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August 17, 2021 11:38
Taliban Row: Afghan Students Waiting for Indian Return

After the Taliban took over the state of Afghanistan, several locals and foreign nationals are keen to fly away from the country. A chaotic situation is created in the Kabul airport and several unexpected incidents are reported. The students from Afghanistan who are pursuing courses at the IIT-Bombay sought help for visas from the institute so that they can return back to India to complete their education. The IIT-Bombay authorities took the matter to the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the Education Ministry. ICCR started a scholarship program for Afghan students at IIT-Bombay a few years ago.

IIT Bombay Director Subhasis Chaudhuri posted on Facebook saying that the institution offered admission for several Afghan students for masters this year under the scholarships from ICCR. They are continuing their studies through online classes for now. With the situations not favorable and deteriorating conditions, the students have urged to come out of their country and join the hostels in the campus. Subhasis Chaudhuri hoped that the students are safe for now and they can join the campus soon. Subhasis Chaudhuri said that they received several emails from the students. There are nine students who are pursuing Masters in IIT-Bombay this year and two of them joined last year.

By Siva Kumar

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