Friday, April 10, 2015

The role of the World Wide Web in promoting transparency

I found a Times of India item on the Web today about medical colleges which show to the regulatory agencies fake lists of professors they claim to have on their faculty. The professors appear on campus miraculously on the day any inspecting committee turns up. Visit
Incidentally, it is unfair to focus only on “private medical colleges” here. There have been reports in the press of government medical colleges using “short-term transfers” to make up for non-existent faculty too! Visit
I have a simple suggestion. The regulatory agencies should ask the colleges to have permanently on the websites a list of faculty, giving the dates indicating the period they served the institution and details such as qualifications, department and designation. There should be enough information for anyone to figure out if the professor named is a real one or a ghost!

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