ASSESSMENT POLICY

Title

GRADING & ASSESSMENT POLICY

Process Ownership

President HR & Strategic Affairs

Created

01 Aug, 2019

Category

Learning Delivery Function

Approval Body

Chairman IIMT Studies Ltd. UK

Review Date

01 Jul, 2021

Category

Learning Delivery Function

Approval Body

Chairman IIMT Studies Ltd. UK

Version 2

30 Aug 2021 To 01 Jul, 2022

Category

Learning Delivery Function

Approval Body

Chairman IIMT Studies Ltd. UK

Version 3

30 Aug 2022 To 01 Jul, 2023

Table of Contents

  • A. Assessment Policy
  • B. Policy Statement
  • C. Objectives of Policy
  • D. Assurance statement
  • E. Assessment assurance statement
  • F. Assessments:
  • G. Stages of Assessment
  • H. Recognition of prior learning and appropriate adjustment
  • I. Record generation
  • J. Assessment Malpractice
  • K. Feedback and appeals
  • L. Plagiarism:

B. Policy Statement

As an approved centre, we are committed to offer Equal Opportunities to all sections of society for education and career progression, subject to meeting with minimum eligibility criteria for enrolment and minimum competency level for a specific position / course curriculum for recruitment. As an approved centre, after enrolment in a specific course and after appointment on a specific position, we are committed to facilitating proper learning in the educational programme and career progression by providing special appropriate facilities and adjustments to professional with some constraints or limitations related to financial resources, physical disability, health-related issues for a specific period and similar other reasons beyond the control of the professional.

This policy states the assessment opportunities, its modes, quality assurance process involved with it and other processes to be adhered by IIMT Studies while performing the assessment exercise.

Compliance statement-

IIMT Studies is an Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) compliant organization. ICO Ref no – ZA831612.

Important terminologies:

 Course: non-regulated course accredited by an awarding organization regulated by a regulatory body in the UK

 Qualification: A qualification provided by an awarding organization and regulated by a regulatory body in the UK

GDPR law and data protection:

Evidence, as a part of the demonstration of learner’s evidence, are subject to GDPR (General Data Protection and Retention) law and data protection policy. IIMT Studies must ensure to follow this policy along with the GDPR law and data protection policy. All learners must be aware of the dispatch of their evidence will be shared with IIMT Studies for external quality control and data record purpose, which will be subject to the GDPR law and data protection policy.

C. Objectives of Policy:

  1. To ensure neutral unbiased and objective assessment of attainment of appropriate learning by learners through appropriate assessment tools.
  2. To ensure identification of malpractices and maladministration involved in the assessment exercise, and upon the identification, steps to be taken on the centre and the learner.
  3. To ensure the accountability of qualified and trained competent staff design and develop appropriate assessment tools and also to ensure assessment policy while conducting modes of assessment and internal quality assurance.
  4. To ensure prescribed role and responsibilities along with a precise profile of staff required to be involved in the assessment, internal quality assurance and external quality assurance.
    Statement of quality assurance for the overall assessment process by IIMT Studies.
  5. To ensure the rigorous process followed for all assessment modes applied by IIMT Studies to conduct the overall exercise of assessment.
  6. To ensure listing the parameters to be followed by IIMT Studies for internal quality checks of assessments.
  7. To ensure stringent parameters and internal checks and controls to be carried out before the certificates are issued to learners.
  8. To ensure all assessments are recorded, kept safe in a safe custody in order to maintain its confidentiality
  9. To specify all methods of assessment
    Publish the results of learners within the timescale to all stakeholders.

D. Assurance statement

IIMT Studies assures to have best practices in place for the assessment of its courses. IIMT STUDIES has also ensured external quality check and assessment at a regular interval, though the awarding body as and when Awarding Body seems appropriate.

