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  • School report cards in India

    Immense potential of “open” school data untapped in India

    Mridusmita Bordoloi

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  • Promoting accountability through information: how open school data can help

    News

    Six case studies from Asia and the Pacific look at how open school data can create a more transparent and accountable education system.

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    Will anti-plagiarism rules improve research credibility?

    India

    Shuriah Niazi - University World News

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) implemented new regulations in order to prevent plagiarism and academic misconduct by students. They required every institution to establish a mechanism to enhance awareness about responsible conduct of research and academic activities, promotion of academic integrity and deterrence from plagiarism. The ministry of human resource development told a meeting of vice-chancellors that plagiarism software would be provided free to all institutions. However, similarity-detection is only possible if the original material is available online. And plagiarism is not just about text similarity, but also recycling of copied figures, tables, and photographs.

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    UGC to provide free online plagiarism tools to varsities

    India

    Umamaheswara Rao - The Times of India

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) had earlier made it mandatory for all varsities to check the research work through a plagiarism detection tool, which forced the varsities to purchase/initiate the process of buying the software license. However, the Union HRD ministry will now soon provide a free online plagiarism detection tool to all the varsities of the country to check research work or publications. The varsities can access the software/tool using their credentials to identify unoriginal content and safeguard the institution's reputation.

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    Plagiarism: Teachers to lose jobs, students their registrations, say new HRD norms

    India

    - The Times of India

    Student researchers found guilty of plagiarism may lose their registration and teachers could lose their jobs as the HRD ministry approved new regulations on plagiarism drafted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in New Delhi. In March this year, the UGC had approved the regulations prescribing graded punishment for plagiarism. In case the similarities are between 40% and 60%, students will be banned from submitting a revised paper for one year. A student's registration for a programme will be cancelled if the similarities are above 60%

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    BU Tamil dept head lands in graft soup, denies charges

    India

    TNN - The Times of India

    Corruption charges and the arrest of former vice-chancellor of Bharathiar University still fresh, another controversy erupted on Monday, this time in the form of a video. The clip that surfaced showed the head of the Tamil department receiving money from a person, allegedly for a posting in the university. The state higher education department has decided to send the video to the police department and probe its authenticity as well as the allegations.

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    New anti-plagiarism laws not tough enough – Academics

    India

    Ranjit Devraj - University World News

    India’s tough new anti-plagiarism law drawn up by the higher education regulatory body, the University Grants Commission or UGC, which sets out graded punishments depending on the seriousness of the misdemeanour, has been widely welcomed by academics – but many said there needs to be even stronger deterrence to curb copycat tendencies among students and lecturers. The UGC announced the Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions Regulations 2018 late last month.

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    Pan-India fake degree racket busted, accused sold 50,000 certificates of universities, schools

    India

    - Outlook

    Three men, including a Delhi University graduate, were arrested for allegedly running a pan-India fake degree racket under which they sold about 50,000 forged certificates of universities and school boards, police said today. The accused, during interrogation, revealed that they had sold at least 50,000 fake degrees and marksheets of various universities and school boards. In order to convince their clients, they had also set up fake websites of the universities and school boards on which the victims verified the authenticity of these documents. The websites were so convincing that victims could not tell the difference between genuine and fake, the senior police official said.

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