IIT Bombay extends scholarships to Afghani students amid political crisis

Mumbai: In view of the continuous Taliban violence in Afghanistan, IIT Bombay has taken big action. IIT Bombay has stated that 11 students from Afghanistan studying in their institute will not only be given accommodation in the hostel campus but these 11 students will also be given scholarships for their studies

IIT Bombay Director Subhashish Chaudhary says that "Amid the situation of the civil war in Afghanistan we don't want the future of these students to be played with. These children should get higher education and when the situation in Afghanistan is better, they should contribute to their nation-building. All this responsibility has been entrusted to ICCR (The Indian Council for Cultural Relations). A total of 11 children are from Afghanistan, out of which 9 children had gone to Afghanistan due to COVID-19 and are attending online classes."

"2 students are still living in IIT Bombay. Considering a special case, I have offered to give education to the students of Afghanistan by keeping them in IIT Bombay, but now that the Kabul airport itself has been closed, how will the remaining 9 students leave the country in these circumstances and come to IIT Bombay, No one has the answer to this question," said Chaudhary. The Mumbai office of ICCR is constantly in touch with the Indian Embassy in Kabul regarding the visa and return of these students to Mumbai.

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