The FIR filed by a Ph.D scholar shows that his supervisor copied his thesis and got it published in the form of a book in his own name.
The Ph.D scholar Shambhu Nath Mishra had got himself registered for Ph.D course under the supervisionship of Ranchi University’s Head of the Departmnent of Sociology Dr PK Choudhary in 2002.
Three years later on June 23,2005,Mishra was awarded the degree of doctorate for his thesis on “Socio –Economic Life of Chero Tribe” supervised by Dr Choudhary who was posted in the rank of Reader.
As per the norm,the Reader can get promoted to the rank of Professor provided he had authored a book.Choudhary copied Mishra’s thesis,got it published in the form of a book “Chera Janjiwan’ by Allahabad based publisher KK Publication and succeeded in getting the promotion as Professor,alleges the FIR filed by Mishra.”His book is a true copy of my thesis.”
The police has slapped various charges including fraud and violation of copyright laws under Sections 420 and the sub section 63 of the Copyright Act on Dr Choudhary.His was imminent.