27 Sep 2019

Plagiarism Training for Faculties


Plagiarism training for faculties was organised by Department of Library in Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore. Honorable Vice-Chancellor Dr Sanjay Kumar permitted and promoted to share flashes of the training attended at DAVV on September 18, 2019 on URKUND PDS Software.

Plagiarism is a biggest raising issue in today’s education system. It is high among school and college students. Topics covered under this training are

What is Plagiarism?  The practice of copying/pirating someone else’s work or ideas and presenting them as our own is plagiarism. Simply saying is   “stealing the work of others”. As per Merriam –Webster online dictionary to commit literacy theft is Plagiarism.

Utility of Plagiarism awareness in University: Internet is providing abandon information on every subject and topic and students are habitual of searching and copying every information for their assignment submission from internet. The originality in their document is found lacking due to ctrl C and ctrl P. So the main motto of training was to intensify faculties to promote students for original creation of their work.

Academic Jeopardy: Continuous inspiration for original work and strict action against copy paste tendency is required for students since beginning. If no such action is taken then standard of academic quality and productivity will be poor. Many cases will be filed against copy write infringement.

According to World Intellectual property organization (WIPO) 3.2 million patents, 1.8 million utility models, 1.2 million industrial designs &12.4 million trademark applications are filled globally in 2017. Wherein European commission statistics published on 19 September 2019 shows that 27 million articles are suspected of infringing IPR and about 70000 were filed for detention.

Types of Plagiarism:

Intentional Unintentional
Coping someone’s work Careless Paraphrasing
Buying or borrowing papers Poor documentation/ citation
Cutting or pasting text from electronic Sources without citing them. Excess Quoting and

Inability to write to integrate own ideas.

Web content without permission Using our own work in some other article.

UGC Regulations for Plagiarism: According to this regulation, students and teachers who plagiarise will lose their registrations will ruin their professional and academic life. As per UGC norms 2018 following penalties will be imposed if similarities are found in the levels given below.

Level 0: Up to 10%

Up to 10% similarities are excluded from any kind of penalty.

Level 1: Between 10%-40%

Students may have to submit a revised research paper if found plagiarised in between 10 per cent and 40 per cent. The duration given for re-submission will be six months.

Level 2: Between 40% – 60%

If plagiarism is between 40 to 60 per cent, students will be deprived of submitting the revised paper for the duration of one year

Level 3: More than 60%

The student’s registration for a programme will be cancelled if the research paper found plagiarised beyond 60 per cent. Over 60 per cent of plagiarism will lead the teachers’ suspension and dismissal.

 How to avoid Plagiarism:

  • Reading something and putting it in your words.
  • Credit the Author of what you read.
  • Using Quotation mark is another way to avoid plagiarism.
  • Best way is “Do your own work”.
  • Keep careful track of sources and notes.
  • Provide footnotes.
  • For your own previous article, always take permission from publisher and avoid self-plagiarism.

About URKUND PDS & INFLIBNET: INFLIBNET: Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, Gandhinagar is an Autonomous Inter-University Centre (IUC) of University Grants Commission (UGC) of India.

Shodhganga provides a platform for research scholars to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. The repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) submitted by the researchers.

URKUND is an automatic text-recognition system made for detecting preventing and handling plagiarism, no matter language. It is a plagiarism detection software freely provided by UGC to all universities/ Institutions to control plagiarism.

Urkund PDS checks plagiarism especially from Shodhganga a central server and harvest metadata.

Hands on Training on URKUND PDS: The training was based for teachers to encourage students for original writing and about the use of URKUND PDS software to check the assignments/ reports and projects submitted by them. In this s hands on session all faculty members were guided to login their ID and to upload the document. Then they were briefed about similarity check percent, sources, analysis report of the document and detailed instructions about Quotes, brackets, detailed text include or exclude options.

Conclusion: SUAS as one of the premier Skill University of the Country promotes all kinds of skills based research papers, authoring books, dissertations of high standards. Plagiarism knowledge will further enhance the quality of research papers, thesis and books.

The workshop was attended by large number of faculties & students and it was found to be of immense use. SUAS library encourages use of anti-plagiarism and helps students and faculties towards easy access to the software. We at SUAS develop academic ethics and encourage students at every level towards originality of work and creations. Faculties must get checked reports of the assignment/ projects submitted to them by checking plagiarism through libraries or by their own and accordingly levy penalty on student.