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National Digital Library to encompass 100 institutes,million books

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Kharagpur: According to an official’s statement, the National Digital Library in 2016 will bring under its fold 100 institutes and roll out a collection of one million digitalised books and journals in the first phase.

“The first thing that will come in February is the National Digital Library (NDL) which will come with one million books and journals which will be used by students across the country,” R Subrahmanyam, additional secretary for technical education in the human resource development ministry told during the launch of Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) scheme on Monday.

The NDL will ensure “uniform high standards” of e-content free of cost on a single platform.

 

It will have phased expansions and in the first phase 100-odd institutes will be brought under it,

Talking about the recently launched Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India programme, Subrahmanyam said the aim is to foster innovations that improve living standards of people.

It is primarily a call for scientists within the country and they will come up research proposals under these 10 domains. We will fund them very liberally and at the end of five year period we expect innovations and more registering of patents,

IMPRINT is the first of its kind MHRD supported Pan-IIT + IISc joint initiative to address the major science and engineering challenges that India must address and has 10 focal domains such as sustainable urban design and water resources and river systems.

(Inputs from IANS)

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National Digital Library (NDL): Mobile App by IIT Kharagpur Students Lets You to Read 65 Lakh Books for Free!

National Digital Library contains books from Primary School to UG and PG in Various Subjects

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  • IIT, Kharagpur has developed a mobile application for NDL so that everybody can download a book from their Smartphone
  • The project was initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development which says that NDL contains books from state boards, NCERT and Universities
  • The users can register themselves on the app and can search for the books with the help of various parameters

New Delhi, July 2, 2017: With the onset of modernization and globalization, the process of digitization has also impacted the world. The availability of everything on the internet is making lives of the people easier. One can find almost anything on the internet. All you need to do is to click and everything is served before you.

Recently, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has developed a mobile application for National Digital Library(NDL) so that anybody can download and read books online from his/her Smartphone and can use the knowledge available at the touch of a screen.

The NDL claims of having a collection of more than 65 Lakh books in English and various Indian Languages. The books range from Elementary school to Under graduation and Post graduation studies. Even the users can access the content from all around the globe.

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The project was initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development which now says that National Digital Library contains books from eight state boards, NCERT books, previous year question papers of various entrance exams and research paper published by many institutes. It also consists of books in audio form too.

The director of the NDL, Mr P P Chakraborty said that the app would provide access to everyone and now with the rise in mobile usage, the NDL app would open opportunities for people living in the remotest of areas for Indian as well as Foreign population. He also added that the world has not seen such a digital educational reform.

The users can register themselves on the app and read books online. They can search for the books with the help of various parameters of searches. This application would open new windows of opportunities for Bibliophiles and people who cannot afford to buy new books. It also increases career growth for various non vocational careers which aren’t taught in the universities.

– by Sumit Balodi of NewsGram. Twitter: @sumit_balodi