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  Tushar Khakhar
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Hi All ICFAI MBA - Distance Learning Aspirors and existing students.

With my personal experience with ICFAI distance learning MBA, I want to educate people who are willing to join this course.

I would like to warn each student who might want to pursue this course that it is high level risk of your career and time. Please think 100 times after reading the below info if you want to join this course.

Lets start from good points ( probably some of them lured me to join the course )

1 COURSEWARE - They have an excellent courseware with high quality knowledge. They almost cover all the aspects in a particular subject for which negative part I will cover later.

2 The Brand Name - I have heard I dunno how true this is that ICFAI is one of the top Business schools.

3 No Entrance Exams - You dont need any CET / CAT or other entrance exams to join this course. Even a person winning a luna ( getting dot 35%) can join the course and think of becoming an MBA.

4 Flexible Payment - Major working low / middle class students can think of joining this course.

5 MBA degree - This can be the shortcut to get an MBA degree. Highly recommended.

6 The course is not that easy though but atleast that gives u hopes that you will learn something good.

Now Enough Lets see the other end.


$ - Fees are too high

$ - Their lectures are pathetic a normal first class graduate would have a better knowledge in certain areas than their professors ( mumbai )

$ - They are granting admission to students without any planning there is no limit. It becomes like a govt school.

$ - They charge considerably high for almost everything which they are not worth of. And this seems it is only coz of their name and books probably. But if that is the case then they are highly unproffessional.

$ - Though the books are amazing they cover major topics but how easy is it to finish studying all of this within 3 months. E.G accounts subjects start from basic FYJC accounts till MCom level accounts. Commerce students will tell you the difference in the level.

$ - The course is difficult but you dont expect to get MBA kind off knowledge wen the portion is so vast and time is so less.

I have just created this blog since im unhappy with this course and thinking of many students who have great dreams and less opportunity ( money as well) who join this course with high hopes and then cannot accept the ground reality of this course. They are somewhere fooling so many of us. People like me are not bothered of loosing money and being patient but my question is when will all this stop.

Lastly

I have written a couple of emails to this organisation ( where I never got any reply and Im not expecting either ) which clearly says how disgusted I am at the moment.


Dear SSD,

Since many days I was trying to register for my Group C exam and always used to realise that the registeration are not on yet. I always used to get the message shown in the attached file.

Please check you website records as well if you think im worng.

Please give me a clear understanding if I am getting such notes how will I proceed and register for exams.Untill yesterday I was under an impression that registerations are not on yet.

Lately after my friend intimated me today that registrations are on and will now have to bear late fees. I was still calm till I was sure that I didnt miss the date. The problem now is that now I am not able to register for my exams in any nearby location from my house and almost all the centres nearby to my residence in Mumbai are full.

Some simple questions which I know ICFAI will not bother to address me till any further step is taken.

Why was this link not rectified?

Why does ICFAI do not send intimations for exam registerations if they can send double reminders for cheque clearance?

I think with ICFAI being so big they atleast must be knowing the expected footfall for certain exams with no of admissions they have. If they can make arrangements for admission who will make arrangements for exams?

Who will be responsible of my waste of three months if I cannot give the exam?

Why should I register in a village or an area miles far away from my house if have no options ?

Lastly with so high fees that you charge for the course can you please let us know if you people are actually justifying 1000rs that are charged for each exam when they cannot solve infrastructural problems.

No response to this email will only be considered a glorifying achievement in ICFAI's unprofessional approach towards educating people or another learning for me of how to run away from problems.

Finally again let me reiterate that I understand that there are problems with every organizations but they are not solved unless people

Thanks

Tushar Khakhar



It would be great if someone can at least read the below email as well where I haven't got any response yet.


----- Forwarded Message ----
From: tushar khakhar
To: SSDTC@ICFAI.ORG
Sent: Friday, 1 June, 2007 12:10:39 PM
Subject: Re: MBA group C classes

