My name is Annapoorna and I joined Jetking, Visakhapatnam branch, in the month of January 2010. This is an institute offering training in IT support service certifications like MCSC, CCNA etc. The name of the course is JCHNP which is Jetking Certified Hardware and Networking Professional. Going by the reputation of Jetking, Hyderabad, I blindly trusted the Vizag institute. I paid an initial deposit of Rs.19,000/- towards the Rs.40,000/- total fee. The first module consists of basic electronics went well.
The second module (Hardware module) was dismal because the institute did not have any equipment to teach computer Hardware. All they had was junk non-working parts. We need basic components like RAM modules, couple of computers, hard disks, drives etc., to learn the skills required to be a hardware technician. They did not have any. I bought an old computer and we used that for practicals. We repeatedly urged them to buy equipment but they would tell us that they do not have funds as the fee were not being paid but internal sources revealed that they were getting their revenue every month from teh students fees. The working machines were all locked as there were thefts of computer components in the institute.
The third module (Operating Systems) was even bad. Inspite of claiming to Microsoft education partner they did not have OS CDs. Internal politics made it even worse for us. One of the trainers would purposely remove Operating Systems from machines or plant problems in them. We wasted close to a month like that. Again repeated complaints fell on deaf ears. One thing we can understand is that Jetking is not an authorised education institute for Microsoft, Cisco or any other certifying body.
Authorised education partners have modules, material and assesments designed by the certifying bodies. Jetking has its own material and own assessments which are all stage managed. The material is a cut paste error.
The fourth module (networking) is similar to the previous modules except that this time we did not even have a trainer. When they hired a CCNA ( Cisco Certified Network Administrator) who identified all the above problems and tried to help us but he was harrassed and was terminated from the service.
The centre director Aman Sharma made it clear to me that the equipment in the labs was just for show off and he was interested in improving the conditions. He is flying to the USA for MS in April and is selling the institute.
There is an auditor who comes from Jetking to check the status of the centre. He inspite of seeing the condition surprisingly just slapped a fine on the franchise and left. It is alleged that he is being bribed by Aman Sharma. The auditor's name is Abbas. It is interesting to note he personally requested me to send complaints to his personal email ID and not to his corporate ID.
I request Corporate Frauds Watch to help me and my classmates in bringing these crooks to the book. Stop Aman from flying because he is the kingpin along with his dad Mr.Arun Jaitely. Get our fees back as many of have borrowed the money on high rate of interest to pursue this course.
I am not aware the franschise name but they put an ad in Sakshi paper recently to sell The Jetking Franchise.
Please look into them and suggest a course of action. We tried in vain to hire a lawyer but that also did not work out.
I can understand the agony of a young girl like you. You could file a criminal case with police on the charges of cheating and also you could file a consumer case in the Consumer Forum, Visakhapatnam. We will help you to file the consumer case.