The courses of IIMT Studies assures the skills and knowledge delivered at a higher level with an assessment process in order to assess the learner’s demonstrated evidence to claim the certificate. The assessment modes used are as per the needs of industries, employers and learners. The assessment mode are strategies and designed as per learner needs and delivery method.

IIMT Studies also ensures to offers training and support to staff members to ensure the assessment is robust, fit for purpose so that it passes through the internal and external quality checks.

IIMT Studies as a Centre:

IIMT Studies follows the prescribed guidelines as a centre to comply with the assessments framework for the courses it is recognized.

  1. 1. The assessment criteria defined in the policy must be met and complied with.
    2. Centre must ensure of the learner’s data, assessment materials, assessment outcomes and other data of assessment and concerning to learners is stored securely on the portal and following to the contingency plan
    3. Centre must ensure infrastructure for safe and secured assessments
    4. The Assessment records of Learners are to be maintained safely and preserved for any inspection and audit by either SQA or EV or other authorities, in accordance with Document management Policy of the centre.
    5. The Centre will also comply in true words and spirit of the SQA Evidence Retention requirements.
    For more details on SQA Evidence Retention Requirement click on this link: https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/SQA_Evidence_retention_requirements.pdf
    6. Ensure the right practice as prescribed in policy framework is followed
    7. Ensure all permitted resources like assessment and virtual platform, are made available to learners/invigilators in advance before assessments begin.
    8. Ensure to finish all administrative tasks finished within the specified timescale
    9. Undertake IQA prior to submitting any marks to and request for EQA visit within the timescale.
    10. All required records are made available during EQA visit.
    11. Ensure compliance of IIMT Studies policies & processes while conducting assessment.
    12. Assist learners on using tables, graphs, diagrams, and flow charts whenever appropriate and attach such evidences their work.

E. Assessment assurance statement

Every centre administrating external assessments are responsible for appointing adequate resources in terms of staff, technology, infrastructure and other resources required to perform the assessment exercise.

According to this policy, IIMT Studies is also responsible for ensuring the timebound record maintenance of examinations, internal quality assurance, submission of evidence to awarding body and demand external quality assurance. In all cases, centre must ensure the assessment is, fair, unbiased, reliable, valid & authentic, without any possibility of Conflict of Interest.

F. Assessments:

IIMT Studies offers assessment modes to perform external assessments (EA) as per the needs of learners, industries and employers, which is covered in quality assessment cycle meant to ensure award the of the certificate of academic course to eligible learners. IIMT Studies as a Centre involved in external assessments must discuss the assessment and the arrangements with the awarding body for respective course.

Formative assessments:

It’s the assessment method which is informal, used within the class and which doesn’t leads to grading, marks or weighting. It can be used in modules and units. In this method, a learner may be declared successful or fail however this outcome of assessment doesn’t affect his/her final grade of course of counted in assessments of units. Quality feedback is the most required element of formative assessment. This type of assessment can contribute as a practice to summative assessment. Feedback can help learners evaluate their gained achievements against the learning outcomes of specific unit or component of qualification.

Example of formative assessments:

• Online quizzes
• In class practice quizzes
• Problem solving or revision class
• Homework tasks
• In-class assignments
• In-class projects
• Practice exams
• Peer feedback activities

Summative assessment:

Summative assessment are an assessment to evaluate learners achievement against the unit learning outcomes considering various course/qualification criteria. It is a way to measure and to what extent, a learner meets the learning outcomes for a unit of study of his/her courses/qualification. This assessment is carried out once the prescribed curriculum of the course or component is completed through learning delivery process.

Examples of summative assessment:

• Seen exams
• Classroom exams
• Multiple choice questions (MCQ) exams
• Descriptive answers
• Assignments
• Essay submissions
• Portfolios
• Examination
• Digital evidences (Audio, Video, visual software/evidence/links)
• Open book exam
• Dissertations
• Written unseen exams
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
• Professional discussion
• Oral questions and answers

G. Stages of Assessment

1. The student has a right to apply for re-evaluation / re-assessment of any of or all the subjects of a particular semester; however, the application has to be submitted online thru the learning portal within the time frame.

