IIT professor steals research material, case registered

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Muzaffarnagar : A case has been registered against an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) professor from Saharanpur campus for allegedly stealing research material of one its researcher.

As per the accusation the professor stole research material of his student and got it published in Germany, taking complete royalty on his name.

Dr Alok Tyagi, resident of Civil Lines (Muzaffarnagar), had started his Ph.D from IIT Saharanpur in 2006 under the guidance of Dr Dharamdutt  (Department of Pulp and Paper Technology).

Mr Tyagi received his degree in the year 2012, but in 2014 he got to know that he has become a victim of fraud by his professor, who allegedly got the research published in a book in Germany with writing credit to Dr Dhramdutt.

The book is available at a striking price of Rs 6200.

Swiftly acting over it, Dr Alok Tyagi sent a notice to Dr Dharamdutt on April 17, but no satisfactory reply came from the latter and leaving Mr Tyagi with no option left than to reach out to IIT Director; but nothing came from there too.

Dr Alok Tyagi later reached out to HRD Ministry hoping something concrete will come, but he received only pressure to come down to a settlement and nothing else. Now, he has filed an official complaint against Dr Dharamdutt.

On reaching out to Dr Dharamdutt, he claimed that he is not authorised to make any comment in the matter.