Projects & Services

Projects & Services

The technology being a driving force in the contemporary education system, the Centre has taken-up a number of initiatives for the benefit of the academic community in India. These initiatives are categorized into various phenomenons as mentioned below:

Scholarly Network

Vidwan: Expert Database

Expert Database and National Researcher's Network is the premier database of profiles of scientists and faculty members working in leading academic institutions and other R & D organizations in India. A persistent URL, username and password are issued to each expert facilitating them to edit and update their profile information. Data ingest dashboard was developed to import the profile information as the administrator.


IRINS is web-based Research Information Management (RIM) service provided by the Centre to organize the research related information at the institute level. 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-a-service to the academic and R&D organizations in India. The IRINS supports the integration of existing research repository with open and commercial citation databases, scholarly publishers, etc. It is integrated with academic identity such as ORCID ID, Scopus ID, Research ID, Microsoft Academic ID, Google Scholar ID for ingesting the scholarly contributions.


The Global Participation Fund is a testament to ORCID's commitment to fostering collaboration and engagement within the research community. In this regard, the Centre will conduct 20 ORCID Outreach Programmes in HEIs across the country to promote ORCID ID adoption and implementation across scholarly communication fields & platforms, thereby enhancing the quality and integrity of research and scholarship. As part of the award proposal, the INFLIBNET Centre is conducting an outreach programme titled “One-day User Awareness Program on ORCID and INFLIBNET Services for Scholarly Communities” in selected HEIs region-wise across the country. The main objective of the programme is to create awareness of the use of academic identities, i.e., ORCID, among Indian researchers and academicians.

E-Content Development and Services

e-PG Pathshala

e-PG Pathshala is an MHRD initiative under its National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT), executed by the UGC. Under this initiative, a huge volume of content along with its quality is developed for 70+ subjects and accessible in open access mode.


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.


The INFLIBNET is executing this project under the aegis of UGC. The major role of INFLIBNET is fund disbursement to all course coordinator, the web interface of course proposal and a dedicated portal for UGC-MOOCs. Portal provides a dashboard for SWAYAM coordinators, mentors, information on PG-courses update, workshop details, etc. The proposal is being invited by the dedicated portal and all the new courses under said national coordinator have been identified through the portal.

Swayam Prabha

The SWAYAM-PRABHA, an MoE project under NME-ICT, is conceived as a group of 40 DTH channels devoted to telecasting of high-quality educational programmes on 24X7 basis using the GSAT-15 transponders. New content for at least four hours is being telecasted that would be repeated 5 more times in a day, allowing the student to choose the time slot as per their convenience. The INFLIBNET Centre is continuing the task of developing portal of SWAYAM PRABHA and its hosting including archiving of videos for all the channel.

Rankings and Accreditation


The ranking framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The INFLIBNET Centre is responsible for the development of NIRF Web Portal including data capturing system, perception capturing system, the feedback mechanism and the ranking platform. The Centre is also involved to provide and verify data on publications, citations, patents and highly cited papers within India.


The project, called “Accreditation Workflow Management System (AWMS)” is related to accreditation of technical institution’s programme. The Centre is involved to develop full-fledge online platform of accreditation workflow management system for technical institutes based on requirements provided by National Board of Accreditation.


The INFLIBNET Centre is awarded a project of validation and verification of bibliometric data for the HEIs undergoing the NAAC Accreditation. Under the project, the Centre is responsible to provide data for bibliometrics related elements for all applicants and also provides support and consultancy services for validation of bibliometrics data.

Data Services

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.

DataCite - Global Access Fund

DataCite Global Access Funds is an initiative aimed at promoting and supporting global access to research data. As a nonprofit organization, DataCite seeks to enable researchers, institutions, and organizations around the world to openly share their valuable data resources. The Global Access Funds program provides financial support to cover the costs under the three categories that include Outreach and engagement activities, Open Infrastructure development and integration and Demonstrators. "The GAF is part of the DataCite Global Access Program (GAP) made possible by grant Grant 2022-316573 from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative" DataCite. The INFLIBNET Centre had applied for the Funds under Outreach category which has been approved by the DataCite for Funding.

e-Governance and Technical Services


The Centre is awarded ISBN project by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education for the development of a dedicated portal of ISBN and its day-to-day operational work including ISBN allotment, help-desk, etc. The Centre has developed a dedicated portal


The University Grants Commission assigned the responsibility for setting up IT Cell at UGC and development and maintenance of the website of the UGC as well as for automation of its various schemes, Grant Management System and e-Scholarship-Fellowship Award Registration Tracking System (e-SARTS).

MMTT Programme

Malaviya Mission is proposed by restructuring/reframing of the existing Scheme/Mechanism of the Capacity Building/Training of Teacher/Faculty in D/o Higher Education. The Mission envisages capacity-building training for the faculty and staff across higher educational institutions, in the light of NEP 2020 within two years through multiple training centers. The Centre is providing designing, development and hosting support for the dedicated portal of Malaviya Mission Teacher Training Programme.

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat

The Ministry of Education assigned the task for creation of web portal of "Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat" to INFLIBNET Centre. It is sub-set of MoE project called “Unnat Bharat Abhiyan”, being executed by IIT Delhi. EBSB is made for the exchange of cultural events and activities among the state of India.