Dear Sir / Madam
This is to inform you that we are unhappy with the unprofessional approach towards conducting the training classes for MBA.
There are a serious of concerns that we have are mentioned below.
It has been repeatedly noticed that the classroom which is for school students is given to us. Adding to it we being a batch of 80 students ( noticing since three groups) try to accommodate in the classroom. We need to adjust ourselves to 3 student per bench. It is very difficult to concentrate in these circumstances. The joke being the professors tell us to note down the proceedings of the lecture. Normally, in those benches only two people can accommodate and write down notes easily and when three people fit in neither of the three can write anything. Also do I need to mention that we cannot use the Lift service, no coolers or air conditioners in the classroom (that is not necessary ) etc. It just makes me realise that I was a fool to join for training lectures and I don't attend classes for many such reasons. Believe me the actual scenario in the classroom is very difficult to explain.
We were still OK with this treatment till the first two groups (Group A and Group B). But now that I know that Group C is the most difficult and your past records show that the pass percentage for this group is the lowest. Being a commerce graduate myself I understand that these subjects cannot be covered in few lectures. But looking at the current situation if we still cant get the most out of what we are getting now then it is just useless to go for such training programs.
And let me add we have been complaining about this to our coordinator Poonam Padia and the least is we could expect anything from her. It seems she does not have much authority to change things or she cannot do anything as she has less options or she is not doing anything for her benefit. The responses that we get is students strength tends to reduce every week and hence they cannot conduct two batches. But how does that matter when you people have received fees from all the students.
Whatever the reason might be but also the fact is we pay Rs 3000 for training of one group. If at an average we count 50 students ( where there are actually around 80 students in my batch) the total for that batch would be Rs 1,50,000 (50 x Rs 3,000).I understand there is some rent that needs to be paid for the classroom and also remunerations to the professors. But practically speaking the rent is negligible compared to the income that you get per batch. Also considering that my batch is not the only batch conducted, there are so many batches at the same time so rent hardly matters if I consider the income from all these batches. I'm sure professors do not charge anywhere close to Rs 50,000 per batch that you cant afford one more if you split the batches. This where I need to add that, Do we even get any luxurious treatment against this?
The question I want to ask is that, in these circumstances it is difficult to sit for the lectures and If someone fails who is the person responsible.
A suggestion, please do not play with peoples career this way it takes pain to earn money and most of the students joining your MBA program cannot afford high donations and are working personnel's.
I have no hatred for ICFAI but I am upset with the way things are placed.
Again this is in the interest of the people who normally will never speak up, as in India people are used to adjust themselves in life.
I know it is difficult to change such things easily but I want my institute to get awakened and also want to let them know that they are one of the best but they can be the best in the market and this is exactly what I am trying to address.
Finally I am happy and proud that I am pursuing my masters from ICFAI but...
Hoping for your positive approach towards my email.
Thanks & Regards
Tushar Khakhar
MBA 2082399
Joined MBA (distance learning) in Borivali, Mumbai Branch.
Currently in MBA Group C
P.S - Please address this to the higher officials


Ha ha I must be very sarcastic here but ppl my intentions are also to teach these people of what I have learnt from their so called 360* Learning MBA Course.

Many of the ICFAI faculties and employees and loyal students who must have cleared very easily or must b having loads of money will revert back to this blog in anger which is what I anticipate.

Let the game begin.

Tushar Khakhar

tushar19k@gmail.com


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N Dec 10, 2011 by
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ifen  
 
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Dear All,
Hi,

I thank you for giving me an opportunity to introduce ICFAI UNIVERSITY

ICFAI business school Hyderabad is amongst the top 10 Business School in India and we have more than 144 courses in our curriculum as Distance Learning Programs.
The University believes in creating and disseminating knowledge and skills in core and frontier areas through innovative educational programs, research, consulting and publishing and developing a new cadre of professionals with a high level of competence and deep sense of ethics and commitment to the code of professional conduct which will enhance the skill of your employees.


A number of educational programs are offered in Management, finance, Banking, Insurance, Accounting, law, Information technology, Arts, and Commerce. Education and science and technology at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels on full-time campus and flexible learning format. Examinations are conducted at over 245 test centers all over India, four times a year.

Management professional / Master program –
• Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
• Master of Computer Applications (MCA) program
• CFA Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
• CPA program
• CBM program
• CRIM program
• Master of Retail Management
• Master of Telecom Management
• Master of Aviation Management
• Master of Financial Services Management
• Master of Infrastructure Management
• Master of Hospital Administration
• Master of Media Business Management
• Various P.G.Diploma’s and Certificate.

We can send you the prospectus of any program at free of cost to you, we will welcome your call for any query or counseling or admission,
 

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I received an urgent document on the 9th day of January, 2008 which was forwarded by my client on 5th of Jan, 08 from your branch at Anand Niketan, New Delhi. The POD # of the same is 200386892.


Anticipating an action!

Regards

Sumit
 
Bravo tushar,

finaly found someone who dared raise the voice against this ill-mannered institution. I am suffering the same ... though you have wrote enough yet wanna add that this is not only who is getting irritated but lot many students like us also who never get replied or responded or updated with the insititution. I am just counting my tears that have rolled down from my heart. its not about money I've wasted, its all about the time ... shame on ICFAI.
 
hello respected sir/madam

just want to know that how can i apply for mba (distance learning) courses im staying in mumbai plz help me out.
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Suhail  
 
Hello Tushar,

A few months back I had taken admission in the ICFAI university course for the BCA course, and had provided them with Post Dated Cheques. They had told me that they will inform once the classess get started, I never got a call from their end about the classess, even I had called back from my end and they said it would be starting in April, But I never got a call after that, and just in the month of May I got a call saying that in the month of July exams are there, would I like to register.
I told thm that I was never informed about the classess, so now how can I appear for exams.

