India cracks down on plagiarism at Universities
Having certain rules/ethics in academic literature is of importance because the acts of plagiarism threaten the scientific integrity of research in many universities. Not only does this sense of ethics apply to the engineering colleges and other courses but also in Medicine. Since most of the doctors and students are bound to medical research so they need to beware of the regulations gaurding this arena.

India has for the first time introduced regulations to detect and punish acts of plagiarism at universities. Punishments for researchers or students caught breaking the rules range from requiring that a manuscript be withdrawn to sacking or expulsion, depending on the extent of the plagiarism.

The regulations define plagiarism as “taking someone else’s work or idea and passing them as one’s own”, and will apply to the 867 universities and their affiliated institutions that report to the nation’s education regulator, the University Grants Commission (UGC). The UGC announced on 3 August that the rules came into effect retroactively from 23 July.

Previously, punishments for researchers caught plagiarizing were left to the discretion of the institution. The new rules also make it mandatory for institutions to use plagiarism-detection software, such as Turnitin, on students’ theses and researchers’ manuscripts. Currently, only some universities use detection software.

Read more: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05924-1
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Dr. S●●●●●v S●●●●●1
Dr. S●●●●●v S●●●●●1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
While preparing for some research paper one has to work and formulate some hypothesis and basing on the results of his study he has to search widely for similar nature of work that already has been done to cite as references. If plagiarism defines as taking out or copying out others' ideas to incorporate into one' s own ideas then it can be very easily framed on that person on the pretext that he has taken out that idea from the previously published results; because it will be very difficult to prove that it was his own independent idea and not a copy because throughout the world some other persons are also working and for that very reason we' re giving so many references. So how can one prove that the idea occured to him first and then he went on searching for references and not the reverse !!... Read more
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Dr. H●●●●h D●●●i
Dr. H●●●●h D●●●i Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Plagiarism is definitely unethical & punishable. However plagiarism software are very stringent & sometimes detects some common English language words as plagiarism. Also when you refer someone' s research with his or her name mentioned in the reference section of your work should not be considered as plagiarism.
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