Mangalore University sociology prof sentenced to 5 years in jail for taking bribe


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, Jul 9: Dr Anita Ravishankar, assistant professor of sociology at Mangaluru University, Konaje has been sentenced to five years of imprisonment on charges of receiving bribe.

Dr Anitha Ravishankar had demanded Rs 16,800 as a bribe to approve a thesis from PhD student Prema D’Souza on December 4, 2012, terming it as an expenditure of an outstation inspector who was to arrive from Mysuru. Lokayukta inspector from Mangaluru, Umesh G Shet and staff had conducted a raid and had arrested Dr Anita Ravishankar when she was receiving Rs 5,000 as advance. It was alleged that Dr Anitha had initially demanded Rs 10,000, Rs 4,000 and Rs 16,800 subsequent to it.

The court had questioned nine witnesses on behalf of the Lokayukta and the Lokayukta special court in the city accepted the arguments of special government prosecutor KSN Rajesh. The court concluded that the allegations are true and delivered the verdict. Judge B B Jakathi, of the third district and sessions court and Lokayukta special court, announced the quantum punishment on July 9.

The accused will undergo two years of imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs 15,000 under Section 7 of the Anti-corruption Act, and three years of imprisonment and a Rs 15,000 fine under section 13(1)(D). She will spend an additional one month each in case of failure to pay the fines. The court has ordered that the accused must undergo both imprisonments concurrently. The then Lokayukta inspector Umesh G Shet had conducted investigations and submitted the charge sheet.

Special government public prosecutor K S N Rajesh had argued in favour of Mangaluru Lokayukta.    

 

 

 

  

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  • Siddharth, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jul 11 2021

    All talk big things. Let me know how many among those who commnted here did not pay any bribe. Say truth if you have conscience. Everybody talks when it comes to others.

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  • ARMANDO, URWA

    Tue, Jul 13 2021

    My father paid Rs 100 to police during making of my passport because of which I am in Dubai enjoying and commenting here. Can you find someone more honest then me now.

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  • Siddharth, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jul 11 2021

    Its like a story from the movie. It luks like a case of vendetta. Those who amass crores are set free whereas Rs. 5000 bribe is given 5 years imprisonment! is it done with ulterior motive with involvement of insiders. I strongly feel so While bribe is a bribe I really want to say Rs 5000 (when she was caught) cannot be considered as bribe because 1. it is a general practice in MU wherein a thesis student celebrates getting Phd inviting the professor who guides the student along with a few others from the dept. 2. Many times external evaluators refuse to come on specific dates the faculty of the dept go extra mile by booking their flight ticket or hotel booking etc instead of delaying it. Naturally such cost is to be paid by candidates. It is a common practice which a few of my batchmates have done. I really dont know what happened in Anitas case. But felt very sad to read that a bribe of Rs. 5000 carries a prison term of 5 years. So sorry Anita. May you get justice

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  • Divya, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 11 2021

    Mr. Manav Jeppu, for your notice I was not silent that time. I gave complaint against her but unfortunately, no one was ready to go against her. They all are very scared to open their mouth against her. So I let the God to do his job. Because i knew it she can't escape from her own Karma.

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  • ARMANDO, URWA

    Sun, Jul 11 2021

    The Most important Point here is not bribe but what she would have done if not paid. Its not the bribe , but what she has done actually to all students who haven't paid bribe. Finally want to know did the concerned Phd Student got Phd or not.

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Syed Gulf countries are almost clean society and your comments are understandable. But there will be many students who have been harassed, victimised by this lecturer. Below in this forum, one ex student already expressed her sufferings, mental trauma because of this lecturer.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Lokayukta had unearthed corruption to the tune of several hunderd crores in the past in each case from certain public officials. Not sure what happened on that. But the small fishes have no chance of surviving. Law will ruthlessly deal with them. For the sharks, we are reminded that Lokayukta can only identify corruption cases, they do not have authority to prosecute. If that is the case, don't know how this one happened.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    apna bahut yaraanna lagtha hai????????? ಅಡಿಕೆ ಕದ್ದವರೂ ಕಳ್ಳರು. ಆನೆ ಕದ್ದವರೂ ಕಳ್ಳರು.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Bribe for imparting education ? Not only she there are so many in this education field take Bribe. Please catch everyone...and punish them...

