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Gitam implements UGC’s Shodhganga project

Gitam implements UGC’s Shodhganga project
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The initiative is expected to avoid duplication in PhDs In an attempt to maintain avoid duplication and repetition in PhDs, GITAM University has...

The initiative is expected to avoid duplication in PhDs

In an attempt to maintain avoid duplication and repetition in PhDs, GITAM University has decided to implement the UGC initiated Shodhganga project from the current academic year. The Shodhganga is a repository of theses and dissertations submitted to the Universities in India hosted and maintained by IFLIBNET Centre, Gujarat. The INFLIBNET Centre is an autonomous Inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

As a part of this project, the university signed a MoU with INFLIBNET Centre on Tuesday. GITAM University Registrar Prof M Potharaju and INFLIBNET Centre Director Dr Jagadish Arora exchanged the MoU papers in the presence of Vice-Chancellor Prof G Subrahmanyam, Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof D Harinarayana and Prof Aurana Lakshmi, Director, Academic Affairs.

While addressing the university faculty and Scholars INFLIBNET Director Dr Jagadish Arora expressed that so far 137 Indian Universities signed MoU to implement the Shodhganga Project and GITAM is the 138 University. The INFLIBNET Centre registered 9000 Indian Phds under this project to facilitate open access to worldwide academic community. He said that the project helps to overcome serious problem of duplication of research and also minimises the wastage of huge resources, both human and financial. He hoped that this type of open access would build the academic relations between the researchers and institutions to share ideas on similar research topics. He appreciated the GITAM University for joining in the Shodhganga Project.

Vice-Chancellor Prof G Subrahmanyam mentioned that the UGC in its notification (2009) made it mandate for submission of electronic version of theses and dissertations by the researchers in Universities.

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