a fake phd thesis?

Fake PhD Thesis.

Fake PhD Thesis?

Arnab and I saw the thesis kept (or thrown) beside a bush in front of CSA department. The reasons I felt it to be fake are the following.

  • The title contains a grammatical error of missing “of”.
  • The skeptic in me says that the title is composed of some keywords (which do not appear to be completely random) and the keywords have much less relation with each other to form a unified theory.
  • The logo is of IISc, which also mentions “INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE” whereas the university name mentioned is something other than IISc.
  • The university is actually Carnegie Mellore, yes mispelt. Even the term Univelsity is mispelt.

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The feeling the thesis gave me should be described as: scary.

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15 Responses to “a fake phd thesis?”

  1. vasu Says:

    This is scary………. Its pretty recent April 2010.

  2. Lalit Patnaik Says:

    I wonder why somebody would do this.

  3. Ruchi Sharma Says:

    is this some kind of prank you guys are pulling?

    lol

    anyways why would one be scared… its kind of funny.

  4. Vijayanth Says:

    Is it just me, or did anyone else notice there are some more mistakes in the title?

    I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, but Object Oriental Model??? Shouldn’t it be Object Oriented???

    But the logo and the university itself proclaim it to be a fake.. In a way, it is scary..

    BUT, if my Ph.D. does not finish in ‘N’ years (N is top-secret), then I know how to end my misery… ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. blaaa Says:

    there is no Univ of Carnegie Mellon either….its CMU not UCM….lol

  6. Suneel Madhekar Says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Cooooooooooooooooooool! The guy who made this must quickly have graduated to faking passports and currency notes… And then, he no longer had any need for this (fake) thesis… And so, he discarded it beside a bush in front of CSA department… I still think someone is pulling a prank… and someone is good at photoshop… ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL!!

  7. rishi b Says:

    ya complete fake… wonder what’s fake thesis it beholds…

  8. Anil Says:

    Contents of the thesis, please………………since we all have a lot of free time to while away [at-least you and me]

  9. Anil Says:

    At-least, I want to know what ‘Subliminal stimuli’ [1] the thesis holds? Vijayanth hinted at one[means of ending misery]! I think it might be more profound. [I still have a lot of free time.aka, I have not yet found a problem statement: And iisc life’s PhD should be coming to an end (I didn’t say it the proper way the last time)]

    Reference(s):
    [1] Panduranga.K.Rao “A study Communication Theory & Object oriental Models and Practices WRT Knowledge Threads & Events Horizon” Page 1 of 12(top of the sheet popping out in the pic)

  10. gokul Says:

    I wonder how none of you have yet noticed it reads unive_L_sity of carnegie melo_RE_.

    That was one of the first things i saw.

    This is probably nothing scary, just a big pranky joke.

    As you can see it says subliminal : definition from answers.com!

    Whoever cites definitions from answers.com in a thesis!!

    ‘oriental’ is really funny!

    Could you kindly post (at least some of) the contents too !

  11. iisc Says:

    Gokul, I didn’t take any photos of the content inside.

  12. subbliminal messages Says:

    subbliminal messages…

    […]a fake phd thesis? « iisc life.[…]…

  13. chan pra Says:

    is it a sample from binding shop guy ?

    has some one attended post-doc-fellow interview with this?

  14. Tran Says:

    A couple of things come to mind. The photographer posted a picture that he or she found somewhere without any further research, hoping to get a response from the readers. If this is true, they got it. Obviously, the owner of the thesis is a terrible speller and didn’t consult with the thesis department on the proper usage and format required by the university. Most graduate students know that they must consult with the proper department or thesis office personnel for guidance on beginning a thesis.

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