Research Activity

Code Of Ethics

Similarity checks for exclusion from Plagiarism

Similarity checks for exclusion from Plagiarism shall exclude the following:

i. All quoted work either falling under public domain or reproduced with all necessary permission and/or attribution

ii. All references, bibliography, table of content, preface and acknowledgments.

iii. All small similarities of minor nature.

iv. All generic terms, laws, standard symbols and standard equations.

v. ln one sentence less than 12 continuous similar words from source.

vi. The similarities in the document may contain matches with author’s previous work.

Levels of Plagiarism.

The plagiarism would be quantified into following level in ascending order of severity for the purpose of it definition:

  1. Similarities up to 20%-excluded
  2. Level 1: Similarities above 20%to 40%
  3. Level 2: Similarities above 40%to 60%
  4. Level 3: Similarities above 60%

Penalties for students

  1. Level 1: Similarities above 20% to 40%- Such students shall not be given any mark and /or credit for the plagiarized script and shall be asked to submit a revised script within a stipulated time period not exceeding one week
  2. Level 2: Similarities above  40 to 50%- Such student shall not be given any mark and/or credit for the plagiarized script and shall be asked to submit a revised script after a time period – -but not exceeding two weeks .
  3. Level 3: Similarities above 60% – Such student shall not be given any mark and / or credit for the plagiarized script and he /she will be asked to resubmit entire document.