Husband goes from IIM to IBM on wife’s certificates

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 19, 2012

Reports about an alleged job fraud pulled off by a Deputy General Manager of IBM, Mr R. Nandan, has once again highlighted the issue of resume scams.

Purportedly, 33-year-old Mr Nandan duped two big corporate houses, HP and Amicorp, with fake educational certificates before joining IBM last year.

Moreover, Mr Nandan also completed a one-year certificate programme, Executive Management Education Programme, from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K), on the strength of these certificates.

In a press release, the management institute said, “IIM-K suspends the certificate awarded to him until the final enquiry report by the legal authorities concerned is available.  IIM-K would repeal the certificate awarded to him if he is proved of the forging of his documents.”

Mr Nandan, who failed to complete his diploma in electronics and communications at MEI Polytechnic, Bangalore, was exposed by his wife, Ms Latha Nandan.

He allegedly copied his wife’s pre-university course marks card and commerce degree marks card and imprinted his name on the same. Mr Nandan allegedly used these fake notarised documents to land a job at HP as Manager in 2005 and then at Amicorp as Director in 2008, before moving to IBM.

Recruiters peg the percentage of CVs with false information between 10 per cent and 50 per cent, depending on the sector.

“The corporate world needs to get tougher. Too many people get away. Not too many get punished and this encourages others. This seems like an aberration but is not,” said Mr Ronesh Puri, Managing Director at recruitment firm Executive Access.

Published on July 19, 2012

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