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Plagiarism Policy

 

This policy document on Plagiarism contains the principles by which Khalsa College for Women intend to maintain the highest degree of academic integrity and ensure that all the publications and research work being carried out in the institution is free from any type of malpractice. 

Objectives:

To create academic awareness about responsible conduct of research, study, project work, assignment, promotion of academic integrity and prevention of misconduct including plagiarism in academic writing among students, researchers, faculty and other members of staff.

To develop systems to detect plagiarism and to set up mechanisms to prevent student, faculty, or staff of the University committing the act of plagiarism.

Our Policy:

As per the UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION (PROMOTION OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND PREVENTION OF PLAGIARISM IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS) REGULATIONS, 2018; our institution has established a mechanism to uphold premier ethical principles integrating diligence, revere and accountability in every research, publications, promotion of academic integrity and deterrence from plagiarism.

We ensure that the core work carried out by the student, faculty, staff and researcher shall be based on original ideas and shall be covered by Zero Tolerance Policy on Plagiarism. The core work shall included abstract, summary, hypothesis, observations, results, conclusions and recommendations.

To avoid piracy of intellectual property, the author needs to carry out proper attribution, seeking permission of the author wherever necessary, acknowledgement of source compatible with the needs and specificities of disciplines and in accordance with rules, international conventions and regulations governing the source.

The institution will regularly conduct sensitization seminars/ awareness programs on responsible conduct of research and promotion of academic integrity and ethics in education for students, faculty and researchers.

Every researcher submitting the research paper or any other such documents must submit the undertaking that research work is her original work and has not been published/presented/communicated elsewhere and all the citations are acknowledged carefully to avoid the issues involved in plagiarism. The undertaking shall also include the fact that the document has been duly checked through an approved plagiarism detection tool.

For all in house publications, the Editor of the respective publication will ensure that that material being published is free from plagiarism.

Plagiarism Levels as per UGC

Level 0: Similarities upto 10% – Minor similarities, no penalty

Level 1: Similarities above 10% to 40% – Resubmission of revised script