IIT Kharagpur lodges FIR against its professor

An FIR has been lodged against office bearers of the Institution of Electrical Engineering (IEE), the centre running adjacent to the IIT campus, which also includes Ghosh, accusing them of fraud, IIT sources said.

IIT-Kharagpur had placed Ghosh under suspension last month and conducted an internal investigation after students of the IEE lodged a complaint with the institute director Damodar Acharya alleging that Ghosh was charging exorbitant fees for admission to IEE.
Ghosh had violated the code of conduct as a faculty member cannot associate with any institute without the IIT's permission, they said.

Ghosh was also charged with holding examination of IEE inside the IIT campus, sources said.IIT-Kharagpur in a statement released yesterday had said it has not affiliated IEE and documents supporting its recognition were "forged".It said the "sequence of events makes one to believe a section of the people associated with so called IEE (India) have deliberately tried to involve the name of IIT Kharagpur to cash on its goodwill.

"Based on the allegedly forged documents, they also might have duped both the faculty of the Institute and the public at large," it said

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