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Students’ plagiarism awareness: A study of university of Delhi

Library Herald

Year : 2023, Volume : 61, Issue : 4

First page : ( 37) Last page : ( 48)

Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.

Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2024.00003.4

Students’ plagiarism awareness: A study of university of Delhi

Sharma Sanjeev Kumar1, Kumar Manish2

1Librarian, Rajdhani College, University of Delhi

2Associate Professor, Department of Library Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, Email:


Plagiarism is a thumb of rule in academics as it ensures that the research work of the creator should be original and acknowledge the contributors whose contribution helped in shaping the present new output. It is the need of the hour that the students should be well acquainted with how to write qualitative papers, pursue research for higher degrees and keep their work plagiarism-free. Accordingly, the present study overtly attempts to read the minds and know their understanding pertinent to Plagiarism, its varied aspects, know-how about antiplagiarism software and particularly the role of respective libraries/organizations for keeping their clients oriented about the pros and cons of plagiarism. The researchers collected n=410 responses and found that 382 (93%) students are well-aware of plagiarism, 23 (6%) published plagiarized work once and 397 (96.8%) admitted time constraints and Circumstances and performance factors are the main reasons for plagiarism.


Plagiarism, Anti Plagiarism Software, Fair Practice in writing, University of Delhi, Students Plagiarism Awareness.



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