The Human Resource Development Ministry of India has issued new regulations regarding plagiarism. These new norms and rules were drafted by the University Grants Commission for implementation of strict punishment against students and teachers while suggesting the graded punishment after it held a meeting in March over this very issue.
The HRD Ministry has issued a Gazette Notification regarding the same matter and it contains the extent of punishments prescribed. If an article or research work has plagiarism up to 10%, it would not attract any punishment or whatever sort and be having a plagiarised content between 10-40%, one must submit revised content for the same in 6 months or so. The real trouble starts for the work that is more than 40-60% where a student will be debarred to submit a paper for a year and 60% and above will mean a direct cancellation of the student’s registration.
Teachers having manuscripts with a plagiarised content of 10-40% content will be asked to withdraw their paper and the ones with 40% and above will be denied rights to one annual increment and cannot pursue another masters degree.
The rules give provisions that if any academic community suspects plagiarism then it can directly be reported to the Departmental Academic Integrity Panel.
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