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Mangalore: Prema Dsouza's Bold Move Exposes Corruption in Research Field


Mangalore: Prema D'Souza's Bold Move Exposes Corruption in Research Field

Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Dec 6: Associate Profession of Sociology Department Dr Anita Ravishankar’s arrest by Lokayukta police has been a sensational news especially in most local channels, though, newspapers by and large chose to play down the news.

Prema D'Souza’s disclosure and Dr Anita’s arrest by Lokayukta have given rise to many disturbing questions. Dr Anita Ravishankar and her husband Dr Ravishankar of the English Department of the same college have nearly 25 years of service to their credit and are on the UGC payroll. Apart from her teaching responsibilities Anita Ravishankar also doubles up responsibility as the warden of the girl’s hostel, for which, sources say, she is paid additional remuneration.


Prema D'Souza


Blowing the Lid

Prema D'Souza, a second year PhD student with Dr Anita Ravishankar as the guide, has now blown the lid sending shockwaves among the teaching fraternity. While the teaching faculty has expressed dismay over the latest developments, students say it is a common phenomenon, the only difference being this student has been bold enough to come out in the open thus jeopardizing her doctorate degree. Here a question also arises whether Dr Anita would risk taking bribe from students when she was earning so much and considering the fragile class equations dominating university politics.

Daijiworld.com contacted Prema D'Souza to know the reality of the incident. Prema who hails from Kavoor comes from a poor family living on the river side. Her parents eked out a living by catching shell fish and crabs. Prema who did her PG in 2006-2008 had joined for PhD under Dr Anita Ravishankar in 2011. There are 3 other students who enrolled for PhD under Dr Anita in the same year.

Prema says she was greatly impressed by Dr Anita who always raved about fighting against corruption. After completing the selection procedure she had to work for six months to complete her course work. She had to answer 4 papers and one of the papers was on review literature. She was told that external examiners come for evaluating the papers and the students might have to pay some money for the comforts of these examiners. Prema says initially the amount was fixed at Rs 10,000 but subsequently increased to Rs 14,000 which she says she paid with great difficulty. She says she was shocked beyond belief when she thought she paid bribe and that really set her thinking.

For PhD registration Prema had to submit a synopsis and again she says all of them were asked to pay Rs 16,800. Prema says when others paid the money she could not shell out the huge amount and therefore she did a soul searching and finally decided to risk her own PhD degree by exposing what she calls the corruption indulged in by Dr Anita. Prema agreed to pay Rs 5000 to Dr Anita on Tuesday after alerting the Lokayukta and thus Anita was caught ‘red-handed’ as claimed by the Lokayukta.


A Gamble

When asked what prompted her to gamble with her PhD degree Prema responded saying “I was guided by my conscience and acted accordingly. If I were to keep quiet many other students like me would have suffered and the poor would not have been able to earn a degree or a doctorate”. Prema says she had enough proof to show the culpability of Dr Anita and said “I am confident justice would prevail”.


'Aimed to Malign us'

While Dr Anita Ravishankar (who has got herself admitted to Wenclock Hospital) did not respond to mobile calls her husband Dr Ravishankar termed the entire episode as “mala fide and the entire event is stage managed with a purpose to malign us. We have been here for 25 years and have not touched even a paisa. We know the truth for ourselves and that gives us the strength to face it”. But he refused to divulge the characters behind the drama saying it is not proper for him to comment considering that the matter is sub judice.


Den of Corruption

Dr Anita Ravishankar's arrest has rendered another serious blow to Mangalore University whose reputation has reached its nadir due to the various scandals that come into the open from time to time. Speak to any student of the university, past or present and what you get is nothing but downbeat remarks of students undergoing bitter experience of their years spent in the portals of this university campus. It just reflects the mood inside the campus and needless does not augur well for an institution like an University.

It is true that Mangalore University as a whole is steeped in corruption and one student even says “despite getting well paid some lecturers are still guided by the greed factor and do not hesitate to squeeze money from students whenever here is an opportunity”.

When daijiworld spoke to some of the PhD students (batch mates Prema), as expected, they were disinclined to speak out and one or two who chose to speak did not want to be quoted. One of the students said “Dr Anita had insinuated to keep the money ready as the external examiners had to be looked after during their stay in the city”. Sources say that most of these external examiners chose to fly when they are not eligible for it and have to be ‘entertained’ with all the luxuries and it is the students who have to pay for their luxuries, failing which evaluation of their papers get overly delayed. These students prefer to keep their mouth shut for fear of jeopardizing their future of obtaining a PhD degree. One of the students also said that Prema chose to open the Pandora’s Box because she is discontinuing her PhD course on health grounds and hence has nothing to lose by coming out in the open. However, Prema when asked said she is confident of the department considering her case with the seriousness it deserves without harming her interests. She did not confide her intention to discontinue the course.


