Plagiarism Plagues Indian University Shodhganga -Online Library of Research Work


Plagiarism Plagues Indian University 

Shodhganga -Online Library of Research Work 


Theses writing in Indian universities are plagued by plagiarism and blatant cut­and-paste jobs, with cases of dissertations being on sale at neighbourhood stores.

Theses writing in Indian universities are plagued by plagiarism and blatant cut­and-paste jobs, with cases of dissertations being on sale at neighbourhood stores. An online library of all theses written in India — to check rampant plagiarism, among other things — has managed to get some 64 universities on board since it was set up two years ago. Over 3,350 theses on all possible subjects are now online. The largest contributor to the library, named ‘Shodhganga’, is the Cochin University of Science & Technology. Jawaharlal Nehru University and Banaras Hindu University have just begun moving on to the online platform as have Mangalore University,
Panjab University, Manipur University and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. In all, of the 64 universities that have signed up, 56 have already begun sharing their research work.
UGC regulations now make it obligatory for universities to create soft copies of all Ph.D and M.Phil disserta­tions. Once these are on Shodhganga, it will help other researchers choose their thesis areas in Such a way as to avoid duplication of efforts and resources even as it allows them to review related literature online. This reservoir of Indian Intellectual output is open to all and top­ics can be searched subject! theme wise, university or department wise and using the name of the researcher concerned. An anti-plagiarism software being installed across university networks with UGC funding ensures that all the theses being uploaded on Shodhganga are authentic.
Recently another platform, called Shodhgangotri, was set up to house even the synopsis submitted by a student for his proposed thesis online. Apart from allowing registration of a potential the­sis in advance, it also ensures that one supervisor does not guide too many students at one time.

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