Prime Minister presents ‘Millennium Plaques Honour’ to HCU Vice Chancellor Podili Appa Rao

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented the ‘Millennium Plaques Honour’ to Podili Appa Rao, Vice Chancellor of University of Hyderabad at the Science Congress on Tuesday triggers controversy.

Appa Rao is one of the eight scientists who received the awards for their contributions to science and technology.

The Joint Action Committee of Hyderabad Central University termed the presentation the honour to Appa Rao as a plagiarist and substandard scholar. It said that Appa Ro is a criminal accused in SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. The greatest tragedy about the conferring scientific award on Appa Rao is that he is a disgrace to the spirit of scientific temper. He is not only a believer in the unscientific caste system but also is a proven plagiarist and a sub-standard scholar. Appa Rao Podile has been a disgrace to the scientific community," the JAC said in a statement.

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