The Other Angle

There is also another angle to this sordid affair, which is quite unfortunate. It is said that the entire university faculty is divided into two groups based on caste. We have the classic example of Umeshchandra episode of the department of Mass Communication and Journalism which had come into the open with the students coming to the streets. So, there is the possibility of someone from the department instigating Prema D'Souza to implicate Anita with an axe to grind. Mangalore University is replete with umpteen examples where students who questioned the teachers were reprimanded by denying rank or first class ‘in order to teach a lesson to the erring student’ and hence some students don’t deny the sabotage factor behind this muddy affair. An old student of Sociology Department, who is now a lecturer, says she was a victim of the caste divide which has become a cause for concern for many students. She chose to tell the lecturer in question to maintain his dignity as a faculty member when he often chided her for her being an upper caste. Her riposte cost her gold medal but she says she has no remorse.

As it happens in most case there will be accusations and counter accusations but just like caste becoming a prominent factor in politics in universities too caste has become a dominating feature widening the cleavage between students and teachers of the two castes.

While interacting with the batch mates of Prema it was clear that there was a demand for money on the pretext of ‘entertaining external evaluators’. As the university pays them for this work in addition to the salary they get (if they are from another university) there is no reason why the students should be asked to cough up huge money for their moj-masti, which the poor students can ill afford to pay.

One is not sure what course or angle this entire disgraceful episode is going to acquire in the days to come considering some of the bitter experiences of the past. Considering the matter as it is at the moment, Prema needs to be congratulated for her valiant efforts risking her own future. And this holds good if she is which if not instigated or guided by by those with an ulterior motive.

 


Comment on this article

  • Abdul Malik, Kulur/Dammam KSA

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Welldone Prema.Great job done by you..and this is expected from you being a well kabbadi player in school days.....

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  • K. S. Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    As is made in the article, Air travel is normally provided by the University for all PhD examinations. There is no such thing called eligibility for air travel. If the faculty is travelling for PhD viva-voce, invariably, the examiner is paid airfare. Please note that the PhD registration fees is not a small amount and the University is not doing a favor by getting the examiner. Mushrooming of many colleges and consequent interest in taking up teaching jobs and relevant financials might have led to corruption. But here it is purely the faculty in question rather than the examiner.

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  • Stany LIC, Permannur

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    Congratulations prema! for ur brave step taken againt corruption...wish u all success in ur career.....

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  • Roshan S, Moodbidri, USA

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    This is indeed sensational and very happy that greedy teacher was turned in. I am sure this must have been such a difficult thing for the girl and she made up a strong mind to stop the teacher once for all. Good luck with everything, you should add this to your resume and this article as reference.

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  • Prema Dsouza, Mangalore,kulur

    Sun, Dec 9 2012

    1 TIMOTHY 6:6-10 Well, religion does make us very rich, if we r satisfied with what we have. what did we bring into the world? Nothing! What can we take out of the world? Nothing! So then, if we have food and clothes, that shud b enough for us. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and are caught in the trap of many foolish and harmful desires, which pull them down to ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a source of all kinds of evil. Some have been so eager to have it that they have wandered away from the faith and have broken their hearts with many sorrows.

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  • Ali, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Corruption is the biggest threat than Terrorism. Fighting against Corruption is nothing but helping nation towards development.

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  • Lawrence, USA

    Sat, Dec 8 2012

    Righteousness is a virtue that only a few have guts to defend. Prema is one among them. She was true to her conscience and that is more than having a Ph.D.

    How good is it having a Ph.D by bribing and every time people address you Dr. and feel guilty about it. Keeping a clear conscience is itself is more than Ph.D.

    I wish every success to Prema in her future plans.

    Please try to come to USA and get a real Ph.D. No bribes, rather they will pay you by way of grants.

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  • jerald, mangalore-dubai

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    mr savioxxx wats d use if u get PHD by washing clothes n cleang rooms n giving money in lacs...u can be a professional HOUSEKEEPING UTTIVE. All d best for ur Phd in housekeeping....

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  • john, udupi

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    most indulge in corruption. let all universities b nationalised like banks were done by indira gandhi. also check bank accounts n assets of all govt employees and their families. put all assets . bank account under aadhar ...will help to inform IT DEPT about money laundering. phd nowadays means permanent head damage. GOD save india. give wisdom to find solutions than crib abiut corruption.

