Plagiarism

Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar

Literal and Intelligent Plagiarism: Students Beware!

M. Jagadesh Kumar, NXP (Philips) Chair Professor, Dept of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, INDIA. Email: mamidala@ee.iitd.ac.in

(How to cite this article: M. J. Kumar, “Literal and Intelligent Plagiarism: Students Beware!”,  IETE Technical Review, Vol.29 (3), pp.181-183, May-June 2012.)

Academic plagiarism has become like a viral fever that can affect even a healthy person if sufficient preventive measures are not taken. Untrained research students, who need to write good quality research papers under tight time constraints, are usually the victims. It is not uncommon for research supervisors to experience a psychological burden while approving the student’s paper for submission to a journal or a conference. Who knows if a sentence copied by the student while writing a research paper may be detected years later, subjecting the research supervisor to a great embarrassment. When the supervisor asks them to be careful about plagiarism, the students may…

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