Digital Literacy: A step ahead in the education sphere


New Delhi: The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development is currently implementing the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) to leverage the potential of ICT in teaching and learning process. Under the Scheme, apart from other activities, e-content in a number of subjects pertaining to the engineering, science, social science and humanities streams at Undergraduate and Postgraduates levels have been created for the benefit of the students and learners.

The Information and Library Network Centre of the UGC has taken up a number of initiatives for enhancing access to academic resources through ICT, namely.

i) UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium that extends access to selected scholarly electronic journals and databases to the universities in different disciplines.

ii) Shodhganga: A Reservoir of Indian Electronic Theses and Dissertations, that enables online submission of theses and dissertations by research scholars in digital repository set-up at the INFLIBNET Center.

iii) Shodhgangotri that enables research scholars to submit approved synopsis of research proposal submitted to the university.

iv) Open Journals Access System (OJAS) that facilitates faculty and researchers in Indian universities to launch their open access journals on OJAS platform offered by the INFLIBNET Center.

v) Access management technologies that would facilitate users to access e-resources irrespective of their physical location. Besides, the Center through a project entitled “National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content” (N-LIST) provides access to electronic journals and electronic books to eligible colleges.