The UGC Notification (Minimum Standards & Procedure for Award of M.Phil. / Ph.D Degree, Regulation, 2009) dated 1st June 2009 mandates submission of the electronic version of theses and dissertations by the researchers in universities with an aim to facilitate open access to Indian theses and dissertations to the academic community world-wide. Online availability of electronic theses through centrally-maintained digital repositories, not only ensure easy access and archiving of Indian doctoral theses but will also help in raising the standard and quality of research. This would overcome the serious problem of duplication of research and poor quality resulting from the "poor visibility" and the "unseen" factor in research output. As per the Regulation, the responsibility of hosting, maintaining and making the digital repository of Indian Electronic Theses and Dissertation (called "Shodhganga"), accessible to all institutions and universities, is assigned to the INFLIBNET Centre.read more
Based on the recommendation of an Expert Committee, the MHRD has formed e-ShodhSindhu merging three consortia initiatives, namely UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, NLIST and INDEST-AICTE Consortium. The e-ShodhSindhu will continue to provide current as well as archival access to more than 15,000 core and peer-reviewed journals and a number of bibliographic, citation and factual databases in different disciplines from a large number of publishers and aggregators to its member institutions including centrally-funded technical institutions, universities and colleges that are covered under 12(B) and 2(f) Sections of the UGC Act. The list of e-resources is:
Plagiarism is the practice of taking credit for someone else's words or ideas, with or without their permission, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement. All published and unpublished material, whether in manuscript, printed or electronic form, is covered under this definition. In colleges and universities, it violates honor codes and can cause irreparable damage to a person's reputation. It also comes with serious consequences; a plagiarized assignment may lead to a failing grade, a suspension, or an expulsion.
LRC has the subscription of anit plagiarism tools:
1) TURNITIN : We are using a Turnitin, a leading academic plagiarism tool to improve the quality of research publications. Library offers Plagiarism Checking Service using a ‘Turnitin’ tool to its registered users. Turnitin is leading originality checking and plagiarism prevention web tool which allows researchers to compare their contents against the massive databases to ensure the work is original before submission. Library has a paid license to this tool. To get the plagiarism checking done and have the similarity report generated, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com along a soft copy of the document ( ie. thesis, dissertation, manuscript of article, assignment etc.) to be checked in PDF, DOCX file format. The users who have credentials to access Turnitin, they may directly access it by visiting http://www.turnitin.com/
2) URKUND : Urkund is an automatic text-recognition system made for detecting, preventing and handling plagiarism. Library has been provided access to this tool by the UGC's INFLIBNET Centre. Teachers have been provided to URKUND so that they can check their papers and student's thesis using the system. Library also organizes periodic training sessions for students and researchers about how to use the system. For those having difficulty in checking documents, library staff do the same. To use urkund, go to https://www.urkund.com/
URKUND's system checks all documents against three central source areas:
3) Other Free Plagiarism Detection Tools :
Learning Resource Centre has set up an open archive of institutional publications including journal articles (preprints/postprints), conference papers and other publications using open source software DSpace.
It enables the Institute community to deposit (self archive) their publications using a web interface and organizes these publications for easy retrieval. It is expected that the repository will evolve as a major source of reference for all JIIT publications accessible on the Intranet.
The National Digital Library (NDL India) is an all-digital library that stores information (metadata) about different types of digital contents including books, articles, videos, audios, thesis and other educational materials relevant for users from varying educational levels and capabilities. 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.read more
NPTEL is an acronym for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning which is an initiative by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science.
NPTEL as a project originated from many deliberations between IITs, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) during the years 1999-2003. A proposal was jointly put forward by five IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras) and IISc for creating contents for 100 courses as web based supplements and 100 complete video courses, for forty hours of duration per course. Web supplements were expected to cover materials that could be delivered in approximately forty hours. Five engineering branches (Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical) and core science programmes that all engineering students are required to take in their undergraduate engineering programme in India were chosen initially. Contents for the above courses were based on the model curriculum suggested by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the syllabi of major affiliating Universities in India.
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|2||Electronics & Communication Engineering (107)|
|6||Humanities and Social Sciences (80)|
|8||Basic courses(Sem 1 and 2) (38)|
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT) has 4841 publications in multiple subjects with CORE conference ranking, Scopus and Web of Science Indexes. JIIT publications such as articles in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, books and book chapters in edited volumes.read more
The LRC offers Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to its users through Developing Library Network. The DELNET is a network of more than 6921 libraries worldwide. Users may use this facility in case books, journal, article etc are not available in LRC but available DELNET member’s libraries say IITs, IIMs or any other premier institute, that resources can be arranged for short term (15 days). User may search available resources by using DELNET website i.e.
User ID : upjiitn
Password : jiit518
Users may search the resources but cannot post their request directly. They need to make a request to LRC staff to post required material.
SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.
e-PG Pathshala (gateway for e-books upto PG courses) is an initiative of the MHRD under its National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) being executed by the UGC. The content and its quality being the key component of education system, high quality, curriculum-based, interactive e-content in 70 subjects across all disciplines of social sciences, arts, fine arts and humanities, natural & mathematical sciences, linguistics and languages have been developed by the subject experts working in Indian universities and other R & D institutes across the country. Every subject had a team of principal investigator, paper coordinators, content writers, content reviewers, Language editors and multimedia team.read more
There are many Open Access Journals available nowadays. The Learning Resource Centre, JIIT NOIDA has compiled around 150 Open Access Journals. Click here to view this list.