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  • vashal, mangalore

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    We appriciate and encourage people like Prema, Mr.Santhosh Hegde..etc. Corruption is a cancer & has to be demolished.Please support irrespective of Cast or religion. Jai ho India.

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  • bhavya, mangalore

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    really i cant imagine....shocked from this incident.....pls....i request wth education department that dnt do like this...as a poor v cnt to reach our destinations...dnt go to spoil our...dreamz...

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  • priya, mangalore

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    How to punish this external evaluators who are demanding money and extra comfort although they are well paid by the universities appointing them as well universities they are serving.

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  • godwin ferrao , thokur mangalore

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    WELL DON. GREAT JOB.KEEP IT UP

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  • DON L. D'SOUZA, MANGALORE

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    Well Done Prema.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    Catch all the professors who had taken money from students and also those who wanted to enjoy with students money. tp such practice once for all.

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  • Esther, Mumbai

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    We may think the amounts involved are small, and the reasons are justifiable. But this sort of greed, to get a better accommodation and entertainment than you are entitled with others peoples money is CORRUPTION. Unless we stop this, we cant stop corruption at higher level. SIMPLE RULE OF THUMB: If you are not entitled, do not take.

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  • Candle, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    Excellent job Prema.If every woman takes initiative to curb anti social elements like you.Then no doubt one day we will have clean Mangalore.We are proud of you.

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  • J.F.D'SOUZA, ATTAVAR,MANGALORE

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    It is clear from prema's episode that education department is also not free from corruption. Corruption id deep rooted not in Govt.Departments. All are after money which shows human nature and their ambition to earn more money and to become rich. People/public were accusing and blaming the Govt. department servants about the Lanchavataara. But now it is spread everywhere. Hana Kandare Hena Baibiduthe this saying is becoming true nowadays. Anita the professor who is drawing enough and handsome salary with other perks, benefits and her husband who earns handsome salary should not have gone for this dirty job of money swindling from the students who are doing the Phd under her guidance. Anyway Pema D'Souza's action in this regard should be applauded. She is very bold and courageous to proceed to take suitable action as deemed fit against the corrupted practices that exists in the University. Even in Mysore a lady also trouled by her professor and the case is pending for finalisation.

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  • Prema Dsouza, Mangalore,kulur

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    Dear All...
    God has been my support in times of distress and encourgement in times of discourgement, my help when I was helpless, Hope when I was Hopeless and today I thank My Creator who inspired me to fight and not run away from the problems.
    Let me Thank Lokayukta for their support and encouragement all throughout my journey of fight against corruption. I have fought the fight alone along with my husband and mother who supported me in times of distress and discourgement. But I firmly believe that God was at my side and still is at my side while I fight for my right. Lokayukta was with me always encouaging and supporting. Kept confidential in my venture and made me strong with their support. THANKS A MILLION to them.

    As I read the comments by the readers of Daijiworld I feel so happy and proud to be what I am today. Thank you all for your support and appreciation in my fight against the evil in the society. I remain grateful to those who supported me through their support and appreciation. Like St.Paul says in the Bible, "I have fought the good fight for the One who gave His life for me" and I feel I live my life in Faith in the Lord who called me. I feel encouraged everyday while I read this "For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, because we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal." 2 cor 4:16 - 18. Thanks to Daijiworld as you have enabled me to voice out against corruption and make me feel that I have found favour in the Creator who created me for a greater cause of truth in the world.

    Prema D'Souza

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  • FR FELIX MONTEIRO, BADYAR, MANGALORE

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    Dear Prema, congrats for playing the role of John the Baptist ie.prophetic role by being courageous and bold to fight against corruption. God bless you and save you. Wish you a bright future.

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  • G.Sadanand, Mlore/Mumbai

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    I exhort Daijiworld to do a sting on any of the coaching centres for Mysore Univ Corresp Courses and you will find similar "charges" being collected to ensure you pass the "examination" and get a "Graduate Degree" I know because I have had to pay it MYSELF, after failing twice for not paying the "Miscellaneous Expenses" amount.

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  • Saviox, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    I have shared what i saw this is common in Mangalore University. Dont understand why to make such a big news. Please consult any of the PHD holders for more information.

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  • Saviox, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    Dear I have shared my Experience this is common across all Guides All PHD holders in Mangalore paid the money its not bribe.

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  • tulu mitre, DUbai/mulki

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    now where is muthalik..?where is BD...?...come do something about this..why keep quite...

