Facilities Library

Library of Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) came into existence with the establishment of SIT in 2008. The library occupies a place of pride in SIT and plays a very vital role in provision of learning resources for academics and research. It is the most lively place on the campus providing a comfortable and friendly environment that enables learning and advancement of knowledge, and promotes discovery and scholarship. Library is well equipped with latest information technology tools for information collection, processing and retrieval. The collection of books, journals, e-journals, reports and other reading resources are adequate for not only domain specific resources but for also general resources. Books and other resources are regularly augmented and online access to all premier journals as well as full-text & bibliographic databases available in the field of science, technology and allied subjects are provided to faculty, staff and students. The library uses KOHA, the web centric library management software. It offers a range of services including reference and consultation, membership, circulation, document delivery, resource sharing, information alert, bibliographic and digital library services to the library members. The Library has a team of well qualified personnel to cater to the technological and scientific needs of the institute, supported by an active collection of about 15,000+ documents maintained in a professional way for quick retrieval.

Library Timings

Monday to Friday                   09.00 A.M.  - 08.00 P.M.
Saturday                                 09:00 A.M.  - 05.00 P.M.
Issue – Return                        09:30 A.M.  - 04.30 P.M. 
Sunday                                        Closed
Festivals /Holidays               Closed
During Examinations              09.00 A.M.  - 08.00 P.M.  ( Monday to Sunday)
During Vacation                       09:00 A.M.  - 05.00 P.M.  ( Monday to Saturday)

Library Collection

Books 15100
Journals 50
Magazines 16
Newspapers 08
e-Database Subscriptions 09
e-Booksswx 48

Library Sections

Circulation Section Stacks books which can be issued to the students and staff.
Reference Section The Library maintains a separate reference collection consisting of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, CD -ROMs, etc.
Periodical Section It`s displays the latest volumes of International and National journals and Magazines.
Reading Hall Spacious and well lit reading hall with 150 seating capacity.   The reading space has been provided where students are allowed to carry their personal books however they are not allowed with their personal books into the main reading area of the library.

General Rules:

  • Consumption of food is not permitted in the Library.
  • No materials like bags, umbrellas, jackets / parcel, mobile phones etc. are allowed in the Library. Adequate storage facility has been provided at the entrance to the Library for these materials. However, files and books may be brought into the library only up to the outer reading area.
  • On leaving the Library, users are required to show books and other items being taken out of the Library.
  • Silence has to be observed in the library.
  • Students must be decently dressed and conduct themselves properly in the library.
  • The library staff on duty has the right to request a user to leave the Library premises if he/she is found to be violating any of the library rules.
  • The Library will not accept any responsibility for the loss or misplacement of personal belongings.

Library Membership:

There are three types of membership in the SIT Library and the book provides lending services as follows:

  • Staff: Teaching and Nonteaching Staff can get 8 books issued at a time for one semester.
  • Students: Students can get 6 books issued at a time for 30 days. Furthermore, a one-time re-issue facility is also available.

Library Services

Current Awareness Service: Information about seminars, workshops, newspaper clippings, articles on various subjects, is made available to users by library.
New Arrival Alert: Library displays the latest books acquired in the library, for a week, on the display board. 
Net based services: All the notices and information is given through the group mail service of the institute. With the Wi-Fi connectivity in the library, students can easily download required documents.
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) link: Library members can search the library materials online with availability of reissue for his/her borrowed book.
Collection on personality development: Library is preparing collection on various subjects like aptitude test, autobiographies, general Knowledge etc. which will help the student to improve their personality.
Inter Library Loan (ILL): Inter library loan service is provided to Faculty members and students of Symbiosis Institutes located at various places.
Reading list/ Bibliography compilation: List of available resources in library is there on OPAC under ‘List’ option. Readers can use this to access the resources.

