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[Resolved]  Princeton Review, Manya Group, India — Fraud

I started out my sophomore year in college, totally undecided about my future and when I finally reached the idea of doing my higher studies in the US, I arrived at my next dilemma, as to which place I should join my coaching for GRE and TOEFL. Most of my seniors and friends testified that joining 'The Princeton Review' was indeed worth its money, and so I did. I first attended the GRE classes for my Verbal section and it was a thoroughly exciting and inspirational set of classes. One of my greatly dreaded exercises were the Reading comprehensions, but at the end of the 6 weeks I pretty much started liking these tasks as they were made so much easier by the methods taught at TPR. In my final exam I got HUGE RCs but thanks to the splendid training I got I was able to get a healthy score of 570 despite my odds in the verbal section. The Quantitative coaching was also equally good, and they help to hone my skills in answering the really tough questions in the latter part of the test. I got a perfect 800 in Quant . and my overall score of 1370 was more than satisfying, something that wouldn't have been possible without the guidance of my erudite mentors.

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Worst admission service. Waste of money. Complete fraud one.
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Dear Jeroma,

We are extremely sorry to hear about this and even more sorry to disappoint a customer. We'd like to make sure that such mistakes don't happen again. Please mail us your full name, candidate ID & center name at [email protected] We want to hear all about your concerns and address them in the most suitable way. We look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Manya Education
The Above issue never got resolved - the Manay Group is a know Cheating headed by another bigg cheat called Araddhanaa
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Dear Student,

We want to extend our sincerest apologies concerning all the issues that you have faced. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality standards for our students. So, we hope you will give us an opportunity to discuss this further with you. Please mail us your full name, candidate ID & center name at [email protected]

Regards,

Manya Education
i sent u mesage check dt plz
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I had a very good experience at the princeton review, the faculty members were
friendly and went out of their way to help me prepare well for the gre.I came
all the way from Purdue University, US during summer just to do this course and
have no regrets. I'd recommend it to all my friends.Thanks to the faculty.A very special thanks to my verbal instructor for his help and encouragement.
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Dear Student,

Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion on Manya Education. We take pride in giving outstanding service to each and every student and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation.

Regards,

Manya Education
well, i took d SAT course in verbal section only...They never even mentioned that there exists a small group and person to person.The cost of each class was 1680 and it was to be taken for a minimum of 10 hours.So it was 16800.Now to describe each class.It was generally for 1 hour each.At the beginning, d lady would come, choose a topic and read out the strategies, which wud take a maximum of 5 mins.Then c wud tell me to do practice sessions of 25 and 15 mins.Then c wud call out d right options from specimen copy and i would correct.Mind it.each hour is rs1680.On 1st SAT verbal i got 490(extremely poor score) and then after taking d class it DECREASED by 30, making it 460.

It also said that they will do d whole of my application process by themselves(5 schools).Then after paying d money, the SUTRADHAR fact was revealed.I would feeed in every detail(exactly as i filled it in COMMON APPLICATION site) and they would tell me d matching schools like dream school, possible school and safe school.Nd they recommended schools like SUNY STONY BROOK whioch has no need based aid for international undergrads.Dats all for another rs28, 000.
so appx 48, 000 was a waste.I did not take any help from them and did all the application myself and took d sat again.Obviously these cheats never refunded money..USIEF kolkata was a great help.
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Dear Student,

We are extremely sorry to hear about this and even more sorry to disappoint a customer. We'd like to make sure that such mistakes don't happen again. Please mail us your full name, candidate ID & center name at [email protected] We want to hear all about your concerns and address them in the most suitable way. We look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Manya Education
Joining Princeton was finally one good decision I made in life. I knew I had to go abroad for higher studies but I had no idea how to go about doing it. I had only heard of GRE and TOEFL. That was when I decided to join a coaching institute so as to get some guidance. I went to various institutes but found Princeton the most satisfying. I found them extremely professional and the study material was without doubt one of the best I had ever seen. 4- 5 words in my GRE verbal section were straight out of the hit parade. These words appeared in the beginning of my test and are hugely responsible for the score I got. The interactions I had with the faculty at Princeton were very enlightening and the sense of discipline they instilled in me helped me a lot during my preparation. My advice to any incoming student would be to stick to the plan Princeton has for you. That plan helped me out a great deal and I am truly grateful. If I had not joined Princeton I'd probably be taking things very lightly and would have ended up with an average score. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank every member I had interactions with at Princeton. I owe a major part of my success in GRE to them. Thank you all and keep up the good work. I am sure with the kind of training you give getting a score of more than 1500 should not be a big deal for anyone who joins Princeton.

