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Mr. Rajeev Kamal Kumar PMP

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Local Address: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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  • Ph.D.
    University of Sheffield
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Prof Rajeev ...
www.rtiawards.org, 14 May 2014 [cached]
Prof Rajeev Kumar RTI Awards 2010 | Welcome
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Prof. Rajeev Kumar It was exactly three years ago that 50-year-old Rajeev Kumar, a computer science engineering professor at IIT Kharagpur, took up the fight for transparency in selection process of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Armed with the Right to Information (RTI) Act, Rajeev Kumar has over the years forced IITs to gradually disclose their closely-guarded secret of selection procedure and also started a country-wide debate on how to improve the system. His battle, which began when his 19-year-old son Sanchit missed an IIT seat by just three marks in the joint entrance examination (IIT-JEE), has not ended as he tirelessly continues to battle to bring transparency to these premier institutions. He is fighting a case in Kolkata High Court on behalf of students who missed a chance to get into IITs in 2006 and has opened a forum in cyberspace. Though his son missed his chance in IIT in 2006, he is pursuing BTech in computer science engineering at Jadavpur University in Kolkata.
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As this did not make any sense, Prof Kumar wrote letters to directors of all IITs. However, there was no response. As his own institution - IIT Kharagpur - had conducted the examination in 2006, he gradually found out that there was a concept of cut-off marks. This was determined by a complex procedure every year.
"By then I got to know about UPSC order and I filed my first RTI application in September 2006," he says. "I asked them what were the cut-off marks in each subject and what were the marks scored by the top 2,000 students who have got through. He did not get any response from IIT. He filed a first appeal, which was again ignored. While he appealed to CIC for his first application, he filed a second application and asked for the procedure followed to determine the cut-off marks, the question paper with model answers and names of all the people associated with the examination procedure of 2006. IIT said in an evasive reply to this application that there was "no set procedure to determine cut-off marks" and also refused to reveal the question paper. Undeterred by evasive replies, Prof Kumar filed a third application in January 2007 on the number of students who got marks above the cut-off marks and had got selected.
Even when he knocked on the doors of CIC, which has its office in New Delhi, the process was not simple. "I am not complaining. But it is just that CIC was very slow in its process. They managed to club appeals on all my three applications only in April 2007 and ordered the information be released," says Prof Kumar. One year after the examination results of JEE 2006 came out, he finally got the cut-off marks and the procedure by which it was determined. He says, "Till date they have not been able to explain how they reached that cut-off.
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"This just showed that Sanchit and 993 others were wrongly excluded from the list of students who got a call for counseling," says Prof Kumar. Armed with this revelation he approached Kolkata High Court to fight for the rights of these students. "I was pained to know that there were so many deserving students, much more deserving than Sanchit, who had been denied admission," he says. However, the judge did not find any merit in questioning the admission board's decision and did not allow the petition. The case is still pending before a division bench of the high court.
Through 2007 and 2008, IITs were repeatedly directed by CIC to furnish information to Prof Rajeev Kumar. However, IITs gave no concrete information. IITs continued to flout successive CIC orders giving irrelevant data. For Prof Kumar, it meant a trip to Delhi each time IIT Kharagpur gave misleading replies to him. He had to come to Delhi and appeal to CIC to re-open his case or sometimes to give notice to IIT to give him information.
The institution was forced to open up. He got personal details of candidates who had got selected. "I found out how sons of senior IIT professors, who were involved in the examination process, got selected," he alleges. As Prof Kumar brought media focus on to the issue, the IITs were forced to declare their procedure of calculating cut-off marks well in advance. The institutions now declare the procedure on the website before the examination. The issue was even raised in Parliament. Parliamentary standing committee on human resource development even expressed concern over "cut-off controversy". However, there are still miles to go. Prof Rajeev Kumar is still trying to find convincing answers to many questions.
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Prof Rajeev Kumar
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Rajeev Kumar is an Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He received his Ph.D. from University of Sheffield, and M.Tech. from University of Roorkee (now, IIT - Roorkee) both in Computer Science & Engineering. He had been a faculty of CSE at IIT Kanpur and BITS Pilani. He had worked for National Semiconductors, Germany and DRDO, India. His main research interests include evolutionary algorithms & multiobjective combinatorial optimization, embedded & multimedia systems, and programming language & software engineering. He has published over 100 research articles in lead journals and conferences. He is a member of ACM, senior member of IEEE and a fellow of IETE. More info about him can be found at http://www.facweb.iitkgp.ernet.in/~rkumar/.
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www.itmmeerut.org, 3 Nov 2013 [cached]
Mr. Rajeev Kumar Assistant Professor B. Tech,M.Tech*
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Mr. Rajeev Kumar Assistant Professor B. Tech,M.Tech*
Computer Science Engineering/IT
Mr. Rajeev Kumar, DM ...
www.essarenp.com, 11 Sept 2002 [cached]
Mr. Rajeev Kumar, DM (Comm)
The PIL was filed by Rajeev ...
learnhub.com, 17 April 2010 [cached]
The PIL was filed by Rajeev Kumar, a computer science professor of IIT Kharagpur, who questioned the year-to-year uniformity of the IITJEE and also claimed that the IITs provide back door entries to students. It was on his plea that the court took on the probe against the IITs.
"The current system, which is infected with serious established discrepancies and irregularities, cannot be allowed to continue," said advocate Prashant Bhushan, who filed the PIL on behalf of Rajeev Kumar.
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