The Human Resource Development Ministry approved new regulations on plagiarism and according to a gazette notification, for students, plagiarism between 10 and 40% would mean the students will have to submit a revised research paper within six months.
Students will be debarred from submitting a revised paper for one year if the similarities are between 40 and 60% and if the similarities are more than 60%, a student’s registration for a programme will be cancelled.
However, plagiarism of up to 10% would not invite any penalty.
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Teachers whose academic and research papers have similarities ranging from 10 to 40% with other papers will be asked to withdraw the manuscript. In case the similarities are between 40 and 60%, they will not be allowed to supervise new masters, M.Phil, PhD students for two years and will also be denied the right to one annual increment, it said, reported PTI.
In case of repeat plagiarism of over 60% similarity, the faculty members will be suspended. They can even be dismissed from job.
The regulations were drafted by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Recently, the Ministry notified the UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) Regulations, 2018.