November 07, 2017
Plagiarism can also be a huge blow to a college's integrity. Frequent academic dishonesty occurrences can devalue a degree earned from an institution, which may prevent graduates from being hired for jobs and internships or accepted to graduate programs.
To create academic awareness about responsible conduct of research, study, project work, assignment, thesis, dissertation, promotion of academic integrity- and prevention of misconduct including plagiarism in academic writing among students, researchers, faculty and other members of academic staff.
To establish institutional mechanism through education and training to facilitate responsible conduct of research, study, project work, assignment, thesis, dissertation, promotion of academic integrity and deterrence from plagiarism.
In this context Plagiarism assumes importance from the view point of the entire academic community. Plagiarism violates the element of trust, expectation and honesty, which is a pre-requisite for academic work in an ethical framework. In addition, plagiarism undermines the basic objective of higher education by offering an unwarranted short-cut to the processes of research and inquiry that leads to knowledge, learning and livelihood. Plagiarism at universities and institutes is a serious issue that has compelled the Institute to devise a policy to put a stop to plagiarism. The major step towards curbing this misconduct is to sensitize the faculty, students and research staff of the Institute regarding plagiarism, performed either willfully or ignorantly.