Ethics and honesty are the two most key components of the academic activities in teaching or research. There cannot be any scope for claiming the appreciation for the work he/she has not undertaken. If someone (researcher) knowingly or unknowingly publish or present other’s work as their own that will affect healthy academic atmosphere in the institute which will also harm the repute of the institute as well as the individual. It is therefore significant for an academic institute like Sandip Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences to have in place a policy on plagiarism to avoid such type of operate.
How Sandip Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences detect Plagiarism:
It is the prime responsibility of an institute or individual to differentiate unique content from plagiarized work. The detection of plagiarism is a decision to be made by a person who understands the subject and who is also aware of the definition of plagiarism. Such person should also be aware of the tools available to detect the plagiarism. Sandip Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences instructs students and faculty about proper credit, in quest of permission of the author wherever necessary, acknowledgement of source compatible with the needs and specificities of disciplines and in accordance with rules and regulations governing the source.
Sandip Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences uses software to detect plagiarism. i.e Plagiarism Checker X, so as to make certain that projects such as thesis, dissertation, reports, publications or any other such documents are free of plagiarism at the time of their submission. Similarities like- bibliography, table of content, preface and acknowledgements, generic terms, laws, standard symbols and standards equations excluded for the plagiarism. Every student submitting a thesis, dissertation, reports or any other such documents to the Institute shall submit an undertaking 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.
The undertaking shall include the fact that the document has been properly checked through a Plagiarism detection tool. The report of such plagiarism checking is to be maintained and attach with respective projects.
It is of an out-most important for an academic institute like Sandip Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences to instruct and aware the student and teaching faculty about what constitutes plagiarism, how it is detected and off course the action that is going to follow if plagiarism is proved.