Research Ethics and Plagiarism

By Dr. Gaurav Singh   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 3313

"Research Ethics and Plagiarism" is among the key areas under discussion and consideration at various levels. Many students of PG programmes. Research scholars and faculty members of higher education Institutions face problem to resolve the issues related to plagiarism. In 2018, UGC has also notified its norms for plagiarism checking and promoting ethical practices in research and publications. In these norms, Universities/institutions are asked to organize programmes and make these issues as part of their research curriculum. Keeping in mind the vast scope of the area and opportunities for young researchers to learn about research ethics, plagiarism, citation, etc. this online course entitled “Research Ethics and Plagiarism” is being offered.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 01 Feb 2022
End Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2022
Exam Date :

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Course layout




Module 1: Research Ethics and Scientific Conduct


Module 2: Understanding Plagiarism


Module 3: Types of Plagiarism


Module 4: Plagiarism Detection Software


Module 5: Publication Misconduct and Publication



Module 6: Ways to avoid Plagiarism


Module 7: Regulations on Plagiarism in India


Course End Activity and Submission

Instructor bio

Dr. Gaurav Singh

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Dr. Gaurav Singh is working at School of Education, IGNOU, New Delhi. At present, he is coordinating the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme at School of Education, IGNOU, New Delhi. He is the Channel Coordinator, of SWAYAM PRABHA Channel:20 SOUs and Teacher Education (A MOE Project) since July, 2016.

Dr. Gaurav Singh has done M.Sc. in Chemistry, M.Ed. (Gold Medallist), UGC-NET (Education) and Ph. D. in Teacher Education and also completed PGDDE (Gold Medal). He started his career as teacher educator in 2003 in a conventional teacher education Institute and Joined School of Education, IGNOU in November, 2011.

His 28 (Twenty-Eight) research papers/ articles have been published so far in various National and International Journals. He has also contributed more than 10 chapters in edited book, 36 chapters/units to ODL Study Material. He has recorded/developed 63 modules/lectures for MOOCs till date and coordinated the development of various lectures for SWAYAM and SWAYAMPRABHA. He has authored one book on Teacher Education and guided one Ph.D. on E-learning. Dr. Singh has participated in various International and National Seminars in India as well as abroad. He has also completed one NIOS funded Research Project as Co-Researcher on Educational Status of Purvi Uttar Pradesh.

He is offering two courses of SWAYAM platform, i.e. “Learning and Teaching” and “Pedagogy of Science” in which more than 25000 learners have got benefitted in the past cycles.

Dr. Gaurav Singh has been conferred silver medal of Best Practices by Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), 2018 at Hanoi, Vietnam and is recipient of Distinguished Distance Educator Award by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), Noida.

Course certificate

This course offer dual options.
  1. The learners, who do not require a credit certificate, will get a course completion certificate after successful completion of the course on the basis of their performance in quizzes, activities, discussion forums and terminal assignment. It will be treated as non-credit self-paced course.
  2. The learners, who require a credit certificate for credit transfer as per UGC guidelines, will require to appear in the term-end examination to be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). The credit certificate will be issued for a two (02) credit course, in which 30% weightage will be of continuous assessment (i.e.,  quizzes, activities, discussion forums and terminal assignment) and 70% weightage will be of final term-end examination to be conduced by NTA. 

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