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‘Faculty and researchers indulging in plagiarism will be punished’

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As per the new norms by University Grants Commission, the faculty members and researchers will be punished if found indulged in plagiarism, said All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe.

Sahasrabudhe was addressing a gathering at “Academic & Research Integrity Conclave 2018” where he said, “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.”

The conclave was organised by  Turinitin on May 3. Launched in 1997, Turinitin is a commercial, internet-based plagiarism-detection service.

Expressing his views on use of technology in academics, Sahasrabudhe said, “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.”

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“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.

Along with renowned institutes like IISc, IITs and IIMs, more than 400 institutions across India subscribe to the services of Turnitin.

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