Abstract: 1. Stress has invaded the life of every individual and needless to say even students have not been spared. Stress has affected the lives of even the youngest students, rendering the notion of a carefree childhood virtually obsolete. The severity of stress increases as they reach adolescence or adulthood. 2. But there are a large number of students who stay away from their families in hostels, to gain academic and professional qualifications. Leaving home and moving into a hostel can be a source of joy, a source of stress or a mix of both at varying degrees. Each student experiences this transition in a unique way that cannot be generalised.
Keywords: A Study of Stress Among Hostellers