Academic Policy Guidelines on Plagiarism

Plagiarism is presenting someone else's work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement. All published and unpublished material, whether in manuscript, printed or electronic form, is covered under this definition. Plagiarism may be intentional or reckless, or unintentional. Under the regulations for examinations, intentional or reckless plagiarism is a disciplinary offence.
The University's Academic policy Guidelines on Plagiarism is based on the plagiarism policy circulated by the UGC (,-2017.pdf) and defines the following as acts of plagiarism:

  • Direct copying of paragraphs, sentences, a single sentence or significant parts of a sentence;
  • Direct copying of paragraphs, sentences, a single sentence or significant parts of a sentence with an end reference but without quotation marks around the copied text;
  • Copying ideas, concepts, research results, computer codes, statistical tables, designs, images, sounds or text or any combination of these;
  • Paraphrasing, summarising or simply rearranging another person's words, ideas, etc without changing the basic structure and/or meaning of the text;
  • Offering an idea or interpretation that is not one's own without identifying whose idea or interpretation it is;
  • A 'cut and paste' of statements from multiple sources;
  • Presenting as independent, work done in collaboration with others;
  • Copying or adapting another student's original work into a submitted assessment item.
  • Additionally, by the circular issued by the UGC ( Copying own work without proper citation will be considered as self- plagiarism.

IPR Policy

Intellectual property plays an essential role in the teaching and research functions of universities and public research institutions. Through their research and development (R&D) activities, universities and public research institutions produce results in the form of inventions that may be patentable, but are often no more than a proof of concept of a laboratory-scale prototype, which require further R&D prior to possible commercialization.

In addition, the teaching activities of a university or public research institute generate IP in the form of teaching materials, theses, software and designs. While the Internet and other modern technologies have fostered greater access to scholarly materials, these advanced technologies have also given rise to a growing number of disputes over the ownership and use of these materials.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University frames its own IPR policy to protect and allow the commercialization of the results of the research produced under its wings.

Consultancy Policy

The objective of the Consultancy Policy is to: establish a framework to support consultancy activities and services at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University.

This policy applies to all staff, of the University who are involved in the conduct of a consultancy service and all funds provided to the university for the purpose of conducting or supporting a consultancy service.

The Consultancy Policy of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University recognises that consultancy work can bring financial and other benefits both to the institution and its employees. Such activities also serve to link the University and its staff more closely to the wider community, especially industry and the public sector at state and federal levels. In seeking to facilitate consultancy activities by University employees, the Policy aims to ensure that appropriate attention is paid to all risk and legal issues, taxation issues insurance coverage, competitive neutrality and protection of the brand and reputation of the University.

Employees can undertake consultancy work: as a University, Negotiated, or Community Service Consultancy as a private individual as a Private Consultancy as permitted by the University.

Entrepreneurship Policy

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University devices its entrepreneurship policy on the basis of the National Innovation and Startup Policy 2019 for Students and Faculty published by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India and is governed by the following three strategies:

  1. Entrepreneurship promotion and development shall be considered as one of the major dimensions of the University's primary aims. To facilitate development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the organization, specificobjectives and associated performance indicators shall be defined for assessment.
  2.  Implementation of entrepreneurial vision at the University shall be achieved through mission statement and the entrepreneurial agenda shall be theresponsibility of the Director of Entrepreneurship Cell.
  3. Resource mobilisation plan to further the cause of the Entrepreneurship Cell is detailed in the University Entrepreneurship Policy for supporting pre-incubation,incubation infrastructure and facilities.