College asked to repay 1.15 lakh to 17 students

The students had complained that Bangalore School of Business had selected them through group discussion and personal interviews at various places across the country. They were told that the educational institution was running under Madurai Kamaraj University.

However, to their utter dismay they found the name of EIILM University of Sikkim in the examination form. It also came to light that the said university was not authorised to conduct courses beyond its territory and hence the students could not get educational loan from banks.

The 17 students had paid Rs 15,000 as registration fee and Rs 1,15,000 each as fee for first semester. The School promised to furnish proof of its validation within 15 days or to return students’ money.

Since neither of the promises was honoured, the students complained to JP Nagar police and staged a protest in front of the college.  They finally approached the consumers’ forum. The Forum has ordered the School to refund the money within 60 days failing which it would have to pay interest at 9 per cent per annum.

Nightmarish honeymoon

Dr Anusham A Anantharam and Charath Juvala Narayanan had booked tickets from Bangalore to Sydney through Yathra Online Pvt Ltd, for their honeymoon.  They had paid Rs 83,240 to fly on Thai Airways on February 7, 2009. However, on arriving at Bangalore International Airport they were shocked to know that Thai Airways had cancelled this flight nearly 25 days earlier.

They had to take another flight the next day as a result of which they missed the connecting flight and thus sufferred hardship and agony, according to their complaint before the Forum.

Finding Yathra Online guilty of deficient service the Forum ordered the firm to pay Rs 40,000 as compensation to the two complainants.

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