There has been a spate of dropouts by students from premier Institutions in recent months and years. Some young people have, sadly, taken recourse to the extreme step of ending their own lives. In a recent session of the parliament, a question has been raised concerning these issues. Some of the opinions expressed by learned members of the academic community, in the form of articles appearing in prominent print media of the Country, are attached herewith.
The Society for Promotion of Science & Technology in India (SPSTI) in association with Forum of Retired Vice Chancellors and Directors, Chandigarh Chapters of National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) & INYAS-INSA organized a Panel Discussion to address this issue. The Panel Discussion explored the possible solutions to the vexed issue(s). Eminent Scientists and Administrators joined as Panelists.
Sh. Ashok Thakur
Former Secretary Higher Education MHRD, Govt. of India
Dr. Girish Sahni
Former Director General CSIR (2015-18)
Former Director, CSIR-IMTech (2005-15)
Honorary Professor, PU Chandigarh
Prof. Furqan Qamar
Dept. of Management, Centre for Management Studies
Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi
Former VC, Central University of HP Dharamshala
Dr. S S Mantha
Former Chairman AICTE (2009-15)
CEO of MahaPreit StartUp Knowledge Centre (MSKC), Govt. of Maharashtra
Dr. Meenu Singh
Director AIIMS, Rishikesh
Prof. Suguna Sathyamurthy
Former Student Advisor IISER Mohali
Prof. A K Bakthavatsalam
Professor (HAG) NIT, Tiruchirappulli

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