Mission Vaccination: Telangana students who are going abroad for further studies are relieved over the state government’s decision to vaccinate them, many students are worried over the delay in processing their visas due to the closure of the US consulate and the Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) global centers.
Even after getting admission offers from universities abroad, city students are confused about whether they’ll be able to travel overseas and join their peers when the fall semester commences in August/September.
“I completed my medicals on April 27 in Bengaluru before the lockdown and applied for the visa on May 5. I have been waiting to get my biometric done so that my visa can be processed. However, closure of the VFS centers in Telangana is resulting in delay,” said Hrudhvi Bandla, 23, who has secured admission for master’s in management (business analytics) at Western University in Ontario in Canada. Said one of the students.
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There are many universities that are asking the overseas students to be in mandate quarantine for the time period of 15 days, and the students are in a race to do so.
Telangana student who is up to reach to his goals said that
“My classes commence from September 7 and the Canadian government has mandated15 days institutional quarantine for those coming from other countries. In that case, I have to be in Canada latest by August 15. Therefore, I have to get my visa latest by July to be able to make flight bookings,” said Ashish Patnaik, 21, who has secured admission for a master’s in global business administration at Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto in Canada.
Closure of the US Consulate has also put many students in a fix. With the lockdown extending for another 10 days in Telangana, many have reached out to the authorities on social media seeking help.
Many of the students had tweeted to KTR from TRS Party a ruling party of Telangana and also who is the son of Chief Minister of Telangana KCR that,
“Dear @KTRTRS sir please do something for us students who are about to leave to abroad this Fall 21. Along with the vaccination we also need the US consulate @USAndHyderabad to be available so that we can get our visas. We’ve only 2 months left, else we’ve to wait until winter 21’,” tweeted Likhitha Gupta, a student.
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Following several requests from students, IT minister KT Rama Rao has requested the US Consulate to look into them. The VFS centers are waiting for government directives.
Anyhow KTR had given the clarity by his tweet that the students who all are traveling abroad for overseas education will be first priority to get vaccinated for sure.