1.35 Lakh theses made accessible online
New Delhi: A total of 1,35,942 theses have been uploaded onto 'Shodhganga' portal to make it accessible to all institutions and Colleges. This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.
To develop a national repository of theses and dissertations, 'Shodhganga' portal was set up by the UGC. The task of setting-up of this repository was assigned to INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar - an Inter-University Centre of the UGC.
As per the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./ Ph.D Degrees), Regulation, 2016 Act, after successful completion of the evaluation process and before the announcement of the award of the M.Phil./Ph.D. degree(s), the Institution concerned shall submit an electronic copy of the M.Phil. dissertation /Ph. D. thesis to the Information and library Network (INFLIBNET). This is to avoid unnecessary duplication and repetition.
Shodhganga facilitates Universities to deposit their theses in the respective Departments / Centres. The system permits online or offline submission of theses by students on voluntary basis. Shodhganga interface supports basic search, advanced search and subject-wise browsing. The portal also extends access to plagiarism detection software to eligible universities.