To ease pressure from students mind IIT Bombay launched a self-help website to enhance the emotional well-being of its students, Minister of state for education Sanjay Dhotre launched a self-help website Bandhu for students of IIT Bombay.
The website is supported by the alumni of the class of 1992, eminent filmmaker Nitish Tiwari who is also an IIT Bombay alumni was the guest of honor. Speaking on this occasion the minister said that the Bandhu initiative will help our students to travel on their respective chosen paths in a stress-free manner ensuring the emotional well-being.
He further said that national education policy 2020 says that in every educational institution there shall be counseling systems for handling stress and emotional adjustments. The website Bandhu has been designed in conjunction with the counselors at IIT Bombay along with external experts with support from professor T Kundu and professor Suhas Joshi.
The website addresses challenges ranging from adjustment to college life academic stress and mental health. Bandu has curated readings, motivational journeys of alumni, mentor podcasts, and self-exploration resources.
While addressing the launch Nitish Tiwari said that there is a lot of pressure on students’ minds but everyone has to find a way to cope up with it, he said instead of thinking about results students should give their best.
As part of the silver jubilee reunion in 2017, Project Bandhu was initiated by alumni of the class of 1992. The self-help website is one of the first moves in this direction, and they pledged to support IIT Bombay and help students strengthen their emotional well-being.