About INFLIBNET Centre

Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, Gandhinagar is an Autonomous Inter-University Centre (IUC) of University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. It is a major National Programme initiated by the UGC in March 1991.

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Prof D P Singh

UGC Chairman

Prof J P Singh Joorel

Director, INFLIBNET Centre


INFLIBNET Centre under aegis of MHRD is providing Plagiarism Detection Software (URKUND) to Universities and Institutions (i.e. CFTIs and other institutes of National Importance).

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e-Shodh Sindhu Webinar Series scheduled to be held by INFLIBNET Centre.

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One Week National Workshop on Research Data and Statistical Analysis using R Programming scheduled to be held at INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar from 01st - 06th June, 2020 has been postponed till further notice.

Attachment Training Programme for Practicing Library Professionals

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Major Programmes


Online Union Catalogue of Indian Universities


State-of-art Integrated Library Management System


Consortium for Higher Education e-Resources


A Reservoir of Indian Theses

Major Projects

Shodh Shuddhi

Provides Plagiarism Detection Software to Institutions


Research Information Management System for Institutions


Integrated e-Content Portal


Expert Database & National Researcher Network

Activities@ INFLIBNET


IndCat is unified online catalogues of Books, Theses and Journals available in major university libraries in India.More than 1.25 crore bibliographic record of books.

SOUL 2.0

It is state-of-the-art Integrated Library Management System for library automation. Most installed software in the country


Consortium for Higher Education Electronics Resources An initiative by MHRD. Provides access to e-resources (15,000+ full-text journals from 25 publishers, 5 bibliographic databases, 2 legal databases, 4 factual databases and one standards database) to Universities, Colleges and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions in INDIA.


Shodhganga provides a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. The repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve ETDs submitted by the researchers.


Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India was to provide Plagiarism Detection Software to all Indian Universities/Institutions including Central Universities, State Universities, Deemed to be Universities, Private Universities, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institute of National importance (INIs), Inter University Centres of UGC (IUCs). The INFLIBNET Centre is a nodal agency to execute the project/initiative under the aegis of MHRD.

e-PG Pathshala

e-PG Pathshala is an initiative of the MHRD under its National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) executed by the UGC. The development & maintenance of portal and administrative responsibilities are assigned to the INFLIBNET Centre. More than 23000+ e-modules developed among 70 subjects or 700+ courses.

Vidwan: Expert Database

VIDWAN is the premier database of profiles of scientists / researchers and other faculty members.


Vidya-mitra is an online learning portal for all the e-content projects. The portal facilitates searching and browsing of all content hosted on a platform wherein a learner can easily access the desired material including audio/video learning material, textual material, multimedia-enriched materials, etc. through a single interface. Currently, vidya-mitra has 44,450+ eText and 66,000+ Video.


SWAYAM provides an integrated platform for online courses, using information and communication technology (ICT) and covering courses from high School to post-graduate subjects.


Platform for Harvesting Usage Statistics from Publisher's Web Site, Access to Member Institutes and Reminders for low usage.


The first and only access management federation in India, based on Shibboleth, a standard-based open source software, for authenticating authorized users from colleges, universities and other institutes in India. It has been tested with 35 Service Providers.


A repository of research in progress called Shodhgangotri that hosts 6000 synopses/approved research proposals submitted by 62 universities.

Swayam Prabha

The SWAYAM PRABHA is a group of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting of high-quality educational programmes on 24X7 basis using the GSAT-15 satellite.

ICSSR Data Service

The ICSSR has sanctioned a project entitled "Setting-up of Indian Social Science Data Repository for the ICSSR's Data Service" to the Centre. The ICSSR has signed an MoU with Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, New Delhi for providing NSS and ASI datasets which, in turn, are being handed over to INFLIBNET Centre for hosting onto the repository.


IRINS is web-based Research Information Management (RIM) service developed by the Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre. The portal facilitates the academic, R&D organizations and faculty members, scientists to collect, curate and showcase the scholarly communication activities and provide an opportunity to create the scholarly network. The IRINS is available as free software-as-service to the academic and R&D organizations in India.


This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. Three exercise of India Rankings has been done. The major role is being played by NBA, INFLIBNET under the umbrella of MHRD in ranking of the institutions.

Study in India

A web portal for foreign students seeking to study in India. It provides all the information one needs on Indian education institutions in India, how to plan their studies, how to stay in India.


NBA has assigned task to develop full-fledge online platform for accreditation workflow management system for technical institutes.

National Testing Agency

The portal facilitates platform which automates complete administrative process of "Exam Observer", "Training Practice Centre", Mobile-app, etc.

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Online interface for the applications from Indian institutes to participate in UBA and its scrutiny process. Such process is being executed by the Centre.

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat

A platform which provides library of different cultural and academic events of Indian states.


A system of network of organizations with the aim to facilitate a scientific co-operation framework by the co-ordination of activities, the exchange of information, the development and implementation of joint projects within the Food Authority's responsibility FSSAI has established Food Safety Knowledge Assimilation Network (FSKAN).

Atal Innovation Ranking

ARIIA is an initiative of MHRD to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on indicators related to "Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development" amongst students and faculties. INFLIBNET is technical partner.

Institutional Repository

The centre offers installation, customization and hosting services for academic libraries to establish institutional repository using open source software such as DSpace.