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Fri, Dec 7 2012

    rizwan, Dubai/Mangalore

    Even Ajmal Kasab had a defense lawyer, The legal system is made to argue with evidence and provide job for the lawyers and the judge when the evidence is not produced. When there is a clear cut evidence what will the defense lawyer do, create his own story and make the judge believe.

    rizwan, Dubai/Mangalore please read this statement and understand, Prema agreed to pay Rs 5000 to Dr Anita on Tuesday after alerting the Lokayukta and thus Anita was caught ‘red-handed’ as claimed by the Lokayukta. If this statement is true then what is the evidence you need.
    rizwan, Dubai/Mangalore I think you are going to take up this case as a defense lawyer of Dr. Anita.

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  • Vincy, Bangkok

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    The interesting point is the faculty who come from different cities are not eligible to get air fare so they charge it to the student. What a situation here?.The external examiners might be staying in luxury hotels with booze and other extra facilities. I think this case is perfect for Rama sene and BD. what a joke.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Prema D’Souzaji, It is a Good work and to do such work required guts. I desire, you should continue your Phd., course without interruption and May God Bless you.
    And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.

    I think the Lokayukta’s catch is only a tip of an ice berg. I do not say all are corrupt in the education sector and there are genuine teachers, lecturers and professors willing to offer their services to the budding students. I appreciate their vulnerable service to the students.

    However these selfish professors, corruption lovers should nip in the bud now itself. Enough is enough.

    Excuse me, Profe-sorry: Pros are also included for entertaining the evaluators???!!!
    What is the guarantee that these entertainers may not cross the border line in the name of entertaining? I am amazed to hear looks very funny.

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  • Austin Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Well Done Prema D'souza. Hats Off to your Boldness.Taking your time out and doing such a cleverly act with confidence is a superb one.Mangaloreans "WAKE UP" . We shouldnt tolerate such things and if we do ,we are the losers.These people do such things because we encourage them by keeping quiet.This is an example to all of us and lets do our best for betterment of society .

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  • Sunil, Mangalore/Saudi Arabia

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Following Questions make this incidnet doubht full trap.
    1. Such a Low amount, Even in kinder Garden board asking 50,000/- donation illigally.
    2. If Prema is Excels in her subject, why she ask for that amount.
    3. Or is the amount proposed by the student or demanded by the Teacher.
    4. Many Questions will be questioned in the court.
    5. Corruption required two hands...

    I have big Doubht on this incident.

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  • ziya maryam, mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    I feel Daiji world needs to do more investgation on this issue..I am stduent in Mangalore University and i still cant believe Anitha Ma'm would do this...If she has taken bribe,y she needs to do ds for such a small amount nd for a stupid reason of making arrangements to external examiners..more investigation is required..

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  • Nin, Mangalore/Canada

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    The action of Prema has blown the lid on the daylight robbery. I will join scores of others to congratulate her for her bravery. Right now, this is hot news and a lot of officials would join just to show they are also involved in the cleanup. The question is what is going to happen with Prema. A moment's glory is not going to help her in life. The culprits have been on the roll for many years and will have a lot of backing from officials. Furthermore, the accumulated wealth could open venues, once this news is relegated to archives. I fervently pray that Prema gains a strong support group that can be relied on until there is a final closure to this case.

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  • dev, mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Can somebody send me contact of Prema. She needs a award. We will sponor her further studeis.

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  • Alwin, Kaula Lumpur\ Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Re:
    NO DOUBT, A PERSON WHOM I MET IN MANGALORE SAID THAT HE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENT FOR MY MASTERS OR ANY HIGHER DEGREE CERTIFICATE.

    When I was in Mangalore for holidays I met a person and was discussing few matters and while talking, I told him that most of the present generation are double MASTERS or Highly Educated in multiple fields and I find it difficult to find a suitable proposal of good girls as most of the girls around are more educated than me and I don't get much time or in need of extra certificate at work. For that he said, he can make arrangement for my Masters degree if I am willing to spend some money and be around in India for some time. But I had no time for this nonsense… I had to come back for work.

    Really great achievements done in INDIA…... Corruption at its Best.

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  • Sharal Ferrao, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    well done prema.

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  • Smitha , Manipal

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    This is just a tip of an iceberg, I have been a research scholar and seen the white and grey sides of it. It is not just individuals who as for a bribe but also organizations. They show some interest in research, make sure the team gets the funding and then demand a portion of the funds or grants which should be used for the purpose. It is really sad that in a country with brilliant minds and empty pockets we have thieves who thrive on necessities of commoners.

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  • GURUPRAKASH K, MANGALORE,chennai

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Finally u(prema)broken the silence among the helpless students of mangalore university.......students are not really studying in the university....the are dying in the situation where they lost the freedom of speech just bcez of loosing marks in internal examinations,semister results etc.....SISTER U VE DONE A RIGHT WORK AS A SOCIALIAST FOR UR SOCIETY.....MAY PEOPLE LIKE U BORN MANY MANY......