2. The student has to apply online for re-assessment within 12 working days of declaration of results thru the appropriate system on the portal.

3. The student has to make a payment of Rs. 300/- per subject for re-assessment.

4. The re-assessment has to be carried out thru an independent Faculty/Moderator/Reviewer and not the same faculty who has earlier evaluated the answer sheet.

5. The Re-assessment result will be declared within ten working days.

6. The result after the re-assessment shall be treated as final and binding to the student as well as to the institute and no further query shall be entertained.

7. In the case of Grade D, a student has to reappear in the examination after paying the necessary charges at the cost of INR 300 or £ 4 per subject.

G. GUIDELINES FOR GRADING

In accordance with SQA requirements, IIMT studies Assessment Policy ensures Three Stages of Assessment, for the learner , to ensure that the learning outcome of the unit and the course are attained by the learner and assessment is done in line with the attainment of learning.

IIMT Studies internal verification procedures include following three stages of internal verification: –

A. Pre-assessment,
B. During assessment, and
C. Post-assessment.

To ensure this IIMT Studies, as a centre will operate an effective and documented internal quality assurance system. IIMT Studies will regularly review the effectiveness of it’s procedures and make any necessary improvements, at a regular interval.

IIMT Studies also ensures that changes made by SQA are adopted. At IIMT Studies , the documented internal verification policy and procedures covers the following:

Stage 1 (Pre-assessment) At the pre-assessment stage, our procedures describe how IIMT

a. check assessment instruments for validity, currency and fitness for purpose, including SQA- devised assessments

b. submit centre-devised assessments to SQA for prior verification, where appropriate.

c. ensuring all assessors and IVs have a common understanding of the standards required, even when assessments have been published by SQA

Stage 2 (During assessment): – At the during assessment stage, our procedures describe:

• How and when IIMT internally verifies candidate evidence Examples of evidence Documented internal verification procedure Minutes of assessor/IV meetings Records of standardisation Records of sampling activity Schedules of internal verification activities Documented feedback to assessors Review records such as action notes Internal audit records Document control records logging any changes to procedures Notification to staff of changes to procedures Additional support Internal Verification: A Guide for Centres Internal Verification Toolkit Guide to Assessment Sector assessment strategies can be found by SVQ group on SQA’s website 26 • the documentation you use to record assessment and verification activities • your schedule of assessor and IV meetings and how these are recorded

• How IIMT records standardisation activities

• How IIMT minimise the risk of plagiarism and we have a strict Plagiarism Policy too which is followed while and during assessment.

• The assessment and internal verification records you keep Sampling candidate evidence Within this stage you must also state your centre’s sampling strategy. IIMT considers a risk-based approach to sampling which takes account of factors such as:
(a)new or inexperienced assessors and IVs (b) new or revised qualifications (c) revised assessment instruments (d) previous quality assurance reports (e) methods of assessment (f) assessment location
(g) mode of delivery

Stage 3 (Post-assessment):- At the post-assessment stage our procedures ensures how to review and update our assessment and internal verification processes.

From the above assessment options mentioned, the centre will adopt any of the available to conduct the assessments. The centre will be responsible to ensure the availability of resources prior to conduct the examination to ensure the quality standards of the awarding body in order to maintain the validity of the course/qualification.

Assessment method:

– E-assessments
– Open book exams E-assessment:

E-assessment:

IIMT Studies recognized the various models of delivery and the assessment which covers the E- assessments, widely known as digital assessment and distance learning assessment. It can be conducted real time or through an open book exam.

