New Delhi: Focusing on the role of academic integrity in modern day education, Turnitin is organising “Academic and Research Integrity Conclave 2018”, in the Capital at Hotel Le Meridien, on May 2, 2018. Academic integrity is an academic ethical code of conduct which students and faculty are expected to follow in the pursuit of educational excellence. Turnitin is an edtech provider and leader in academic integrity solutions for over 20 years, indexing over 65 billion web pages and 170 million journal articles, globally.
AICTE Chairman Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe will be the Chief Guest and Dr Ishita Roy, Joint Secretary, Ministry of HRD, will also participate in the deliberations as Guest of Honour along with academic heads of leading Indian academic and research institutions including IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIM Kashipur, Indian Council for Medical Research and Indian Agricultural Research Institute. The keynote speaker during the event will be Dr. David Rettinger, President, International Center for Academic Integrity, U.S.A.
Speaking about the conclave, Ashim Sachdeva, Regional Director – South Asia, TurnitIndia Education Pvt. Ltd., said, “The objective of the conclave is to discuss solutions for academic integrity and excellence in higher education system and research. The larger goal is to sow seeds to build a culture of excellence in education through critical thinking and original writing. The conclave will also discuss the global ecosystem and how India could encourage original thinking and research amongst students with different pedagogical intervention.”
Leading academicians and researchers from top institutions of India will be discussing on the role of academic integrity as an enabler of excellence in academia and research in India through discussions on two main themes: ‘Leveraging integrity for excellence in Higher Education’ and ‘Building a culture of research excellence through critical thinking & original writing.’
In India, more than 400 institutions subscribe to Turnitin’s cloud-based software services, including leading institutions like IISc, IITs and IIMs. Even research institutions like CSIR and ISRO employ its services to promote academic and research integrity.