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  • Syed Mohiudin, Iruvail/Riyadh

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    This is a matter of just 16000 Rs. and a imprisonment for 5 years.......What about some politicians and some entrepreneurs cheated banks and public property by crores and crores Rupees ?????? they are treated as our lawmakers.

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  • Roland, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    16,000 with 1 student. Obviously wouldn't be the first time. And punishment is apt. Ph.d for money? Disgusting

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Corruption is rampant all over Mangalore. There is massive corruption in every dept. and every single job executed by PWD, MCC right from the minister till the lowest staff from but I have not seen anyone getting caught or punished. The same case with DC office, property card office, RTO, Police, Sub-registrar’s office and everywhere for that matter. Only in exceptional cases like above rarely one person is caught and punished. This is total injustice!!!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    i condemn corruption of dis lady 4 asking money 2 award phd. i condemn corruption in every field in india. rafale case was rejected by our supreme court. however, da french found kick-backs in rafael corruption case. is dis our judiciary had a blind eye on it and had been involved in politics?????????

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Mr Rajan, yes... her own credentials are suspect...." She has worked earlier as a Social Scientist in DANIDA’s Water and Sanitation sector and was a Visiting Professor at Volda University, Norway, MSH, Paris and London School of Economics, UK. " -- these claims appear fake.... if she had worked in international level in norway, paris, london etc. she won't show chindigiri for 10-15 thousand rupees....

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Dr Anita credentials itself are suspect Did she bribe to get doctorate To do a background check .. check her thesis etc etc To be an scholar I,e getting awarded a Ph D requires 10000 hrs .. ten thousand hrs after graduation .. in general .. for India ..To compete as a world power for future we need experts Papers citations etc We are as it is having low standards University rankings etc .. Tuitions are another racket Earlier If a student needs tuitions he is considered weak in studies Butt of jokes These days it is a privilege Going to so and so ...teacher .. Standards deteriorating

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Rajan, Mangalor Might be, case if filed not because of corruption but because of harassment. I have came across may Phd students, who have been humiliated, harassed by their senior faculty members. Some men, even demand sexual favour from female Phd students. Just see, how the doctors, who are doing internship or MD students, how they are treated. But unfortunately, same students after obtaining the qualifications, follow their senior faculty members foot steps. Sad but true.

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  • Daisy, Mangalore /US

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    In India, parents spend more money on donations and bribe especially in the medical/dental field than the salary the student would ever earn after graduating in India. Radiology seats get sold in crores and are booked almost a year in advance. Medical education is bogus in private institutions in India, it's just a money making racket. Parents hard-earned money spent on donations for children's medical/dental education and students are left with meager jobs and wages after graduating. I feel if parents educate their kids abroad, instead of paying large donations, children would earn the money spent on education within a years time abroad.

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  • sense_Shetty, Mical,Kudla,Kodial

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    These days fake universities and degree ,masters degree colleges are all around the world ..Including US UK and many other western nations .. Most of the Indian engineers whom I meet are below Par and not good at what they are supposed to do .. But they are quick learners and make rapid progress . I also came across some amazing Indian professionals matching American Engineers standard and some times better There is only focus on the basic need of any project ..There is no focus on Quality ,testing,security,safety and some basic asthetics The people ho choose to be college professors are often not driven by passion but they land in this profession because they do not get other oppurtunity ..Initialy they go on reading the text book in front of the students without actually knowing the subject and then later one they memorize and dump in fron of the students .. They are not able to find practical usefulness in daily human lives of what they have learnt.Somehow there is a disconnect in the entire education system

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    @sense_Shetty, Mical,Kudla,Kodial, i suspect chaiwala's graduation & post graduation degrees, so also aravind kejrival & scores of indian citizens suspect chaiwala's duplicate certificates. smriti irani a yale graduate literate????????? how many gulf people have duplicate graduation certificates?????????

