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Launch of Anti-Plagiarism Web-Tool “ TURNITIL”


he Vice-Chancellor of the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, has launched the Anti-plagiarism Web-Tool Turnitin to the medical fraternity on 28th August 2012. This is the first Medical University in India to introduce the Anti-Plagiarism web-tool “TURNITIN” to detect the plagiarism in the Dissertations and Research papers submitted by the Post Graduate & Doctor of Philosophy students to the University.

Turnitin is a web based tool which can be accessed from anywhere and at any time using any browser.

The Features and Benefits are

  • Encourages proper citation
  • 220+ million archived student papers
  • 90,000+ journals, periodicals & books
  • 1+ million archive instructors
  • 20+ billion web pages crawled
  • Printable reports

This software checks the Dissertations for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against continuously updated databases. Every Originality Report provides instructors with the opportunity to teach their students proper citation methods as well as to safeguard their institution’s academic integrity.

All the Post Graduate & Doctor of Philosophy students of Medical, Dental, AYUSH & Allied Health Sciences will have to have their Thesis/Dissertation evaluated for Plagiarism by this web tool. Only then their Thesis/Dissertation will be sent for evaluation.

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