IIT Bombay allows Afghan students to join campus amid ongoing crisis

Indian Institue of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) allowed students from Afghanistan to come and join the hostels on campus to continue their studies.

IIT Bombay allows Afghan students to join campus amid ongoing crisis
Anu Parthiban | Aug 16, 2021 - 12:48 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Considering the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, the Indian Institue of Technology, Bombay has allowed the Afghan students to return to the Mumbai campus to continue their studies.

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Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director of IIT Bombay said, "We offered admission to quite a few students from Afghanistan in the master’s program this year under scholarships from ICCR. Because of online instructions, they were participating in the class from home. However, due to rapidly deteriorating conditions in their homeland, they wanted to come out of their country and join the hostels on campus."

“Although we have approved their request to come to the campus as a special case, we are not sure how late it is for them to pursue their dreams. We hope that they are all safe and can join us soon,” he further said in his Facebook post.


Welcoming the move, many Facebook users applauded the IIT Bombay’s decision to call back Afghan students to campus.

According to the Mid-day report, “There are a total of 11 Afghani students. The two students from the previous year are already on campus. Since these students are ICCR sponsored, the ICCR Mumbai office is working closely with the Indian Embassy in Kabul to issue visas to them.”

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