Indian tech entrepreneur and engineer Navin Kabra
was dubious when the B.E. students he was advising told him that publishing papers at conferences were a requirement for graduation - a requirement shared by M.E. and M. Tech students in India. When an 'international engineering conference' came to Pune, he submitted two fake papers
- one generated using SCIgen
and one interspersed with random references to pop culture. Both were accepted
- and one was published after Navin paid for the publishing fees (haggled to a 50% discount). Since the expose, the University of Pune has clarified that publishing for Masters students is recommended but not mandatory
, more conference fraud has been uncovered
, and Navin's still investigating publishing requirements for Bachelors students
Many people say that a law degree enables the holder to do virtually anything. Am Law Daily explores the logical fallacies behind this statement.
A report by the ABA
shows that some law schools hire as many as 15% of new graduates
in an effort to boost employment numbers.