Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar to postpone JEE (Advanced) 2019 online registration by at least 10 days in the aftermath of cyclone Fani.
"As you are aware, the extremely severe cyclone Fani had hit Odisha on May 3, 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 for the examination," Patnaik said in a letter to Javadekar.
"In view of the disruption caused by Fani cyclone, it is necessary to extend the registration date by at least 10 days," he added.
The JEE (Advanced) 2019 examination to get admissions into IITs will be held on May 27.
At least 35 people died and around 1.4 crore people were affected by cyclone Fani, the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC) said on Monday.