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Calcutta University forms panel to counter plagiarism

Kolkata: The Calcutta University (CU) has constituted a committee that will frame guidelines to check plagiarism.

The committee has been formed according to the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in this regard.

The faculty council of the varsity has already approved the decision of setting up this committee. "There is a guideline on plagiarism framed by the University Grants Commission. But there should be a specific policy of all universities on the basis of these guidelines to curb the practice. The CU did not have any such guidelines. The researchers used to send their papers to the library following which the latter checked on certain aspects and prepare a report on the originality of the research paper. But we have been discussing for quite some time that there should be a specific guideline in this regard," a senior member of CU teacher's association said. The committee has deans of seven faculties and the librarian of the varsity.

The faculty council also decided to form another committee for redrafting of regulations of PhD. The varsity has been facing some problems regarding Phd regulations for quite sometime.

"We hope to come out with a regulation that will be beneficial for the researchers and will be able to dispel any doubts in their minds," a senior official of the varsity said. The faculty council of the university has been set up only in the last week of March.

It is headed by the Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee and pro Vice-Chancellor Dipak Kar. The faculty council has been a long-standing demand of university teachers as it will be providing a platform for them to voice their opinion on academics or similar matters. The Jadavpur University has a faculty council for a long time in which important decisions about academics are taken.

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