SPPU Making Efforts To Bring Enrolled Afghan Students To Pune: Dr Vijay Khare

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Vivek Patil

Pune, 17th August 2021: Dr Vijay Khare, Director of International Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), today said that efforts will be made by the university to bring the Afghan students who are currently enrolled in the courses at SPPU, if the situations get better in Afghanistan. After fundamentalist group Taliban took over the power, there is chaos in Afghanistan.

“The university is also thinking about Afghan students who are currently studying at SPPU through online mode but are not able to attend classes due to some reasons, so that their year is not wasted. We are in contact with the Afghan students who are currently here”, Dr Khare said.

He also said that the university is also having dialogues with the Indian embassy. The university will be acting on the directions given by the Maharashtra government and central government accordingly.

“Will provide mental support to Afghan students currently in Pune”

“SPPU through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has given admission to over 1000 students in the last three years. In this year itself, we have given admission to over 581 students. Last year we had given admissions to over 200-250 students. Earlier we had over 200 plus admissions. Now due to COVID pandemic, only six students are living in Pune, three boys and three girls. We are in contact with them. To avoid the psychological shock that they may go through, we are providing them with the mental support and strength they need”, Dr Khare told media persons.