GRE score 1520
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Thank you for the kind words, Puneet! We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our values are to put students’ satisfaction as the top priority and we are committed to it. Students like you make our work wonderful.

Regards,

Manya Education
I have had similar experience as the complaint maker - Ankita Yadava - but as an aspiring employee and not as an student aspiring for international education. They called me for an interview cum test for the position called Team leader -- but put me on a test for the position of Admissions councellor. They clearly stated the position on Team Leader int he email but as neatly as that turned back on their words in the preliminary interview. I was contact and met the person - Aparna Shukla. I deeply identify with the experience Ankita Yadava have had. Manya Education is capable of such fraud. It seems they are a clever and a money minting group of people. And yes, they are rude!

I am sorry for Ankita Yadava!
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Dear Deeplata,

Thanks for the review.

And sorry that your experience was not good. We always want to improve in Manya Education, and we have made serious improvements in this area and many others since you would have interviewed.

Thanks again and good luck with your career.

Regards,

Manya Education
Hey.. did they edit your SOP and LOR in manya group princeton review? is it worth paying for that? plz guys... reply for this asap...
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Dear Bairu,

Quality of education and support are what distinguish us from others. We always strive to exceed our students’ expectations by delivering quality services. You can check our student's testimonial and scores on our website www.manyagroup.com

Regards,

Manya Education
Worst admission ACS service. Waste of money. Rather, we can do it by our own. U can go for GRE coaching which is quite ok but admission service is a fraud one that they will never guide or respond u.
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Dear Jeroma,

We are extremely sorry to hear about this and even more sorry to disappoint a customer. We'd like to make sure that such mistakes don't happen again. Please mail us your full name, candidate ID & center name at [email protected] We want to hear all about your concerns and address them in the most suitable way. We look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Manya Education
this is so damn true. never seen such good for nothing people.
the front desk people know nothing in indiranagar branch.

and they wont help you even after getting the full payment.

and they wont answer your mails or phone calls.

their consultancy is bogus and phoney!

DO NOT TRUST THEM!
These people can make you fool if given a chance, at least with admission counselling .Don't know what they gonna teach in eight classes for gre . i applied for a university through manya and paid 1200rs for courier charges, but i dint even get a receipt for my payment, conclusion: ask for a computer receipt with invoice number on it. they assigned me a pregnant lady, she use to get stressed too early keep asking for update regarding your work, i was told there was a application fee waiver for a university but on the deadline date they told me to pay, moreover they asked the credit card details .i had an option to sue them for asking my personal details.
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Dear Chetan,

We want to extend our sincerest apologies concerning all the issues that you have faced. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality standards for our students. So, we hope you will give us an opportunity to discuss this further with you. Please mail us your full name, candidate ID & center name at [email protected]

Regards,

Manya Education
im planning on joining the princeton soon
im confused after reading the reviews
fiends please help me
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Dear Sameera,

Quality of education and support are what distinguish us from others. We always strive to exceed our students’ expectations by delivering quality services. You can check our student's testimonial and scores on our website www.manyagroup.com

Regards,

Manya Education
Dear All,

I appeared for GMAT yesterday and scored 720. I prepared for some weeks with Manya Princeton in Delhi. I had a terrible experience with them. They are making all o[censored]s "Fools". The total experience from Faculty, Study Material, and all aspects was very mediocre.

I was surprised to see their faculty. Even you all can go to Naukri.com and see the salary ranges of their faculty. Teachers are taken at a very low salary and you can easily think of the teachers competency when experienced teachers are taken at a salary range of 1-6 Lpa.

What they are doing is a typical fraud technique of "Royalty Franchise". In education industry this fraud is very common in which even Time, IMS and Career Launcher is involved. In this technique, Manya gives 20% royalty to Princeton and uses their branding. Indian students are made to believe that its Princeton who are running the show. But in reality Princeton is involved in nothing except branding. All other things like Faculty, Study Material and all other stuff is prepared by very incompetent persons.

Princeton Review is not considered a good coaching school in any part of world including US. But as Indians we love all things which are foreign. Even if she is a p**n star, I will not take names.

Now in these posts, even one Manya staff Puneet is taking some names of his students. He took one name Shyam Beriwal and he says he scored 750. Manya has even posted this fake person profile in BeattheGmat, but they have done one mistake, there the score is 740. And i have even seen a post where the same person score is 710. Thats what happens when you lie, It will keep on changing. look at the link:

http://reviews.beatthegmat.com/princeton-review/princeton-review-gmat-private-tu...
My worst experience ever! It stands first in the do-not-do-things when you are planning to avail consultancy services.

