Plagiarism at Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology by Nasreen Ali A and Arunkumar M

I have found that two professors from the Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology  named Nasreen Ali A ( arunpvmn@gmail.com )  and Arunkumar M have plagiarized one of my paper.

The plagiarized paper is the following:

asreen Ali A.1 , Arunkumar M. Mining High Utility Itemsets from its Concise and Lossless Representations. IOSR Journals (IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering), 1(17), pp.8-14. (the full paper can be downloaded at: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5f8f/bd04d6e6a0a02c12b83c66d40bd44449a601.pdf )

Arunkumar M and Nasreen Ali A Ilahia College of Engineering

Plagiarized paper by Arunkumar M and Nasreen Ali A at Ilahia College of Engineering

The paper plagiarized my paper describing the FHM algorithm, which was published at ISMIS 2014.  Basically, these two authors have copied the algorithm and claim that it is their algorithm. They even claim that they have proposed the new EUCP strategy which was proposed in my ISMIS 2014 paper.

This is unacceptable. I have contacted the editor of that paper from this journal named IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering. Moreover, I also contacted the head of this college called the  Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology/ Mahatma Gandhi University, India to report this serious case of plagiarism.

About Nasreen Ali A and Arunkumar M

Who are these two professors named Nasreen Ali A and Arunkumar M who have plagiarized my paper?  I have done a quick search, and according to the website of their university, here are their pictures:

Nasreen Ali A and Arunkumar M from Ilahia College of Engineering

Nasreen Ali A and Arunkumar M from Ilahia College of Engineering

Nasreen Ali has no shame to put her plagiarized paper in her CV on the Ilahia College website:

Ilahia College of Engineering - Plagiarism Nasreen Ali

Ilahia College of Engineering – Plagiarism Nasreen Ali (http://www.icet.ac.in/images/Faculty/RESUME/CSE_Nasreen.pdf)

Here is another picture of Nasreen Ali from the Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology website ( http://www.icet.ac.in/Faculty_CSE.aspx ).

Another picture of Nasreen Ali from Ilahia College of Engineering

Nasreen Ali from Ilahia College of Engineering

According to the college website, it can be found that the e-mail addresses of Nasreen Ali and Arunkumar M are :  arunpvmn@gmail.com and nasreenali@icet.ac.in ( http://www.icet.ac.in/Faculty_CSE.aspx ).

The webpage of the Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology is : http://www.icet.ac.in/

Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology

Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology

About the journal “IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering” 

The journal where the plagiarized paper was pulished is called ( IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering http://www.iosrjournals.org/IOSR-JCE.html ). It appears to be some unknown journal that charge a fee to get published and obtain a certificate of publication.  I had never heard of that journal or publisher before.

IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering (IOSR-JCE)

IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering (IOSR-JCE)

2nd December 2016 

On the 2nd December, I have sent the following e-mail to the Ilahia College of Engineering of Engineering and the journal, to let them know about this serious incident:

Plagiarism at the Ilahia College of Engineering 2

I immediately received an answer from the journal the day after and they have retracted the paper.  But I did not receive any answers from the department where these professors work.

28th December 2016

Four weeks after having contacted the  Ilahia College of Engineering and the deparment, I sill did not receive any answer from them.

Thus, I have sent another e-mail to the principal of the Ilahia College of Engineering:
Plagiarism at the Ilahia College of Engineering

2nd February 2017

Two months later, I still did not receive any answer from the Ilahia College of Engineering or the department where these professors are working. It seems that they just want to ignore the serious plagiarism issues happening at their institution, which raises serious questions about the quality of that college.

14th April 2017

Four months later, I sent yet another e-mail to the head of the department Rosna P Haroon and the principal of the Ilahia College of Engineering.  This person Rosna P Haroon is responsible for the department where the two professors who have plagiarized my work are working. Here is the e-mail below:

15th April 2017

Today, about four months later, I received some acknowledgement that my e-mail has been received from the head of that department Rosna P Haroon, but no clear answer yet was provided about how they will handle this case of plagiarism.  They told me to wait for a few days for more information… Let’s see.

If no actions is taken, I will have to consider other actions such as contacting the institutions or organizations such as AICTE (http://www.aicte-india.org/) who is the approving authority of engineering institutions in India or affiliated institutions such as the MG University (http://www.mguniversity.edu/). As researcher, I cannot accept that other people are plagiarizing my work.

By the way, although the journal paper has been retracted by the journal, there is still some online versions available on various websites, that should also be taken down to resolve this issue.

 

About plagiarism in India

Unfortunately, it is not the first time that some researchers from India have plagiarized my papers (for example, a similar problem of plagiarism at the Galgotias college). I think that it happened three times already only in 2016, and at least five or six times in the last two or three years.  Plagiarism is of course not limited to India. My papers have been plagiarized also by people from France, Algeria, and other countries. And it should be said that there are many very good Indian researchers and universities. From my experience, it seems that the plagiarism issue in India is mostly in small universities.

Conclusion

I will keep you updated about what happens about this case of plagiarism. I am looking forward to see what the Ilahia College of Engineering will do, for these two professors who have committed plagiarism.

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5 Responses to Plagiarism at Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology by Nasreen Ali A and Arunkumar M

  1. Sreenath says:

    Hi Philippe,
    Thank you for posting these wonderful blogs which I started following recently.
    I regret to hear that your papers are being copied in my home country (India) & I heard about this college which is in my part of India. It is a newborn college & am not surprised that it’s faculties did this, as most of such new-born colleges are totally profit oriented & employ sub-standard faculty. Most of the faculties will be recent college pass outs who couldn’t land in a descent job. They look at the teaching time as a break to prepare for other jobs.
    Please don’t expect any reply/action from the college anyways. You will be lucky to hear a ‘sorry/regret message ‘ at least. Please don’t get disappointed about these & there are people like us who admire your contributions.

    • Hello Sreenath,
      Thanks for reading the blog and commenting, and thanks for the information. 🙂 I still did not receive a reply from the principal of that college. So, as you say, I think that they might not answer me. In that case, I will just leave that page there, so that at least people will know about that. Then, when people will search for that college, they may find this page, and they will know about it. This may put some pressure on them to take some action to fix this issue.

      Best regards and happy new year.

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  3. Sonal Goyal says:

    Hi Philippe,

    Thanks for posting this detailed post and bringing out the plagiarists. I am sorry that your work was copied and someone claimed it as theirs. As an Indian, I feel doubly hurt and sad. Plagiarism will only take them so far, I doubt if they have even understood let alone implement any of your algorithms. I hope you will continue to enjoy your work and overcome your disappointment and anger at this incident.

    Cheers,
    Sonal

    • Hi Sonal,

      Thanks for your message.

      I just hope that there can be some form of punishment. Otherwise, if there is no punishment then this situation will happen again and again. In my country where I come from (Canada), a professor would likely get immediately fired for plagiarizing a paper. What is the most frustrating about that Ilahia College is that they seems to just ignore as if nothing happened. This is very unprofessional. It took them four months to send me a notification that they even received my e-mail and I still don’t know if there will be any punishments for these professors (which does not seem very likely at this point). My e-mails were sent to the principal, the head of department and others. But no reply for four months from any of them.

      Best regards,

      Philippe

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