Engineering institute puts warning notice on research papers

    By IANS,

    Chennai : The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will put a warning notice on plagiarised papers in its digital library that will have long term negative career impact, an official said here Friday.

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    “IEEE organises a large number of conferences where several papers are published and later added to our digital library. Earlier, when we received a plagiarism complaint, we used to remove that paper. But for the past one year, we have been putting a warning notice on the paper without removing them,” T.S. Rangarajan, chairman of IEEE’s Chennai Chapter said at a conference on Electronics, Communication and Advanced Network held at Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering, near here, Friday.

    He said 90 percent of a research paper should be original and only 10 percent can be the reference material.

    Rangarajan told IANS that the institute’s move to put a warning note on the paper has a serious impact and acts as a deterrent for copy-cats.

    “To make engineers ready for jobs, standards and codes should be taught in colleges so that companies need not spend time on training,” Rangarajan said.

    Referring to the floods in Uttarakhand he said engineering and advanced technology should be used for humanitarian purpose and disaster management.