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  • Charles Furtado, Puttur d.k.

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    hats off prema. We should salute Prema. you have done a very good job. keep it up. fight curruption until justice is yours. may god bless you and help you to fight.

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  • Jimmy Noronha, Bellore, Lucknow

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Why did you stoop so low Dr. Anita? Aren't you paid sumptuously for the work you do? Now get on with the fury , and you know what it means by "the fury of a woman scorned?"

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  • Antony Fernandes, Mangalore / USA

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Saviox / Mangalore

    This degree is good only for "courageous" people like Prema D'Souza. After reading your comment I felt like this, to get PHD you are ready to do this type of work, after this to get a job you may ready to do your employers any type of work, after employment you may be ready to do anything of your superior for promotion or increment.

    Dear Saviox work hard with your knowledge and skills never opt for "Chamchagiri or maska policy" this may solve your needs temporarily.

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  • Alphonse , Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Prema, I am proud of your achievement. You have come out with courage trusting God even to risk your life. We need more people like you who can challenge our system. Our system fails to recognise the achievement like you. Thanks to the full co operation of Lokayukta team.

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  • vanaru, mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Although it's good that Prema reported Anita, I hesitate to say that Prema's complaint met its intended objective. From the sounds of it, Anita was just a conduit for sending the money to the evaluators and for spending it on their entertainment. Anita's been implicated, but the corrupt system is just fine. Someone else will take Anita's place and the evaluators well continue to receive their "benefits".

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  • benedict fernandes, majila mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    It is told in the article that Prema has taken the risk at the cost of her Phd.Why she is denied Phd. She has done nothing wrong. She should definitely be awarded Phd. If her thesis is right, something, innovative then why not. She deserves Phd.
    As regards denial by hushand of the culprit, how can there be a stage management when you have accepted Rs.5000 as bribe.
    Recently at Bangalore one Vice chancellor was removed from his office by the Honourbale High Court of Karnataka. Thus education at all levels has been commercialised. You invest in education and you will get your degrees. Job givers, employers, beware of these developments. Better keep a tough screening before ion. Do not rely on degrees. They may be fake also. Test their knowledge. This brings me to mind a M.Sc guy multiplying 500x1000 like this:
    500x1000

    000
    000
    000
    500

    500000

    This is not a joke. A reality which shows the standard of our education.
    God save our nation.

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  • Louis Nazareth, Byndoor/Dubai

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    prema Realy You Done good and Right thing .......

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  • Abdul Khayyum Mir, Jeppu / Sohar -Oman

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    In entire gulf region, Arabs used to resept Mangaloreans lot,because of good education system and qualification including language skill. Nana kudlad la suru anda kaas thinyare ..
    Well done Prema....

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  • savita, mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Good work by you Prema. You have shown that just people are alive and still fight for justice.
    There are many who went through such or worse painful time to accomplish the degree. Most of those who continued their higher studies were from middle class or poor families, slogged to do this bribery but did it with curse and tears.

    You alone went through the right channel and fought for justice. May God bless you.

    Conratulations to the Lokayukta team. Well Done! Hope corruption and corrupted people will lose their power soon.

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  • Andrew L D Cunha,

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    “I was guided by my conscience and acted accordingly..." I liked this. Often we ignore conscience while receiving and giving bribe. Hearing the voice of well formed conscience and acting according to it as a great human quality. I congratulate Prema for her brave effort.

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  • justin, kinnigoli/Melbourne

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Looks like Saviox has paid huge amount too to do his Phd, May be Anita has done all the study work Saviox may be washing dishes at Anitas place for sure. Coward man Saviox!!!

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  • John Maxim D'souza, KULUR , MANGALORE, DUBAI

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    hi Prema good work well done keep it up hats off you for your courageous achivment

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  • ruchi, udupi

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Actually this is a common practise in quite a few Medical and engineering college in our undivided district, here its just Rs. 5000, hats off to Ms. Prema for the exposure, but in Manipal it starts with Rs. 50,000, everyone knows it and it is common thing, if u are not brilliant and ur parents are rich you can move on with ur medical/Engineering degrees OH not all I mean the rich and the elite and with little bit of less prepardness for the exams these things happen all know this

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  • Richard Lobo , Shirva/Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Rajesh First we must learn to follow the trafic rules. Breaking rules will give a way for curruption.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumabi

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Right place for East India Co. is behind bars.............

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  • valli Danthy, Kanajar,Kuwait.

