New Delhi: On Thursday, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has assured Rajya Sabha Members that a committee has been constituted by CBSE to go into the reasons for the spate of suicides in the Navodaya Vidyalayas.

Responding to the concerns expressed by Congress MP Viplove Thakur that 37 suicides by students had occurred in the model schools over the past decade, Mr Javadekar said counsellors would be appointed in these schools as well.

Answering a question, he said the school was a good model and students got admission after an examination. ''Navodaya is a successful model and 37 suicides have occurred in 10 years, but there should not be any one'', he admitted during Zero Hour, adding that the recommendations of the committee would be implemented.

Tiruchi Siva, DMK, speaking on the issue of two-language formula for candidates sitting for the Staff Selection Commission admissions, said that this was denying students not conversant with English or Hindi, an opportunity to take the exams.

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