Plagiarism is a highly complex phenomenon. The situation is multi-dimensional and often complex with no simple cause. One of the factors influencing plagiarism could be that student’s do not have a clear understanding of what constitutes plagiarism and how it can be avoided. The purpose of this study is to highlight the seriousness of plagiarism among research scholars in Universities. It also explores the student’s level of awareness of plagiarism. A total of 150 questionnaires were randomly distributed and 142 filled up questionnaires were received back with a response rate of 94.66%.