Regulations to Prevent Plagiarism in Higher Education in India A Critical Appraisal

  • Ramesh K Pandita BGSB University, Rajouri- 185 234, India
  • Shivendra Singh All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna - 801 507, India
Keywords: Higher education, Research ethics, Academic integrity, Plagiarism, Similarity measures, Similarity detection

Abstract

The undergoing discussion presents a critical view about the various measures taken by the different governing bodies, especially by the UGC to prevent the practice of plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions in India. The discussion highlights the grey areas of the measures taken by these governing bodies to curb the practice of plagiarism and also focuses on the reasons, which more or less can be seen as a reason for triggering the practice of plagiarism across the academic and the research circles of the country, along with some other undesirable practices of publishing. The study deliberates threadbare about the misunderstandings and the mal-understandings about the plagiarism, whereby academicians and researchers are not yet able to draw a fine line to understand as what amounts to plagiarism and what not and the ways and means to overcome this practice. These and many other aspects have been touched, whereby measures taken lack rationality and how actually the forced researchers are vitiating the otherwise healthy research atmosphere of the country.

Author Biographies

Ramesh K Pandita, BGSB University, Rajouri- 185 234, India

Mr Ramesh Pandita, presently working as Sr. Assistant Librarian at BGSB University, Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has more than 80 research paper and over 100 popular article to his credit. His areas of expertise include Biblometrics, open access, e-documents, automation and networking, library administration and management.

Shivendra Singh, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna - 801 507, India

Dr Shivendra Singh is working as Senior Librarian in AIIMS, Patna. He has published more than 50 research papers in both national and international journals. Received doctoral degree from Berhampur University, Orissa. His areas of expertise include, Library automation and networking, e-content, scientometrics.

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Published
2019-03-11
How to Cite
Pandita, R., & Singh, S. (2019). Regulations to Prevent Plagiarism in Higher Education in India A Critical Appraisal. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 39(2), 67-73. https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.39.2.14115
Section
Special Issue on Promoting and Maintaining Integrity in Higher Education and Research: