Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Since the faculty salary is so low, ...


... a senior professor at IIT-KGP appears to have chosen some shady ways to augment his income:

[Amit Kumar Ghos], a senior professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is under police investigation for allegedly using the IIT campus and brand to run an institute whose courses and diplomas have no legitimacy whatsoever. [It is ] perhaps the biggest scam to hit India's top engineering school ...

[It has been] alleged that Ghosh ran an institute called the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) out of the Kharagpur campus, calling himself its President.

He even conducted their admission tests in his IIT office. Each student was allegedly charged a fee of Rs 27,000 for the course.

And here's the clincher:

Ghosh ... was ironically also the chief vigilance officer (CVO) of the IIT till recently.

1 Comments:

  1. WebMiner said...

    Not only is this unsurprising but we can guarantee repeat shows and escalations. Any society where the government prints money and loans into existence without per-capita ecological support, guarantees that the hustlers will win. One lakh rupees in a black suitcase defined the upper bound to malfeasance in 80's Hindi movies. Now even a peon starts at a crore. If you compare a middle-class professional's lifelong income with what they spend on acquiring property, year-over-year inflation rate has been well over 20%, while the government lies and cooks the books incessantly. What did you expect, that farmers and distributors will adulterate food and oil, builders will reduce cement, electrical goods manufacturers will adulterate copper in cables and contacts, pharma distribution channels will corrupt medicines, used hypodermic syringes will be washed and repackaged, and in the middle of all this, the IIX professor will remain untouched?