Friday, 4 May 2018

Faculty, researchers indulging in plagiarism will be punished: AICTE chair

NEW DELHI: The faculty members and researchers in the country indulging in plagiarism will be punished as per new norms of the UGC, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe said on Wednesday.

"As per new UGC (University Grants Commission) regulations, the faculty and researchers indulging in plagiarism will be punished which is a positive development in our higher education system as it will bring more credibility to the research in the country," Sahasrabudhe said while addressing a gathering at the "Academic & Research Integrity Conclave 2018".

The conclave was organised by 'Turinitin' which is a commercial, internet-based plagiarism-detection service launched in 1997.

Technology tools can assist in promoting academic integrity, but they are not complete solutions. The best scenario is when technology assists bigger cultural commitment at an institution, he said. "Technology might assist in discovering academic misconduct through plagiarism and authorship. But, when technology tools are weaved into holistic academic integrity solution, they have the power to help promote cultural change, "said Marc Daubach of Turnitin.

In India, more than 400 institutions subscribe to Turnitin's services, including leading institutions, such as IISc, IITs and IIMs.