Common steering committee of all NIPERs suggested Dr U.C.Banerjee's name for the post ignoring high power committees recommendation against his act of plagiarism
Why is So...........
MINUTES OF THE 27TH MEETING OF BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF NIPER HELD ON 14TH FEBRUARY, 2000 AT 3.00 P.M. UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SHRI ARVIND VARMA, IAS AT SHASTRI BHAWAN, NEW DELHI.
Agenda Item No.7:
The Board approved the appointment of the following faculty members in various Departments.
It was, however, pointed out by the Director that, based on the background of Dr U.C.Banerjee, it would be better that Dr Banerjee is made Professor in the Department of Biotechnology rather than Pharmaceutical Technology. This was agreed to.
Prof. Harkishen Singh raised a point regarding making Dr Banerjee, Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology. The Director felt that it will be desirable to see the working of Dr Banerjee for a couple of years before he is appointed as Head of the Department.
Wise visionary anticipated something? However Dr. Banerjee became HOD eventually
MINUTES OF THE 40TH MEETING OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS HELD ON 27-11-2003
40.7 TO CONSIDER APPOINTMENT OF DR U.C.BANERJEE AS HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT, PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY.
After being HOD he started tormenting juniors, who was not subscribing his way of doing science. Dr. Animesh Roy started protesting and the matter got nasty. Though Dr. Roy was a good scientist and the first patent granted to NIPER was authored by him, this HOD successfully scuttled his career to hide own act of plagiarism. After plenty of personal effort of Dr. Roy BOG made a committee to look into the matter.
The Board of Governors in its meeting held on 17th December 2008 has approved the constitution of the following Committee to review the case of Dr. Animesh Roy, Ex-Scientist, NIPER, SAS Nagar and suggest the remedial measures.
1. Prof. Ramesh Chandra
2. Prof. Harmanjit Singh Hira
3. Dean, NIPER or his nominee
4. Representative of DCPC, Min. of Chem. & Fertilizers
5. Representative of Dr. Animesh Roy, Ex-Scientist, NIPER, SAS Nagar
Terms of Reference:
1. To review the case of Dr. Animesh Roy, Ex-Scientist, NIPER, SAS Nagar and suggest the remedial measures.
2. The Committee is required to submit its report on or before 31st January, 2009 to the Chairman, BOG.
The above said notification no. F-1-15(13)2008/RGO/979 was issued by the Director, NIPER on dated 22-12-2008.
After combing through piles of paper and lots of witnesses the committee concluded
Recommendation for HOD
However, the current officiating director rewarded the HOD with deanship (to propagate plagiarism amongst students?)
Recommendation for Dr. Roy
After two and half years of the committee decision and after six years of termination; Dr. Roy is reinstated in NIPER from 1st September 2011
From: Kasturi Chopra <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: Rajya Sabha question " - Part II
To: Nilanjan Roy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nilanjan : I admire you for your efforts to seek justice. I hope you will succeed.
SSV is with you morally and mentally. We will certainly make a case study out of your efforts in due course.
Wishing you and your family a Peaceful and fruitful Year 2012
Prof (Dr) K. L. Chopra (Padamshri)
FNA, FASc, FNASc, FNAE, D.Sc.(hc)
(Former Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur)
President,Society for Scientific Values
Res : M-70, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi-110015
In the past SSV tried their level best to put NIPER in right track
Prof. K.L. Chopra Ex-Director, IIT, Kharagpur, President Society for Scientific Values in his email to Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, ex-DG CSIR & Ex- Chairman BOG, NIPER wrote,
Dear Dr. Mashelkar
I have just seen the news that you have resigned as Chairman, NIPER. What happened to the Banerjee inquiry Report? If a plagiarist gets away due to maladministration or a biased committee of experts, SSV will not keep quiet and will hold all involved responsible for the miscarriage of justice. Please help us to see that the guilty gets exposed.
On Friday November 23 2007 16:31 Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, ex-DG CSIR & Ex-Chairman BOG replied, with a cc to email@example.com
My Dear Chopra Ji,
There were some ethical issues that were bothering me.
Incidentally, no one had raised a question, but I did this on my own.
The bitter experience of the early part of the year has converted this ‘innocent boy’ called Mashelkar into a ‘wise man’
I am not happy with the committee absolving Banerjee despite the blatant violation. I have sent the extra evidence also to them after the submission of the report.
It is up to Director (NIPER) and the new Chairman, Dr. Ramasami, to handel the matter.
His successor, Chairman BOG, NIPER Dr. T. Ramasami, Secretary Covt. of India, Ministry of science and Technology wrote,
Dear Prof. Rama Rao,
I enclosed a copy of the mails received from Dr. R. A. Masalkar. The matter is self-explanatory. Kindly advice. Let us strategise. Our action and plans such that the NIPER stayed out of controversy
Dr. T. Ramasami