Cyclone Fani: Odisha CM urges Prakash Javadekar to postpone JEE (Advanced) registration
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged the Union Ministry of Human Resources to postpone the JEE (Advanced) registration date by 10 days due to the severe cyclonic storm Fani that caused widespread destruction in coastal region of the state.
In a letter addressed to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, Patnaik said, “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,” the Chief Minister urged.
CM @Naveen_Odisha wrote to Union Minister @PrakashJavdekar seeking extension of JEE Advanced registration dates by at least 10 days which was earlier scheduled from 3-9 May. Odia students unable to register due to lack of mobile & data connectivity in aftermath of #CycloneFani
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) May 7, 2019
The registration for the examination was earlier scheduled from May 3 to May 9. The JEE examination, to get admissions into IITs, will take place on May 27.
On May 3, the powerful cyclone hit Odisha coast causing severe damage to life and property. At least 35 people died and hundreds injured due to the cyclone.