The Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) said it would challenge the Gujarat High Court order passed on Tuesday quashing this years engineering admissions.
M N Patel,ACPC member secretary,told The Indian Express the committee would challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court as almost 90% of over 69,000 engineering seats had been filled up,with classes having started as well.
The committee,Patel said,had decided to move the apex court after the HC directed the state government to prepare a fresh merit list of over 70,000 students who applied for admission to engineering courses.
The HC had pointed out that the committees methodology to calculate percentile ranks of students,who did not belong to the Gujarat state board,was wrong.
Patel said the final round of admissions had now been stayed,while adding the merit list for 8,796 seats to be released on Wednesday had been kept in abeyance following the HC verdict.
The HC order came on a petition by students who had passed their Class XII exams from the Central Board of Secondary Examinations. The students had pleaded they had been awarded low percentile marks as compared to students from the Gujarat state education board,despite scoring higher marks in the Class XII exams.
Students with low percentile ranks are placed below others with higher ranks,thus affecting their chances of getting admission to a college and course of their choice.