Anti-plagiarism software 'to be provided to all universities'
Islamabad, Feb 01: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology organised a one-day workshop on 'Anti-Plagiarism Measures'.
The Quality Enhancement Cell of the university organised the workshop. In addition to faculty members and students of the university, faculty members from other universities of Islamabad attended the workshop. HEC Quality Assurance Department Deputy Director Muneer Ahmad was the resource person for the workshop.
Speaking on the occasion, Muneer Ahmad said that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has been making all-out efforts to provide anti-plagiarism software to all universities to guard against this plague. He said that the HEC Anti-Plagiarism Policy has been introduced in the system of higher education in the country.
"The credit, respect, recognition of research and scholarly publications, career development and financial gains are now linked with such original works accomplished without replicating the efforts of other researchers. It has, therefore, become necessary that the menace of plagiarism is highlighted and curbed through exemplary punitive actions. On the other hand, we must also guard against bogus or false complaints in order to prevent victimisation, which may make researchers and scholars shy away from research simply because of the fear of prosecution. A plagiarism policy has, therefore, become necessary to create awareness, define various forms in which plagiarism exhibits itself, present a methodology of investigation, cater for punitive action proportional to the extent of the offence and even address the issue of false or spurious complaints," he said.
The participants were thoroughly educated and acquainted with the system. The system is so elaborate that if followed systematically, it is not difficult to find out the culprits who indulge in the activity just to increase their publications to gain benefits.
AIOU announces MPhil, PhD results
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the results of M.Phil (Urdu), M.Phil (Mass Communication), MPhil (Food and Nutrition), MPhil (Physics), MPhil (Economics) and PhD (Urdu) for the Spring Semester 2012.
AIOU Examination Controller Muhammad Bashir Chaudhry said that result cards are being sent by post to students. Students who do not receive their result cards till February 10 should contact Deputy Controller Examination Muhammad Ishtiaq Bhutti on his telephone number 051-9057323. Students can also download their results from the university website (www.aiou.edu.pk).
CM reviews internship programme
Lahore: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Punjab government has initiated revolutionary programmes for welfare of the youth and postgraduate students are being provided professional experience in different sectors, under the internship programme.
He said around 50,000 graduates were successfully completing training programme in government and private sectors across the province. He said the students, selected on merit, were also being extended a stipend of Rs10,000. He said the youth were being empowered for the future by being involved in the process of policy making.
The chief minister was presiding over a meeting to review internship programme on Thursday. The news