Higher Education acts, across the globe, as a means to secure better growth and development. As the world is progressing in leaps and bounds, developing countries invest more on higher education to motivate more human resource towards research and development. Nevertheless, some countries (especially developing countries) are achieving the goal of higher education at a huge cost. The suicide of 32 year old researcher at IIT Gandinagar, one in a series of these events, sent shockwaves through education corridors. Recent trend of suicides among the research students and higher education aspirants is opening up new a debate: Why are brilliant brains of our society not happy with life, and what constraints they face that prompt them to take extreme steps? The answer to these questions is for the policy makers to find out, but as a researcher I will discuss some of the basic issues faced by higher education aspirants during their period of pursuing the degree, and some of the possible remedies.
Authorities need to address these basic issues faced by higher education aspirants and try to resolve their problems after consulting various stakeholders and policy makers.
Dr. Ummer Rashid Zargar is Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Govt. Degree College Anantnag,