Anna University caught plagiarising?

Rahul Siddharthan, a Chennai-based blogger, exposes an alleged instance of plagarism by Anna University. The instance of alleged plagarism was spotted between papers published by Swedish authors and months later by a group in Anna University.

21 Comments so far

  1. tumtum (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 1:16 am

    These things should be shown to the reservation mongers in our socialistic parties.

    Our universities are getting degraded with these fools getting admitted and ending up becoming professors.

  2. regu (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 11:04 am

    Why is that any issue comming up in any part of the country is related to the reservation issue?
    since most of the bloging is done my Privileged people and most of them are anti reservation, this shows how much better place the upper caste has occupied in the society.
    When majority of hindus in India is lower caste how come not much blogs are available supporting reservation?
    This shows the need for reservation as the lower caste still had not taken up proper positions in the society else we would have seen many pro reservation blogs.
    And comming to Anna University I feel this is another work of the anti reservation group to discredit anna university as it is quoted heavily by the pro reservatin group earlier.
    Generalizing an institution for the wrong of one or two person is not coorect. If you dig deep these kinds of people will be there everywhere including IIT, IIM, IISC etc.
    Please do not spoil the name of reputed institutes for your narrow minded upeer caste interest. It is not good for India

  3. django (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 3:46 pm

    Well said Mr. Regu! AS for you dear Mr. TumTum I do understand your agony for not making into Anna Or Amma or whatever University. Dear DumbDumb if you know I came across this article which says there are 420 Privilaged Brahmin professors in IIT Chennai out of 460 profs and they often refer this institution as Iyer Iyengar Institute of technology rather than as Indian Institute of technology. MMMM what can be the reason,…… Okay lets see more of IIT Chennai there are seats for the reserved people but another article says they are seldom filled up and 10-40 % are mostly filled up by way of preparatory courses with many of the seats being wasted for reasons unknown. I am purposely not giving the links here and will definitely give the links at a later point of time, so in the meanwhile you can see where the rot starts and where it has lead us to. Also please search for an article which says it was the Brahmins who got the reservations first in the British Raj!
    It’s a matter of serious trouble you are inviting as our esteemed President Mr. Abdul Kalaam hails from this so called university filled with reservation mongers according to you. So please show your anger in a constructive way by helping the under privileged rather than pointing fingers at others if you really can. It could very well have been a guy who came in without reservation into Anna University who is responsible for these plagiarisms.
    Reservations or no reservations why can’t everyone stand united against this social evil and look at ways to eliminate it rather than glorify the dumb fools who propagate this evil. So please think my friends and see what you can do to eliminate this social evil called Castesim even more rampant in the minds of learned people like DumBum!

  4. iloveannauniv (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 7:33 pm

    Please take the roster of Anna university and see how many make it through the General category. The quality of the institution has gone done terribly because of the reservation policy.

    If any of you cannot accept the truth, please stay away

  5. mrugesh (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 7:45 pm

    The problem is precisely people like Django and Regu who can afford all the facilities, but still want to be covered by reservation.

    This is what the anti-reservation people hate. Already well to do people enjoying or wanting to enjoy reservation is what that hurts people against reservation.

    I think you both are caught in you own act i suppose

  6. Regu (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

    To iloveannauniv,
    So you mean to say that since not much people from General category are comming the quality has detoriated? What kind of logic is this? Cant there be good quality people outside General Category? and i you go by the data
    31% of the people are selected from General category, 30% of people selected from BC, MBC 20%, 19% SC/ST.
    If you have taken the Cut of Mark for selection into anna university every year, the difference for BC and General category will be just 2 t 3 marks. And similarly between BC and MBC it will be 5 to 7 marks. So you mean to say this 2 to 7 marks maks all the difference in the qualtiy of the people?
    Please refer to the article (towards the end of the article)

    To mrugesh:
    Its wrong to think that peole supporting reservation are only from back ward class. Atleast in Tamil Nadu there are many upper class social consious leaders who supported reservation. If some one was able to reply to the anti reservationist why is it deemed that he/she has got all he needed and so he should not support reservation? There may be few who would have got the previlage of being on par with General category, but still there are thousands of people arouns us who need reservation for their growth and whats wrong in supporting it?

  7. Murali (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 12:59 am

    Thats funny (upper class social leader support reservation). Where did you get that from. Oh now I remember, Jaya is from upper class…….

  8. mani (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 4:51 am

    There is a definite drop in quality of Anna univ over the past 15 to 20 years. The reason is without doubt the huge reservation policy of TN govt.

  9. eshcu (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 5:00 am

    Regu and Django,

    You can’t deny the fact that the reservation policy is a disguise for the politicians to get the rich backward class people to get the backdoor entry into prestigious institutes. I know of some many of my collegues who were jumping in joy that they can make it to IIMs after the reservation was announced. They had flunked CAT miserably many times. These are the guys who benefit from reservations. Not the really poor.

    Well to do “reserved” category parents should voluntarily remove their children’s names from reservation. This is what each beneficiary of the reservation policy should do, if these guys are really interested in the well being of other poor reserved students.

  10. webmaster (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 5:10 am

    Mr Django,

    reservation promotes casteism and does not drive away casteism.
    It is so very clear in TN. First question any landlord asks when looking for a house in Chennai is your caste. TN is the shining example of casteism and this has been accentuated by the reservation policy, which requires one to hang on to their castes till eternity.
    We can clearly see through the “honest” intentions of people like you. You reserved guys want to enjoy the benefits and pass it on to you lazy sons/daughters

  11. Anonymous Coward (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 12:18 pm

    Chennai Metblog just invented a new word ‘Plagarism’. Can you blame that on the reservation policy?.

