Following the request of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today extended the registration date for the students of Odisha by five days. The period of registration in other states is from 3rd May to 9th May 2019.
“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,” Javadekar tweeted.
He further informed that the IIT Bhubaneswar will help the JEE (Advanced) aspirants in Odisha for online registration as it has fully functional internet connection.
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The announcement came hours after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged the HRD Minister to extend the last date of registration for JEE (Advanced) in Odisha by 10 days citing the damage caused by cyclonic storm FANI in the state.
“As you are aware, the extremely severe cyclone FANI had hit Odisha on 3rd May, which disrupted mobile and data connectivity in many districts. Due to non-availability of the Internet at many locations in Odisha after Fani, the brilliant Odia students have not been able to register their names online for the Examination. In view of the disruption caused by FANI cyclone, it is necessary to extend the Registration date by at least 10 days,” Patnaik had stated in the letter.
The online registration process for JEE Advanced has already begun from May 3 and will continue till May 9. To fill the application form of JEE Advanced 2019, the candidates are required to have qualified JEE Main 2019 examination within the required ranks. Ineligible candidates will not be allowed to participate in JEE Advanced 2019 which offers B.Tech admissions into IITs.
The JEE 2019 Advanced Examination is scheduled to take place on May 27. This year, the examination will be conducted by IIT Roorkee.