And Now I have a very strict schedule at my job, so from now I won't be able to attend the weekend classes, So I informed them that I would like to discontinue with the course.
So Now they have started to threaten me, and they have sent a Notice from the Photon Capital Advisors, saying that I will have make all the payments, and I cannot discontinue the course, Or they will take legal actions against me for not paying for the course, and they are threatening me that i'll have to go to jail.

This is illegal, How can they force anyone to make payments and not allow to discontinue the course.

Please help me, what can I do in such a circumstance.


Thank you
Suhail
 
please send me mba information
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Neha  
 
Hello Friends

m facing the same problem i hv enrolled with Mba distance learning programm, 6 month back ..i hv paid for the classes but they are not providing ...m really upset plz suggest me wat to do??do i hv to quit the prpgramm?
 
Dear All,

I agree that ICFAI is making money and nothing else. Its useless to do an any courses from ICFAI. Firstly the attitude of staff is real pathetic, they never answer your email for months together. If you are taking up exams abroad then they charge you a whopping USD 250 for 2 subjects which is Rupees 10, 000=00. This amount holds good even if you are taking up only 1 subject at a time. Please ladies and gentlemen, please thinks 1001 times before joining courses here.

Thanks
Shastry
hariprem4@yahoo.com
 
Dear sir,

This is kunal meher & i have done BCOM, now i want to join ICFAI as a mba student in boriwali branch so what will be the requirment & criteriya 4 mba finance.pls send me info.regarding addmission.& job placment .

THANKING YOU SIR

Regards
kunal meher
mob:-9765870577
 
I Totally agree with you: I am student of 2004 distance learning program batch but yet i have not covered above group A, B when we started we had only 1 paper for each subject in each group: after a year it was spilted to two. ie.. if i have to pass i have to pass in both the papers; I was working professional and i don't get time for sudies much; But when i joined counselor infomed me that the course it easy. And you can do it. But i am still doing it... This institute is Horibble for working professionals as they don't know to design the course of Distance Learning and Also for woring professionals. So DON'T JOIN IT MAN. You will get 0000000000000000000 practical knowledge because it is only theories and theories
 
AS FAR AS IAM CONCERNED ABOUT ALL THIS IM ALSO PURSUING MY MBA FROM ICFAI(DSL MODE)IN TERMS OF ALL THIS I CAN'T SAY MORE BUT WHERE IT COMES ON STUDY IAM HAPPY WITH D COURSE THEY PROVIDE EXCELLENT CORSEWARE AND REST IS NOT MY CONCERNED BCZ I HAVE MAILED ICFAI MANY TIMES AND I GOT REVERTS OF EACH AND EVRYTHING ON TIME EVEN MY MONTHLY MAGAZINES ALSO YA THE PART OF FEE AND D DISHONOUR PROCEDUR OF CHECKS IS BIT UNSATISFACTORY
MOST STUDENTS WON'T CLEAR THERE EXAMS DUE TO LESS TIME AND LENGTHY COURSE SO WHY STUDENTS ARE HERE FOR STUDY OR FOR JUST GETTING DEGREE BY SITTING AT HOME WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING.
.SEE IF YOU WANT TO GRAB SOMETHING U HV TO GIVE TIME .ICFAI COVERED ALL INDIAN MARKET EXAMPLES IN THERE COURSEWARE WHICH IS VERY GOOD AND FRUITFUL AND MY REQUEST TO ICFAI IF SO MANY STUDENTS ARE COMPLAINING THEN THERE MUST BE SOME UNSATISAFCTORY RESULTS THEY ARE GETTING SO PLEASE CLEAR ALL YOUR DOUBTS WITH STUDENTS AND PEOPLE INSTEAD GOING AHEAD WITH THIS REPUTATION IF U R BEST AND SERVING GOOD PLZ GOAHEAD AND BE A INDIA NO 1 BSHOOL AND IM SURE ICFAI IS .
BE POSITIVE STUDENTS ENHANCE YOUR OWN SKILLS TAKE THINGS POSITIVELY DON'T WASTE UR TIME IN BLAMING INSTITUTES JUST STUDY AND GRAB KNOWLEDGE IMPROVE UR COMMUNICATION AND WORK ON UR PERSONA AND GS .SEE WHEN U R GOING TO JOIN ANY COMPANY NOBODY IS GOING TO ASK U WHT U HV STUDIED IN MBA, COMPANY WILL ASK WHAT EXTRA AND CREATIVE U HV WHICH IS DIFF FRM ODRS DTS ALL SO BE PRACTICAL AND WISH U ALL D BEST . MISSRS
 
