NDLI reaches out to students amid lockdown

PTI May 07, 2020 18:29 IST


Kolkata, May 7 (PTI) With educational institutions
shut due to the lockdown, the National Digital Library of
India (NDLI) has reached out to students with 3.5 crore
academic content to enable them to study from home, an NDLI
spokesperson said on Thursday.
    The NDLI is a project under the Ministry of Human
Resource Development and is spearheaded by the IIT Kharagpur.
    The content can be accessed on 'Corona Outbreak: Study
from Home' section in the NDLI's mobile application and its

online portal www.ndl.gov.in, the spokesperson said.
 Of the 3.5 crore academic content, the Union HRD
Ministry has given people free access to 78 lakh content after
the imposition of the lockdown while they need to register
themselves to get complete access to the remaining content,
she said.

The digital content is in the form of e-books,
audiobooks, lecture materials, thesis, reports, articles,
journals, question papers and their solutions, simulation
tools and video lectures in engineering, science, management,
humanities and law streams, the spokesperson said.
    Also, an updated and consolidated research resource
repository on COVID-19 has been made available to the
students, she said.
    It is also urging faculty members of other institutes
to share new content to the NDLI's repository for the benefit
of the students, the project's principal investigator and
former IIT Kharagpur director Professor P P Chakrabarti said.
    He said the initiative has received a positive
response, leading to the addition of a large quantity of new
content to the NDLI's repository. PTI SUS

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