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    This is not new in universities, and not restricted to Mangalore University. On an average a PhD seeker spend 5 years of precious time on silly subject at the mercy of his/her guide. It is a common practice that the invigilators charge an amount to the PhD seeker, though everything is separately claimed from the government. The PhD seeker will be in no position to deny and lose the opportunity and spend further years. Please someone let me know if Prema D’Souza has got her PhD or she just threw the dreams to gutter when she took the bold step!

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Lucky jailmates, they can get free education.

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  • Satya Vishwasi, udupi

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    WOW : What a justice . appreciated , But law applies to only poor and middle class peoples , the big shots, corrupt politicians, where as Vijay mallya, Lalit modi, Mehul chowski, RAFFAEL scam corruption etc, etc must be investigated and prosecuted

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  • George, Manguluru

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Robbing parents through admission donation without receipt is also a bribe!!!

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  • Sharath, Mulki, Manglore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Amabani became richest Asian in the year 2007. Hope you know who was ruling then. You talk as if Amabni was a bagger before 2014.

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  • Ponkra, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Sharat, Ambani became rich by his intelligence and hard work but after 2014, he grew richer after 2014 without his own hard work... Is that makes sense?? You are one of them helping him to grow richer.

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  • Divya, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Finally, this lady got what she deserves. I m praying for this from last 15 years. Because, I m one of the victims as well. I suffered a lot because of her. She is not fit for the lecturer post. She is completely mental case. Let her die in a jail.

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  • Manav, Jeppu

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    But ppl like you and ur silence encourages them to commit more misdeeds. Take a stand.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    in my student days, most of the college lecturers / university lecturers were either tam or mallu... in both cases money minded and more into earning extra money through tuitions, guides etc. instead of being grateful for the opportunity they got in MLR, they will brag about their home state / home town, belittle local people, local institutions... The local guys were more ಪಾಪ types who were doing their duty to the best of their ability and content with salaries... in all probability, this lady also one ಮೋಳು..

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  • Shekhar Umesh Shetty, Namma Kudla

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Wish our politicians also punished for bribes, but it is RARE in India. Designer cloth wearing FAKIR is hesitating to appoint Lokyukta believing that it will expose him and cronies for favoring AMBANI and ADANI.

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  • DIVAKAR V, Kankanady

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Punishment meted out toDr Anita is too harsh. 95% Bribe cases let off practically.I Feel sorry for Dr Anita.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    lot of mallu / konga 'academicians' in MLR university....

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  • Edward Shet, India

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Many persons written that corrupt politicians don't go to jail. Finally who selects them ? General public... based on religion, cast, creed and muscle power and not on their performance/merit. Finally the poor is in jail and corrupt politician is on bail. The verdicts are fast for pretty criminals and late for master of criminals in our country.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Why PhD, now to pass KG class one has to bribe ( keep tuition etc). Corruption is taught at a very early stage in life,so it is difficult to eradicate.

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  • Joy, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    How clean was this case ended. Why can't other corruption cases carried out in the same manner, if so I think 90 ℅ of our top VIPs would have been in jail for many years. Poor Lady, one mistake she did, punishment should not have been so rude, at least 6months would do n she would have learnt a lesson. As if all our work gets solved without any set backs. Every system is not that clean.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    son of one lokayukta was prime accused in extortion racket... has he been tried? one lokayukta was stabbed in the office... has the incident been investigated and the reason for stabbing found out?

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    both student and supervisor are a disgrace to society. Most Indian PhDs are not worth the paper the theses are written on.

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    If every such case is dealt fairly then all the jaols in India wont be sufficient to jail the culprits

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  • Doctorate Dharmendra, Mangalapuram

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Earlier PhD was "Passing with High amount of Difficulty." Now, it has become "Passing with High Demand of bribe" .

