Academic integrity seminars in three cities in India

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Before internet there was no way to check plagiarism but now with the help of plagiarism detection web tools like Turnitin and iThenticate one could easily check plagiarism or originality of the content.

Balani Infotech Pvt Ltd, in collaboration with Turnitin, UK, recently organised seminars on “Academic Integrity” at Delnet Centre, New Delhi; Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar and at Christ University, Bengaluru. Dr Roshan Lal Raina, vice chancellor at JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur was the chief guest at DELNET Delhi while Dr HK Kaul, director DELNET was the keynote speaker at Delhi seminar. Dr Sangeeta Kaul, network manager, DELNET was the organiser of the event.

At IIT, Bhubaneswar Prof Dr Ratnam V Raja Kumar, director was chief guest and Dr S Venkadesan was the keynote speaker. At Christ University, Dr Tony Sam George, director, Centre for Research and HOD, Department of Psychology was guest of honour and Dr R Samyuktha Ravi, librarian, Pondicherry University was the keynote speaker.

2015 Global Innovation Awards were also given by Gill Rowell, education manager, Turnitin to Dr Manju Naika, asst. Librarian, Journal and Computer Application Section Central Library, from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and to Prof HR Badrinath, associate professor (Alliance School of Business), area chair – finance, from Alliance University, Bengaluru. All the seminars were well attended by the librarians, researchers, faculties, publishers, corporate information officers and school teachers. Certificate of participation were distributed at each Seminar.

Marc Robert Daubach (corporate VP International – Turnitin; Maarten-Jan Horck, development manager, Turnitin and Gill Rowell, education manager from Turnitin, UK, gave their insight into how Turn It In, the most used plagiarism check web tool helps in improving writing skills and checks plagiarism. Over 15,000 institutions worldwide use Turnitn and iThenticate to maintain academic integrity.

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