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Is depression more common in the students of prestigious medical institutes of India, like AIIMS

As a student of JIPMER, I would say that depression is prevalent among the students here, but whether it is in a greater proportion than state colleges, is difficult to comment on.

Even though Jipmer is among the most prestigious medical colleges in India, I can point to several factors which cause depression among students, despite being in one of the best institutions -

Loneliness

Academic pressure

Work load

Language issues with Tamil

Failure to cope up

The life in Pondicherry

Aheli Bal, Mbbs student, JIPMER