Centre to curb PhD plagiarism with Turnitin software

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The Central Government is going to take of “Turnitin” software to curb plagiarism in PhD theses, said Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.

He also stated that the candidates whose dissertations have plagiarised content would not get the doctorate degree in the coming days.

“The Central government has taken strong steps to keep a check on such practices of plagiarism in Ph.D research. One person’s Ph.D. thesis has been wrongly used by some others to complete their theses. As such cases are on the rise, we have decided to use software such as ‘Turnitin’ and others to keep a check on such theses,” the minister said.

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In answer to the question about the permission for starting a medical college by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (SSST), Javadekar said, “Once the proposal is received, I will speak to the Indian Medical Association and Union health minister for getting permission for the college”.

Responding to another query on lesser number of allopathy doctors in the system, he said that the Government has started medical colleges across the country to improve the situation.

He said, “The proposed medical college of the SSST will also come up on the donations received from the people’s contribution”.

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