Indore: The II and IV semester students of MBA executive programme are up in arms as Institute of Management Studies has fixed their exams in March, the last month of financial year. All students of this programme are working professionals and they won’t be granted leave by their respective organisations to appear in the exams as March being the crucial month for clearing financial related matters of the fiscal.

“ The purpose of the course is defeated if the working professionals were subjected to exams in March,” the students said.They made a representation before the university authorities requesting them to extend the exams.

In an application to Vice- Chancellor Prof DP Singh, the students said: “ Work load in every organisation is more in March in comparison to other months of the fiscal. Therefore, the controlling officers are reluctant to grant leave in March. If we give a miss to our duties and come to appear in the exams, our jobs would be in jeopardy.” The students requested the V- C to postpone the exams till April.

According to sources, the VC forwarded the application to IMS Director PN Mishra with a comment to consider their request.Prof Mishra said that he had convened a meeting of faculty of IMS to decide over the issue.

He claimed that the students of the course are divided in two groups. One wants exams in March and other in April.“ Faculty of the IMS will take the final call after consulting with the students,” he stated. Meanwhile, sources claimed that the exams were fixed in March for a girl student.“ The girl student is going abroad in April so the institute is reluctant to hold exams in March,” the added.

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Teacher threatens to fail student!

A student of IMS has lodged a complaint with institute head PN Mishra claiming that a faculty Piyush Mishra had threatened to fail him in exams.In the complaint, MBA ( disaster management) student Abhishek Chauhan stated that he was sick due to which he had to skip many of his classes.

“ When I got well and reached the institute, logistic management subject teacher Tendulkar called me to his chamber on February 11 and told me that he won’t allow him to write exams due to short attendance.

On Monday when I went to appear in internal exam, I was shown the door,” the complainant said adding that his medical certificate was also not entertained.

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