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Good work done by Prema, Congratulations.Saviox, there is no use that you get phd,it is useful only for your GURUSEVE.Day before Mr.Kota give surprise visit to Udupi taluk Office and know that, what should happening with public,gave strict warning and directions to take actions against those public servants,who are absent on duties.So we all united against curruption.

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  • HERI, MANGALORE/UK

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Voice of the conscience. Great job Prema.

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  • Denzil, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    great job!

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Mr.Saviox: chamcha & bucket, this how ppl like u get Phd courses by doing that job wat u described. remember it won't last long !...get over it .

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Even though I had written earlier on the above, saying a fat salary earner will not go for cheap deal for money of Rs. 5,000/-.

    But, so many ex students of Mangalore University have in one voice agreed that, there is tremendous corruption in the teaching faculty, then this case should be true.

    WELL DONE PREMA. We are with you. Definitely there is a price for every good work and hope, you will achieve your Phd, by overpowering all the hurdles. Truth always wins.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Mr.Saviox...You are FOX in the sheep herd !!

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    CORRUPTION....CORRUPTION.... CORRUPTION... FED UP UP WITH THESE KINDS OF NEWS.... when corruption will end????

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  • Zeena DSouza, Thokur

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Congrats Prema! Well done!

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  • George, Dubai

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Mr. Saviox, Pl. dont bull $#!t the public. First of all you are a fake.
    Going by what you have written, you are fit for only a cleaners job.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Anitha ravishankar, y cant u work honestly & take u r salary ? although ur salary is near to lacks I guess but am not sure, u chose greediness as means of leaving by duping poor & innocent students, I think u have been in this business since long time ago. & this time u got urself caught. That’s what happens when you steal from innocent , one student exposed this corruption my great thanks to prema. When we get salary from sincere & honest work the satisfaction we get from that is full of joy.

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  • nn moodbelle, udupi

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Well done Prema.All must know ,how easy to get phd from mangalore university.When i got my phd from the same university ,i had spent a huge amount parties in mangalore club,bottles ,providing....to some, etc.if you spend money ,you need not know anything,your thesis,viva.everything will be looked after.they had told me all questions for the viva and gave me written answers.please LOOKAFTER the VC and the chairman WELL,you will have your phd in 3 years ,you will come only for the viva.

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  • Dr.K S Nairy, Saligrama/Oman

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    This news is NOT believable. I request Daiji Should do some-more research regarding this.Go and speak to some teaching faculty too.Which group of people against Dr.Ravishankar/Anitha.At the outset I 'm sure this is some INTERNAL POLITICS of academic people of throughout dung on each other.

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  • R Prabhu, Mlore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    I remember an incident couple of years ago when a student had to pay INR 10000.00 to get her convocation certificate from Bangalore University which took almost 3-4 months after several visits. Deplorable state of affairs. All this, after the student has paid the required fees for the final year university exam the convocation certificate fee. Later we came to know that there are several 000's of them going thru the same ordeal. One can just imagine the money involved in just one year!!!

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  • rizwan, Dubai/Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Blan D'souza, USA
    if we have to accept one sided version of the incident, then why do you need a legal system, judge...so on

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  • shaan, dubai

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Well done and continue the same. we are morally with you.

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  • rajesh, mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Every Mangalorean should come forward to fight against corruptions in our area. Specially in the Traffic Department, these traffic policemen demands money openly. We should teach them a lesson.

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    rizwan, Dubai/Mangalore
    This is not Sholay Movie coin showing heads on both sides, on the sets of the film. Jai coin throwing sequence in the movie.

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  • Priya, Udipi

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Hats off 2 Prema. Savoux u might have come from rich family and do not expect the same from poor and moreover u will not be the only person who is doing Ph.d that all professors will have an eye on u. If you r going to support the corrruption now and might be u r the next corruptionist. If you cant stop corruption in india is gud but don't discourage the person who is trying to do so.

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  • Fr. Mark Mathias, SVD, Jalamel, Shirva

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Dear Prema, I congratulate you for your courage in taking this very delicate step which will affect your PhD studies in the department. However, keep going and do not give up. In my last three years in the academe here in India (after returning from the Philippines as a Dean in the University there) I have heard similar stories from PhD and other post graduate students. It is sad that such practices thrive in the academe. My prayers for you and my support in this courageous step.

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    The Mangalore University is filled with Den of Poisonous worms. The whole education system is corrupted even not to forget Bangalore University. With a population of 1.2 billion which we boast of and also the next super power, we dont have a single recognised university. If bribing is the factor played to obtain Phd, then I would consider this degree a corrupted certificate and needs to be thrown in the Thrash bin.

