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Massive Open and Online Course (MOOCs)

SWAYAM

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.

Digital Libraries

National Digital Library of India

Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology has initiated the National Digital Library (NDL) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility.

National Science Digital Library

Begun as a Tenth Five Year Plan Network Project of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), NSDL is the only one of its kind that provides curriculum based content to address the information needs of the undergraduate students of science.

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library

The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library is an Indian digital knowledge repository of the traditional knowledge, especially about medicinal plants and formulations used in Indian systems of medicine.

eJournal Repositories

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Open Access Journals Search Engine

The Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE) service covers free, full text, quality controlled journals. There are now 4,500+ journals in the directory published in English language.

NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

Here users can access full text articles from research journals published by CSIR-NISCAIR. NOPR also hosts three Popular Science Magazines viz. Science Reporter (SR), Vigyan Pragati (VP) & Science Ki Duniya (SKD), and a Natural Products Repository (NPARR).

eBooks

Free ebooks by Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 49,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

eTheses

Shodhganga (Indian ETD Repository)

Access to Fulltext Ph.D Theses submitted to Universities in India.

Open Educational Resources

e-PG Pathshala

E-PG Pathshala contains high quality, curriculum-based,interactive content in different subjects across all disciplines of social sciences, arts, fine arts & humanities, natural & mathematical sciences, linguistics and languages.

eGyankosh

eGyanKosh is a National Digital Repository of IGNOU to store, index, preserve, distribute and share the digital learning resources developed by the Open and Distance Learning Institutions in the country.

ePathshala

EPathshala is a portal jointly initiated by MHRD and NCERT and it hosts educational resources for teachers, students, parents, researchers and educators, which is available on Web, Android, IOS and windows platforms.