Bhubaneswar: On the request of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar got the deadline for registration for JEE (Advanced) examination extended.
Based on the directive from Prakash Javadekar, IIT Bhubaneswar set up a special help desk and registration counter in its permanent campus to facilitate the students who are suffering from Internet access due to the extremely severe cyclone, ‘FANI’. The institute also provided a bus facility from Patia to the IIT campus for the benefit of the students.
As per Dr. Chandrasekhar Bhamidipati, Chairman, JEE, IIT Bhubaneswar, by 9th May was 2733 students had completed their registration before the JEE date extension. After the extension of deadline to 14th May, 2019, the no. of students who registered for JEE (Adv) examination is 3261 out of about 5000 students who qualified from the state of Odisha.
Speaking on the occasion of closure of the extended deadline for registration, Prof R.V. Raja Kumar, Director IIT Bhubaneswar said that, “Immediately after learning about the assurance by Shri. Prakash Javadekar ji, Honourable Union Minister, MHRD, IIT Bhubaneswar had a discussion with the organizing chair of JEE-2019 and immediately created a help desk and registration counter to facilitate on-line Registration of the aspirants of JEE (Advanced) who have got qualified for it. We also send communication across the state to colleges and coaching centers informing about the extension of the deadline and setting up of the help desk. The Institute had also initiated scrolling news information pertaining to JEE Registration Help Desk and Registration counter on all popular local Odiya channels in the best interest of students. Also, the information pertaining to the same was put up on social media pages of the Institute helping the student to take advantage of the facility. As a premier institution, we felt that it is our duty for ourselves to come out of the effect of FANI and cater to the cyclone-affected youth of the state.”
“Like over the past two years, IIT Bhubaneswar would be organizing an Open day and live counselling session on 16th June, 2019 for all JEE (Advanced) qualifying students as well as those preparing for JEE examination, so as to help them explore IIT system, see the facilities, interact with our faculty, participate in the counselling session, and get their doubts cleared” said Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar.
IIT Bhubaneswar JEE help desk received various queries through emails and telephone calls which were successfully addressed. A large no. of interested students as well as those who did not have internet facility personally visited the Institute and thereby successfully registered for the JEE (Advance) 2019 Examination. For the convenience of the students, the institute had initiated special bus services from Bhubaneswar City to IIT Bhubaneswar Campus for all JEE (Advanced) Examination Registration aspirants. All the relevant information in relation to JEE (Advanced) Examination registration was made available on IIT Bhubaneswar web-portal http://www.iitbbs.ac.in/jee-registration-2019/.
The Open day schedule would be followed by a talk on introduction to programs of study at IIT Bhubaneswar followed by a question and answer session addressed by faculty members, designed to help the students in making a correct and informed choice in their career. The participants will get a first-hand opportunity to visit various academics and residential facilities of the Institute.