Why Plagiarism is Considered to be a Serious Offence in Academics?
AbstractThe paper discusses about the concept, perception, understanding and
consequences of plagiarism among the future policy makers i.e.,
students. The paper also highlights acceptability of copying somebody's
ideas and thoughts to complete one's own work which also indicates
towards the casual approach of students. Acknowledging the fact that
plagiarism is a kind of deception and is a major hurdle in the field of
academic growth and development. Therefore, this must not be prevailed
as it reduces the opportunity of uniqueness, in a way degrading the
level of development in the thought process of people. Thereby, the
paper tries to put forward the various consequences caused due to
copying others' ideas rather than putting efforts in creating some new
ideas. The paper also talks about the students' approach towards the
idea of plagiarism and how educational institution tries to modify their
policies in order to reduce the possibility of plagiarism.