cause, as I think, because of which students have to decide to quit and even sometimes to commit suicide is that due to the lack of employment provided by the government; some students choose a course to do on whose basis they can find a job at least in some private company, ignoring their natural choices. But after paying a lot for admission and so on, they feel uninterested in their subjects and then take such a step. Likewise, some other students somehow manage to do their course and leave no stone untouched to find a job, but fail to do so, which compel them to take such a strict step. The government should slam this lack and open the door of employment for each and every individual so that everyone can select his subject on his own and enjoy studying his interesting subject and then doing a good job.
Asif Iqbal Qasmi
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