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MHRD allows universities to use 'Turnitin' software to curb PhD plagiarism

The ministry of HRD also announced that those students whose dissertation is found to be plagiarized will not get their doctorate degree this year

Prakash Javadekar
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HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has announced the introduction of 'Turnitin' software to curb plagiarism, widely prevalent in academic research in India.

Plagiarism is a type of cheating where a person steals someone else’s idea and uses it in his own work. It is a gnawing issue in India’s academia for years and even top academicians have fallen prey to it. The government's move is expected to ensure integrity in scholarly work.
"The Central government has taken strong steps to keep a check on such practices of plagiarism in PhD research. One person's PhD thesis has been wrongly used by

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First Published: Jun 30 2018 | 12:00 PM IST

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