74% of uni admissions aspirants suffer from depression, SUST study shows

  • December 11, 2023

A study by Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) found that at least 74% of the students in the country who are trying to get into university are depressed. Two-fifths of the students are depressed, with 26% having mild depression, 26% having moderate depression, and 22% having serious depression.

A group of researchers led by Dr. Jamal Uddin, a professor in the statistics department at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet, did a study called “Prevalence of depression and its associated factors among undergraduate admission candidates in Bangladesh: A nation-wide cross-sectional study.” They asked about 5,000 people in Bangladesh’s divisional cities who were applying to universities for the 2021-22 academic year.

Through this poll, the researchers were able to divide the level of depression among people applying to college into three groups.

Source: https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/education/333300/study-74%25-university-admission-seekers-suffer