Bombay IIT enables Afghan students to return to campus

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has enabled students from Afghanistan who were taking online lessons to join the dorms.

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In light of the worsening conditions in Afghanistan, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has enabled students from Afghanistan who were taking online lessons to join the dorms. The Taliban have surged through Afghanistan since the United States withdrew its soldiers. President Ashraf Ghani fled Kabul on August 15, and the Taliban gained control of the capital today.

These students were IIT Bombay students who had returned home due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They asked permission to stay at the dorm from the IIT Bombay management as the situation in their country deteriorated. The institution has agreed to their request.

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Subhasis Chaudhuri, the director of IIT Bombay, announced the decision on Facebook. “, he explained “This year, we gave admission to a number of Afghan students in the master’s program through ICCR scholarships. They were able to attend class from home thanks to online instructions.”

In addition, the director stated, “They wanted to come out of their nation and join the campus hostels owing to rapidly deteriorating conditions in their hometown. We authorized their request to visit campus as a unique situation, but we’re not sure how late it is for them to follow their goals. We hope they are all safe and will be able to re-join us shortly.”

In the current academic year, IIT Bombay admitted nine Afghan students to the M-Tech program, and these students have been attending classes online due to the pandemic. These students are recipients of scholarships from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

(News source: NDTV)

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