I registered myself for availing consultancy services from Manya group based on the suggestion of one of my friends. Initially they spoke so well that it was promising. And i was mentally relieved thinking that it's in safe hands. But they later asked me to change my colleges as they found that it would be difficult for me to go get in. I know which colleges I can get into but all I wanted was a little assistance to help me get into the college that I want to get into, rather than helping me to get into a college that I already can! as I started working on my essays and LORs I got no help from them. Even after several reminders to respond to my essays and LORs, I got no response. They have a policy of replying to the essays and LORs within 48 hours apparently, but looks like the policy is just restricted to be in one of their documents and not in actual practice.

After complaining on the matter a several times, they responded. But the quality of the service is so poor that I realized I need not have to go to these people to get any service as I can install Microsoft software to get my spell checks and grammar checks done. In fact my friends and managers were of a great help than these advisers and editors. Plus the added drawback is, I had to keep going to their office to complain every alternate week. If I was so jobless I would have done things on my own. I had to work, study for my GMAT, work on applications and also go to their office to beg them to reply to the mails as they weren't responding to any of it.

I had almost given up on their services but yet kept sending them my essays and LORs, to which I never got any reply. Had I relied up on their assistance I wouldn't have managed to submit my applications on time. If I could sue these people for mental agony, I would definitely do that right away!

To sum it up.
1. Waste of money
2. Waste of time
3. Waste of energy
4. Unnecessary mental pressure

IT'S A STRICT NO TO MANYA.
Archana G's reply, Jan 27, 2017
Hey Radhika, I dont know if we are from the same batch. I too availed the ACS at Manya Princeton Review and it's dreadful !!
The counselor is of no help ! She would get pissed when I called asking for information. They say that they evaluate your profile and generate university list( which is about 10 universities) matching your profile, which is utter nonsense. Some universities that they referred to me did not even have my preferred course and one of them was an online course ! They have some sort of a tie up with the universities which they push for. I had to research universities myself. They have no additional information either. I had to contact the Uni myself which seemed much easier.
Anyone reading this, it's easier if you do it on your own than pay PTR manya for the services. It's not as hard as you think it is. And they don't assist you in any way. You end up doing all the work yourself.

They have a fancy portal which seems useless, there is NO RESPONSE over uploaded documents. I had to ready all the documents (SOP, LOR, Resume) on my own. My assumption was the editor would edit the document to make it fancy or more appealing, but they just trim any grammatical errors if any and send it back. Basically you write the SOP, LOR, from the scratch and get their approval (for any minor mistakes) and apply to the universities on you're own. That's it. For which you get charged.

Availing ACS at manya was a Big mistake.
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Dear Radhika,

We want to extend our sincerest apologies concerning all the issues that you have faced. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality standards for our students. So, we hope you will give us an opportunity to discuss this further with you. Please mail us your full name, candidate ID & center name at [email protected]

Regards,

Manya Education
Complete waste of money!! Fraud people

I approached Princeton Manya as one of my friend referred. Initially they spoke really well and made me to pay for their consultancy services. Once they got the money from me, they started to show their real face.

Just for namesake they are called consultancy. I was the one who did all the paper works. All i needed was a support and to guide me what step to take next, but that did not happen till the end.

I was assigned to a lousy, lazy and hopeless adviser who helps nothing. Initially she spoke really well and gave me confidence, but later i came to know it is all waste of money.

I wanted to apply to 5 different universities and i paid for the same. she agreed she will apply to all those univ's i shortlisted. After some days she changed some universities i selected and made me to apply for the univ which she selected. i filled all the pages/form for all the universities. will all hope i was waiting for my results and working on other documentation process. after 2-3 weeks i asked her regarding the status of my application. She replied " Did i not tell you that one application got rejected as your academic scores are not meeting the bar" ? i felt bad and i agreed to what she told. But later when i searched my email to check if i have any mail confirmation for applying to that university, i was shocked to see that i haven't got any mail . which mean she never applied to that university. And i could see she applied only 2 universities out of 5. When i asked about the rest, she is very normally replying, that i delayed in giving my SOP and LOR

I never delayed in giving the SOP/LOR. all i wanted is their help to frame these. That never happened till last also they did not edit my SOP. They took it as a final draft and applied to those 2 univ

They got courier charge for applying to those universities, but only one was sent in courier and the other through online . they charged 3k and when asked for receipt they did not give till date.

