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CODE OF ETHICS

CODE OF ETHICS

CODE OF ETHICS TO PREVENT MALPRACTICES AND PLAGIARISM

This College follows below mechanisms to prevent plagiarism:

  • a. College Faculty are requested to make aware the students regarding plagiarism in academic work and referencing.
  • b. Students are encouraged to submit their online assignments/ term papers .pdf format.
  • c. Students are informed that they will be penalized for engaging in plagiarism.

 

STEPS TO AVOID PLAGIARISM

 Understanding what plagiarism is, is in itself the primary step to avoiding plagiarism. The following are a few more pointers to avoiding plagiarism:

  • a. Read from multiple sources to form your own view point.
  • b. Check with your faculty on the appropriate referencing style. You can check the internet or contact the College Librarian for more details on the referencing style.
  • c. When you encounter a source which is relevant to your assignment/ term paper, read the sources very carefully to understand the content and context of the writing. When using the information from the source in your own text, paraphrase the information and cite the source.
  • d. Use a plagiarism checker before you submit your assignment/ term paper. Contact your faculty or the College Librarian for the same.
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     WHAT IS PLAGIARISM

    • a. Submitting someone else's work, word-for-word, as one's own.
    • b. Containing significant portions of text from a single source without alterations and citing source.
    • c. Finding and replacing essential keywords and phrases but retaining the essential content of the sources with citing them.
    • d. Mixing paraphrased material from multiple sources without citing them.
    • e. Borrowing generously from one's previous work without citation.
    • f. Combining perfectly cited sources with copied passages without citation.
    • g. Copied material from multiple sources made to fit together without citing the sources.
    • h. Citing non-existent sources or including inaccurate information about sources.
    • i. Including proper citation of sources but containing almost no original work.
    • j. Including proper citation but relying too closely on the text's original wording and/or structure.