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SC stays High Court order on BE admissions

Officials of the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) heaved a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the Gujarat HC order last week that had directed ACPC

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: July 31, 2013 3:23 am

Officials of the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) heaved a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the Gujarat HC order last week that had directed ACPC to prepare a fresh merit list for over 70,000 students who had applied for Bachelor of Engineering admissions. ACPC member-secretary M N Patel said the apex court had stayed the high court order and had asked ACPC go ahead with the admissions. Patel said that as almost 90 per cent candidates had already taken admissions and started attending classes,the final round of merit list for the remaining students would be out in the next two days. The HC order had come after some students,who had passed their Class XII exams from the CBSE,had filed a petition. They had pleaded that they had scored higher marks in Class XII exams but were awarded low marks compared to students belonging to the Gujarat State Education Board. The HC had ruled that the methodology of the committee to calculate percentile ranks of students who did not belong to the state board was wrong.

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