Higher Education to Welcome Peer-Assisted Learning
To lower down cases of suicides on university campuses and other educational institutions, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) is introducing Peer assisted Learning (PAL) in the country, this program also aims to provide the students moral support and also to make them mentally strong.
Mahendra Nath Pandey, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), said that this decision has been taken recently and all the top colleges and institutions have been intimated regarding the same. Under this program, the mentally weak students will be paired with the stronger ones so that both can support each other and continue their studies. According to another senior official of MHRD, the PAL program is already popular in some of the top universities outside India, like the University of Glasgow and University of Bristol.