Engineering students say that Directorate of Technical Education twisted the formula at the time of admission process to give gratuitous benefit to state board students. Around 12 engineering students from Jalgaon & Aurangabad have hauled Directorate of Technical Education of Maharashtra to Bombay high court over their contentious percentile formula which is being used for admittance in engineering institutes for the 1st time this year. A formal request in this respect was filed before Aurangabad bench of the court, which sought a provisional stay on the admission procedure for engineering being conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education.
The petitioners, who belong to CBSE, have affirmed that Directorate of Technical Education’s percentile based formula used for preparing the merit list is flawed, which gives undue benefit to the state board students. The petition also stated that Directorate of Technical Education came out with a government resolution, tuning the formula without conferring with the stakeholders, that too in the midst of the admission process, which is illegitimate. The court, on the other hand, refused to allow the interim stay, quoting incapability to arbitrate in the SC's procedures about time - bound admission in engineering institutes across India.
Previously, the Directorate of Technical Education, in its compliance had pleaded that the engineering admissions were already in progress and as per the order of apex court, the procedure has to be concluded before29th July. The court approved 3 week’s time to Directorate of Technical Education to file an affidavit, by setting the subsequent date of hearing to the 1st week of August.
Students to advance towards SC
Jayant Tembhare, petitioner and a CBSE school Principal has taken up the subject on behalf of the students. He is now all set to go to the apex court battle as aspirants of Pune, Mumbai and from the ISC board have also joined him.