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UGC’s New Policy To Curb Plagiarism 

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University Grants Commission has come up with a draft regulation to curb plagiarism in research and academic writing. The new policy will be called “Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions Regulations, 2017” .

AIM OF NEW POLICY

— institutional mechanism for promotion of academic integrity

— develop systems to detect and prevent plagiarism

UGC’ sensitisation seminars and awareness programmes on:

1. responsible conduct of research

2. project work, assignment, thesis, dissertation, promotion of academic integrity

3. ethics in education for students, faculty and other members of academic staff

Plagiarism

UGC’s Suggestions to Curb Plagiarism 

1.  Every HEI shall declare and implement the technology based mechanism using appropriate software.

2. Every student submitting a thesis, dissertation, term papers, reports or any other such documents to the HEI shall submit an undertaking. This will be indicating that the document has been prepared by him or her and that the document is his/her original work and free of any plagiarism

3. Every faculty, researcher and M.Phil/Ph.D students should be provided account in plagiarism-detection tools approved by the HEI.

4. Undertaking shall include that the document has been duly checked through a Plagiarism-detection tool

5. HEI to draft a policy on plagiarism and get it approved by relevant statutory bodies of the University.

6. Each supervisor shall certify that work done by the researcher under him / her is plagiarism free

7. All HEIs shall submit to INFLIBNET soft copies of all M.Phil., Ph.D. dissertations and theses carried out in its various departments after the award of degrees for hosting in the digital repository under the “Shodh Ganga e-repository” programme.

8. All HEIs shall create Institutional Repository on institute website which shall include dissertation / thesis / paper / publication and other in-house publications.

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DU’s Admissions Committee To Meet Today, May Discuss Upper Caste Quota

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The admissions committee officials, however, said that they had not received anything in writing about it till now.

The Admissions Committee of the Delhi University will meet here Tuesday and may discuss the implementation of 10% quota for economically weaker section of the general category, sources said Monday. The varsity’s Academic Council, in its meeting which held on January 2, had decided to introduce 30 new courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in almost 20 colleges.

Some of the approved courses include Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Honours) in Bhimrao Ambedkar college, BA (Hons) in Economics in Dyal Singh college and Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa college, BA (Hons) in Philosophy in Hansraj college among others. The post graduate courses which have been approved include Master of Arts (MA) in English in Gurunanak Dev college and Master of Science (MSc) in operational research at Shaheed Sukhdev college of Business Studies and Keshav college.

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The admissions committee officials, however, said that they had not received anything in writing about it till now.

Sources claimed that the committee members might initiate a discussion on the reservation issue since it will be implemented in the coming session, even though it is not on the agenda of the meeting.

The HRD Ministry announced last week that it will implement 10% quota for economically weaker section of the general category from the 2019 academic session and increase around 25 per cent seats in higher educational institutions and universities across the country.

The Rajya Sabha on January 9 approved amending the Constitution to provide 10% quota to poor candidates from the general category in jobs and education, with the government terming the landmark move as “slog over sixes”. The quota will be over and above the existing 50 per cent reservation to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

SOURCES NDTV

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Atmosphere Needed To Attract Brightest Minds To Teaching: Pranab Mukherjee

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“I can say without doubt that Patna University as a collective has played a significant role in the spread of education, especially higher education, research and innovation,” he said.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee stressed on the need for creating a conducive atmosphere to attract the brightest of the bright into teaching, research, and innovation. “There are 767 universities in the country and is expanding. There is a huge development of physical infrastructure in higher education… But I regret to point out that the quality of education, which we are providing in our institutions of higher education, are not up to the world standard,” Mr Pranab Mukherjee said.

“We will have to create a conducive atmosphere in which brightest of the bright come to the teaching, research and innovation…. Our future progress will depend increasingly on our ability to innovate, to devise efficient processes for the industrial sector and better solutions for governance,” he said.

He was addressing the annual convocation of the Patna University.

Stating that IIT graduates will be found at top places in international organizations, Pranab Mukherjee said they were not required to advance promotion of product of the mercantile company. He asked, “How many of them (IITians) are engaged in teaching and basic research?

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He remembered his association with Patna University saying that he had come here in 1984 as finance minister to participate in PU’s convocation ceremony.

“I can say without doubt that Patna University as a collective has played a significant role in the spread of education, especially higher education, research and innovation,” he said.

Mr. Pranab Mukherjee said the university has a remarkable list of nation builders as its alumni that included Dr. Sachidanand Sinha, Jai Prakash Narayan, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and Dr. B C Roy.

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Stating that the Eastern region consistently fuelled the growth engines of modern India, he referred to a KPMG report that said Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam are expected to contribute at least 25 per cent of the country’s GDP by 2035.

Bihar Governor and Chancellor of the university Lalji Tandon exhorted students to become the agents of change and make their country proud by increasing the quality of higher education.

Pranab Mukherjee gave away Gold medals and degrees to 38 toppers of various subjects besides giving Ph.D degrees to 54 research scholars.

(Source – NDTV)

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Centre Directs Educational Institutions To Implement 10% Quota For Poor

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Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said an office memorandum has been issued to implement the stipulated quota.

The Centre has directed all educational institutes and universities to implement 10% quota for economically weak in general category in the upcoming educational year.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said an office memorandum has been issued to implement the stipulated quota.

The government has issued an office memorandum to implement a 10% quota.

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We have issued orders yesterday to all institutes and universities to implement it in the upcoming educational year. We have also asked states to implement it he said.

The Parliament recently passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 to grant 10% quota in education and government jobs to economically weaker individuals belonging to the general category, across religions.

The reservation is meant for individuals whose annual earning is below Rs. 8 lakh and who possess less than 5 acres of agriculture land.

(Source – NDTV )

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