This is how IIT Guwahati treat their research scholars.

A research scholar came out with complaints against his supervisor and wrote a letter to the PMO. The letter can be read here http://afflatus.co.in/a-letter-to-prime-minister-by-research-student/.  The letter contained a description of the callous behaviour of the supervisor. The harassment perpetrated by the supervisor in the form of verbal taunting and not giving the name of the […]

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Understanding gravity by a physicist’s scientific way rather than HRD minister’s non-scientific way

This post has its origin in the recent statement by the Indian MHRD minister (this ministry controls and provides funds to most higher education institutions in India) that gravity was mentioned much before Newton in ancient Indian astronomical texts. Now while politicians have their ways of making statements that walk the thin line between truth […]

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Brief concepts of Aristotle’s philosophy

Abstract: Aristotle, one of the renowned Greek philosophers made a huge contribution for a good foundation of symbolic logic and scientific thinking to Western Philosophy in addition to making advancement in the field of “Metaphysics”. He was probably the first who was serious in “Virtue Ethics” theory. These contributions made him possibly the most important […]

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PhD Harassment Story from IIT Roorkee: My personal life has became his ‘chai pe charcha’

I am a research scholar at IIT Roorkee. I joined here in 2016 and experienced mental agony to the point that after two years I had to change my supervisor as well as the whole PhD topic. In less than three months I was aware of my previous supervisor’s unprofessional, unscholarly and unacademic temperament. From […]

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Ph.D. Harassment Story – My supervisor called me up in her chamber to let me know that she is “incompatible with me”.

To The Vice-Chancellor, University of Calcutta. Copies to: 1. Deputy Registrar (Acting), University of Calcutta. 2. Chairman, West Bengal Human Rights Commission, 3. Commissioner of Police, Kolkata Police. Dear Madam, With deep regret, I am informing you that a case of serious mental harassment has taken place concerning me at the Centre for High-Performance Computing […]

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