I know a person who falsely claims having a PhD in computer science.
His name card reads as "Name, PhD" and he has long been working in a high profile and remunerative position for a semi-government company.
However, he does not have a PhD!
He had enrolled for a PhD program in a X university, but his PhD program was terminated, because he could not publish any papers within the allotted time. I have complete details on this person including his registration number with the university, supervisor name, the company name, address and company supervisor name.
Specifically: the maximum duration of the PhD program in this X university is 6 years. To graduate, the university requires the candidate to publish one ISI indexed journal paper or two Scopus indexed papers. This person did not meet the requirements and, in fact, does not even have a conference paper to his credit.
I often feel like informing the company he is serving, as I find this infuriating and deeply unfair, but I just can't seem to make up my mind:
- Is this the right thing to do?
- Why should I report this?
- Why shouldn't I report this?