Students, whose engineering degrees - obtained through correspondence - were suspended by the Supreme Court recently, will have another week's time to apply for appearing in a test to be conducted for re-validation of the qualifications of those clearing the examination.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) notified the revised deadline for registration of candidates on Sunday.
"It is hereby informed to all the students/candidates who are interested to appear in the test(s) that the last date for online registration on AICTE web portal has been extended for seven days-from January 15 to January 22," the Council said.
The registration of the candidates will remain open on till 5:00 pm on January 22, it added.
The Council is likely to conduct a test in May-June for the students who obtained their engineering degree and diplomas through a correspondence course from the JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan; Institute of Advanced studies in Education, Rajasthan; Allahabad Agriculture Research Institute, Allahabad; and Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation, Tamil Nadu between 2001-2005.
The apex court had suspended their degrees and ordered the AICTE to conduct written and practical tests for these students while hearing on a bunch of petitions against the four institutions on November 3, 2017.
The Court held that the engineering degrees and diplomas of the students will stand cancelled for those failing to clear the test.
The AICTE opened the registration process on December 2, 2017.