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PLAGIARISM ?  

 

(This is not the university policy. The following guidelines are provided to researchers/authors to give an understanding about what is plagiarism and how to avoid it)

 

"Plagiarism is considered as academic dishonesty.  It is the action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own;  literary theft”. (Oxford English Dictionary) 

 

The expression of original ideas in any form is considered intellectual property and is protected by copyright laws. 

Almost all forms of expressions, original inventions fall under copyright protection as long as they are recorded in some way (such as a book, article, art piece,  musical score or a computer file)

What is not Plagiarism?

 

Some practices are also allowed while using the text from other authors' documents in their own writings.

For more details - See the Harvard Guide to Using Sources 

 

How to Avoid Plagiarism (How to Reduce the % of Similarity) ?

UNIVERSITY POLICY

References:  

(1) Academic Council, 73rd Meeting held on 19.10. 2014

(2) O/o Controller of Exams, Ltr No:- UH/Exams/2016  Dt:- 25-10-16 CLICK for the CIRCULAR & CERTIFICATE

  1. The service is limited to UOH Academic Community

  2. It is mandatory to screen PhD theses, M.Phil Dissertations and Projects before submitting to the university.

    Based on the general practices at various Universities/Institutions, the similarity tolerance limit may be kept as 15%.  The Supervisor has to go through the report generated by Anti-Plagiarism software before certifying the same.

  3. The research scholar in his/her declaration and research Supervisor in his/her certificate has to certify/declare that the thesis is a plagiarism-free as per the norms of the University.  (As per University norms less than 15% similarity index can be considered as plagiarism-free)

  4. The responsibility of getting the statement of plagiarism statistics from the Library lies with the Scholar.  The Supervisor can also log into the respective Anti-Plagiarism software website with the help of Library staff and  download the report. 

  5. Same Anti-Plagiarism policy of the University will be applicable to M.Tech and M.Phil dissertations. This shall come into effect from 01-12-2016.   ......     The self source and the text placed in ".........." can be exempted.

  6. Not applicable to regional languages

USE OF ANTI PLAGIARISM SOFTWARE (WEB BASED TOOL)

  

Turnitin Registrations to Schools

(For Faculty to verify own research papers, student term papers, theses / dissertation chapters)

 

Library has subscribed Turnitin, the anti-plagiarism software and provided registrations to the following schools to the faculty members identified by the Deans of respective schools.

The selected faculty member/s will take care of plagiarism screening needs pertaining to entire school (covering all the departments/centres). 

The simple process of Registration and Screening is illustrated in Turnitin Guidelines.

 

List of Faculty Members registered for Turnitin

 

School/Faculty Member & Email

1

Mathematics and Statistics

2

Chemistry

3

Computer & Information Sciences

4

Economics

5

Engineering Sciences & Technology

6

Humanities

7

Indira Gandhi Memorial Library    (Final Submissions only)

8

Internal Quality Assessment Cell

9

Life Sciences

10

Management Studies

11

Medical Sciences

12

Physics

13

S. N. School of Arts & Communication

14

Social Sciences
15 UCESS

 

Library Screening - Before Final Submission To University

 

The IGM Library will screen the student's theses/dissertations/project reports (after completing the supervisors corrections) before their FINAL submission to the university and CERTIFY the similarity score.

Please Note:

Preparation of Document for Screening in the Library

Deletion of Erroneously Submitted Documents from Turnitin Repository

 

Only Turnitin Support (USA) can delete the submitted documents from Turnitin Database / Repository at the request of the Administrator (@ IT Section, IGM Library).

To delete the documents, Turnitin Support requires details of paper ID/Submission ID, date of submission, author and title etc.

So please email the details to - library@uohyd.ac.in and give time. It may require 3- 7 days depending on the queue that Turnitin Support has.   

 

Please Note:

LIBRARY ORIENTATION PROGRAMS

 

University/Library has arranged the following Orientation/Training programs in connection with mandatory use of  Anti-plagiarism software for screening theses/dissertations/projects

  1. Talk on "What is Plagiarism and how to avoid it? Experiences at Jawaharlal Nehru University", by Dr. Ramesh C. Gaur, Librarian, JNU Delhi. Date/Venue-  March 5, 2014 11.30 am to 12.30 pm  @ Conference Hall, School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad.

  2. Presentation on Detection of Plagiarism in Research Documents using Anti-plagiarism software - Turnitin, by IT Section, IGM Library, University of Hyderabad. Date/Venue -School of Social Sciences, UOH  

  3. Turnitin (The Anti-plagiarism Software) - Training  cum Orientation Program with Turnitin Technical Team (Shri Arjun, Balani iGroup, India ) for university students, research scholars and faculty on Oct. 4, 2016 at 9.30 am - 12.30 pm and exclusively to the registered faculty from 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm @ Raman Auditorium, UOH.