About INFLIBNET Centre

Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, Gandhinagar is an Autonomous Inter-University Centre (IUC) of University Grants Commission, New Delhi (Ministry of Education, Govt. 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 Ministry of Education is providing Plagiarism Detection Software (URKUND) to Universities and Institutions (i.e. CFTIs and other institutes of National Importance).

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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


Provides Plagiarism Detection Software to Institutions


Research Information Management System for Institutions


Integrated e-Content Portal


Expert Database & National Researcher Network

Activities@ INFLIBNET


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.


ILMS i.e. INFLIBNET Learning Management Service is offered by the Information and Library Network Centre (An IUC of UGC) to the institutions of higher education across the country. This service is being offered to all the Central, State and Deemed universities on request basis. It provides pre-populated learning content, derived from e-PG Pathshala: A Gateway to PG Courses, as per the prevailing guidelines of UGC.

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.


Platform for Harvesting Usage Statistics from publisher's website, Access to Member Institutes and Reminders for low usage.


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


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


A repository of research-in-progress called ShodhGangotri that hosts 7600+ Synopses / Research Proposals / MRPs / PDFs / Emeritus Fellowships submitted by 62 universities.

Institutional Repository

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