Friday, May 07, 2010

Experts Who Wink, Experts Who Get Hoodwinked

In one case, [CBI] found that the same building was shown to AICTE’s expert committees three times to obtain approvals for three different engineering colleges. [...]

Some expert committees, the official said, did not even visit the sites before submitting reports, while in many cases it was found that the experts deliberately visited the same site again and again and issued certificates for starting two to three engineering colleges at the same place.

Amazing. But even more amazing is one where the government itself has been caught trying to hoodwink the experts:

... [The Karnataka] government issued 15 transfer orders of senior residents, lecturers, assistant professors and professors between January 16 and March 6 this year. In each transfer order, seven to nine faculty members were transferred from established medical institutions like Bangalore Medical College and KIMS, Hubli to new colleges in Hassan, Mandya, Shimoga and other places.

Worse, the government, in its ‘stand-by’ transfer order, has committed that the transferred faculty will be re-transferred to their parent organisation, effective from the conclusion of the MCI inspection. During these one- or two-day transfers [...]