Authors : Dr. Chetan S Patali, Dr Sanjay Peerapur, Somashekarayya Kalamath.

Volume/Issue :-
 Volume 3 Issue 11

For many first-year students, the college or university may be their first experience living away from home for an extended period of time. It is a definite break from home. The individual’s usual sources of support are no longer present to facilitate adjustment to the unfamiliar environment. Most colleges spend a great deal of time orienting students to the campus and its services, but not much time orienting the parents about what to expect this first year in college. In addition to all the physical changes in their environment, college students experience a great deal of emotional and developmental changes. This period of late adolescence is typically a time when they spend more time trying to figure out who they are and what they want in life. It is also a time for them to leave the nest, literally and figuratively, and see what life is like on their own.2 Attending college or university is supposed to be a very appealing experience that could give satisfaction to students. However, there are many students who are unable to complete their studies. A study conducted by Tinto (1996) showed that 40% of all students in America who started out in a four year college failed to earn a degree; and nearly 57% of all dropouts left before the start of their second year. Another study conducted by Wintre and Bowers (2007) on the persistence to graduate amongst 944 undergraduate students in a Canadian university reported that within six years, 57.9% of the students had graduated, 9% remained enrolled, and 33.1% were neither enrolled nor graduated.
Keywords: Students: knowledge and attitude regarding ill effects of alcoholism, Information guide sheet.