Doing everything possible to get Afghan students to return to campus: IIT Delhi

V Ramgopal Rao, director of IIT Delhi expressed on social media that the university stands with stranded Afghan students.

Doing everything possible to get Afghan students to return to campus: IIT Delhi IIT Delhi (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Aug 17, 2021 - 12:23 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi’s director, V Ramgopal Rao expressed his support toward Afghan students on social media saying that the university is “doing everything possible to get the students return to the campus.”

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“In this hour of crisis, IIT Delhi stands in solidarity with our students and alumni from Afghanistan. We are doing everything possible to get the students to return to the campus. Let's give them hope. Iitdelhi iitdaa #AfghanWomen #Afghanistan #iitdelhi,” Ramgopal Rao said in a social media post.

IIT Delhi in a post on Twitter said, "IIT Delhi wishes to inform the students of Afghanistan of it international PhD Fellowship Program (IPEP)." To apply students can visit the official website -

The Talibans have taken control over various parts of Afghanistan and the situation is worse. Several Afghan students who were studying in Indian universities and had returned back to their country are now stranded. Stuck in Afghanistan, those students are worrying about their future. In such a case, Indian universities are lending helping hands to their students from Afghanistan and trying to have them back to their respective campuses in order to keep them safe.

Even, IIT Bombay has allowed its Afghan students to return to its Mumbai campus and join the hostels as requested by some students. These Afghan students were studying from their homeland in the online master programmes offered under scholarships by the institute.

IIT Delhi has also setup helpline numbers for Afghan students: +91-9811091942, +91-11-26591713.

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