According to Wikipedia, Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work. Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even expulsion. Recently, cases of 'extreme plagiarism' have been identified in academia (Source:,

As a part of our MoU with UGC-INFLIBNET Centre , BITS Pilani library provides you with an anti-plagiarism software called URKUND that allows you to detect plagiarism - be it your project work, academic paper, article, theses, or any other research or innovation related work . Use URKUND plagiarism checker to find out the possible plagiarism before submitting it for publication, your research guide or organizers of seminars or conferences.

We have shared the details of BITS Pilani faculty members with Urkund (eGalactic Support ) so that they can create their account to access Urkund anti-plagiarism software. The faculty members who have not yet activated their account, can contact the Librarian, BITS Pilani to get their account registered with the URKUND.

How the URKUND works?

STUDENTS - Students send their documents for plagiarism check via e-mail, to their teachers/professors.

URKUND - When the documents arrive at URKUND, they are analysed against the content of three source areas: the Internet, Published Material and Student Material. When the analyses are finished, the documents and generated reports are forwarded to the teachers.

PROFESSORS - The result of the analyses and the student documents are forwarded to the faculty member’s e-mail address of choice, URKUND provides easy, straight-forward plagiarism prevention with minimum workload.

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