The Institute said the matter has been taken up with the concerned Ministry. Of the 4,470 NGOs and institutes barred, as many as 679 are from West Bengal. Prominent among them are the Academy of Fine Arts, Indian Institute of Technology -Kharagpur, the Meghan David Synagogue, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and St. Xavier's College.

"The matter has been taken up with the concerned ministry. There has been an error on the part of the Ministry since IIT-Kgp is not subject to filing of FCRA returns as per the Gazette,”  an IIT-Kgp official said.

"The Ministry in control of FCRA will be making necessary changes to the erroneous listing in the site against the entry of Indian Institute of Technology under the list for West Bengal," he said.

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