ICFAI — Exam Registration Scam
Hi. I am a student of ICFAI and have enrolled myself for their MBA cource. my registration number is MBA2090514. I encountered the pathetic attitude of this university during my first group examination. This university usese schools as their examination center. The seating arrangement in schools are ment to accomodate childrens. I along with all the other ICFAI students was made to sit on a bench ment for 4th standard student. This was not at all comfortable. Given the fact that this course is a Post Graduation Cource, the management should understant the the physical size of any person after gradutaion is no where comparable with the 4th standard student. The same problem was faced while 2nd group as well. More problem started in 3rd Group. This was the time I learned that my initial payment of 68,000 (which was paid using PDC and included the interest amount) does not includes the examination fees. So now i have to pay 1000 rs as an examination fees every 3 months to go and sit on the bench made for 4th standard student. Why dont these people spend some money and get colleges as their examination centers??
Thats not all since now I had to pay 1000 rs towards examination fees i went to their Borivali branch to get my self register. I was told that the only two ways to get registered 1) online by providing your credit card or debit card details and 2) Paying the amount in Punjab National Bank and then registering online. So in both the cases i did need to have the access to internet. The person at Borivali branch failed to understand that i do not have the credit or debit card internet access and it wont make sence to pay my fees at Punjab National Bank as again i will have to go online and register.
Finally i decided to use my friends Credit Card and his internet connection to get registered.
The most disgusting I realised was their site. The site is not build to accomodate their current strength. May be the promoters of this university never realised that they will get so much of student base. The site hangs after every 3 minutes.
The payment portal is even more pathetic. Somehow after 2 ours i managed to reach the page which said payment succcessful please wait 5-10 sec for your hall ticket to get downloaded. The side hanged at this page and my hall ticket never got downloaded. I again went through the pain again with the same result the final hall ticket never got downloaded. But to my surprise amount of rs 1000 was deducted from my friends bank account was dedcuted twice all due their pathetic site.
I called up the borivali branch and was informed that even if the amount gets debited from my account it is not necessary that i am registered. I need to have the copy of hall ticket to make sure that i am registered. I was asked to write a mail to [protected]@icfai.org to get the amount reversed. I again went to the site again and tried to get registered this time at night very late cause i didnt want to take the risk of heavy traffic on the site. The registration went through.
I wrote a mail to [protected]@icfai.org regarding the addtional 2000 rs that were debited from my friends account to ask for directions as to how should i get that reversed. I realised that [protected]@icfai.org never replies. I had sent arround 6 mails to this address and have not received any response.
This ICFAI university is a big SCAM and goverment should take action against this university. It does not functions at all like any educational institution and the people realted to this university themself does not have any idea about its functionality.