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  • JerryMoras.com, Calgary, Canada

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Let me make it clear
    Travel and teacher’s hotel accommodation cost is operations costs which need to be born by the Mangalore university.
    If teacher or lector is the supplier of service students are the consumer who needs to pay for the value they (students as consumer).
    Only Mangalore University has the right to collect funds to run the university either income earned from students or government.
    Now, accepting income(money) from students on personal grounds is bribe or corruption.
    Good job Prema. You already earned more than Phd degree I’m sure you will do well for your boldness and confidence.
    Sociology is learning about society and if one studies Indian society caste system is also studied. Mangalore University is the best place to understand what practical cast is and one can score better. It is a sarcasm.
    I'm sure by exposing such acts brings change in the university

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  • rizwan, Dubai/Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    This is one side of the story. There is more to this issue than revealed which can be known only with a proper investigation. We need to hear to the version of Dr. Anitha as well before coming to a conclusion. We all know that corruption has to be eradicated at all levels, but what is the TRUE STORY ??? Only time will tell...

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    WHISTLE BLOWER PREMA !! YOU DID MORE THAN WHAT Phd PEOPLE CAN DO. CONGRATULATIONS..

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  • CYRIL MASCARENHAS, KIREM/MIRA ROAD

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    WELL DONE PREMA.WE SUPPORT YOU GREAT JOB.KEEP IT UP

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  • Lloyd Dsouza, Dubai/Surathkal

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Hats off Prema Dsouza, good work, hope everbody in this nation and world have your courage to stand against corruption , so that right person will be in right place.......God Bless You

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  • Joy raj, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Well said...
    The government is already paying her for her position as a guide. And so far I understand she has at least Rs 90000 per month...
    Mr. Saviox... Don't be silly... It looks like you are doing your Phd by bribing someone... So be careful when you support corruption in public. And try to appreciate someone who have done a bold job by exposing one of your family members.....

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Life is short, live it to the best. Who Cares of PhD. Life is more important than a Degree. If a Doctor cannot save the life of a patient than what is the point of being a Doctor. Death is termed as Medical failure.

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  • Karunakar Shetty, Dubai

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Few of the Professors ask their students to do house work like washing the clothes cleaning the rooms. Its Guru seve. Its not bribe paying 2 to 4 lacks to guide is normal i dont know why people are making big hugama. This will create panic situation for people like me who are doing PHD course - Saviox

    Saviox, it's because of you people we have too much corruption. You are doing Phd but you don't raise your voice against corruption. What is the use of doing Phd? You do Phd by paying bribe and you too will charge whoever comes to do Phd under you. Open you eyes and see the world my friend.

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  • Joy Raj DSouza, Mangalore/mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    As a childhood friend and a family friend, I am very proud of you Prema. Hats off to you for your bold act. That lady have nearly a lakh per month salary but still she didn't took control on her greediness. You did a great job. Atleast you have done your part now it's upto the governance body of Mangalore University to take care of this corrupted lady further. Hope they too are not belongs to the same ravishankar family of Anita madaam......once again hats off to you Prema.... You have done a great courageous job and you are an example for many more other students.....

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  • Reema Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Well done Premaji....and u got beautiful smile too. keep it up...:)

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  • SM, Mangalore/ Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    We have heard in 90s that many students have got degrees by bribing people in Mangalore University .There are a few corrupt people in Mangalore University too. One person as reached Canada showing a fake certificate of Mangalore University . He as passed only 8th Std and as reached Canada with a B.COM certificate.Anyways Prema as done a great job by exposing the fact.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Sachidanand,

    In a National University based in Delhi, one semester fee for Phd. is Rs. 10,000/- For BA or BCom, one semester fee is Rs. 7,000/-

    What the students in the news paid the Guide Lecturer is besides the fee officially paid to the University.

    Let us not take the matter as peanuts - the education is not imparted, it is literally sold.

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Saviox, Mangalore
    You will do this seve and then pay the bribe. If everybody thinks like you then there will not be a single good person like Prema Dsouza. There is a difference between a good and bad. So Prema Dsouza is bold, courageous, and brave. You are buying a degree by paying bribe , that makes you coward, weak, and foolish. There are certain stages in life which you cannot go through paying bribe. You need to be brave, bold, and courageous to go through such situations. People who have not gone to University have become great only through their intelligence, behavior, attitudes, courage, because they were brave.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    When we pay Rs 5,000/- to Rs 7,500/- per term for Degree Courses like Bsc, B’com or BA, Rs 16,800/- is nothing, though it is burdensome for poor Students like Prema. We do not know how much is costing PhD Degree Courses in Mangalore University, but to avoid this kind of drama, at least they can make it formal and issue the receipt for the same. Let them use this money for “Entertainment or Punya Tithi” of outside Evaluator?