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Student prema Dsouza also culprit in this case, if she really qualified for passing her thesis, why did she approached Dr.Anitha?!!!

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  • kujuma, udupi

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    hello fake dsouza,. hope you are living in India and not Newzealand, where there is no corruption at all. you must be a unguta chaap otherwise would have known the difficulty of getting a PhD or even passing masters in third world country like India. Today even IAS is corrupted..

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  • rolf, Dubai

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Dear Anita if you have any of our photo standing near the Cow please post . your charges will be dropped you will be free.

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  • KvKamath, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    She was booked before 2014.Cow has no role here. Honor the court verdict. Though she could be acquitted with warning, the court has upheld the investigation done by the law agency. There are many big sharks than this lady in the system.

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    WOW...... Corruption is spread into education ......... that too a woman, a moral force.....

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  • kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    mangalore university is one of the most corrupted and worst institutes any one can opt for.. all the faculty as well as staff just come there to pass time..high time students should not opt for post graduate classes in this university.. distance education cell is the worst with no coordination at all. They treat the students as some under trial convicts. They never pick the phone and even if they pick try to cut off the call as soon as possible.

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  • Rajesh, Manguluru

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Kujlimama , kodial your presumption is quite right. But why you are hiding your name and keep changing your location. Are you scared ?.

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  • kujuma, udupi

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Rajesh, nikk dayembe? just comment malpu..yaan matha kade ullembe

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    It is a shameful event for a Professor and she will undergo 3 years in jail, since both sentences are carried on concurrently. If the same yardstick is applied, I doubt how many of our MPs and MLAs would be in jail today. Like Yale University graduate, the new deputy of Amit Shah, Nisith Pramanik had written in his affidavit in Lok sabha election time as BCA and for West Bengal Assembly in 2021,he wrote high school. People have asked for an inquiry. But, going by Smriti Irani's affidavit outcome, govt will do nothing for this deputy minister. Also, the young minister has 19 criminal cases of murder and stealing. Shame Shame on the govt.

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  • Sunil D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Dont know why but something doesn't look right in this case. Perhaps the lady can approach higher courts.

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  • Krishna, Karkala

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    No doubt Indian Ph.D. is not valid anywhere outside India.

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  • Critic, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Sentenced 5 years for demanding 16,800as bribe but our politicians set from looting country.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Producing a good number of PhDs is the goal of many countries, as it demonstrates an advancement in research and knowledge. The Indian PhD students are at the mercy of a corrupt system. I normally do not seek punishment to anyone, but this punishment is exemplary and sends a GREAT message to others in Karnataka who work with PhD students. Glad that the woman was not RESCUED in this case. She lost her job, five years of life, and all respect in the community. Greatly appreciate the courage of Ms D’Souza.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Fit to join in politics from socialogy

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    No one is above the Law ...

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  • soni, USA

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    HAHA GOOD JOB LADY LOOKS SO INNOCEMNT , MANGALORE MANY COLLEGE TAKE BRIBE JUST GET CERTIFICATE FOR PASSING BIGGEST FRAUD EDUCATION DOING WITH INNOCENT CHILDREN GOOD JOB .. FINALLY ONE FIND MANY ARE SITTING IN DARK ROOM .. IF PPL MAKE VOICE THIS CORRUPATION WILL STOP IN INDIA OTHER WISE SAME WILL GO ON

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    Isnt a shame to ask bribe from a student whose thesis to be approved?One works hard to come to this studies ,letting all financial problems to side and when so far one reaches to the end ,submit ,and you hear this .Shocking from a Professor to do this.Be happy one has done it and on the verge of reaching her point under your lead.I would cover my face in mud to hear this and now she became famous.Investigate further whether it was her first try or many more.she should be dismissed from her post when such scandal has happened.

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jul 10 2021

    ... for her 5 years imprisonment, tax payers money of more than Rs 30,000/- have to be spent !!!

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  • Sameer, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 09 2021

    Lokayukta is All Powerful to prosecute small fish while Whales and Sharks are roaming free around us looting the public in broad day light.

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