E-assessments shouldn’t be viewed as an easy option of assessment to a real-time, face-to-face assessment mode, as its robust, knowledge based and requires a hefty amount of presentation of knowledge during the assessment. After E-assessment a learner must attend a final interview to be able to awarded the result. During this assessment exercise, the centre will require below resources:

E-assessment through distance mode:

E-assessment through distance mode is performed through distance and not conducted in the centre. In such assessments, learner can take the assessment from anywhere. It is not mandatory to appear in the classroom while taking the assessment. E-assessment can only be conducted if a Centre has:

  • A licensed software to conduct the assessment
  • Facility of audio and video recording
  • A competent devise to conduct the assessment

Since, this is an e-assessment assessment mode, while conducting the assessment, IIMT Studies must ensure that learners must receive the date and time well in advance.

Additionally, IIMT Studies will ensure the learner is the same person who has registered for the qualification/courses (Please see the Learner’s identification criteria).

Open book exams:

Open book exams are a part of E-assessment. They are allowed to be taken from anywhere. Mostly, learners will take the Open book exam from home. Open book exams are intended to test learning outcomes like closed book exams. During the open book exams, the learner’s ability to extract and apply their knowledge is tested. The paper format of open book examinations are designed differently than a closed book exam. Open book exams are subject to scrutiny for plagiarism, Internal quality assurance and external quality assurance.

During open book exams:

  • Learners’ knowledge is tested giving a real time situation in the assignment
  • Learners’ ability to apply their thoughts on a situation should be demonstrated interpretating that situation prescribed in the exam paper
  • Their practical experience plays a vital role as their qualification studies
  • They can take help of internet, textbook, reading material or any reference video
  • A learner can sit individually and must not take any help/support from their family, friends, colleagues or any experts in solving the assessments
  • The length of answers are expected to be longer and the word count as this format allows a learner to spend more time to demonstrate his/her knowledge
  • Additional evidence to support your answers are required
  • Answers must be in relation to the situation asked to be in
  • Standard theorical answers will result in achievement of learning outcomes
  • Learner’s answer must meet learning outcomes provided in course information

Learners must go through the regular studies and prepare for exams. Keeping misconception that during open book exams studies are not required will not help as learners are required to apply their knowledge and demonstrate their ability to solve the assignments given, which are a real time situations. Such exams demand more deeper knowledge to be demonstrated than a traditional closed-book exam mode.

How to appear in exam:

Process of exam appearance –
IIMT Studies conducts its assessments on the student learning Portal that is an AI based learning environment. Learners can appear for assessments upon their eligibility. IIMT Studies conducts assessments four times in a year. The assessment months are March, June, September and December.
Subject to the eligibility, learners can simply login in their respective portal, apply for assessments, read the terms and conditions and appropriate policies of the assessments before appearing for assessments. We also have recorded video to explain to learners regarding the right practices to be followed while appearing for assessments. Learners are required to ensure their identity while appearing for the assessments. Upon successful application, the assessment starts on a selected date.

A learner may appear in exam from anywhere in the world. However, the guidance is given as under which may help the learner to complete exams successfully. A learner:

  • must prepare himself /organize all resources for open book exam in advance
  • should have a quiet room to sit
  • should be focused on time passing while appearing for exam
  • should have better connectivity to submit the evidence on portal. The timescale to submit the evidence appears on portal
  • should review the evidence carefully before submitting on portal
  • should not be stressed &should have required eatable & drinkable while appearing for exam
  • must follow plagiarism rules & must not take any assistance/advice from any colleague / batch mate /family/centre to solve the assessments, failing which, learners’ assessments will be rejected and registration will be subject to revocation by centre.
  • should focus on quality of answers putting himself/herself in a real time situation as prescribed in the paper and ensure to produce entirely his/her own work

Assessment induction– All learners are provided with sufficient training and induction before they appear for the assessments. As to the regulatory requirements, below is the checklist ensured during the assessment induction.

Candidate induction checklist as a standard practice of reputed awarding bodies.

