Project Mana Maali partnering with BITS Pilani to improve student mental wellness

We are super excited to announce that Project Mana Maali will be extending throughout all of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani universities! After a well-received pilot launch at BITS Hyderabad in early 2015, we’re extending to the other 3 campuses — PIlani, Goa & Dubai — this new school semester!

Some stats from the BITS Hyderabad pilot trial: 

  • Nearly 1000 completed the survey
  • Nearly 100 signed up to use online programs
  • 47% noted a desire for additional social support, specifically indicating, “I have a friend group who I spend time with but no one I feel particularly close to or able to share personal issues with”
  • Of those who completed the second survey three months later:
  • 95% believe it was a good idea for the university to participate in this student wellness initiative
  • 83% believe these programs have the potential to impact general student happiness
  • 79% believe these programs have the potential to impact academic performance
  • 92% believe the university should continue making these programs available to students
  • 84% believe these programs are just as or more important than other existing student welfare initiatives
  • 89% would recommend these programs to others
  • 75% would be willing to pay for access to these online programs for mental wellness

Please stay tuned for more details! But for now, a little teaser…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s