In a social media post, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) said that the institute has been taking all necessary steps to encourage Afghan students to return to campus. Additionally, the institute has offered hotline numbers and an email address for Afghan students to contact IIT Delhi. These are the following contact numbers: +91-011 265591713, +91-9811091942, and [email protected].
Additionally, the institute has encouraged Afghan students to apply to IIT Delhi's International Ph.D. Fellowship Program (IPFD).
Director V Ramgopal Rao expressed solidarity with Afghan students and alumni on Twitter. “In this hour of need, IIT Delhi stands in solidarity with our Afghan students and alumni,” Director Rao stated. We are making every effort to reintroduce students to campus.”
In this hour of crisis, IIT Delhi stands in solidarity with our students and alumni from Afghanistan. We are doing every thing possible to get the students return to the campus.
— V.Ramgopal Rao, Ph.D. (@ramgopal_rao) August 16, 2021
With the withdrawal of US soldiers from Afghanistan, the Taliban have taken control of the country's major towns, including the capital Kabul, districts, and provinces.
IIT Bombay enabled students from Afghanistan who were taking online lessons to join the Mumbai campus's dorms earlier today, citing the deteriorating situation in their homeland. According to Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director IIT Bombay, the institute has provided admission to Afghan students through the ICCR scholarship scheme. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these pupils were enrolled in online coursework.