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Gujarat starts new technical board for professional courses admissions

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Gujarat scraps ACPC to start TERS
Gujarat Government has decided to shutdown the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) to start new technical to care of the professional courses.

ACPC committee was worked as a admission board to hold the admissions to the technical courses like BE, MBA, MCA, M.Pharm, B.Pharm and M.Tech across the state.

The state government brought the new bill in assembly to start the new technical board.

The govt has decided to give new board name as Technical Education Research Society (TERS).

New Technical board has all the authority to hold the admission process for professional courses.

On an average, ACPC used to distribute about three lakh forms and cost of each form was Rs 350/-.

Sources further said that people had faith in ACPC, as it had conducted admissions purely on the merit basis and transparency was always maintained.

Moreover, parents of the aspiring students used to be in direct touch with the ACPC officials. The new body will be completely controlled by technical education department.

Director of technical education department Jayanthi Ravi told TOI: "We have just changed the name of the body. Nothing has changed as far as the process of the admissions is concerned. Moreover, the building in which the ACPC office was located lay vacant after the admissions were over. Now the department will take over and will conduct various refresher courses for the teachers."

Every year, ACPC will earn around Rs 3 to 4 crore through distributing the admission forms. The amount was kept in bank in the name of committee.

Self-finance Management Colleges' Association president Janak Khandwala said, "We have no issues with the new body. The only thing that students should not get harassed. We also need our representative on the board as in ACPC we had one. And majority of colleges are self finance."

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