TOPIC: case studies
7) Dibyalok Kumar knew he was smart. His classmates always turned to him for help on assignments and he always knew the answers to the questions his teachers asked in class. Dibyalok just didn’t study for tests so his grades were often mediocre. He knew he could do better in school, it was just that school was so… well, boring.
School was coming to an end for the year and Dibyalok needed to get a good job this summer, after all this was the end of his junior year. He desperately wanted to work at the famous Research Institute. Dibyalok felt that if he got a job there as a summer intern, it would really boost his chances of getting admitted to the graduate engineering program of his choice. He knew the institute hired very few summer interns and generally these were students from private schools who had excellent academic records and high standardized test scores. So, Dibyalok decided to “tweak” his resume. He rounded his GPA up from 3.0 to a more respectable 3.5 and listed his SAT scores as 700 verbal and 820 math (in reality they were 600 verbal and 720 math). Dibyalok reasoned that these changes really didn’t matter because he would show them who he really was through the quality of the work he did for the Institute once he was hired…
Discuss the various ethical issues raised by the action of Manish.
Why this question
The question is related to GS 4 syllabus ( case studies part).
Key demand of the question
The question wants us to write in detail about the various ethical issues involved in the above case study.
Discuss- we have to be exhaustive in our approach and write in detail about various ethical issues involved in the above case study.
Structure of the answer ( Approach)
Refer to the article attached with the question in order to get an idea about the ethical questions raised under the given situation. However, you should not restrict yourself to the issues raised in the article only. You should think harder and add a few more issues, in order to increase your analytical skills.
Frame your answer in points and discuss each issue separately.
Conclusion– You can add your viewpoint on what Dibyalok should do in this situation.