Perdana College is committed to a high standard of academic integrity in the academic community. In becoming a part of the academic community, students are expected to be responsible for honesty and independent effort. Failure to uphold these standards includes, but is not limited to, the following: plagiarizing written work or projects, cheating on exams or assignments, collusion on an exam or project, and misrepresentation of credentials or prerequisites when registering for a course.
Plagiarism is the presentation of the work of another author, in whole or in part, in such a way as to give one's reader reason to think it to be one's own, without giving proper credit by documenting sources. The College regards plagiarism is considered as an act of cheating or dishonesty and considers it as a serious academic fraud. It may lead to loss of result, credit, suspension or expulsion from the College.
Acts of plagiarism includes,
word for word copying of sentences or paragraphs from one or more sources which are the work or data of other persons (including books, journals, theses, unpublished works, working papers, seminar and conference papers, internal reports, lecture notes);
using some one else's ideas, work or research data without due acknowledgment;
submitting work which has been produced by someone else on the student’s behalf as if it were the work of the student;
copying or submitting computer files in whole or in part without indicating their origin;
in the case of joint projects, falsely representing the individual contributions of the collaborating students where individual contributions are to be identified;
When there is clear evidence that a student has violated the standards of academic integrity through plagiarism, cheating, collusion or misrepresentation, a faculty member will take disciplinary action including but not limited to the following:
Repeat of the assignment that triggered the discipline;
Forfeiting of the marks for the concerned assignments, quizzes or tests (assigning a grade of zero or “F”);
Failure of the course (assigning a grade of “F”);
Failure of the semester;
Suspension for a semester;
Expulsion from the College;
Loss of current scholarship, or loss of eligibility to receive or maintain scholarships or prizes.