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North Eastern Hill University dean in trouble over alleged fake PhD

Sushabhan Choudhury, Dean and Professor at Department of
Electronics and Communication Engineering of North Eastern Hill University is
in trouble over an alleged fake PhD certificate.

According to Dr Sudip Chatterjee, Ex General Secretary (FET)
of Students Union of Jadavpur University, “CBI Shillong has already started the
investigation and it has been emphasized that Executive Council of Jadavpur
University should file official complain to Jadavpur Police Station and that
FIR to be intimated to CBI Shillong urgently.”

Talking to India Education Review, Dr Chatterjee said,
“Today we met the Vice Chancellor and the Registrar of Jadavpur University over
the issue and they have assured us that they are soon going to file an FIR
against Sushabhan Choudhury.”

As per allegations, Dr Choudhury has manipulated his PhD on
the letterhead of Dr B Karmakar, Principal Secretary, Jadavpur University.
Reportedly, he has been using this fake PhD certificate since 2006.

India Education Review contacted Dr B Karmakar, who said
that he did not award the PhD to Dr Choudhury, but confirmed that his
letterhead was used.

Sudip Chatterjee said that till March 2010, Sushabhan
Choudhury was professor at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT) under
Sikkim Manipal University.

He further alleges that during 2010, one PhD was awarded
from Sikkim Manipal University under Sushabhan Choudhury’s supervision.

“It is a serious question how a Ph.D can be awarded from
Sikkim Manipal University under a fake PhD degree holder of Jadavpur
University,” he said.

Chatterjee has also questioned the administration of Sikkim
Manipal University and North Eastern Hill University for allowing Sushabhan
Choudhury to use this fake PhD certificate without confirming it from Jadavpur
University till date.

By Abhay Anand

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24 thoughts on “North Eastern Hill University dean in trouble over alleged fake PhD”

  1. This is worse than plaguarism. Action must be taken against such persons to discourage others.

  2. It is no surprise that only three institutions are listed in Asia Top 100 universities. Many universities are suffering humongous on account of internal politics fueled by non-academic teachers,political interventions in appointments to all ranks,poor teaching standards,mass production of undergraduates, improper infrastructure and above all poor learning environment. Whereever change is initiated, it is top-down and hardly there is proper preparation to initiate the change. Teacher development is lost in the politics of academic staff colleges never select the candidates on the basis of learning abilities for it is presumed that one who has joined the teaching profession,he/she is a life long learner. Research is is not everybody`s cup of tea. Research is a passion to find new answer(s).It is dedication with utmost sincerity that is the hall mark of research research. Per ca-pita research output is on the decline in the universities. The condition of state universities is still worse. What we need is surgical operation of the existing system.

  3. It is really shameful for academicians to do such mal-practices for their personal gains. This is a very alarming situation in education field, rather than in R&D. In fact, he has guided one PhD work also after 2006. Quite shameful on him, as a Professor. Instead of guiding some one ( who also is likely to lose his PhD because of guidance by a non qualified guide), the culprit could have completed his own research work. Research is not everybody`s cup of tea. Research is a passion to find new answer(s) to problems through innovation .It is dedication with utmost sincerity which is the hall mark of research. Per ca-pita research output is on the decline in all the universities. The condition of state universities could be still worse. What we need is a total revamp of the existing research system and monitoring of it in the Universities. But I am sure that politicians who are enjoying their benefits and facilities by being members of the syndicate, senate and even academic councils of Universities shall never agree to change the development of the research system , or for that matter any system where more control is being introduced. ( Live Example is University of Calicut, in Kerala)

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