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Plagiarism and Social Sciences

Indian academic institutions have been in denial about plagiarism. There is a certain stock of unconvincing justifications given to excuse the practice. But the university community in India will, sooner rather than later, have to seriously consider the issue of academic integrity and evolve norms, guidelines and a code of conduct to curb plagiarism, and prevent studentlevel habits from moving on to plagiarised research papers.

PLAGIARISM IN INDIAN ACADEMIA
Plagiarism and Social Sciences Manjari Katju University-Bloomington defines plagiarism as:2 …presenting someone else’s work, including the work of other students, as one’s own. Any ideas or materials taken from another source

Indian academic institutions have been in denial about plagiarism. There is a certain stock of unconvincing justifications given to excuse the practice. But the university community in India will, sooner rather than later, have to seriously consider the issue of academic integrity and evolve norms, guidelines and a code of conduct to curb plagiarism, and prevent studentlevel habits from moving on to plagiarised research papers.

Manjari Katju (mkatju@gmail.com) teaches at the Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad.

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