Code of Ethics

3.3.1 Additional Information


Code of Ethics for Plagiarism

  • Any kind of research work carried out by a student, researcher or a staff member shall be based on original ideas, concepts and data, and covered by Zero Tolerance Policy on Plagiarism.
  • The research work, partly or wholly, include the abstract results, conclusions, observations and summary of publications, dissertations and thesis.
  • The researcher is entitled to give an undertaking to the extent that the outcome of the work is his /her original research carried out by him/her and free of any plagiarism with a bibliography for the references quoted.

As Plagiarism is a Cognizable Offence, Do the Research Works Sincerely and Perfectly

Code of Ethics : Plagiarism

            Plagiarism is the act of copying another person’s ideas, words or work and pretending to be of their own, and copied in this way. Plagiarism involves copying of sentences, paragraphs, data or extracts from published or unpublished work, without acknowledgement of the source.  Plagiarism is a cognizable offence. The research work and its observation done by a student, researcher or a staff member shall be based on original ideas and data. It should be covered by Zero Tolerance Policy on plagiarism.

            Our institution has stated the code of ethics to check malpractices and plagiarism in research to create academic awareness about the responsible conduct of project, research, dissertation and thesis, and to promote academic integrity and to prevent plagiarism in academic writing by students, researchers and faculty members of our College. 

            It is the prime responsibility of our College to distinguish original content of research work from the plagiarised work. The detection of plagiarism is scrutinized by the Ethics committee for plagiarism and a judgement will be pronounced according to the level of plagiarism of the case in question.

Ethics committee for Plagiarism

            The College administration has constituted an Ethics Committee to contain any degree of plagiarism in the research work carried out by any student, staff members, researcher and other academicians of our institution.

            When the ethics committee detects or is made aware of any alleged plagiarism by any student, staff member, researcher or academician in the research publications, projects, dissertations and thesis, he can report the case of alleged plagiarism to the ethics committee of the institution for further probe and due action.  

Ethics Committee consists of three members:

  1. S. Arulraj Ponnudurai –           Principal & Convener
  2. A. Maxwell Samuel –           HOD of Zoology & IQAC Co-ordinator
  3. D. Jeyabalan Kennedy –           HOD of Mathematics

            The committee will go through the matter and submit its report and final decision in this regard. Sanctions recommended by the Ethics Committee will be implemented by the College administration through the Staff Academic Council. Depending upon the severity of crime, the punishment could be

  1. Resubmission of the assigned research work
  2. Suspension of the programme or grant for the project
  3. Fine or warning or disciplinary action