IIT Bombay allows Afghan students to join hostels

IIT Bombay allows Afghan students to join hostels

MUMBAI [Maha Media]: IIT Bombay allows Afghan students to join hostels in campusIIT Bombay allows Afghan students to join hostels in campus  |  Photo Credit: iStock ImagesKEY HIGHLIGHTSIIT Bombay has allowed Afghan students to join hostels in the Institute's campus.This announcement comes when the Afghanistan Crisis has shocked the entire world.The institute has taken this decision after receiving several requests from students.

Afghanistan Crisis is brewing and increasing the risk on life people like never before. As the country and its people fall prey to the situation, Afghan students studying in Indian Universities and Colleges are also not spared. With no safe place to be, Afghan students are requesting a return to campus in Indian Educational Institutions. Seeing this, Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Bombay has now allowed Afghan students to join their hostels in the campus.  

Providing some relief to Afghan students enrolled in IIT Bombay, the Institute has asked students to come back and continue their studies here. This announcement has been made through a Facebook post by the Director of IIT Bombay on August 14. The post explains that how this year some Afghan students took admission in the Masters Program in IIT Bombay. They were admitted under scholarships from Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).  

But this time, due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, these students could not attend on-campus classes. They were taking online classes, sitting at their homes as the Institute was shut. Since the Afghanistan Crisis has worsened and lives of people have been at risk, students have been requesting to come to the campus and to live in the hostels of IIT Bombay.  

However, in the Facebook post itself, Director of IIT Bombay has expressed that even though the Institute is allowing these students to come and live on the hostel, they are not sure that how much the situation will benefit them. The post reads, "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." 

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