Library Rules:

  • The normal loan period for books is 30 days. Students can get 6 books issued at a time for 30 days. Furthermore, one time re-issue facility is also available.
  • Borrowers have to produce their library cards while borrowing library books.
  • No books or library materials may be taken out of the Library until the loan has been recorded. Unauthorized removal of library materials is an offence.
  • Current issues of journals/magazines can be used for overnight.
  • Readers can borrow back issues of periodical or bound volume.
  • Reference books/materials are to be used only in the Library. Audio-visual resources are to be used only in the Library or computer lab.
  • Overdue books: Books must be returned by the due date or earlier, if recalled by the Librarian. Failure to return a book by the date specified will be treated as an offence.
  • Fine imposed on borrowers for late return of books is Rs.5/-per day per book.
  • Loss or damage of books: Students should check the books before issuing them. At the time of return if the books are torn or pages are missing, the borrower will have to make up for the damage. A borrower is allowed to either replace the lost or damaged book or has to pay twice the market price of the book. All books replaced in this manner must be of the latest edition. If the book is one of a set or series, the whole set or series has to be replaced.

Institutional membership:

  • National Digital Library of India, New Delhi. Library will register our student in National Digital Library (NDL). It provides a single-window search facility to access digital contents currently existing in India as well as other digital sources under a single umbrella. https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/
  • British Council Library, Pune. Under this membership our members can avail of the Inter Library Loan facility. The membership cards are available on circulation counter. https://www.britishcouncil.in/library

E-books: http://www.videeya.com/

The eBooks are available (click on bookshelf, button available on home page above right side corner) to access and download.

E-Resources

Institute Subscribed e-Databases:

Library has subscribed 09 e-Databases through various agencies in India, e-journals covering the following publishers:

Sr. E-database/Publisher link Subject Area Agencies No. of e-Journals
1 IEEE (All-Society Periodicals Package) http://ieeexplore.ieee.org Computer Engineering + Computer Science + Electrical and Electronics Engineering + Telecommunications and related disciplines EBSCO Information Services India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi 212
2 ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineering) http://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org Mechanical Engineering Global Information Systems technology Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi 28
3 ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineering) http://ascelibrary.org/journals/all_journal_titles Civil Engineering 37
4 Mc-GRAW HILL ACCESS ENGG. http://2.accessengineeringlibrary.com General Engineering and Reference 647
5 WIELY BACKWELL www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com Computer Science + Data System+ Telecommunication and related Discipline Allied Publishers Subscription Agency, Mumbai 31
6 ELSEVIER (Sciencedirect) www.sciencedirect.com Engineering + Computer Science 275
7 ASTM DIGITAL LIBRARY (DL) ONLINE VERSION (American Society for Testing and Materials) http://compass.astm.org Online dictionary of Engineering Science and Technology Electrical & Electronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering, Civil Book Supply Bureau, New Delhi 9
8 J-GATE www.jgateplus.com Engineering and Technology (JET) Informatics India Ltd., Bangalore 9293
9 ACM India: Digital Library (Association for computing machinery-Computer Engg.) http://india.acm.org/ Computer Engineering Global Information Systems technology Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi 54

Centrally Subscribed e-Resources:

Database name Link Username Password
EBSCO https://search.ebscohost.com siuuser Research2017
Elsevrier: Science direct - Management https://www.sciencedirect.com dylibrarian@siu.edu.in library123
Emerald Management E-Journal https://www.emeraldinsight.com
Web of Knowledge http://login.webofknowledge.com
Frost & Sullivan https://ww2.frost.com user@siu.edu.in 0pn7ic6n
JSTOR http://www.jstor.org symbiosis Iv5%yuD
Scopus online database https://www.scopus.com dylibrarian@siu.edu.in library123
Factiva https://auth.accounts.dowjones.com - -
E Research http://www.eresearch.co.in librarian@siu.edu.in symbiosis14
TURNITIN (Plagrisiam Checker Software) http://turnitin.com
EndNote (Reference Manager Tool) http://www.endnote.com
Pearson E-Books https://digital-library.pearson-intl.com/ Symbiosis.teacher Pearson@1

These online resources allows users to search articles instantly by title, subject, publication, country or other fields eliminating random searching through back-files.

