The core work carried out by the author shall be based on original ideas and shall be covered by Zero Tolerance Policy on Plagiarism. In case Plagiarism is found and claimed, then it would be brought under Plagiarism Disciplinary Authority (PDA) for necessary and maximum penalty. The core work shall include abstract with keywords, introduction, objective, hypothesis, research methodology, analysis and interpretation, summary and observations, conclusions, recommendations and references. 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.
Therefore, the proper attribution, seeking permission of the author wherever necessary, acknowledgement of source compatible with the needs and specificities of disciplines and in accordance with rules and regulations governing the source is essentially required. 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):
The similarity checks for plagiarism shall exclude the following –
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.
Plagiarism would be quantified into following levels in ascending order of severity for the purpose of its definition:
In case of found guilty of plagiarizing, they shall be considered under following class of severity:
Note 1 : Penalty on repeated plagiarism – Shall be asked to withdraw manuscript and shall be punished for the plagiarism of one level higher than the lower level committed by him/her. In case where plagiarism of highest level is committed then the punishment for the same shall be operative. In case level 3 offence is repeated then the disciplinary action including suspension/termination as per service rules shall be taken by the University.
Note 2 : Penalty in case where the benefit or credit has already been obtained – If plagiarism is proved on a date later than the date of benefit or credit obtained as the case may be then his/her benefit or credit shall be put in abeyance for a period recommended by IAIP and approved by the Head of the Institution.
Beside, in case the one who has been claimed for plagiarism and has been found accused of doing so, shall be subject to the court of law by the one who has claimed for penalty as per copyright norm.
Keeping in view the policy of plagiarism, and avoid piracy of intellectual property, the author needs to follow the citation policy:
Note: The policy framed is in line with the provisions stated under UGC Regulation 2018 for Plagiarism, therefore, it may change with amendments in UGC Regulation.