Role in Contribution to Open Access Repository by the Northeast Universities in India

A Case Study of Shodhganga

Keywords: ETDs, OpenDOAR, Shodhganga, INFLIBNET, North East States, Theses


Every institution needs repositories for storing, organizing, and presenting digital content, as well as maintaining digital resources for long-term digital access. The authors discussed India’s OpenDOAR status, a quality-assured listing of open-access repositories globally, with a particular emphasis on the Shodhganga repository. The focus of this paper is on universities in Northeast India that deposit Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) in the Shodhganga repository. This study depicts repositories in India since their inception. The Northeastern states are given special treatment by the Central Government and INFLIBNET in the form of Planners (Promotion of Library Automation and Networking in North Eastern Region). The study’s main goals are to disclose the knowledge outcome as well as the knowledge gap that exists in this geographical location. The study helps determine the number of universities in Northeast India that follow the “University Grants Commission (UGC) Minimum Standards & Procedure for Award of M.Phil. / Ph.D. Degree, Regulation, 2009,” which mandated that electronic version of Theses be uploaded to the Shodhganga repository for the benefit of scholars across the country.

How to Cite
Esh, M., & Ghosh, S. (2021). Role in Contribution to Open Access Repository by the Northeast Universities in India. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 41(6), 448-454.
Research Paper