Rati ji aapki to baat hi nirali hai... yeh philosophical attitude har kiska nahi hota... we pay to gain something, , , , n nt to get shit at the end, , ,
 
Dear Mr.Tushar Khakhar,

I am a mechanical engineer and have almost 3 years of job experience. My job profile basicaly deals
with marketing, planning and co-ordination, product developement of industrieal goods. I am posted at company head office at Kolkata.
I am looking for doing a distance learning MBA as it is not possible for me to leave my job now.
I came across IMT distance learning program. IMT- CDL has there regional (eastern) office at Kolkata.
They have a 1 year program(PGDM) and also a 3 year program(PGPM - post graduate program in management.) As per them, it is equivalent to MBA and hence a MBA level program. But they are not calling it as PGDBM. As IMT is an institute they can't even call it an MBA. Course fee = 60 K (6 semistar).

Sir, I want to know if what is the market value of this 3 year program in corporate sector.
Also since they are not providing MBA or PGDBM and only calling it a "PROGRAM", I am a bit sceptical.
Pls advise as soon as possible as the admission closes by the end of this February.

I have gone through all the exchange in this blog and that prompted me to seek your valuable advice.

Thanks and regards,
Shubhadip Das.
 
Ya its right. I was aware about this institute. thats why i suggest my brother to go with Welingkar, s PGDBA-DLP. That is good.
He is satisfied with this programme.
It is only 2year MBA program. And fee is only 45, 000 for 2years.
 
Hello Friends,

I am Deepak I have done my Graduation in Engineering as well as I have total 3 years experience, Now i want to do MBA Distance learing programme in ICFAI.Still I am working in reputed company as a Senior Executive.

So, What you suggest me .Is it I want to do it or not.If not then why ?

Thanks and Regards,
Deepak.
 
HI
TO WHOM SO EVER IT MAY CONCERN!!!

I am enrolled in to PGDHRM, 2 months ago.. and have repeatedly been asking for the exam dates and relevant information regarding the same.. please be informed that, even after so many mails, ICFAI has turned deaf I must say if i am not wrong, by not replying to the mails in time..but are always promised for their prompt service for which they are not upto?? why is all this happening? can anyone who would take the initiative and please hear our cries so that we can get our answers that we are looking for..I am sure that they are thousands and more who are facing the problems same like me or even more.. but why is ICFAI being so not literally intrested in answering our queries? why is that there is no timely intimation, regarding anything be it may????????????? can somebody please let me know whats happening?

atleast now please for good sake do reply me stating the procedure for enrolling for exams.. because i m not able to do it online and getting error messages stating that "registration failed". again n again..

please help...
 
Hi i am Ragini Pursuing BCA from ICFAI university.I was just going through this section and i got to know there are so many people who are not getting what they expected from this university.As i took admission i was never called for classes forget about classes the paper that they design you cannot believe that you are giving an exam of BCA program. dont want to say i am very intelligent but i am above than an average student and i have given C++ EXAM Thrice as material is no where in the book.Apart rom that the exam that came across was not even in Balaguruswami's Book as i was referring to that book a well.I am working as a Solution Engg. in some company.I am very disappointed as i have appeared for the same C++ exam thrice hoping that i will be able to clear it but its not about clearing the exam its about they should know what they are giving.Being a BCA student that too from distance learning they should not make the question paper of MCA level for a BCA student.please help me tell me is there any option i can migrate from this university?????Need help
 
Hi,
I have Completed my Graduation (BBA) I have total 2.5 years experience (2Years with Graduation & .5 year After Graduation) in a HR & Admin at Pune. i want to do MBA Distance learing programme From ICFAI. is it OK or not. If not then Suggest me Other Intitute.

Thanks
Madhu
 
Dear sir
this is valmik from pune.I want to apply for MBA (distance learning) please help me out.
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Amit  
 
Dear Tushar,
this institute is really disgusting, cause once u r entered ICFAI u r just going to waste ur money and time.In 18 months EMIS they took all money and U need 55% in every exam to pass on. So An average student pls forget to take addmission in this institute.more they really treat us like nursery students. We are mba students and we use to sit in the nursery classes and give exams E grade schools. I m really with the way this institute is running. they take 1000 rs per exams and wat they return in examination hall distrubence, when u see every 5 mins they are more than 5 people is becomin invilgator and enterning they, the concentration is already gone. u cant expect these kinds of examination centers.Well the courseware its toughest, highly complex, Extremelly lengthy, u cant read it in 3 months.
now u c they r fraud and it has been declared BTECH students got diploma means their degree is nothing than waste paper.

ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO TAKE ADDMISSION IN ICFAI PLS DoNT ITS JUST A WASTE INSTITIUTE

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