PhD thesis of university chief goes missing

Amid raging controversy over the quality of PhD theses submitted by those who hold the reins of several universities in the state, the PhD thesis of Kerala University Vice-chancellor PK Radhakrishnan is reportedly missing from the university. The university awarded him the doctorate in 1985, reports TNN.

In reply to a RTI query, university authorities have admitted that they are not in possession of the thesis submitted by Radhakrishnan. After registering for a PhD in 1977 as a regular candidate, he later opted for a part-time PhD and completed his research in chemistry on “Studies in rare earth chemistry – rare earth complexes of some pyrozol-5 ones” in 1985.

That the university has admitted it does not have Radhakrishnan's thesis assumes significance in the wake of the recent controversy surrounding plagiarism charges against Kerala University Pro-vice-chancellor N Veeramanikandan. Sanskrit University Vice-chancellor MC Dileep Kumar also recently landed in the soup when MG University, which awarded him PhD in sociology, said it was not in possession of his thesis.
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