Kanhaiya Kumar’s PhD thesis appears in a journal internationally blacklisted as a ‘predatory journal’

According to an exclusive report by My Nation, the former JNU student union president, Kanhaiya Kumar has used a disreputable journal, which is blacklisted internationally, to get his article published for PhD thesis submission, shows the journal’s website.

The very eminent, globally trusted Beall’s List had mentioned that the International Research Journal of Humanities, Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJHEPS), where Kanhaiya’s article appeared, was a ‘predatory journal’ (those that accept money for the publication of a research article bypassing peer review).

Source: My Nation

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Varun, Kanhaiya’s close aide, while speaking to My Nation, on behalf of the former JNU leader confirmed that they were unaware of the predatory status of the journal and would look into the matter. “This is also news to us that the journal has been blacklisted. We submitted our article online. Maybe it is not blacklisted here in India. We are not aware of it. Before submission of PhD., an article had to be published and we did it so that the government does not catch us on any grounds,” said Varun.

Following the guidelines for submitting a PhD thesis, which is, a student needs to publish a research article in a peer-reviewed journal, according to the University Grants Commission (UGC) gazette notification No. F1-2/2009 (EC/PS) V(1) Vol. 11, Kumar, submitted his thesis in JNU, which he had completed under the guidance of Left-leaning professor SN Malakar in the Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies (SIS).

Titled ‘The Process of Decolonisation and Social Transformation in South Africa’, the article was published in June this year in IJHEPS, which was listed among predatory journals in 2014 by Beall’s List, the report of which was regularly updated by Jeffrey Beall of the University of Colorado until January 2017.

IJHEPS, after being blacklisted, in order to avoid the disfigurement, started operating under a different name. It added ‘research’ to its name and now operates as International Research Journal of Humanities, Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

My Nation unearthed the gimmick by identifying that both the organizations have the same digital footprint as well as registration numbers. The old version of the journal, as listed in both Beall’s List and Iran’s blacklist, and the new share the same International Standard Serial Number (ISSN 2249-2569).

Source: My Nation

The owner of the journal, however, denied getting paid in lieu of publishing articles and denied charges of being predatory. “We were blacklisted as different countries have different academic norms. We are listed legitimately with UGC,” said Shashank Tiwari. On being asked why he changed the name after the journal appeared on Beall’s List, Tiwari said it was a printing error.

For the JNU Students Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who is accused of helping those who raised anti-India slogans, of urinating in public, of flashing his private parts to a lady, of disrespecting his teachers, of whitewashing Congress sponsored anti-Sikh genocide of 1984, of getting into a scuffle in the mid of a flight and lying about it, and has many more such accomplishments up his sleeves, can definitely consider this fraud as yet another feather on his hat.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

‘Will not develop areas which did not vote for me’: Rajasthan Congress MLA shortly after winning

Rajender Singh Bidhuri fought and won a close battle against BJP MLA Suresh Dhakad with a margin of 1661 votes.

Here is why BJP lost elections, and of course, it was deliberate

What BJP supporters need to realise is this - no political party ever wants to lose and least of all, a party led by the two most politically aggressive politicians the country has ever seen.

Ranchi: Court summons Rahul Gandhi for his defamatory remarks against Amit Shah

The petitioner submitted that the statement by Rahul Gandhi against Amit Shah had hurt his sentiments and tarnished the image of the party.

India cannot turn into Islamic Nation, only Modi can understand gravity and do needful: Meghalaya HC

There should be uniform law for all Indian citizens, and anybody opposing the Indian laws and constitution cannot be considered as citizens of the country, Meghalaya High Court noted

Priyanka Gandhi part of selection process of Congress CM in the state where her husband faces probe

Priyanka Gandhi's husband, Robert Vadra, was recently summoned for the third time by the Enforcement Directorate in the Bikaner land deal money laundering case after he missed the first two.

Teenage actor who acted in film ‘Haider’, joined Lashkar-e-Taiba, neutralised in encounter

Police confirmed that the two teenagers had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba, immediately after they went missing on August 31

BJP’s real woes: Lessons from the electoral semi-finals

The prolonged silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on election results was very telling. The results were clearly unexpected and possibly led to prolonged internal discussions on the future course of action.

For all his angst against Adani, Rahul Gandhi chose Kamal Nath who rallied behind Adani for power plant in Chhindwara

Kamal Nath is believed to be close to Gautam Adani, whom Rahul Gandhi has frequently accused of being a 'crony capitalist'
It is time for Congress and Gandhi Family mukt Bharat

Why Congress-mukt Bharat is still very much in progress

It is time BJP supporters understand the meaning of the term 'Congress-mukt Bharat'.

As Congress factions create chaos, Rahul Gandhi quotes Tolstoy and Congress tweets ‘game’ links

The Assembly Elections in three states, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh saw Congress successfully push BJP out of power

Latest articles

Connect with us

125,614FansLike
97,776FollowersFollow
6,063SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these