On the whole, like radhika mentioned, it's a waste of money, time and we get all the stress when we get to know they are hopeless

Please DO NOT visit this place for higher studies
Gfarej56's reply, Jun 28, 2017
All my dream and future is gone, with additional waste of money
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Dear Student,

We are extremely sorry to hear about this and even more sorry to disappoint a customer. We'd like to make sure that such mistakes don't happen again. Please mail us your full name, candidate ID & center name at [email protected] We want to hear all about your concerns and address them in the most suitable way. We look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Manya Education
On one website they say that refunds are available and then they say that on another website it is stated that there will be no refunds. When you type student terms and conditions in India only the first website comes up.

They are complete frauds and only in the bill (after you pay the full amount) can you see that there is NO REFUNDS available!

They are frauds and never trust them they will take your money, waste your time and ruin your life.

Do not trust them at all!
Manya Education's reply, Nov 21, 2019
Dear Ajay,

Apologies for your negative experience. We do outline the payment terms for our service at the point at which you sign up. Regardless, please write to us at [email protected] with your full name, candidate ID & center name so that we will be able to help you.

Regards,

Manya Education
Dear Student,

We want to sincerely apologize for your negative experience in Manya Education. However, we'd like to learn more about your situation and what exactly happened. We want to make things right. Please mail us your full name, candidate ID & center name at [protected]@manyagroup.com

Regards,

Manya Education
COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY!!! FRAUD

I enrolled myself to manya group to avail their services for applying into foreign universities. It was due to one of my friends suggestion that i went there. At first, they will praise about themselves and the list of students who benefited from them and also about how much you will need them. They would brag about how essential SOP, LOR, CV documents are and how they will help you through the whole process. But, Honestly they won’t even put their time and consideration into those things not even 1% of what they claim to do.

I signed up for their services in late 2019 and I was in my last year of college and I hoped to get admission in the Fall’2020. I relied very much on Many Group for the admission process. But, because of Manya group miserable management, people and terrible quality of service. I was not able to get into any of the shortlisted university. Afterwards it was Lockdown, sitting in house with completely nothing planned out and seeing my friends get admit into universities or working in an MNC after college and REALISING that i spent ₹60k for ill managed education group which would take me to nowhere. It put me into DEPRESSION. For months i suffered from ANXIETY, INSOMNIA and clinical depression. But, i didn’t give up I started doing all my work on my own and sometimes i even shared some of the documents with the adviser and editor. But, it was evident from their delayed response that they are just not interested to help you.

Since, the time i started their plan I have been assigned with 3 different advisers and editors. And i even had conversations with advisers that left. And they all said just negative things about manya.

Moreover, I completely agree with all the things that Ms. Radhika Vaidula had said above about her experience with Manya. All of the things she said are true and it is exactly like she had described.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS ME

Since, career or getting an admit into a university can be very important for people like me. I don’t want anyone to suffer the Mental stress of the unprecedented situation they put you into.
COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY!!! FRAUD

I enrolled myself to manya group to avail their services for applying into foreign universities. It was due to one of my friends suggestion that i went there. At first, they will praise about themselves and the list of students who benefited from them and also about how much you will need them. They would brag about how essential SOP, LOR, CV documents are and how they will help you through the whole process. But, Honestly they won’t even put their time and consideration into those things not even 1% of what they claim to do.

I signed up for their services in late 2019 and I was in my last year of college and I hoped to get admission in the Fall’2020. I relied very much on Many Group for the admission process. But, because of Manya group miserable management, people and terrible quality of service. I was not able to get into any of the shortlisted university. Afterwards it was Lockdown, sitting in house with completely nothing planned out and seeing my friends get admit into universities or working in an MNC after college and REALISING that i spent ₹60k for ill managed education group which would take me to nowhere. It put me into DEPRESSION. For months i suffered from ANXIETY, INSOMNIA and clinical depression. But, i didn’t give up I started doing all my work on my own and sometimes i even shared some of the documents with the adviser and editor. But, it was evident from their delayed response that they are just not interested to help you.

Since, the time i started their plan I have been assigned with 3 different advisers and editors. And i even had conversations with advisers that left. And they all said just negative things about manya.

Moreover, I completely agree with all the things that Ms. Radhika Vaidula had said above about her experience with Manya. All of the things she said are true and it is exactly like she had described.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS ME

Since, career or getting an admit into a university can be very important for people like me. I don’t want anyone to suffer the Mental stress of the unprecedented situation they put you into.

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