  • Qualification Overview including, unit contents, assessment criteria and methods and markings.
  • Assessment process and procedures and their respective roles.
  • Assessment procedures, practices and methods of assessment.
    Learning portal and it’s features.
  • Critical policies such as Assessment policy, mal practice and mal administration, RPL, Reasonable Adjustments and Special consideration.
  • Re-assessment process.
  • Candidate induction criteria and checklist.
  • Assessment and other appeal processes.
  • Equal opportunities Policy.
  • Feedback mechanism.
  • Demonstrating learners’ own work and learner’s identity verification.
  • Complaints and Students’ grievance redressal policy.
  • Assessment Appeals
  • GDPR and data stored and shared with Awarding organizations.
  • Data management including General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
  • Data retention:
    a) Candidate evidence
    (A) Data Evidence Retention: – In accordance with IIMT Studies Document Management System all data will be retained for duration as prescribed in Document Management Policy however for specific Evidence retention, SQA Guidelines will be applicable.

    For more details on SQA Evidence Retention Requirement click on this link: Click Here

  • Privacy Parameters: To refer, Study and comply with SQA Privacy Statement – the link of the same is herewith Privacy Statement – SQA

Trainer’s name and signature –

Training receiver’s names –

Training date and time –

Signature of the Head of the Department –

Invigilator’s guidance and plans:

As IIMT Studies assessments are conducted online, the invigilator’s criteria are not applicable to these assessments. The assignments are distributed randomly by the system to all learners appearing for the assessments and followed by the final interview as and when required or as per the process identified.

Inventories required to appear for the assessments:

– Good internet connection
– Laptop/desktop with standard configuration
– Standard firewall (not restricting iimtstudies.edu.in and/or portal.iimtstudies.edu.in)
– Calm and vacate room to appear for the assessments

Learner’s identification criteria:

Learner must carry any valid identification evidence while appearing for E-assessment through Distance mode (final interview). The evidence must be in English language. It can be:

  • a valid passport copy
  • a valid driving license
  • a valid national identity card
  • their live photograph captured by the system subject to the Data Protection Policy

Reasonable arrangements & special consideration are subject to approval from the awarding body.

E-assessment can be performed in a classroom or through distance mode if the appropriate, competent, valid and reliable software is available with the centre in advance in order to use them for E-assessment, which includes licensed software, MS Teams, plagiarism tool, Google meets etc.

Validity of assessment:
Assessments-

Are required to be recorded digitally with a sufficient number in order to perform the internal and external quality assurance exercise.

IIMT Studies ensures to have sufficient equipment in order to perform the assessment exercise effectively, reliably and fit for purpose.

Ensures to have been followed by a final interview prior to Internal quality assurance where it is compulsory.

Ensures to not to be altered, modified or amended in any situation. If the situation demands the modification in any case, a detailed report must be prepared covering the instance, logics of amendments and how the purpose of assessment is protected.

Are valid only if a self-declaration “The enclosed assignment has been prepared by myself without any external assistance following all policies if assessment” is attached along with the assignment. The same is collected from every learner appearing for E-assessment, stating the work demonstrated in the evidence is done by himself/herself.

The demonstrated evidences must be quality assured by IQA.

Malpractice and Maladministration:
A learner is required to perform with complete integrity during the assessment. Failing to which, malpractice and maladministration policy will be followed. A learner not making an ethical attempt and attempting any malpractice or plagiarism or any unethical practice in the examination, the learner may lose his/her registration from that course/qualification. During the investigation, if learner is found helping a learner during examination may attract sanctions. E-assessments are subject to the final interview where a Lerner is asked to ensure that the work produced in entirely own without anyone’s assistance, collusion, impersonation, help or support.

Any malpractice by learner will lead to:

Cancelation of learner assessment and/or result.

Cancellation of course registration.

Revoke of declared result and/or certificate/award.

Disciplinary actions in case the malpractice is saviour and potentially harming a group or learners/mass of learners.

