Few days back, the senate member of Veer Narmada South Gujarat University, Manish Kapadiya had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging to take steps for helping students, who are stuck here due to CoronaVirus.
Many students from across the state had enrolled in international universities and many of their visa clearance were delayed due to which they were preparing to leave by early May. He had also said in the letter that some students have already paid for their travel and quarantine arrangement. The money is non-refundable which is heavy burden for them.
Taking steps towards the same, Ministry of External Affairs, has taken a valuable step to help students enrolled abroad but unable to travel due to lockdown restrictions.
Ministry of External Affairs has issued helplines to coordinate with Study Abroad students. Those students stuck in India due to COVID 19 pandemic restrictions and mobility issues can send their coordinates. Students can send their email ID and mobile number to OIA-II Division at Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
In a tweet, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “Kind Attention! Indian students studying abroad but stuck in India due to COVID-19 and related issues can get in touch with the OIA-II Division at MEA.” This comes in the backdrop of problems being faced by international students owing to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by several countries.