G. Augustine Lourdu
The research based on secondary data that aims to analyse factors that pushed Dalit students to commit suicide in an institute of higher learning and the insensitivity of the institute towards them. Six students committed suicide since 2008, in Institutes of higher learning in India. The question does Universities promote caste-consciousness? If it does, it promotes division, it promotes suppression and it promotes red-revolution in our modern civilized society. On the contrary, universities should be ready to counter the traditionally held beliefs, myths and divisive policy of the common and powerful political men of our society. A casteless society should begin in our institute of learning. If the learned men indulge in activities that seriously demean a particular section of our society, one can question the very basis of our education and learning in our country. The secondary sources of data were collected from the unpublished materials, web and other books. The textual research also analyses various committees set up by the university to analyse the causes of Suicide in India.
Suicide, Dalits, University