Plagiarism in India

Apparently it’s going to be officially ok to plagiarize up to 10% of any term paper or research paper in India. I’m not making this up:

“The new policy creates four tiers for addressing plagiarism, which is defined by UGC India as “the practice of taking someone else’s work or idea and passing them as one’s own.” The first tier, for what it calls “similarities up to 10%,” would carry no penalty. The second tier, in which 10% to 40% of a document is plagiarized, would require students to submit a revised manuscript and force faculty members to withdraw the plagiarized paper. In cases where 40% to 60% of the document is plagiarized, a student would be suspended for a year and the faculty member would forfeit an annual pay raise and be prohibited from supervising students for 2 years. Students who plagiarize more than 60% of their thesis would be kicked out of the program, while the penalties for faculty members would be extended to a loss of 2 years of pay increases and a 3-year ban on supervising students. ”

These are not really penalties!

From http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/04/india-creates-unique-tiered-system-punish-plagiarism?utm_campaign=news_daily_2018-04-10&et_rid=17050347&et_cid=1965167

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