Bhubaneswar: The Central Government on Tuesday extended the registration dates for JEE (advanced)-2019 by five days till May 14 in the cyclone Fani-hit Odisha. The move came after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to extend the dates at least by ten days.
The JEE (advanced)-2019 to get admission into IITs will be held on May 27. For this purpose, the eligible candidates have to register their names online while the period of registration is from May 3 to 9.
Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar informed about the extension of registration dates.
“I am happy to announce that students from Odisha appearing for JEE (Advanced) 2019 will get an extension of 5 days till May 14 for their registration. A decision to this effect was taken following the request of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik,” Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Patnaik wrote to Javadekar requesting him to extend the registration dates for JEE (advanced)-2019 by at least 10 days in view of the devastations caused by Fani in Odisha.
Patnaik said that the extremely severe cyclone Fani which had hit Odisha on May 3 had disrupted mobile and data connectivity in many districts. Due to non-availability of internet at many locations in Odisha after Fani, the brilliant Odia students have not been able to register their names for examination,” said Patnaik.
IIT, Roorkee is the organising Institute for the JEE (advanced) examination this year.
Meanwhile, All India NEET examination was also postponed for Odisha students, which has already held for other States on request of the State Government.