ISLAMABAD: In a surprising revelation, it has emerged that two books revealed by just lately retired chairman Greater Schooling Fee (HEC) and present candidate for reappointment have been plagiarised.
Apparently, checking plagiarism is among the main jobs of the HEC. The HEC official anti-plagiarism software program Turnitin confirmed 88 % similarity index in Dr Mukhtar Ahmad’s guide titled “Organisational Behaviour in Schooling” and sixty nine % similarity index in his e-book titled “Management & Group Administration”.
The previous chairman had claimed to have written, vetted, edited and revealed 4 books in his CV that he submitted to a search committee that’s tasked with choosing the brand new chairman of Pakistan’s larger schooling’s prime watchdog.
The quantum of similarity exhibits main plagiarism in two of the 4 books of Dr Mukhtar Ahmed. It is very important spotlight that solely 19 % similarity of content material is allowed by the HEC.
Dr Mukhtar has accomplished his 4-yr tenure as chairman HEC this month and he has utilized as candidate for the subsequent tenure. The previous chairman has listed 4 books in his CV submitted for the publish of chairperson of the HEC. These books embrace “Human Useful resource Administration”, “Rules of Advertising”, “Organisational Behaviour in Schooling” and “Management & Workforce Administration”.
Nevertheless, the HEC’s personal software program has confirmed that “Organisational Behaviour in Schooling” is 88 % plagiarised, whereas eighty five % of the ebook content material was copied from the Web sources. The content material was additionally copied from different publications and scholar papers submitted to varied universities.
Dr Mukhtar’s different guide “Management & Group Administration” is sixty nine % plagiarised based on originality report of HEC’s official software program. About fifty nine % of the content material was copied from numerous on-line sources whereas some content material was taken from publications of different authors and college students.
Whereas contacted by The Information, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad admitted that the books might include textual content from multiple sources. Nevertheless, he claimed that he didn’t point out these books as his personal work in his curriculum vitae (CV). He stated these books have been transcription of his lectures delivered for Digital College, compiled by his college students.
Nevertheless, a replica of the CV out there with The Information exhibits that really the previous HEC chairman had specifically talked about 4 books within the part of E-book/Manuscripts and claimed that they have been written, vetted and revealed that are being utilized by Digital College college students and different administration/enterprise administration departments and faculties.
In line with the Oxford dictionary, plagiarism is outlined as “taking and utilizing the ideas, writings and innovations of one other individual as one’s personal”. The HEC plagiarism coverage additionally mentions that any individual itemizing his work on CV on an internet site or any present publication or making use of for any profit on the idea of revealed or introduced work that’s plagiarised might be liable to be punished as per prescribed guidelines which can additionally embrace termination of job and withdrawal of all advantages.
Whereas describing plagiarism as mental crime, the coverage additionally mentions that in instances the place a lot of the paper (or key outcomes) have been precisely copied from any revealed work of different individuals with out giving reference to the unique work, the most important penalty would come with dismissal from service together with black itemizing of the offender for employment. A six-member search committee constituted by the prime minister is about to finalise candidates for the HEC chairman in subsequent few days.
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