If any student researchers are found guilty plagiarism may lose their registration and teachers could lose their jobs as the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) approved new regulations on plagiarism drafted by the UGC
The ministry notified the UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) Regulations, 2018, this week.
The UGC had approved the regulations in its meeting held in March this year, prescribing graded punishment for plagiarism.
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“Upon receipt of such a complaint or allegation the DAIP shall investigate the matter and submit its recommendations to the Institutional Academic Integrity Panel (IAIP) of the Higher Education Institutions (HEI).
“The authorities of HEI can also take suo motu notice of an act of plagiarism and initiate proceedings under these regulations. Similarly, proceedings can also be initiated by the HEI on the basis of findings of an examiner. All such cases will be investigated by the IAIP,” the regulations read.
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