Purpose: Academic dishonesty is not only a serious threat to academic integrity but also to the late professional life of a health science professional. Lack of professionalism leads to decreased treatment outcomes thereby leading detoriation of reputation.

Objective: To find out the prevailing academic dishonest behavior among health science students in Chennai.

Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted among 200 health science students of both the genders in Chennai and their level of academic dishonesty was assessed using a self-administered questionnaire.

Results: The study results were analyzed in general and the dishonesty behavior was compared between both men and women using independent sample t test. Men tend to be highly deviant in academic behavior than women students (p=0.000).

Conclusion: Students of health care profession are highly involved in the academic dishonest behavior despite the student ethics and academic integrity.