Anti-Plagiarism Policy
The purpose of this Anti-Plagiarism Policy is to establish guidelines and procedures to maintain academic integrity and to prevent plagiarism within D.R.A Government Degree College. Plagiarism undermines the educational process, violates academic standards, and erodes the credibility of scholarly work. This policy aims to educate students, faculty, and staff about what constitutes plagiarism, its consequences, and how to avoid it.
This policy applies to all students, faculty, and staff of D.R.A Government Degree College, including any academic work produced or submitted within the college’s academic programs.
1. Definition of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else’s work, ideas, or intellectual property as one’s own without proper citation or acknowledgement. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Copying verbatim text from a source without quotation marks and proper citation.
  • Paraphrasing or summarizing someone else’s ideas or work without proper attribution.
  • Using images, diagrams, or any other visual content without appropriate acknowledgment of the source.
  • Collaborating on assignments meant to be completed individually without permission or acknowledgment.
  • Submitting work that has been previously submitted for academic credit elsewhere, without permission or acknowledgment.
2. Responsibilities:
Students are responsible for understanding and adhering to the principles of academic integrity. They must ensure that all work submitted is their own and properly cited when necessary.
  • Faculty and Staff: Faculty and staff are responsible for educating students about plagiarism, detecting instances of plagiarism, and enforcing consequences as outlined in this policy.
  • Administration: Institutional Academic Integrity Panel (IAIP) and Departmental Academic Integrity Panel (DAIP) is responsible for providing support and resources to promote academic integrity and for adjudicating cases of plagiarism according to this policy.
3. Prevention:
  • Faculty members are encouraged to clearly outline expectations regarding citation and attribution in course syllabi and assignments.
  • Educational resources on academic integrity and proper citation methods should be made available to students.
  • Plagiarism detection tools may be utilized by faculty to identify instances of plagiarism.
4. Consequences:
  • Instances of plagiarism will be investigated by the appropriate college authorities.
  • Consequences for plagiarism may include but are not limited to:
  • Receiving a failing grade for the assignment or course.
  • Academic probation.
  • Suspension or expulsion from the college.
  • Legal action in cases of severe or repeated plagiarism.

5. Appeals Process:
Students have the right to appeal any decision related to plagiarism through the Institutional Academic Integrity Panel (IAIP). Implementation: This policy will be disseminated to all students, faculty, and staff of D.R.A Government Degree College through Institutional Academic Integrity Panel (IAIP). It will be incorporated into the college’s academic regulations and enforced accordingly.
Review and Revision:
This policy will be reviewed annually by the Institutional Academic Integrity Panel (IAIP) to ensure its effectiveness and relevance. Any necessary revisions will be made in consultation with relevant stakeholders. By adhering to this Anti-Plagiarism Policy, D.R.A Government Degree College reaffirms its commitment to upholding academic integrity and fostering a culture of honesty, integrity, and originality in scholarly pursuits.

Structure of IAIP:

Prof(Dr) PK Varshney-Chairmen

Asst Prof(Dr) MM Varshney-Member

Asst Prof(Dr) Manjusha-Member

Asst Prof Tarun Prakash-Member

Structure of DAIP:
HOD of Respective Department-Chairmen
Any Two Faculties appointed By Chairmen Of IAIP will be members