NPTEL Audio/Video lectures: https://nptel.ac.in/

National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) Audio/Video lectures facility is available in the Institute.
Benefits to students:
Have access to 900+ courses of NPTEL – view, download and copy
Get information about upcoming courses
If a mentor is available, get help when required
Be eligible for scholarship and avail DD payment
Use college infrastructure for course access
Be motivated by fellow students, group work

Institutional Repository: \\10.10.71.30

An institutional repository is an archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital copies of the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution.

The Library Advisory Committee of Symbiosis Institute of Technology has been reconstituted as under

Sr. Name Representative Position
1 Dr. Ketan Kotecha Director Chairman
2 Dr. Akshay Malhotra Dy. Director Member
3 Dr. Arundhati Warke HOD, Applied Sc. Member
4 Dr. Kanchan Khare HOD, Civil Engg. Member
5 Dr. Shraddha Phansalkar HOD, CS/IT. Engg. Member
6 Dr. Neela Rayavarapu HOD, E & TC Engg. Member
7 Dr. Anand Kulkarni HOD, Mech. Engg. Member
8 Dr. Brajesh Pandey Physics (Faculty in-charge) Member
9 Dr. Dipika Jaispal Chemistry Member
10 Mr. Robert Rodrigues Administrative Officer Member
11 Mr.Sunil N. Pawar Library Member Secretary

Quick links: Library membership / Book suggestion form and Feedback form

Library membership form for students

Library membership form for faculty members

Library book suggestion form for faculty members

Library book suggestion form for students

Library feedback form

Open Access Directory:

DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals https://doaj.org/

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent. All funding is via donations, 40% of which comes from sponsors and 60% from members and publisher members. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed in DOAJ. All data is freely available.

DOAJ operates an education and outreach program across the globe, focusing on improving the quality of applications submitted.


DOAB Directory of Open Access Books https://www.doabooks.org/

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books.


Open DOAR Directory of Open Access Repositories http://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/opendoar/

Open DOAR has opted to collect and provide information solely on sites that wholly embrace the concept of open access to full text resources that are of use to academic researchers. Thus sites where any form of access control prevents immediate access are not included: likewise sites that consist of metadata records only are also declined.


bookboon.com https://bookboon.com/

Download free eBooks and textbooks


archive.org https://archive.org/

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Library Staff:

Name of the staff

Date of joining

Designation

Qualification

Image (photo)

Mr. Sunil N. Pawar

January 02, 2013

Library In-charge

B.A.

M.L.I.Sc. M.Phil.

Mr. Mandar Thipse

July 01, 2000

Library Assistant

B.A.,

B.L.I.Sc.

Mr. Niliesh Mankar

September 02, 2013

Library Assistant

B.A.,

M.L.I.Sc.

Mrs. Hema S. Patil

-

Library Assistant

B.A.,

M.L.I.Sc.

Mr. Atul Shinde

April 10, 2008

Library Assistant

B.Com.

M.L.I.Sc.

Contact us:

Library
Symbiosis Institute of Technology,
  Symbiosis Knowledge Village, 
Gram: Lavale, Tal.: Mulshi,
Dist.: Pune - 412115
(O) # 020-28116422
Email : librarian@sitpune.edu.in
https://www.sitpune.edu.in/library


Q.

How do I become a member of the Library?

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SIT faculty, students, and staff are bona-fide members and no other formality is required. Please visit the library to activate your membership, as soon as you get your library Card.

Q.

How do I search books (in Catalogue (OPAC)?

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Go to library OPAC link home page. There is a search box with caption “Search Catalogue (OPAC)”. Enter a word or words from title or subject or author of a book you like to search. Press enter. It will list all books matching the words you input.

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You can also click on “Advanced Search” just below the search box. It will take you to another page “Web OPAC Page”. It provides Simple Search and Advanced Search options.

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In Simple Search, you can search books by Author, Title (any word in the title, subtitle), Accession No. , Classification No., Series, ISBN No, Note/Abstract, Keyword, Publisher.

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You can restrict your search to a particular media like Books, E-Books, Reports, etc.

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In Advanced Search, you can search books by combining several fields like author, title, keyword, publishers etc. (with operators LIKE, EQUAL TO, AND, OR) in the same query. This will give very specific / more relevant results.

Q.

