(Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), 2020-06-21)
Madan, Deepti; Chakravarti, Rupak
Higher Education is gaining momentum in every domain. There is a strong passion and pressure to
undertake research and find solutions to the problems plaguing Higher Education. In the pressure to
enhance ones career prospects leads to instances of academic misconduct like plagiarism which is
adversely affecting the academia. Different studies have brought into light different reasons behind it.
This study is also an attempt to analyse the reasons/factors which create hindrance in the way of
original research. The study explores various factors which are prevalent among the research scholars of
social sciences and sciences of GNDU, Amritsar and PU, Chandigarh. The findings of this study will unfold
new vistas for the faculty, library professionals and the institutions to work collectively for guiding the
researchers in overcoming those hurdles. It is hope that by countering these factors or removing these
obstacles the originality in research can be brought in, duplicacy of work would be avoided and research
would become more focussed and valid.