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Times of India | Ramendra Singh | TNN | Bhopal | 04 February 2019 |  Fearing plagiarism, varsities avoid Shodhganga repository

Bhopal: Fearing plagiarism in thesis awarded for doctorate in philosophy (PhD), prominent universities in the state have shied away from submitting the thesis in the Shodhganga repository despite a clear directive from the UGC to do so. The objective of using Shodhganga was to avoid duplication, plagiarism and repetition that, in effect, is wastage of huge resources. Such is the situation that campuses like Barkatullah University (Bhopal), Vikram University (Ujjain), Rani Durgavati University (Jabalpur), Awdesh Pratap University (Rewa), MP Bhoj Open University (Bhopal) and others have submitted one thesis each. Only DAVV (Indore) and Jiwaji University (Gwalior) have uploaded 471 and 1001 thesis respectively in the data bank. Two years ago, UGC mandated that after completion of the evaluation and before the announcement of MPhil/Ph.D degree(s), the Institution concerned shall submit an electronic copy of the thesis to the Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET), for hosting the same so as to make it accessible. To implement this provision of UGC Regulations, 2016, Shodhganga repository was set up.

Professors say by not submitting thesis in the Shodhganga repository universities of MP are encouraging plagiarism. Shodhganga was set up to develop a national repository of thesis and dissertations with an intuitive interface, said a professor on condition of anonymity. He added that it facilitates search, browse and downloading of thesis available in the repository. Unfortunately, thesis of our students are either dumped or they have huge plagiarism, said the professor. Another professor said that Shodhganga is also providing access to Indian thesis and dissertations in open access to world-wide academic community and making visibility of Indian research to other countries. No one is concerned about this, which is a huge loss, said a professor. Vice-chancellor of BU, Prof RJ Rao said, I am in a meeting. I will talk to you later. Vice-chancellor of RDVV (Jabalpur) said they were trying to upload the material but internet was troubling them. – Courtesy


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