A dissertation shall be cleared for evaluation if its similarity index is less than 20% in total and less than 5% from a single source. Similarity from the student’s own published work carried out during the PhD studies shall be excluded.

In case of any ambiguity in plagiarism assessment, the following committee shall evaluate the case and shall submit its recommendations to the BASR for decision:

a) Concerned Dean
b) Concerned HoD
c) Students’ Supervisor
d) Director Graduate Studies