The affected students are now moving from the pillars to the post, IIM-Indore director, Professor Himanshu Rai, and even Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
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“This year, the IPMAT was scheduled for July 16 in the Ion Digital Zone in Powai. But due to heavy rains, floods and roadblocks near the test center, many of us were forced to take a long long door and not get there in time,” said Kunal N. Gupta says. Besides, the scores of Abhinav Kale, Falak Shah, Josh Seth and many others were also delayed by a few minutes but were not allowed to write in the important exams, he said.
Now the students have started an online campaign with hashtags like #PMMISSED and #IPMAT to attract the attention of the authorities.
“We want them to consider the extraordinary situation in which they have prepared this day for a very long time for this prestigious test. Some have even taken a one-year drop. We urge the government and IIM-Indore to do what is necessary to save our future,” Gupta said.
Despite repeated attempts by IANS, the director of IIM-Indore and other authorities were not available for comment.
Referring to the weather-related problems they faced, Kale, Shah and Seth said most of them left their vehicles and tried to run for about two hundred kilometers in heavy rain, but there was still a delay.
The aggrieved scholars have now formed a WhatsApp group to highlight their plight and have posted media clippings, photos, videos of students fighting to get to their test centers and other things to justify their stand.
They contacted the admission office of IIM-Indore via email, phone-call, but besides applying on social media, there was no result.