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Amid turmoil back home, 3 Afghan students from JNU request varsity to create supernumerary PhD seats

Three college students from Afghanistan who’ve accomplished their Grasp’s from JNU this 12 months are requesting the College to create supernumerary seats for overseas college students in PhD programmes on “humanitarian grounds” to ease the continuation of their examine and keep in India.

The three college students have been recipients of ICCR scholarships and have written the JNU entrance examination to PhD programmes and are awaiting the outcomes.

“As a result of current developments in Afghanistan, we’re stranded right here and really feel deeply involved about our tutorial future and our keep in India. This comes at a time when our return to Afghanistan can be a risk to our lives… As there is no such thing as a quota for overseas college students in PhD programs, it will inevitably have an effect on the way forward for Afghan college students who’ve given entrance exams and will probably be disadvantaged of seats and who can’t return to their nation because of the unfolding conditions in Afghanistan. This would possibly extremely have an effect on our keep in India and will threat us being pressured to Afghanistan if we aren’t given any seats beneath the overseas nationwide class,” states their enchantment to the Vice-Chancellor.

Registrar Ravikesh didn’t reply to calls and messages by The Indian The Press Reporter.

Explaining their request, Shafiq Sultan – one of many three college students – stated, “Persevering with our research in India is essential to our security and our futures, and since now we have been college students of JNU, we want to proceed finding out right here. I’ve spent Rs 7,500 in registering for the doorway take a look at for 3 programmes. Given the variety of functions, getting seats within the common admissions together with Indian college students will probably be actually troublesome for us. So supernumerary seats will give us a stronger likelihood to proceed finding out right here.”

Their request has come after an ICCR notification dated October 8 stating that ICCR scholarship college students from Afghanistan who’ve accomplished their programs listed below are eligible to use for various programs or increased research right here and will be thought-about for ICCR scholarships if their admissions are confirmed.

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