After assessments:

The results shall be declared within 30 working days after receiving the final report from External Quality Assurer.

Additionally, during the assessment exercise-

1. Learners are required to demonstrate the evidence as per the guidance mentioned in the exam paper.
2. Learners must submit their evidence of work within the specified time frame. The work submitted after the specified time frame will not be considered.
3. Learners must keep an eye on the start date and the end date of the assessment to submit their evidence within the specified timeframe.
4. Before submitting the evidence, learners must review their evidence they intend to submit as a part of their demonstrated work.
5. Once the work is submitted, the learner must check if they have submitted the correct evidence.
6. The evidence must carry the required information of the learner on the evidence. Unidentified evidence will not be accepted, and the learner may lose the chance to appear for the same assessment.
7. Once the assessment report is submitted, the external quality assurer assesses the process following the EQA policy.

All assessments must go through the Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) before they appear for the External Quality Assurance exercise (EQA) and will be subject to the IQA and EQA policy and processes.

During quality assurance process, by the quality assurer, a learner may be asked to appear in the assessment interview. If the learner is asked to attend the interview, the learner must attend the interview in order to get the result published.

After every assessment and marking, Submission of awards/group awards to the AB will be performed and the EQA will be requested.

Final Interview:

In some qualifications, the final interviews are must as to complete the assessment exercise. Final interview is the process of verifying learner’s work. In some assessments it is compulsory for learners to appear in a final virtual to be awarded the result. This policy also describes the assessments where the final interview is required, must be taken. During IQA (Internal Quality Assurance) and EQA (External Quality Assurance) also a learner may also be asked to appear in a final virtual interview.

When will final interview be taken:

After assessments, in some qualifications it is compulsory to attend a final interview. Final interview doesn’t give any summative feedback to a learner. It is to ensure the work submitted by a learn is his/her own work. IQA is the function area where Quality assurers may take an additional round of interview for a candidate/bunch of candidates/or all. Centre must inform all learners in advance about the process of final interview as defined in this policy and in Centre arrangement booklet.

Final interviews will be taken:

1. After assessments (any form)

And can be taken:

1. Internal Quality Assurance (additional round may be taken)
2. External Quality Assurance (additional round may be taken)

During the final interview, the learner’s identification is must. The form of identification must be original and not a colour copy or a photo copy. The evidence will be cross verified with learners’ registration details. Learner will not be able to attend the interview if the identification criteria are not met.

  • learner must be alone while appearing for the interview.
  • there should nobody accompanying a learner in the interview to assist.
  • any leaner seeking for special consideration / reasonable adjustment must ID communicate to appropriate authorities to the centre in advance.
  • learner must show the room before the interview starts.
  • the room should be quiet with appropriate lighting.
  • the learner can keep a water bottle handy.
  • learner must not be smoking. A smoke may blur the vision
  • learner must keep the devise camara clean.
  • The learner is not allowed to leave the work station of assessment till the assessment process is over.
  • must not wear earphone/earpods/headphones/wireless earphone, textbooks, reference material, notes, presentations.
  • learner must not be keeping mobile phone around.
  • the device speaker and microphone must be tested.
  • there should be enough internet bandwidth while attending the interview.
  • any reasonable adjustment should be claimed/declared prior to attending interview.
  • learner must not leave the room until the assessment is over.
  • any power spike or loss of internet connectivity will not be accepted. A learner will have to take the assessment again in case of such instances.
  • Learners are not allowed to surf internet, textbooks, videos or any reference material during exams.

H. Recognition of prior learning and appropriate adjustment

In order to apply the RPL, the centre must follow the RPL policy with integrity and transparently.
While undertaking the assessment, the centre must ensure to apply reasonable adjustment and special conditions following the appropriate adjustment policy on applicable learners.

H. Record generation

After every assessment, internal quality control must be done by the centre.

