The rules also talk about limiting plagiarism and the similarity of content excluded from the scope of plagiarism. The policy defines plagiarism as “the practice of taking someone else`s work or idea and passing it on as one`s own.” To curb this, UGC regulations stipulate that universities must take technological measures to check the percentage of plagiarism in scientific writings, and this technological measure should be accessible to everyone who researches and writes in institutions. In addition, any work submitted by students, faculty or staff must be accompanied by a statement that the work is free from plagiarism. With regard to this regulation, institutions must also draw up a plagiarism policy and have it approved by the competent judicial authority. According to the regulations, plagiarism is divided into the following four levels, depending on the percentage of plagiarized content, and the penalty for each step is also clearly mentioned: The most popular plagiarism case in India is that of BS Rajput, the VC of Kumaon University, a serial plagiarist in which seven Stanford University professors wrote about it to the then president, APJ Abdul Kalam. as reported by HT. According to UGC, all higher education institutions must develop a plagiarism policy and have it approved by the relevant legal bodies and post it on their websites. In September of last year, UGC formed a committee and asked the public to comment on a proposed plagiarism policy. If a member of the institution believes that plagiarism has occurred, they may report it to the departmental body, i.e.
the Minister.dem Committee on Academic Integrity (DAIP). Upon receipt of such a complaint, DAIP reviews and makes recommendations to the Institutional Academic Integrity Committee (IAIP) of the higher education institution. The role, function and composition of DAIP and IAIP are also defined in the regulations. This is a draft plagiarism regulation, which will be notified after approval by the Department of Human Resources Development (HRD). The UGC`s main motive behind these regulations is to raise awareness of the conduct of research, theses and dissertations, as well as to prevent any type of misconduct involving primarily plagiarism. It focuses on developing systems to detect plagiarism and prevent plagiarism, as well as establishing criteria to punish students, researchers, faculty or staff for the act of plagiarism. Therefore, each higher education institution must establish these regulations in order to raise awareness of the proper conduct of research and academic activities. Plagiarism has been the most complicated educational evil in academic and knowledge publications, where other authors` content is used by people without credit from the original author. There are various do`s and don`ts that should generally be followed when publishing (an article in this regard can be found here), but with the increase in the percentage of plagiarism and to preserve the integrity of academics, the UGC was in the process of introducing regulations to prevent this social scourge.
The new 2018 UGC regulations, entitled “University Grants Commission (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Teaching Institutions) Regulations, 2018,” place particular emphasis on the need for more mindful and integrity-oriented behavior on the part of academics engaged in academic research or writing. The objectives of the 2018 Regulation on the GTCU are as follows: One of the highlights of these regulations is the establishment of mechanisms under two authoritative bodies, the Departmental Committee on Academic Integrity (DAIP) and the Committee on Institutional Academic Integrity (IAIP), to deal with the detection of plagiarism and its sanction, as required by regulation. These two bodies will deal with recognition in two different areas, one of which is departmental and the other institutional. In the 530. At the UGC meeting, the Academic Grants Commission presents regulations to prevent plagiarism and discusses the “promotion of academic integrity”. As well as the regulation “Prevention of plagiarism in higher education (HEI)” for 2018. Read: MAH MCA THIS 2018 Results will soon be published at dtemaharashtra.gov.in: How to Check Read: West Bengal Police Recruitment 2018: How to Apply from India Today Web Office: UGC approved UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Regulations) 2018 at its meeting on March 20. India has witnessed several accusations of plagiarism against the vice-chancellor and Central University teachers in recent years. Chandra Krishnamurthy of the University of Pondicherry resigned in 2016 after a lengthy confrontation with the HRD Ministry after plagiarizing large parts of a book mentioned on her CV, according to HT reports. The regulations also require institutions to submit electronic copies of all master`s, research program and thesis theses for hosting in the digital repository under the “Shodh Ganga electronic repository” within one month of graduation being awarded.