Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS, formerly MRIU- a NAAC Accredited ‘A’ Grade Institution), ‘Deemed-to be-University’ under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956, has the right to confer degrees and offers programs from Graduate to Doctoral level that are in tune with the market dynamics.
A student/researcher/faculty/staff is required to have ethical and moral values in his academic pursuit. The student/researcher/faculty/staff is expected to produce and submit the original and genuine work. In the present era, huge amount of information is available on the internet and online as source material. In this context, plagiarism has become a serious problem. Recently, University Grants Commission‘s (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2018 published in Gazette of India, has come into the force. Thus, in compliance of the UGC’s Regulations, MRIIRS, Faridabad is also exercising the following regulations pertaining to plagiarism.
‘Plagiarism’ is the “wrongful appropriation” and “stealing and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions” and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty.
Self-Plagiarism is the use of one’s own previous work in another context without citing that it was used previously.
The similarity checks for plagiarism shall exclude the following:
Note: The research work carried out by the student, faculty, researcher and staff shall be based on original ideas, which shall include abstract, summary, hypothesis, observations, results, conclusions and recommendations only and shall not have any similarities. It shall exclude a common knowledge or coincidental terms, up to fourteen (14) consecutive words.
Plagiarism would be quantified into following levels in ascending order of severity for the purpose of its definition:
All students, faculty members, researchers and staff must got plagiarism check through the university authorized software’s i.e. Urkund/Turnitin available before uploading/ submitting for any academic purpose in the public domain.
If any member of the University suspects with appropriate proof that a case of plagiarism has happened in any document which has been submitted or uploaded for any academic purpose, concerned department shall report it to the Faculty Dean. Upon receipt of such a complaint or allegation, the Faculty Dean shall investigate the matter and submit its recommendations to the Academic integrity panel of the University.
The authorities of University can also take suomotu notice of an act of plagiarism and initiate proceedings under these regulations.
Penalties in the cases of plagiarism shall be imposed on university stakeholder only after academic misconduct on his/ her part as an individual that has been established without doubt.