Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism Policy

As in lieu of the ethics in higher education, fair conduct of research and prevention of misconduct, as per UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2018, students, researchers and faculty members should not perform any academic misconduct by the theft of intellectual property in any manner As per the UGC Regulation 2018 on Plagiarism Policy, the university adopts understated policies in order to detect and refine the research work through Institutional Academic Integrity Panel (IAIP):

Similarity checks for exclusion from Plagiarism: The similarity checks for plagiarism shall exclude the following – i. All quoted work reproduced with all necessary permission and/or attribution. ii. All references, bibliography, table of content, preface and acknowledgements. iii. All generic terms, laws, standard symbols and standards equations.

Note: The research work carried out by the student, faculty, researcher and staff shall be based on original ideas, which shall include abstract, summary, hypothesis, observations, results, conclusions and recommendations only, and shall not have any similarities. It shall exclude a common knowledge or coincidental terms, up to fourteen (14) consecutive words.

Examples of plagiarism:

  • Copying and pasting from the Internet and posting somewhere else without proper citation
  • Submitting someone’s work as their own.
  • Taking passages from their own previous work without adding citations.
  • Re-writing someone’s work without properly citing sources.
  • Using quotations, but not citing the source.
  • Interweaving various sources together in the work without citing.
  • Citing some, but not all passages that should be cited.
  • Melding together cited and uncited sections of the piece.
  • Providing proper citations, but fails to change the structure and wording of the borrowed ideas enough.
  • Inaccurately citing the source.
  • Relying too heavily on other people’s work. Fails to bring original thought into the text.
  • Changing name for other person work and putting your name for their project.
  • Copying paragraph and sentences from other person’s text.