The technology being a driving force in the contemporary education system, the UGC has taken-up a major initiative for the benefit of academic community in universities under its purview. The initiative called "UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium" provides access to selected scholarly electronic journals and databases in different disciplines. The Centre is responsible for execution and monitoring this initiative. The Centre also extends access to e-resources to all Govt. / Govt-aided colleges under a project entitled "National Library and Information Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST)" funded by the MHRD under its National Mission on Education through ICT.
The Centre, on behalf of the UGC, has taken-up a number of new initiatives for the benefit of the academic community. These initiatives include i) Shodhganga: a reservoir of Indian Theses and Dissertations; ii) Shodhgangotri: a repository of approved synopsis submitted to the universities for registration under Ph.D. programme; iii) OJAS@INFLIBNET: An open access journal publishing platform; iv) Shibboleth-based access management system; v) Open source software R & D; vi) InfoPort: A comprehensive gateway to all Indian electronic scholarly content; vii) e-PG Pathshala: e-Content for PG Courses; and viii) Measuring Research Output of Indian Universities.