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R&D Ethics

Code of Ethics:

Code of Ethics is to check malpractices and plagiarism in research

Objective:

To create awareness among faculty and students about conduct of research, promotion of academic integrity, prevention of malpractices and plagiarism in research at higher education institutions.  
To develop a system to detect and prevent plagiarism in research publications, books and book chapters of faculty and dissertation/thesis of PG students.

Procedure:

The following procedure is adopted by the college to check plagiarism in the thesis / dissertation / publication of research papers/chapters in books / full-fledged books and any other similar.

♠ The research papers of the faculty/ student before sending to any journal or conference, it is run through anti-plagiarism software for checking the similarity index.
♠ Levels of Plagiarism would be quantified into following levels in ascending order of severity:  

Level 0:           Similarities up to 10%                         - Accept
Level 1:           Similarities between 10% > 30%        - Permissible
Level 2:           Similarities between 30% > 60%        - Resubmit
Level3:            Similarities >60%                                - Reject

♠ A centralized facility for research publication check is established by Incubation and quality assurance cell [IQAC] of our Institute. The IQAC cell will check the publications by Faculty/students to ensure that the research paper similarity index is below 30%.
♠ If the similarity index (threshold acceptable authenticity) is less than 30%, then the clearance will be given to the paper for publication.






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