Chambers Dictionary defines a plagiarist as a kind of thief –
“one who steals the thoughts or writings of others and gives them out as his [sic] own”.
When this is also used for gain – in the University to gain credits for a module or modules – then an additional dimension of dishonesty is added.
We follow the criteria and guidelines of HEC for plagiarism evaluation which can be accessed on HEC website. Link is as under:
HEC recommends these documents for detailed information regarding plagiarism.