HEC adopts policy against plagiarism
ISLAMABAD, Aug 19: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Saturday
approved its plagiarism policy providing for dismissal of faculty members in
universities found copying the research of others and publishing it with their
The decision was taken at a meeting with HEC chairman Dr Attaur
Rahman in the chair.
The policy will be sent to all the universities for
implementation through their statutory bodies.
The HEC agreed that those
universities who do not follow the governance and quality criteria laid down by
the HEC would have their development and recurring projects
Moreover, the HEC has acquired software for checking
plagiarism and has created a blacklist of plagiarists and posted it on its
The commission members were of the view that teachers should be
a role model and there should be zero tolerance for those found to be cheating
and publishing the work of others as their own.
The recommendations of
the selection board regarding the appointment of three distinguished national
professors were also approved.
The flexibility offered in eligibility
criteria for faculty development in the universities was also
Dr Ata presented the recent programmes of the HEC including the
In a presentation, Dr Sohail H. Naqvi, the HEC
executive director, described how the programmes of the commission were
resulting in enhancement of high quality research output and improved standards
Particular emphasis is being placed on scholarships to
leading universities in technologically advanced countries and some 2,000
scholarships have already been awarded for foreign universities while 1,000 will
be awarded during the current financial year, he said. Dawn
"The policy is not recovering this gigantic dreadful cause of academic evil. The policy which is made by HEC still is not implemented in the high level universities of pakistan. so there is a need to check the governance or administrative body of the universities that he has doing his job honestly or not."
Name: M.Tajammal aziz
City, Country: Faisalabad, Pakistan