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Plagiarism Software:

Library offers Plagiarism Checking Service using a “Drillbit” tool to its registered users at RGUCL. Library has a license to this tool. To get the similarity/plagiarism checking done and have the similarity report generated, please write to us at along a soft copy of the document ( i.e. thesis, dissertation, manuscript of article, assignment etc.) to be checked in PDF, DOCX file format. The users who have credentials to access Drillbit, they may directly access it by visiting

About Software: Drillbit Plagiarism is a platform designed to detect and prevent plagiarism in academic and professional writing. It offers a range of tools and services to help individuals and organizations ensure the originality of their content. The platform employs advanced algorithms to compare submitted documents against a vast database of sources, flagging any instances of potential plagiarism. It's a valuable resource for educators, researchers, writers, and businesses who want to maintain integrity in their work and avoid unintentional plagiarism.

Plagiarism policy:

  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.1. This "Anti-Plagiarism policy" is subject to Assam Royal Global University's "Policy for Research Promotion".
  • 1.2. Objective: The aim of this policy is to promote scholarly excellence, to create academic awareness about responsible conduct of research and to prevent plagiarism in academic writings and publications.
  • 1.3. Scope: Applicable to students, faculty, and staff, who submit to the university academic resources for award of degrees or for publication.
  • 1.4. Plagiarism: For the purposes of this document, the definition given by Merriam-Webster online dictionary is to be followed. "To plagiarize is "to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own: use (another's production) without crediting the source, [...or] to commit literary theft: present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. "
  • 1.5. Academic resources: will apply to all print and electronic materials submitted for publication.
  • 1.6. The University, following UGC guidelines, has made plagiarism check mandatory for all its PhD research scholars and for all academic resources submitted for publication (REGD. NO. D. L.-33004/99 Date TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018)
  • 1.7. Students submitting dissertations and project reports as part of requirements for their Master's Degree are directed to use the plagiarism checking facility available in all the campuses of the University.
  • 1.8. All departments shall educate students on observing ethical guidelines in conducting research, on adhering to accepted norms on avoidance of plagiarism, and on giving proper acknowledgement to authors and publications cited in research papers and publications.
  • 1.9. All departments shall ensure that students are adequately informed on plagiarism policy and procedures of the University.
  • 1.10. Plagiarism will be detected with the aid of plagiarism detection software. (Currently the University uses "Drillbrit Plagiarism Detection Software").
  • 2. Protocol for the use of "Drillbrit" Plagiarism Checker
  • 2.1. Access to the " Drillbrit '' Plagiarism Checker, licensed by the University, will be with the Librarians of the University. Since the University has procured only a single user license to test out the capacity and reliability of the software, access time to the software at different campuses is restricted to specific days as indicated below. Use of this software can be carried out on non-allocated dates with mutual understanding between the librarians.
  • 2.2. Faculty members or students who want to check documents drafted by them for possible plagiarism are to email a request to the respective librarians with the MS WORD file attached. The email subject should be named: "Plagiarism check". Students should copy this email to their respective supervisors/guides. Name, Department, School, and Name of the supervisor/guide should be certainly indicated.
  • 2.3. After the plagiarism check, the librarian will send the report generated (PDF format) to both the students as well as the supervisor/guide.
  • 2.4. The UGC has not indicated the percentage of similarity permitted. Till further notice with regards to this, the University will not certify works containing more than 10% similarity.
  • 2.5. A "Plagiarism Verification Certificate" will be issued by the campus librarian to the concerned PhD supervisor/guide and director of research.
  • 3. Violation and Consequences.
  • 3.1. As per UGC regulations, the responsibility to ensure that the work is original and free of plagiarism lies with the research scholar and the supervisor/guide.
  • 3.2. All PhD theses are to contain a "declaration of originality" by the researcher and the supervisor/guide respectively.
  • 3.3. Violation of the Copyright Act through plagiarism is considered a legal offence and may attract prosecution in a court of law leading to various penalties depending on the severity of the crime.
  • 3.4. The University will not accept PhD theses and academic resources submitted for publication, without the "Plagiarism Verification Certificate".
  • 4. Levels of Plagiarism
  • Plagiarism would be quantified into following levels in ascending order of severity for the purpose of its
    Similarities up to 10% - Minor similarities.