An erratum, and hopefully the end of the story

Abi notes that Prof Ashutosh Sharma of IIT-Kanpur, whose paper turned out to have plagiarised some text and figures from a student’s M.Tech. thesis and who turned belligerent when this was pointed out, has issued an erratum to that paper acknowledging the duplication, regretting the failure to cite, and apologising to all concerned. (See links in Abi’s post for a history of the case. He has been active in trying to resolve the issue.)

Somehow this reminds me of Churchill’s comment about Americans, that they “can always be counted on to do the right thing, after exhausting all other possibilities.” Nevertheless, the right thing has now been done and hopefully the student and the IIT-K group can get on with their lives and careers.

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