Mangalore : One Day User Awareness Program on Shodhganga and Anti-plagiarism Software iThenticate / Turnitin was organized on Thursday 12th February 2015 in Mangalore University. This program was inaugurated and presided by our Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. K. Byrappa. (Photo enclosed). The key note address was given by Mr. Manoj Kumar K, Scientist D, (CS) INFLIBNET. Dr. M.K. Bhandi, University Librarian welcomed the Guests. Dr. T.Y. Mallaiah, Deputy Librarian, Co-ordinator of Shodhganga project briefed about the programme. Dr. M. Purshotham Gowda, Deputy Librarian gave the vote of thanks. Master of Ceremony was done by Dr. B.K. Vishala, SG. Librarian, St. Agnes College, Mangalore.
Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre an autonomous inter- university centre of the University Grant Commission (UGC) at Ahmedabad has planned to make research theses and dissertations of all Universities of Higher Education in the Country available on INFLIBNET Portal, according to Sri. Manoj Kumar K, Scientist D, of INFLIBNET.
Manoj Kumar said that right now the mandate is for only Universities to submit their theses and dissertations to INFLIBNET Portal. He also said that INFLIBNET is making a draft national policy to check plagiarism of contents in theses and dissertations of Universities. The draft will be submitted to the UGC. Later the UGC after approval it would become a national policy.
Presently INFLIBNET is providing two Anti-plagiarism softwares to all Universities who have signed the MOU with INFLIBNET free of cost. Universities have to make their own policies to check plagiarized content in theses and dissertations before submitting to the INFLIBENT.
UGC has released Rs. 13,74,500/- to Mangalore University for digitizing old theses and dissertations.
In this regard Mangalore University library in collaboration with INFLIBNET had arranged one day awareness program on Shodhganga and Anti-plagiarism software iThenticate / Turnitin to all the faculty members who are guides, research scholars and international research scholars undergoing Ph.D. work at Mangalore Univesrsity. 176 participants attended this awareness program.