Just after reading the full page ad in blue,
I took every written word to be true,
Shelled out the hard earned bucks,
& everything in my career now sucks.
Attended lectures given by the faculty,
All of them were ex-students in reality,
Then came the exam schedule,
Studied hard to make myself a legitimate fool.
Asked for help to get an internship,
The management guru took me on a pay-your-own-trip,
As days passed my heart began to swell
& I walked towards the Great Indian Placement Cell.
Finally, the moments of last year arrived,
After spending lakhs I somehow survived,
So, when the students stood up to get placed in PWC,
The placement cell made us walk out with our hands empty.
Thanks Anant for the poem
The unearthing of the IIPM scam following Rashmi Bansal’s report in JAM and Gaurav Sabnis’ blog and the subsequent filing of law suits in tune of crores of rupees by IIPM against them have started a blog war between the two camps – bloggers exposing the fraud of IIPM (that comprises many ex-IIPM students as well) & the IIPM ‘chamcha brigade‘ (with comical IIPM poodles like IIPMStudent9. Also read the comments on his blog). So much had been the impact of this war on the online community that IIPM is now the most searched term according to Technorati, a well-known blog search engine.
IIPM has understood its folly in threatening and filing law suits against bloggers that motivated bloggers to dig even further in the backgrounds of Malay and Arindam Chaudhuri. Take a moment here comprehending the audacity of IIPM to file law suits for alleged ‘damage of goodwill’. Goodwill created by a criminal who built a hospital with money made from donations for the hospital claiming himself to be a world-class doctor when he isn’t even a quack! It was unearthed that Malay got a PhD from a then non-existent university amongst many other things like presenting criminally fraudulent affidavits to the Election Commission to fight elections in Midnapore by-elections in May 2001. Thalassa_Mikra did a very commendable job in his blog.
IIPM has now taken a reclusive stance where it is too afraid to even make a press release refuting the serious allegations against it. Since almost all its false claims are verifiable, it just can’t afford to do so. However, this has made the bloggers even bolder and they have now started caricaturing IIPM in form of satires. The best one I had the opportunity to read is by one Wannbe Arindam Chaudhuri in his blog called Real IIPM. Hope the readers have a nice time reading that and the comments posted on the blog.
However, this scam cannot be laughed off as it involves the lives of 100s of students studying in IIPM and the crores they bring in to the institute as revenues. Then, it also involves allegedly false declarations by Malay Chaudhuri to contest assembly elections. (What makes him different from a common history-sheeter from Bihar contesting elections?)
The newspapers that run IIPM’s propaganda campaign and earn obscenely huge amounts have shamelessly decided to keep mum. This despicable act of greediness & cowardice is only resulting in viewing their news-reporting as biased, doctored and sexed-up proportionate to the amount of bones thrown before them by vested interests. They should, at once, stop bragging about the sizes of their circulations citing national readership surveys. The way things are looking now, they seem interested only to increase their circulations by selling crap so that it will give them an even bigger leverage to hike their advertisement fees.
As far as the government is concerned, it shouldn’t wait till someone filed a PIL in the courts to act against these IIPM honchos. There should immediately be an independent criminal investigation against IIPM to get to the bottom of the truth and mete out exemplary punishment to the bosses if found wrong. This would also give a window for IIPM to come out clean if at all they are on the right.
As it seems now from their silence, they can’t be far from what the bloggers like Truth Seeker writes about them.
Must Read this report in Business World India [Requires free registration]