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  • Aloka Nath, Bengaluru

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    We should salute M/s Prema. The authorities in position feel it is no corruption taking money and distributing them to whom so ever concerned, and justify as additional fee the student has to bear. The Ravi Shankars will be in a shock for they have started beleiving that this collecting money is normal and not at all bribe. May the types of Prema increase and some limiting done on corruption.

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Prema D'Souza, Congratulations for you courage and bravery. Prema who hails from Kavoor comes from a poor family living on the river side. Her parents eked out a living by catching shell fish and crabs. Prema Dsouza you can study anywhere on this planet. You do not have to stick on to one University. Life does not end with such criminals. You have just started a great life with pride and dignity. Nobody can close the doors of life to anybody. Somebody will open the door for everybody. I really appreciate for exposing and showing the world how corrupt is the education system. What is the point of having a PhD. which comes from a corrupt University.

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Choti si 'Asha'
    Baari Padi 'Prema'
    Drama
    Trauma
    PhD in 'Coma'
    Ayyo Ayyo Amma....

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  • reema, puttur

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    MR.saviox,since u r perceiving PHD,you are the side of DR.anitha.but i appreciate prema,since she has taken great step against corruption.if you wash cloths of ur guide,u will become washerman instead of qualified knowledgable PHD holder.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    We Mangaloreans very well remember that a famous college in the city got itself rid of the State Board parameters and opted for Central Board affiliation. We are aware that the college's Masters Degree students were harassed (by Mangalore University) by not issuing the certificates despite completing their study.

    I congratulate Prema for what she did and applaud her for her courage. We all support Anna's fight against corruption but from inside we ourselves are corrupt. Only when there will be a Prema in all of us, Anna will will succeed.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Saviox,

    Your exertion that a guide should be paid by the student is wrong. The Guide for a Phd is a government paid servant. He/she gets the salary from the government for the service.

    Please do not support corruption and mislead the public.

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Dr Ravishankar says "We have been here for 25 years and have not touched even a paisa." How can this guy live without touching a paisa. Education is for the development of soul and to serve the public.
    From an early age, we’ve been told that education is the key to one’s success in life. Study hard! Get good grades! Go to college! And by making education freely available to all children, we’re giving everyone an equal opportunity to succeed in life. But the path to success and even middle-class existence is no longer so straightforward, if indeed it ever was. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.

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  • Naveen Shety, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Looks like this teacher was running a flesh trade shop from the girls hostel. The money was being collected by the accused is for paying the entertainment of the visiting faculty.
    Immediate raids should be conducted so that evidences of income from undisclosed sources is uncovered.

    We need youth to take moral stand on a daily basis to put an end to corruption which is way of life to many today in India.

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  • Guru Baliga, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    My heart goes to your special correspondent. The Person really needs to be congratulated for this very balanced article. You have spread out the facts beautifully for the readers in the spirit of true journalism without taking any sides. This article and many other like this makes Daijiworld truly a media of a great quality. Thanks.

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  • D.Prasad, Udupi

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    POLICE DEPARTMENT,GOVT.OFFICES,COLLEGES,UNIVERSITIES...OH GOD EVERYWHERE CURRUPTION. OH GOD SAVE MY COUNTRY BY THESE TYPE OF TERRORISTS!!!

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  • Saviox, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    This is normal for all PHD Students which is followed across all universitys. Few of the Professors ask their students to do house work like washing the clothes cleaning the rooms. Its Guru seve. Its not bribe paying 2 to 4 lacks to guide is normal i dont know why people are making big hugama. This will create panic situation for people like me who are doing PHD cources.

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  • Vivek, Udupi

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    This is a fine example that shows education is a business and often bought by money rather hard work and study. These are the students involve in corruption in their future worklife

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  • Royal, Mangalore / Dubai

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    Well done Prema.

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  • Richard Lobo, Shriva/Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 6 2012

    After reading this episode, my views are
    1. In case the external examinars need a Air travel and a confortable stay this need to be discussed and should be mede official through the university. Same time usniversity should work on the modality to increase the revenue to cover this cost. There is nothing wrong in travelling by air, staying at aconfortable place and I feel the examiners deserve this.

    2. This option to entertaining the extenal examinar is opted by Dr. Anitha is wrong but canot be called as curruption where we see worst cases around us.

    3. Related to the cast issuse, We Indians need to learn to handle this serious matter. This is indeed a concern in politics, education, employment places etc in turn putting us down.

    4. I feel the voice raised by Prema is also justified.

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