You can also click on “Advanced Search” just below the search box. It will take you to another page “Web OPAC Page”. It provides Simple Search and Advanced Search options.

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In Simple Search, you can search books by Author, Title (any word in the title, subtitle), Accession No. , Classification No., Series, ISBN No, Note/Abstract, Keyword, Publisher.

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You can restrict your search to a particular media like Books, E-Books, Reports, etc.

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In Advanced Search, you can search books by combining several fields like author, title, keyword, publishers etc. (with operators LIKE, EQUAL TO, AND, OR) in the same query. This will give very specific / more relevant results.

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What is “OPAC”?

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OPAC stands for Online Public Access Catalogue. This is a database of all books, reference books, theses, reports, standards etc. available in the library. It enables speedy searching of a particular book, books on a given subject, and/or a book by an author.

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How do I know what e-books are available / accessible to library users?

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The eBooks are available (click on bookshelf, button available on home page above right side corner) to access and download.

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How do I borrow books?

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Go to the library, pick up the books you like to borrow, carry these books to the Circulation Counter. Show your library card. The library staff will assist you in getting these books issued to you.

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What are the issue/return (of books) timings of the Library?

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0930 – 1630 hrs on all working days

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How do I renew / re-issue books I have already borrowed?

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Off-line – Bring all books back to the library and get them renewed at the Circulation Counter.
On-line – Go to the library OPAC page, login your personal account and click “Renewal”. Select the books to be renewed and click the Renewal box for each book. You will be directed to the page listing all books borrowed by you or select one.

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How many times a book can be renewed online?

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A book can be renewed 1 times by Students, Faculty and Staff.

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Can I reserve (claim) a book that is already borrowed by another member?

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Yes. All members of the Library can reserve the books.

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How do I claim a book that is already borrowed by another member?

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Off-line – visit the library and give details of the book at the Circulation Counter.
On-line – Go to the library OPAC home page, login your personal account. Search the book, which is required, select book on click hold option“. You will be directed to Book Claim page with a box.

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How many books can I borrow?

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Faculty can borrow upto 8 books, UG and PG Students upto 06 books. More details can be seen at “Book Borrowing/Lending”.

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Is there a fine for late return (Over-due) of books?

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Yes, a member is required to pay late fee, as per the late fee structure, if he/she fails to return the books within prescribed period of time. Members can see their overdue charges by logging into the members’ individual account.

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How / where do I pay Library dues?

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Library dues (late fees/cost of lost books etc) can be paid in cash at the Accounts Dept. cash counter on the ground floor of the Library.

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How do I borrow the reference books?

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Reference books are issued only to the faculty and equivalent staff for three days and research scholars for one day. Other processes are the same as in case of general books.

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How do I distinguish reference / rare books from other library books?

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Reference books are marked “R” and Rare books are marked “RR” on top on the page of the book.

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How do I use periodicals and bound volumes?

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Students can borrow one periodical back issue or bound volumes for home lending. Current periodical issue are issued only for overnight study, one hour before the closing of the Library. This periodical have to be returned the next day on or before 1400 hrs.

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How do I refer to Standards/Project reports/Dissertations/ theses?

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SIT Faculty, students and staff can refer to project reports kept in general racks. Outsiders are not allowed to refer to the project reports.

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Can I borrow Project reports/dissertation/theses/standards?

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These materials cannot be borrowed for home lending.

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How do I replace a lost book (What am I required to do for a lost book)?

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Immediately declare the book as lost on prescribed application form. The latest procurement cost will be intimated to you, to pay for the cost of book.

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How do I recommend a book for purchase in the Library?

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Faculty, Students and staff can recommend books (including e-books, reports, theses, patents, standards etc) for purchase by the library. Go to library home page to library quick links and lick on library suggestion form, just fill out and submit.

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What is the normal time period for receiving the suggested book?

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Within 6 to 8 weeks from the date of order.

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What is the normal time period for receiving the suggested book?

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Within 6 to 8 weeks from the date of order.

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Is there any limit on number of books to be recommended in a year by a user?

