MHRD to recommend software for preventing ‘Plagiarism’ in PhD

MHRD to recommend software for preventing ‘Plagiarism’ in PhD
Abhay Anand | Jun 27, 2018 - 11:06 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, JUNE 25: The Union Government has decided to recommend 'Turnitin' software for the higher education institutions to check cases of plagiarism in PhD thesis. Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javdekar said, “We have decided to use software such as 'Turnitin' and others to keep a check on plagiarised theses.”

Speaking to media, the union minister said that the Government has taken such a step to keep a check on such (plagiarism) practices in Ph.D research. Javdekar also said that doctorate degree will not be awarded to candidates whose dissertations have been found to be ‘Plagiarised’.

Last month, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had approved the UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) Regulations 2018, which has provisions for strict punishment ranging from revised script writing to termination from academic position and removal from academic jobs. The Draft has been sent to the MHRD for approval.

According to the UGC, the new Regulation is aimed at promoting academic integrity and prevention of misconduct.

Read the full story here: UGC Prevention of Plagiarism Regulation 2018: Stringent measures, severe punishments

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