Research Integrity

  • Honesty and fairness in proposing, performing, and reporting research
  • Accuracy and fairness in representing contributions to research proposals and reports
  • Proficiency and fairness in peer review
  • Collegiality in scientific interactions, communications and sharing of resources
  • Disclosure of conflicts of interest
  • Protection of human subjects in the conduct of research
  • Humane care of animals in the conduct of research
  • Adherence to the mutual responsibilities of mentors and trainees
  • the use of honest and verifiable methods in proposing, performing, and evaluating research
  • Reporting research results with particular attention to adherence to rules, regulations, guidelines, and following commonly accepted professional codes or norms.


As it is a well known fact that ethics and honesty are integral parts of any academic or research activity. Hence, it is very important to constitute a committee for checking plagiarism for the submission of all research papers. The committee is named Research Ethic Committee.

Research Ethic Committee Members

  • Dr V. Aroulmoji
  • Dr Samson Ravindran
  • Dr N. Malmurugan
  • Dr N. Mohana Sundara Raju

Role of the Committee

  • The committee's approval is necessary for conducting research in hospitals, using humans and animals and the on subject which is highly sensitive.
  • It ensures the protection of the data collected by researchers.
  • All research papers submitted by the staff or the students have to be endorsed by the committee before publication.

Definition of Plagiarism

  • Presenting other's works as one's own.
  • Copying words, sentence structure or ideas from someone else, without giving credit to the original work.
  • Copying more than 20 words continuously from a source, whether you give credit to the original work or not.
  • Copying figures, tables and illustrations without getting proper permission from the journal.
  • Modification of the original content by making small changes is still considered plagiarism, if no credit is given to the original source.

Permitted level of Plagiarism

All research articles, research notes, M.Tech /ME and Ph.D thesis should be passed through the Research Ethic Committee and will pass through Plagiarism check before submission. This will be approved and signed by all the committee members. The following criteria should be adopted:

The maximum acceptance level Plagiarism should be:
  • Introduction/ Review of Literature: 30% for Science and Engineering, 40% allowed for M.Tech/Ph.D thesis
  • Material and Methods: 20% for the entire thesis / Research Articles
  • Result/Discussion/Summary/Conclusion: 10% Research Articles/Ph.D thesis
  • References with proper citation are excluded from Plagiarism check.