Preventing the plagiarism in digital age with special reference to Indian Universities

B Singh


This articlepresents an analytical perspective about the plagiarism related issuesin digital age with special reference to Indian Universities.Presently, India is third world’s largest country for higher education system where more than 677 universities and 35829 collages are available for providing higher education. Plagiarism is an issueof research misconduct in academicand research community.In digital age plagiarism is copying words/text from any kind of information sources (Internet, books, magazines, journals, project reports, publications, white papers etc.) without proper citation.Plagiarism is the act of stealing someone else's work and attempting to pass it off as your own. In ICT era plagiarism detection is very easy jobfor academicians, researchers and publishers. To Preventing the plagiarismin Indian universities, INFLIBNET Centre on behalf of UGC, MHRD, and Govt. of India provided two anti-plagiarism software’s “iThenticate” and “Turnitin” under the Shodhganga project to 110 universities for the one year in 2014. Currently, INFLIBNET Centre provided “Urkund” anti-plagiarism software to selected 135 Indian universities for the year 2015-16. Today,many more plagiarism detection software’s (open source and proprietary) are available for easily use byacademic institutions/universities. This paper also suggeststhe sustaining skills to avoid plagiarism or reduce the percentage of plagiarism in their submission research work to respective university/institution.

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