The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has extended the last date of registration for JEE (Advanced) 2019 Examination to May 14, consequent upon the severe cyclone Fani which is affecting Bhubaneswar, Puri and some other coastal cities of Odisha.
The HRD communicated this to the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) of Odisha, Bishnupada Sethi on Thursday.
On Tuesday Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had urged Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar to postpone JEE (Advanced) 2019 online registration by 10 days at least in the aftermath of cyclone Fani.
The Ministry also expressed its desire to create an online registration facility at IIT Bhubaneswar which will be beneficial for the students, who do not have internet access due to the extreme cyclone.
The letter sent by the HRD to the SRC stated that, “I am extreamly happy to mention that in honour of the same, the Institute has established a help desk since yesterday (8th May) morning at the permanent campus in IIT Bhubaneswar to facilitate on-line registrations of the qualified candidates” .
The Institute has also arranged a daily bus service from the city to the IIT campus and back, from May 8 itself for the for the students’s convenience.