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No. There is no limit on the number of books to be recommended. However, the purchase of books in a year will be restricted within the allotted budget for each department / centre / IDP.

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What types of documents are kept in the Reference Collection?

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References collection mainly contains encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, directories, atlases, audio, video,CD with books, only CD  and some rare collection books.

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Which bibliographic CD-ROM databases are available in the library?

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Most of free CDs of book and periodical are available in the library.

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What type of documents are kept in the Pamphlet Section?

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Pamphlet section houses theses & dissertations, pamphlets, reports (including annual reports), standards, patents, and faculty publications.

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What shall I do if I do not get the book on the shelve?

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First contact the library staff responsible for shelving of books in that area. If not satisfied, please contact Staff at Circulation Counter or In-charge, Circulation Section.

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Can I bring my own books in the Library?

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The Library allows personal books for study in outside study room only.

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Can the Library borrow documents from other libraries?

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Yes, the Library can arrange books and copies of articles on inter-library loan from other Symbiosis institute libraries.

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Are E-RESOURCES accessible to all the users?

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E-Resources are accessible only to SIT students, faculty and staff on the campus. However, others can request copies of articles from the E-Resources and the library will download and supply them to the requesting users.

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Whom should I contact If I do not get access to a particular E-RESOURCE or want to learn more about E-Resources?

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Please contact Library In-charge / Periodical Section. They will provide you assistance / help in using the e-resource.

Links for the reference:

https://www.inflibnet.ac.in/

To establish INFLIBNET: Information and Library Network a computer communication network for linking libraries and information centres in universities, deemed to be universities, colleges, UGC information centres, institutions of national importance and R & D institutions, etc. avoiding duplication of efforts.

Build and strengthen ICT infrastructure in educational institutions with value-added services.


http://shodh.inflibnet.ac.in/

Under the initiative called “ShodhGangotri”, research scholars / research supervisors in universities are requested to deposit electronic version of approved synopsis submitted by research scholars to the universities for registering themselves for the Ph.D programme. The repository on one hand, would reveal the trends and directions of research being conducted in Indian universities, on the other hand it would avoid duplication of research. Synopsis in “ShodhGangotri” would later be mapped to full-text theses in "ShodhGanga". As such, once the full-text thesis is submitted for a synopsis, a link to the full-text theses would be provided from ShodhGangotri to "ShodhGanga"


http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/

"Shodhganga" is the name coined to denote digital repository of Indian Electronic Theses and Dissertations set-up by the INFLIBNET Centre. 

The Shodhganga@INFLIBNET is set-up using an open source digital repository software called DSpace developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in partnership between Hewlett- Packard (HP). The DSpace uses internationally recognized protocols and interoperability standards. Shodhganga provides a platform for research scholars 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 (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) submitted by the researchers.


http://www.southasiaarchive.com/

The South Asia Archive provides an extensive resource for students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences.


Swayam : https://swayam.gov.in/

SWAYAM is a program initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. This is done through an indigenous developed IT platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms from 9th class till post-graduation to be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time.


https://library.daisyindia.org

Sugamya Pustakalaya is a collaborative effort of several organizations to end the book famine faced by people with print disabilities. 

DAISY Forum of India is a consortium of Not for Profit organizations from India who are involved in production and distribution of books and reading material in accessible formats for persons who cannot read normal print due to visual, cognitive or physical disabilities.


Patents and Standards:

World Intellectual Property (IP) Organization (WIPO):

http://www.wipo.int/reference/en/

Intellectual Property Resource Reference Center provides access to various intellectual property data collections currently hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Access to the Digital Library is available to the general public free-of-charge. 


Free Patents Online is a search engine, which helps in searching patents.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/


Indian Patent Database provides free online access to Ekaswa A & Ekaswa B databases. Gives information regarding patent applications filed in India as published in the issues of the Gazette of India (Part III, Section 2) from January 1995 onwards.

http://www.indiapatents.org.in/db/db.htm


National Technical Information Service Reports [NTISR] are available online with effect from 1990 to till date. Search facility is available to find out the reports in your subject areas of interest. Downloading of any document in electronic format is possible.

https://www.ntis.gov/