Code Of Ethics

 "Code of ethics to check malpractices and plagiarism in Research"

The main objective of code of ethics in research is to create academic awareness about responsible conduct of research, project work, thesis or dissertation, promotion of academic integrity and prevention of misconduct including plagiarism in academic writing among students and faculties. Ethics and plagiarism are the noteworthy components in research and publication. Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit. Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. Research misconduct excluded honest error or differences of opinion. Code of ethics will help the researcher to avoid intended or unintended misconducts while presenting their project work in conferences and writing project report or dissertation or thesis or research paper in journals etc.
Students or faculties of any branch of engineering are subject to this code of ethics. Code of ethics involve all forms of academic dishonesty including but not limited to plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty are subject to violation of code of ethics. Violation of code of ethics leads to disciplinary action and restriction for particular period of academic session depending upon the severity.

Matters of ethical concern in research:
I) Plagiarism:
Plagiarism means an act of academic dishonesty and a breach of ethics. It involves using someone else's work as one's own. It also includes data plagiarism and self plagiarism. It is the most alarming threat towards integrity of research.
Plagiarism may involve the following:
1) Reproducing, in whole or part, text or sentences from a report, book, thesis, publication or the internet.
2) Reproducing data such as one’s own previously published data, figures, images, illustrations, or someone else’s data, etc.
3) Self plagiarism which constitutes copying exactly from one's own earlier published work in a journal or conference proceedings without appropriate citations.
II) Self citation:
In citing one's own unpublished work, an author must be careful not to provide the status of a manuscript. A paper should not be listed as submitted unless the author has a written proof from the publisher or editor of a journal that the paper has been accepted for publication.
III) Duplicate Publication:
Researchers should not publish same article in two different places. The same is applicable for abstracts. Unexplained duplication of publication refers to self -plagiarism.


Mechanism to check plagiarism
The institute follows following procedure for detection of plagiarism.
1) Preparation of B.E. project report or seminar report or research paper by the student/ faculty.
2) Submission of documents by student or faculty to concerned Head of Department.
3) Review the project report, seminar report or paper by respective supervisor, HOD and get it checked through online plagiarism checker software.  
4) Corrections or modification will be done as per suggestions and discussions.
5) At last report or research paper will proceed for submission or publication.