    I am against reservation. But trying to knot things unrelated and blame it on reservation policy gets us nowhere. Guys comeon be sensible.

    There is real deprivation of education in India. There aren’t enough schools for children. There are no teachers in the govt. schools.

    There is only one way to educate the next generation and thats definitely not through reservation. Every deserving child should get a Scholarship, so that he can study wherever she/he wishes. And the way to do it is to ‘Fund Students not Schools’.


  12. django (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 1:10 pm

    Mr WEbmaster and et al…I am amazed at the way in which most of you have replied without looking into who the people behind IIT Chennai the so called Iyer Iyengaar institute are? IIT chennai dude is just opposite ANna University! If he issue raised by you guys at Anna University is serious, then so is 95 % of IIT chennai’s proffesors being Brahmins. I agree I am from a reserved category but I went on to get a seat in the open category.
    Friends the real solution lies in marriages, when people look out for a partner from the same caste, when this practice goes to grave so will casteism and all the reservation policy of a defunct government. Can we accept each others for who we are and not for the caste we are from? Why can’t people look at a no caste category as in some one from any caste getting married to some one from any caste ( not the same) for other valid reasons apart from caste?????? Please look at the other side of the coin where it’s till a country dominated by the upper caste gurus in institutes like IIt and the corporate world!
    Castism is derived from the profession of the ancestors and its no wonder u can never see a Brahmin cleaning a road, driving auto, being a coolie,as a worker in a mortuary,as a undertaker, as a cobbler and so on. They would rather be the gurukal and take batchanams and the dhadchanais (left overs from the offerings) in Temples and God know the only qualification to be one for is to be from a Brahmin family.
    So whenever people from all castes think its not menial to do any job under the sun and do it like a expert with a passion for the job he does, then will castism vanish!

  13. Django (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 1:53 pm
  14. Brahmin Janitor (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 5:30 pm

    //no wonder u can never see a Brahmin cleaning a road, driving auto, being a coolie,as a worker in a mortuary,as a undertaker, as a cobbler and so on.//

    DJANGO, Brahmins are cleaning toilets, no wonder.

    At a time when the Congress government wants to raise the quota for Other Backward Classes to 49.5 per cent in private and public sectors, nobody talks about the plight of the upper castes. The public image of the Brahmins, for instance, is that of an affluent, pampered class. But is it so today?

    There are 50 Sulabh Shauchalayas (public toilets) in Delhi; all of them are cleaned and looked after by Brahmins (this very welcome public institution was started by a Brahmin). A far cry from the elitist image that Brahmins have!

    more here-

  15. Indian (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 8:11 pm

    Hey Janitor,

    Obviously a public institution opened by a Brahmin will only employ Brahmins and no other caste folks!Read the article properly man.
    Hats off to Brahmins who are the Vadakazhais, Thenkazhais and definitely Echa Kazhais. Have you guys ever come across a Brahmin giving away his possesions to others? doing a Anna Dhanam etc? Nee kodu vangindu poiyuduva illana Shaabham vituduvaaa!

  16. JUST_CURIOUS (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

    I think we will still need reservation policy for people who were kept underprevilaged for long time.
    It was a well thought policy that was implemented. But considering the fact that its in practice for more than half a century
    its pity that we are now asking for more reservations. The idea behind the policy is to elevate those underprevilaged people to the level of
    previlaged people and then one day the inequality would be reduced and we wont need the reservation anymore. But every year the request
    for more reservation is coming up..and now there is one for Religion also. So is it solving the purpose?
    How abt this? The policy should be changed such a way that an underprevilaged person can use the reservation only once in his life time.
    So lets say once he avails the reservation for his undergraduate admission he shd not be allowed to compete in the reservation any more
    for his postgraduation or for job. This method supported by good schlorship process we may be able to start cut down on the reservation
    at least if not totaly get away from that…

  17. mrugesh (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 10:34 pm

    Hi Indian,

    Please tell me which Indian seems to be giving away his wealth to others. Any industrialist wants his family to continue. Every politician wants his son/daughter to succeed him. So tell me which reserved category person is giving away his reserved status. Shame that people want to call themselves backward but blame the country for not being advanced.

    Giving is not there in any of the recent (post independence) Indian cultures.

  18. Murali (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 12:19 am

    I am sick and tired of the pathetic state we live in India. Every statement made in India somehow becomes a fight between Brahmin and Non Brahmin. I was brought up in environment where mentioning your caste name was considered something dreadful, I guess I was in a different environment then most of the people. By God people no wonder the politicians have a field day by using caste as source of their business. India a global power by 2010….Yeah right…..

  19. nandhu (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 3:21 am

    interestingly, this has become a debate on reservation. and oh, the spelling error is the headline is corrected.

  20. ravi (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 9:42 am

    Speaking of merit, why not go all the way in that direction ? It seems Caucasians are much superior in most categories ( may not be in rote memorization and mind numbing calculation) but you know, generally. I propose we let them take over, back. Why compromise ?

  21. G V Balasubramanian (unregistered) on October 21st, 2007 @ 7:09 pm

    Nandhu. the link
    provides an update on the subject

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