UGC issues public notice on Academic integrity

Jun 17, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on June 14, 2019, has issued a public notice on Academic Integrity. The UGC has set up a Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) to identify, continuously monitor and maintain UGC-CARE Reference List of Quality journals across disciplines. The UGC-CARE List is available at the UGC-CARE website, with useful resources as relevant publications, audio-visual materials, videos, weblinks etc.

The Indian Academic Community is informed that:

1. They must avoid publication in predatory or dubious journals or participation in predatory conferences. It is further advised that they must not get associated with journals or publishers or conferences involved in fraudulent practices.

2. The publications should not be considered for academic credit for selection, confirmation, promotion, performance appraisal, award of scholarship or academic degrees or credits in any form.

3. The Vice chancellors, selection committees, research supervisors or guides and such other experts involved in academic evaluation or assessment are here by advised that they must ensure that their decisions are primarily based on quality of research work and not merely on number of publications.

4. Any attempt of comprised academic integrity should be challenged, questioned and derecognized at all levels.

5. UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2018 and UGC-CARE website may be referred for more information.

[Public Notice: No.F.1-1/2018(Journals/CARE)]

Click here to download the Public Notice.



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