Shodhganga@INFLIBNET Platform to Make Ph.D Thesis Available to Researchers (Download PDF)


University Grants Commission (UGC) has Inter-University Centre (IUC) called INFLIBNET (Information & Library Network. Shodhganga@INFLIBNET is a repository of PhD thesis across the nation.

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  • Provides platform for researchers to deposit their PhD theses & make them available to entire scholarly community in open access.

Need for Shodhganga@INFLIBNET

  • Number of PhD students is on the rise.

  • As per All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) data for 2016 - 17, the number of students enrolled is 141037 in various disciplines.

  • It includes Agriculture, Arts, Commerce, Computer Science/Applications, Education, Engineering/Technology, Law, Management, Medicine, Science, Veterinary Science & others.

  • Research is one of the important factors determining the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs).


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  • Shodhganga is a reservoir of Indian theses. It is a digital repository of theses & dissertations submitted to Indian universities.

  • It is maintained by INFLIBNET Centre.

  • Online availability of electronic theses thru centrally maintained digital repositories will ensure easy access & archiving of these & will help in raising the quality & standard of research.


  • Information & Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre is autonomous Inter-University Centre of University Grants Commission (UGC) of India.

  • This centre is initiated by UGC in March 1991 at Gujarat University Campus, Ahmedabad.

Objectives of INFLIBNET:

  • To promote & establish communication facilities to improve capability in information transfer and access

  • To establish INFLIBNET: Information and Library Network a computer communication network for linking libraries and information centres in universities

  • To facilitate academic communication amongst scientist, engineers, social scientists, academics, faculties, researchers & students thru e-mail, file transfer, computer/audio/video conferencing, etc

  • To establish appropriate control & monitoring system for the communication network & organize maintenance

  • To promote R&D & develop necessary facilities & create technical positions for realizing the objectives of the Centre

  • To generate revenue by providing consultancies & information services

Goals of INFLIBNET Centre:

  • Achieve complete automation of libraries in educational institutions

  • Provide seamless & ubiquitous access to scholarly, peer-reviewed electronic resources to the universities.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 1, 2018


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