INFLIBNET Shodhganga: Access 1.35 Lakh Theses Online Now

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INFLIBNET Shodhganga: Access 1.35 Lakh Theses Online Now

INFLIBNET Shodhganga: Access 1.35 Lakh Theses Online Now


New Delhi:  Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question informed that the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./ Ph.D Degrees), Regulation, 2016, mandates that after successful completion of the evaluation process and before awarding M.Phil./PhD degree, the concerned institute shall submit an electronic copy of the dissertation submitted by the student on the Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET). In order to facilitate the implementation of this provision Shodhganga repository was set up. The task of setting-up of this repository was assigned to INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar - an Inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The main objectives of setting up Shodhganga was to:
 
  • develop a national repository of theses and dissertations with an intuitive interface which enables submission of electronic version of theses and dissertations by Universities in India and facilitates search, browse and downloading of theses available in the repository
  • avoid unnecessary duplication and repetition that, in effect, is wastage of huge resources, both human and financial
  • provide access to Indian theses and dissertations in open access to world-wide academic community and register presence of Indian research on a global level
  • extend access to plagiarism detection software to eligible universities
  • fund eligible Universities (that are under purview of the UGC) for digitization of back lists of theses submitted to their universities  
 
Shodhganga allows universities to deposit their theses to the respective departments/centres. It also allows online and offline submission of theses by students on voluntary basis. Shodhganga interface currently supports basic search, advanced search and subject-wise browsing. So far 1,35,942 theses have been submitted via Shodhganga and according to INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar no university has so far shown any reluctance to join the scheme. 

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