Proof of Plagiarism: Dr. Abhijit Chakrabarti steals Research Work
Dr. Abhijit Chakrabarti, the hon’ble VC of Jadavpur University, who has already been in the limelight for allowing armed police forces to beat up students protesting peacefully at midnight within the campus premises, has now been found guilty of plagiarism. For those unfamiliar with this term, plagiarism is a heinous crime in the field of research.
As per IEEEmanual, plagiarism is “the use of someone else’s prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and is considered a serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences.” In layman’s words, plagiarism is the act of stealing someone’s intellectual property. If a researcher uses significant amount of verbatim copied text from some other article without properly referring to the source, it falls under plagiarism.
A scientific article co-authored by Dr. A. Chakrabarti, titled “Implementation of Genetic Algorithm and Modified Shuffled Frog Leaping Algorithm for Transmission Loss Minimum Re-scheduling”, was found to possess a significant amount of verbatim copied text from another article titled “A Combination of Shuffled Frog-Leaping Algorithm and Genetic Algorithm for Gene Selection”. In the offending paper, Dr.Chakrabarti, along with his fellow authors,has not even referred to the source article. Furthermore, in the same article, he has copied word-for-word large portions of texts from one of his previous works: “Genetic Algorithm based transmission loss optimization under deregulated environment”. It is basically reselling of his intellectual property which violates IEEE copyright. This incident is called self-plagiarism. This is not the only incident. From the contents of his publications, it is evident that he often plagiarises and self-plagiarises. These offenses are grave and shameful enough for any researcher and especially so for a respectable VC of a prestigious university like JU.
If Dr. A. Chakrabarti is challenged by someone in this ground, according to IEEE rules, it could be proven to be at least level II offense. As a result, he could be banned from publishing in IEEE copyrighted materials for three to five years and all his present submissions pending review would also be dropped.
Offending Paper Details
Author Name(s): Priyanka Roy, A.Chakrabarti
Paper Title: “Implementation of Genetic Algorithm and Modified Shuffled Frog Leaping Algorithm for Transmission Loss Minimum Re-scheduling”
Publication Title: India Conference (INDICON), 2011 Annual IEEE
Publication Date: December, 2011
Page Number: 1-4
Author Name(s):Cheng-San Yang, Li-Yeh Chuang, Chao-HsuanKe, Cheng-Hong Yang
Paper Title: “A combination of shuffled frog-leaping algorithm and genetic algorithm for gene selection”
Publication Title: Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics, Vol.12, No.3.
Page Number: 218-226
Author Name(s): SawanSen, Priyanka Roy, S.Sengupta, A.Chakrabarti
Paper Title:“Genetic Algorithm based transmission loss optimization under deregulated environment”
Publication Title:2010 Joint International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), 2010 Power India
Publication Date: December, 2010
Page Number: 1-5