Plagiarism (pronounced as /ˈpleɪdʒərɪz(ə)m/) means showing and submitting someone else's work as your own in the exams or any other academic submission. The plagiarism policy is applied to everyone in the Institution.
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is described as submitting as one's work, irrespective of intent to deceive, that which derives in part or its totality from the work of others without due acknowledgement; or, in the case of self-plagiarism, unless explicitly allowed by law, submitting one's work. It is a breach of academic honesty and sincerity. Plagiarism includes copying (practising someone else's language and ideas as if they are your own), by:
- • Cut/Copy and Paste from the Internet or any online source or soft copies/software or any other resource.
- • Using ideas/plans/patents/ trademarks/copyrighted information or taken from someone else without reference to the originator; unless it is copyright-free (strictly for reference purpose only).
- • You are submitting someone else's work.
- • Paraphrasing the pre-done work by changing some of the words, or the order of the words.
Plagiarism can also occur concerning the below type of area:
- • material downloaded from websites or extracted from manuscripts or other media;
- • published/unpublished material, including other students' work.
What is Self-plagiarism?
Assignments that have previously submitted to must not be provided. Self-plagiarism occurs when the same portion of work (or a part thereof) is presented and found for formal assessment twice.
What is a Citation?
It becomes compulsory to give a reference to the work in the same way with the name of its author.
The student held responsible for ensuring that he/she has read and understood the IIMT Studies's plagiarism policy and follow it in all work presented for assessment.
In case of any query, please raise the ticket to the Helpdesk from the portal account.
The Institution uses software and programmes to identify the plagiarised contents in the examination, question papers, assignments, case studies and research/research papers.
The software does not make any judgement about whether a student has plagiarised; it only informs the percentage of the submission that matches other sources.
In case of failing in compiling the Plagiarism policy, in the case of suspected cases, the Panel may well take the disciplinary action.
Consequences of Plagiarism
Any such unauthorised practices cannot be accepted, and a student may have to re-appear in the examination in the case identified or found guilty as per the plagiarism policy.
Disciplinary actions will be taken if the faculty is found favouring the plagiarism in case of exams, designing the question papers, programme structuring or in any other academic assignment, in any case.