HRD Ministry approves norms against plagiarism

HRD Ministry approves norms against plagiarism


  1. The HRD Ministry approved  new  regulations  on plagiarism drafted by the UGC

Important facts:

2. The Ministry recently notified the UGC(Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) Regulation, 2018.

3. The UGC had approved the regulation prescribing graded punishment for plagiarism.

4. The UGC found three cases of plagiarism in writing PhD thesis

5. The new regulations provides the following punishment for students and teachers:

For Students:

  • Students found guilty of plagiarism may lose their registration and teachers could lose their jobs.
  • For students, plagiarism of up to 10% would not invite any penalty
  • Between 10 and 40% plagiarism will charge the students to submit a revised research paper within six months.
  • If the plagiarism is between 40 and 60%, students will be debarred from submitting a revised paper for one year.
  • A student’s registration for a programme will be cancelled if the similarities are above 60%.

For Teachers:

  • Teachers whose academic and research papers have similarities ranging from 10 to 40% will be asked to withdraw the manuscript.
  • Between 40 and 60% similarities, they will not be allowed to supervise new masters, M.Phil, PhD students for two years, and will be denied the right to one annual increment.
  • In case of repeat plagiarism of over 60%, the faculty member will be suspended, even dismissed.
  • If any member of the academic community suspects plagiarism, he or she shall report it to the Departmental Academic Integrity Panel.
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