Why shouldn't the Ph.D awarded to Principal of Jamal Mohamed College be withdrawn?
Look at the academic progress record of the Principal of Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchirappalli.
M.Com. (1974), M.Phil. (1984), Ph.D. (1994), PGDCA.(1996), FMSPI(2000), PGDFM (2001), FICWA (2001), Dip.MA (2006),
MBA (2008), M.Phil.(Mgmt.) (2010)
In 2003, this man becomes the principal of college, and awards the the following degrees to himself!
Dip.MA (2006), MBA (2008), M.Phil.(Mgmt.) (2010)
Everyone knows that 'degree' means 'level' and in this context 'level of education.'
In the normal course, one goes through bachelor, masters, then the master of philosophy and the doctorate in philosophy.
It is academically incorrect go for a master degree or any other lower degree after the award of doctorate in philosophy.
It is something like doing Ph. D in Chemistry, then coming back to school and writing an examination in physical chemistry and
declaring that I have got first mark in physical chemistry.
It is something like doing Ph. D in Computer science, then coming back to college, joining an M. Sc information Technology course
and writing an examination and declaring that I have got first mark in Information technology. It is logically, socially,
academically, philosophically incorrect to do so. No sane mind will do that.
If Dr. X is doing a bachelor degree after the award of Ph.D, then his level of education is just a bachelor degree holder. Dr. X may
hold a Ph.D, but his qualification would be just B.Sc., if the final degree recived by him is B.Sc. What is your present level (of
education) is your qualification. What you had done in the past is the path, not your present qualification.
In general the commerce guys used to buy several degrees in order to make a claim that I am opt for this job, for that job.
But, here the case is principal of a big college. He advices his staff and students that everyone has to be like him. Everyone should
buy degrees like him (after all, he is a man who gives certificates to himself, I know that commerce guys would say that is self-
If everyone follows the path of the principal of Jamal Mohamed College, it would be academic disaster. Every teacher will appear
for every examination in order to get a M. Sc in chemistry, the redo another Masters in Physics, Another masters in Botany,
Another masters in Zoology...
Is it the way science progresses? Is it the way academics progress? Is it not the promotion of idiocy in the name of education?
I would say that the Ph. D awarded to these kind of 'academicians' should be withdrawn, because such person will become a wrong
role model for the younger generation. Therefore, I feel that the society is having a watch on the academic affairs of all colleges. It
is where our sons and daughters are getting educated. In order to teach a lesson to these kind of academic mockeries - the
University Grants Commission of India and other academic regulatory bodies must first order for the withdrawal of the the Ph.D
awarded to Principal of Jamal Mohamed College. It will become a good lesson for the all the academicians who have the intent of
cheating. Sheik Mohamed Cannot make a claim that I am innocent because first the he is th principal and secondly he is doctorate
degree holder. He must know meaning of the word 'degree'. No excuse!
Don't the University Grants Commission of India consider this as academic mockery?
What is the stand of Government of India on this issue?
Is it academically correct to award degree to himself?
If the same trend continues, everyone will start a college to award a degree to himself!