The Human Resource Ministry has asked all the IITs to consider the requests of the J&K students and extend the application time for the Ph.D. applications. The ministry also added that IIT Dharwad and IIT Tirupati have already updated the details on their respective websites.
The ministry issued the directions after it received a number of requests from the students from the region.
"A number of requests have been received from students from the Jammu and Kashmir intending to apply for the Ph.D. programs in various IITs, to extend the application time in view of the unavailability of internet connectivity in the past. All the IITs were requested to kindly consider the requests," the ministry has said in a statement.
"The following IITs have already updated the information on their websites, extending the dates by which the applications for the PhDs for students from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh would be accepted.
IIT Dharwad: www.iitdh.ac.in/academics_phd.php,
IIT Tirupati: msphdadmissions.iittp.ac.in/jk," the statement said.
According to the latest news, IIT Bhilai, IIT Delhi, IIT Palakkad and IIT Bombay have also extended Ph.D. admission dates.