#MumbaiDownpour: About 100 Students Miss IIM-Indore Entrance


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The torrential downpour in #Mumbai in the past four days had an unexpected fallout - around 100 students missed the annual IPMAT entrance exams to get admission to #IIMIndore.
The affected students are now running from pillar to post, with frantic messages to #IIMIndore Director, Professor Himanshu Rai, and even Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

"This year, the IPMAT was scheduled on July 16 at the Ion Digital Zone in Powai. But due to heavy rains, flooding and road blocks near the exam centre, many of us were forced to take a very long detour and could not reach on time," said Kunal Gupta, one of the dejected aspirants.
Now, the students have launched an online campaign with hashtags like #PMMISSED AND #IPMAT to draw the attention of the authorities concerned.
"We want them to consider the extraordinary circumstances that day we have prepared for very long for this prestigious exam, some have even taken a year's drop. We urge the government and the #IIMIndore to do the needful to save our future," Gupta said.
Recounting the difficulties they encountered in the inclement weather conditions, Kale, Shah and Sheth said many of them abandoned their vehicles and tried to run in the heavy showers for almost a couple of kilometres, but were still delayed.

The harried scholars have now formed a WhatsApp group to highlight their plight and have posted media clippings, photos, videos of the students struggling to reach their exam centre and other things to justify their stand.


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