The Covid-19 catastrophe has jeopardised the plans of thousands of Indian students

Aman Trivedi was all set to pursue a master’s degree in international affairs from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin come August. When the Delhi University graduate started applying to schools abroad in September 2020, he never could’ve imagined that India’s Covid-19 crisis would spiral the way that it did.

“I absolutely did not foresee the second wave of the pandemic mainly because there was a sharp decline in the number of cases towards the later months of 2020,” the 20-year-old told Quartz. “I did not make any contingency plan and the second wave of the pandemic completely changed my plans.” Trivedi has now deferred his admission by a year, and he is certainly not alone.

The second wave of Covid-19 has put thousands of Indian students who were planning to study abroad in limbo.

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