Which software used by VTU for checking plagiarism?

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Which software used by VTU for checking plagiarism?

There are many softwares in the market that are used for checking plagiarism like Duplichecker, Copyleaks, Paperrater, Plagarisma, Plagarism checker, Plagium, Plagscan, Plag tracker, quettext, Viper etc. but these have their own limitations.


VTU uses a software called as Turnitin, where all the submissions will be checked for plagiarism content.

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The software will check weather the project is genuine or not , it also checks for the keywords and also tells the students work and also intimates the original author who wrote that document originally, This software is common in international universities , now vtu will be one of them in the country for having that software.



Submission of Dissertation Report of MTech. MBA, MCA and MArch, students follows the following steps for academic years 2014 and onwards.

First the student has to submit a softcopy of the application to his/her respective guides so that the guide approves the desertion. Guide checks for any errors and completeness then they submit it for upload process of university portal, where the student details and other details are also uploaded, External examiners are also assigned to each student in this step.


The project document will be automatically sent to plagiarism check automatically as per the vtu rules an anti-plagiarism committee handles all these processes. The anti-plagiarism committee generates a report which will not be approved if the plagiarism fails i.e. more than 25%. The accepted report will be then sent to respective college and student. The system randomly selects the external guides, then the respective external examiners receives the thesis. After this the marks should be uploaded to the university portal within 15days of submission f desertion.

After the marks has been uploaded the dates for the viva voice will be sent to the college and respective guide and external examiners. Then viva voice and final marks has to be uploaded to the respective guides.

If the desertion is rejected by the vtu for the first time the candidate has to pay the penal fee of 2000 rs and re submission of the thesis and for the second time student has to pay 4000 rs and resubmit the thesis If failed for third time also then the student has to wait for one more year !!!. Thank you

Here is the official Notification of Workflow for VTU for MTECH, MBA, MArch and MCA Courses.


What is meant by plagiarism?

Plagiarism refers to copying or work of others which is a serious offence, it will refer as stealing one’s work or ideas.
Students preparing project report copies from old project reports, internet, and other sources, these all refers as plagiarism in simple terms.
According to Word web online dictionary plagiarism refers to

  1. A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being            your own work
    2.    The act of plagiarizing; taking someone’s words or ideas as if they were your own


Rules these are considered as plagiarism


  1. Showing others ideas/works as your works
    2.      stealing verses or thoughts from others without giving acknowledgment
    3.      Not using quotes in the place of quotation marks.
    4.      Providing incorrect information about the source
    5.      Copying and altering the words



Copying Videos, Images, Audios are also considered as plagiarism if the proper credits are not given to the author.  Plagiarism can be avoided by giving proper credits and cites to the author only acknowledgement will not be enough.

5 Plagiarism Tools That Will Turn Tech into the Solution

 While it has played a role in making plagiarism easier, technology also helps teachers spot when it is happening. As with so many things in life, the technology itself is neither good nor bad – it’s all in how you use it.

Of the many plagiarism detection tools out there, only a few are specifically designed for educator use.  Heading to Google to begin your search will bring you to a lot of tools meant more for businesses and bloggers than teachers. Some of these may still be useful to you, but they’re probably not the best options for your purposes.

These five plagiarism detection tools were all created with instructors in mind. Some are only available if purchased by an institution, but others can be accessed by anyone.

1. TurnItIn

TurnItIn is one of the most popular plagiarism detection products out there. The software has been used to analyze millions of papers against a database of billions of web pages, student papers, and academic articles.

Fast Facts:

  • The service is cloud-based and can be used on a computer or tablet.
  • Purchase plans are available for educational institutions.
  • Turnitin is used by 15,000 institutions around the world.
  • It provides teachers with a percentage of the student’s assignment that’s unoriginal, highlights the lines in question, and shows where the original content is from.

Some educators have had issues with false positives, so anyone using TurnItIn should be willing to review the examples of unoriginal content provided to make sure they are indeed samples of plagiarism.

TurnitIn is probably the top choice out there for plagiarism detection for educators, but you can only use it if your school subscribes. As an individual teacher, there’s not a feasible way to purchase access.

2. PlagiarismChecker.com

 Made by a tech savvy middle school teacher tired of turning to Google for plagiarism detection, Plagiarism Checker was made specifically with the needs of teachers in mind. It’s simple to use, but not quite as rigorous as some other alternatives on the list.

Fast Facts:

  • It’s free.
  • The tool matches copy-and-pasted student text against the resources found in Google or Yahoo.
  • It only searches phrases, rather than the whole paper.

 This one is a good choice if you want something free and easy that will catch the most obvious cases of plagiarism, but if your students are savvy enough to be cribbing their work from resources not freely available online, this one will miss them.

3. SafeAssign

 SafeAssign is a service provided with Blackboard and as such works seamlessly with the CMS commonly used at many institutions.

Fast Facts:

  • It can’t be purchased as a standalone product, but is available to all enterprise Blackboard clients.
  • It’s meant to be a tool for helping students understand how to cite sources correctly, as well as a plagiarism detection tool for educators.
  • It matches papers against a database of resources that includes internet pages, academic databases, any resources provided by the institution, and past papers submitted by students.

Like TurnItIn, this isn’t a tool you can purchase on your own. If your school is already using Blackboard, then you have a useful plagiarism detection solution already built in. If not, you’ll have to turn to one of the other options on the list.

4. Plagscan

Plagscan is a web-based plagiarism detection service that allows you to either copy and paste student assignments or upload them to be scanned for plagiarized content.

Fast Facts:

  • Plans are available for both individual users and for institutions.
  • It checks submitted papers against a database of billions of documents.
  • It provides a green, yellow, or red “Plag Level” score to any documents scanned to give you a quick idea of which ones have issues.
  • It provides reports that highlight plagiarized lines and provide information on the original sources.

The Plagscan site doesn’t offer as much information as some of the other sites on just what’s included in the database they’re checking papers against. Tests of the software by an independent third party do suggest it is fairly effective though. It found more instances of plagiarism than comparable plagiarism detection tools in three out of five tests.

Plagscan works on a monthly subscription model for institutions and allows individuals to purchase PlagPoints that are applied toward the number of words and pages scanned.

5. The Plagiarism Checker

Similar to PlagiarismChecker.com (#2 on this list) in both name and functionality, the Plagiarism Checker was developed by a college student and then largely forgotten about – until he realized it was getting significant regular use. This site offers a simple copy-and-paste function that matches your student’s writing against other sites and articles on the web.

Fast Facts:

  • It’s free, with a premium version that claims to be more powerful (although outside reviewers are skeptical).
  • It allows you to paste longer works rather than just phrases.
  • Premium users can upload files in addition to the copy-and-paste option.


The site doesn’t provide much information about the database it’s using to check files against and the results of some third-party tests are less than promising.  That said, if you want something free and simple that allows you to search longer pieces of text than PlagiarismChecker.com, this one might be worth bookmarking.

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