Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre was established in May 1996 as an independent, autonomous Inter-University Centre (IUC) of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Major activities and services include i) IndCat, a unified online catalogue of books, theses and journals available in major university libraries in India; ii) SOUL 2.0, state-ofthe- art integrated library management software; iii) e- Shodh Sindhu for extending access to selected scholarly electronic journals and databases to eligible universities,centrally-funded technical institutions and colleges in different disciplines; iv) Shodhganga for enabling online submission of doctoral theses and dissertations by research scholars in an open access digital repository; v) Shodhgangotri for facilitating research scholars to submit approved synopsis of research proposals submitted to their universities; vi) Open Journals Access System (OJAS) to facilitate faculty and researchers in Indian universities to launch their open access journals on OJAS platform; vii) InfoPort: INFLIBNET's Subject Gateway for Indian Electronic Resources; viii) e-PG Pathshala, a project assigned to the UGC by NME-ICT, wherein e-content are being developed in 77 subjects at postgraduate level; ix) VIDWAN, a premier database of profiles of scientists and faculty members working in leading academic institutions and other R & D organisations involved in teaching and research in India; x) e-Acharya - an Integrated e-content portal: a webbased portal consisting of all e-content developed and funded under NME-ICT; xi) ICSSR Data Service: Social Science Data Repository for setting up of repository and hosting of NSS and ASI datasets into the data repository; and xii) National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), a project assigned by MHRD for ranking institutions across the country.

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