Whereas the Annamalai College secured an 800+ rank amongst across the 1,000 universities, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural College was at 1,000+. The legendary Madras College and Anna College have been lacking from the lengthy record.
The arrest of Vice Chancellors of two state-run universities over monetary irregularities and the alleged sale of the highest positions to the very best bidders, who in flip appointed incompetent professors after accepting large bribes, underscored the claims.
Earlier this month, Dr A Ganapathi, Vice Chancellor of the Bharathiar College in Coimbatore, was arrested by the Directorate of Vigilance after he was allegedly caught accepting Rs 30 lakh rupees from an Assistant Professor to regularise his job.
In November 2016, R Radhakrishnan, Vice Chancellor of the Anna College of Know-how, was convicted in a rip-off involving buy of furnishings for the college.
Prof Mohammed A Kalam, former chairperson, Faculty of Social Sciences, Madras College, stated, “The colleges everywhere in the world are recognized for his or her publications. Now that isn’t taking place right here. Decide any good journals in science, arts or humanities, we aren’t there. We aren’t publishing something, which may be very unlucky. In the event you rent folks after taking bribes, that is what is going to occur.”
The rot, academicians say, begins on the prime.
Over time, successive governments used universities as a money cow. Even the Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor of Tamil Nadu, turned a blind eye, they declare. Consultants allege the vice chancellors who bribed for his or her posts recovered their cash by indulging in corruption for appointments, buy and development contracts amongst different avenues.
M Anandakrishnan, former Chairman of IIT Kanpur and former Vice Chancellor of Anna College, stated, “I’ve authenticated info that one Vice Chancellor had paid Rs 50 crore rupees to a minister for his appointment at a technical college. There have been about 500 engineering schools and he collected 10 lakhs from every faculty for approvals and many others. He pocketed Rs 30 lakh for the appointment of assistant professors and Rs 50 lakhs for professors. Even professors began amassing cash from PhD students. It is a vicious circle.”
The ruling AIADMK denies these corruption expenses. Responding to bribery allegations involving vice chancellors’ appointments, Senior Minister D Jayakumar stated, “That is a false allegation. Corruption in any type needs to be curbed. That’s our stand.”
Just lately, Governor in cost, Vidyasagar Rao rejected names advisable by a the search panel comprising the federal government’s nominee for the appointment of vice chancellor to the Anna College. The panel comprised a nominee every appointed by the federal government, college and the Governor.
He constituted a brand new panel underneath Justice RM Lodha, former Chief Justice of India, for the job. Now academicians hope the brand new governor Banwarilal Purohit, too, who’s the Chancellor of all state universities will proceed the clean-up act to avoid wasting increased schooling from additional rot.