Here's how the Anna University has handled this case:
'I am extremely sad that my faculty is involved in this sordid affair,' P.K. Palanisamy, head of physics department at Anna University, told IANS, adding that it was the first time such an incident had happened in his university.
He said that after an internal inquiry, the university has barred Selladurai from guiding any more doctoral students.
This action has been taken even though Selladurai (the corresponding author) tried to wiggle out of the paper:
In email interviews, Mathews and Selladurai told IANS their names were added 'without their knowledge or concurrence' by K. Muthukkumar, the paper's first author and a PhD student of Selladurai.
The student, Muthukkumaran, is clear about what's happening:
He says he committed the 'mistake' of sending to JMS the manuscript written by a ghost writer without realising that the writer had simply copied the PNAS paper. But he believes he was made a scapegoat in the entire affair and added that his mouth was sealed because he was a student. [Bold emphasis added]