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Mangaluru:Vikas Group to offer world’s first ever Diploma Program in Hostel Management In a first of its kind initiative in the entire world, Mangaluru’s well-known Vikas Group of Institutions led by its visionary Chairman and former minister Of Karanataka State Sri. Krishna J Palemar has planned to introduce a one year Diploma Program in Hostel Management. Presently, there are no other diploma or certificate programmes for Hostel Wardens anywhere in the world and Vikas is the first institution in the world to offer such a Program.
While planning to offer this course, Vikas Group has kept in mind the fact that those appointed as wardens in hostels have until now never undergone any training in hostel management as well as the ways to deal with students who are away from their homes and face teenage issues including depression, fear of failures etc.
The move has also come in the backdrop of an alarming trend in the number of suicides among youngsters and the problem of drug abuse, social media addiction as well as an addiction of viewing sexually explicit contents online. Mr. H G Ahir, Minister of State for Home Affairs, on 2 January 2018 informed the Lok Sabha that nearly 9,474 students committed suicide in 2016— almost 26 every day, and student suicides in the country has increased up to 52 percent – from 17 every day (6,248) in 2007 to 26 every day in 2016, data show. Statistics also says that around 75,000 students committed suicides in India between 2007 and 2016.
The one year Diploma Program in Hostel Management including internship will have compulsory as well as optional subjects wherein candidates will be trained in management of hostels for boys and girls at post graduate, undergraduate and primary school levels.
Vikas Group recommends the government to create unique IDs for wardens in order to facilitate job openings and transfers and also to create a warden database of the state/country. The overall objective is the holistic development of wardens and also to help in creation jobs as part of Skill India initiative.
The Vikas Group also plans to hold regular orientation camps to improve the overall efficiency of wardens and will host Conclave of wardens at state and national level.
Vikas Group further appeals to the State Governor Honorable Vaju Bhai Vala, Chief Minister Sri H.D. Kumaraswamy as well as the Education Minister to take the initiative in introducing such Diploma Program in every district of the state. Vikas also plans to offer training to the trainers to conduct this Diploma programme in other parts of the state and country.
Present at the Press Conference:
Sri. Krishna J Palemar, Chairman, Vikas EducationTrust and Former Minister, Govt of Karnataka.
Dr. Ananth Prabhu G, Director, Vikas Edu Solutions.
Dr. Shivakumar Magada, Professor of Aquatic Biology, College of Fisheries Mangalore.
Dr. Manjula Rao, Counselor and Dean,