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    I recently had the opportunity to remind one of our members that we have a tremendous number of members who read through this board without posting and we have an even larger number of lurkers. If you ever have nothing better to do (and I really mean "nothing") you should click on the "who's online" widget and watch the lurkers move in and out of all the threads. Hundreds of them every night. My point is that warnings of this sort are helpful, especially for people who do not have the time, energy or same level of sophisticated knowledge to catch this stuff on their own. Thanks to all for the debate and your many contributions.

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    The head of Pondicherry University has been fired for having a fake degree (along with lots of other fake credentials).

    Pondicherry varsity: V-C Chandra Krishnamurthy’s D.Litt degree fake, says probe panel | The Indian Express

    The "school" in question is not named but it might be #1 on this list...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    The "school" in question is not named but it might be #1 on this list...
    Right you are, Kizmet. Ms. Krishnamurthy's fake degree IS from the No. 1 University on this list. There's a handy chart to ALL the falsehoods here:

    http://puta.org.in/attachment.php?aid=34

    Interesting to note that her book, "Legal Education in India" was found to be 95% plagiarized and was withdrawn by the publisher.

    The "school" which conferred her "Doctorate Honoris Causa" was one of the first mills I read about when I became interested in the subject. It's the "school" I've referred to a few times when mentioning a "university" which offers PhDs, medical 'degrees' and for a few bucks extra, Knighthoods and Albert Schweitzer awards.

    I think Pondicherry University did the right thing - and in reasonably timely fashion, for such a complete inquiry.

    J.

    PS. I'm glad Pondicherry University Teachers ' Association - http://puta.org.in isn't in Mexico. Acronym PUTA doesn't go well in Spanish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    Axact owner booked for money laundering...
    Well, I'm glad they nailed him on something, but it must be just the tip of the iceberg. 2-3 million Pakistani rupees is only $20,000 to $20,000 US. I'll bet he wants to move WAY more money than that. Last I heard, those phony diplomas were a $70-million-a-year business. Maybe this trickle occurred because the bulk of the money is already abroad - maybe much of it in Arab countries where Axact has sold many fistfuls of degrees.

    Hey - there's another movie title: "A Fistful of Degrees."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Well, I'm glad they nailed him on something, but it must be just the tip of the iceberg. 2-3 million Pakistani rupees is only $20,000 to $20,000 US. I'll bet he wants to move WAY more money than that. Last I heard, those phony diplomas were a $70-million-a-year business. Maybe this trickle occurred because the bulk of the money is already abroad - maybe much of it in Arab countries where Axact has sold many fistfuls of degrees.

    Hey - there's another movie title: "A Fistful of Degrees."

    J.
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    Quote Originally Posted by novadar View Post
    Here you go (sorry it's not the best) but it'll do...
    It's fine - a keeper for sure. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    Axact owner booked for money laundering
    He also didn't pay tax, at least not very much. Less than $1 if memory serves me right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    The head of Pondicherry University has been fired for having a fake degree (along with lots of other fake credentials).

    Pondicherry varsity: V-C Chandra Krishnamurthy’s D.Litt degree fake, says probe panel | The Indian Express
    When I first read that, I thought that Pondicherry was the name of the fake university.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    When I first read that, I thought that Pondicherry was the name of the fake university.
    Well, I must admit India does have some completely "real" universities with pretty strange-sounding names, like the 100% legit, UGC-approved "Lovely Professional University."

    In this case, the city (Pondicherry, now often called Puducherry) is fairly large - plenty big enough to have a traditional University. Population is about 675,000. Here's a pic:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...Panorama_1.jpg

    Although the city didn't get its name until the Dutch, French, English and Portuguese had all relinquished their colonial hold, the area has been known to the West for a long time. In the 1st century C.E., Roman traders knew a marketplace in the area that they called Poduca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Although the city didn't get its name until the Dutch, French, English and Portuguese had all relinquished their colonial hold...
    I erred here. Establishment listed as 1673, taken over by the French in 1674. Independence (from France) of Indian Union Territory of Puducherry in 1954. I read that "The history of the City of Pondicherry is recorded only after the period of colonial rule by the Dutch, Portuguese, British and the French" - i.e. 1954. Regardless of "history " the city was there and referred to as Pondicherry long before Independence.

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    Axact is mentioned briefly in this article but it is primarily about the politics of higher educationin Pakistan.

    Shedding light on DDP issue: Keeping politics out of education - The Express Tribune

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    Apparently Axact is not without its supporters.

    Kaira Speaks In Favor Of Axact - Pakistan Tribe

    At the same time, it seems virtually everybody is out on bail.

    High rate of bails in corruption cases irks Nisar - Pakistan - DAWN.COM

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    This one slipped by me but better late than never. It seems they managed to break into the Axact computer system

    FIA Successfully Manages To Decode The Main Server Of Axact - Pakistan Tribe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    This one slipped by me but better late than never. It seems they managed to break into the Axact computer system

    FIA Successfully Manages To Decode The Main Server Of Axact - Pakistan Tribe
    My understanding is that the FBI has the files on 60,000 Americans who bought degrees from Axact schools. No word on what they plan to do with them.
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