The Government of India is taking necessary steps to extend the required help to Indian students enrolled in foreign universities, who are stuck in the country due to the current Covid-19 circumstances.
On Saturday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed the students to contact and notify their respective OIA-II Division if they are stuck in the country due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions or if they are facing any other related issues.
The MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted: “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 @MEAIndia.” In his statement, he also mentioned two email IDs for the students who are unable to contact their OIA-II Division due to mobility issues. Students can send their coordinates, that is, email ID and mobile number to OIA-II Division at Emails: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The Centre decided to assist these students in the wake of the 2nd wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. A massive number of students enrolled in study programs outside the country are suffering due to the Covid-19 restrictions and border closure issues, so the MEA has decided to lend them a helping hand.
The Covaxin vaccine and Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine have yet to be approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Thus, according to reports, Indian students who have received either of the 2 vaccines are being asked to inoculate again across several international institutes.