This exercise is to be performed at various stages.

a) After undergoing the assessment
b) After internal quality assurances

The said records must be under the GDPR law and data protection policy. They should be kept safe, confidential and secured in order to perform the external quality assurance exercise.

H. Assessment Malpractice:

Malpractice or maladministration in assessment leads to the rejection of end result issued by the centre. It will result in refusal of assessment and may create a serious impact on the whole assessment exercise. The centre must ensure not to have any such instances during the complete assessment exercise, including internal quality assurance. Malpractice in assessment also attracts the sanctions. Please read malpractice and maladministration policy for further details.

H. Feedback and appeals

a. Feedback: IIMT Studies ensures to take feedback of learners after undertaking every assessment. The feedback must be recorded as a part of data recording and shared with the

External Quality Assurer for that assessment.

b. Escalation Matrix & Appeal: There must be an escalation matrix displayed to them to ensure their appeals are heard and taken into consideration. The escalation matrix should be able to help them raise query/concerns they might have regarding the end result of the assessment. It is the responsibility of the centre to ensure the queries on the final result of the assessment are attended, heard and explained with required logics, details and evidence to learners. To know more on appeals, please read the Complaint, Investigation, Review and Appeal policy.

c. Appeal For Non regulated Qualifications : If candidates are undertaking non-regulated qualifications (HNs, SQA Advanced Certificate/Diplomas, NQs), they have no further right of appeal against internal assessment decisions. The final decision rests with your centre. SQA will not accept internal assessment appeals.

Feedback by Assessors-

IIMT Studies ensures to record the feedback by the assessor and communicated to respective learner that also includes the findings and the improvement area in the demonstration of the work represented by learners. Having said this, IIMT Studies also ensures to have an appropriate mechanism to perform these duties via its learning portal where all learners study.

H. Plagiarism

Reference -1

Plagiarism (pronounced as /ˈpleɪdʒərɪz(ə)m/) means showing and submitting someone else’s work as your own in the exams or any other academic submission. The plagiarism policy is applied to everyone in the Institution.
(Internet sources)

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is described as submitting as one’s work, irrespective of intent to deceive, that which derives in part or its totality from the work of others without due acknowledgement; or, in the case of self-plagiarism, unless explicitly allowed by law, submitting one’s work. It is a breach of academic honesty and sincerity. Plagiarism includes copying (practising someone else’s language and ideas as if they are your own), by:

  • Cut/Copy and Paste from the Internet or any online source or soft copies/software or any other resource.
  • Using ideas/plans/patents/ trademarks/copyrighted information or taken from someone else without reference to the originator; unless it is copyright-free (strictly for reference purpose only).
  • You are submitting someone else’s work.
  • Paraphrasing the pre-done work by changing some of the words, or the order of the words.

    Plagiarism can also occur concerning the below type of area:
  • Material downloaded from websites or extracted from manuscripts or other media;
  • Published/unpublished material, including other students’ work.

What is Self-plagiarism?

Assignments that have previously submitted to must not be provided. Self-plagiarism occurs when the same portion of work (or a part thereof) is presented and found for formal assessment twice.

What is a Citation?

It becomes compulsory to give a reference to the work in the same way with the name of its author. It’s the responsibility of the student that he / she has read/ understood the IIMT Studies’ plagiarism policy and follow it in all work presented for assessment.

In case of any query, please raise the ticket to the Helpdesk from the portal account.

The Institution uses software & programmes to identify the plagiarized contents in the examination, question papers, assignments, case studies & research/research papers.

In case of failing in compiling the Plagiarism policy, in the case of suspected cases, the Panel may well take the disciplinary action, in compliance with the policy.

Consequences of Plagiarism

Any such unauthorized practices cannot be accepted. Disciplinary actions will be taken if the centre is found favouring the plagiarism in the assessment. Please read the above malpractice and maladministration section to know more about consequences.

Subscribe to get more updates to your inbox.

Scroll to Top