MHRD makes digital educational resources available for all, launches ‘National Digital Library of India’

MHRD makes digital educational resources available for all, launches ‘National Digital Library of India’
Abhay Anand | Jun 20, 2018 - 4:15 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, JUNE 20: The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar has launched ‘National Digital Library of India’ to make digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country to empower, inspire and encourage learning.

Developed by the IIT Kharagpur, NDL is the single window platform that collects and collates metadata from premier learning institutions in India and abroad, as well as other relevant sources. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media.

Speaking on the occasion Minister said that the National Digital Library is a 24x7 ubiquitous knowledge resource that is accessible to anyone with internet access and it is built to enable the rise of Digital India. The Minister said that anybody can access the digital library anytime and anywhere absolutely free of cost and will contribute greatly to the Government’s commitment towards “Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat”.

NDLI is a digital library that makes quality learning resources available to all learners and has 1.7 Crore content from more than 160 sources, in over 200 languages, everywhere and 30 lakh users are registered on NDL as on date and our target is to increase the users 10 times in a year. He said that NDLI platform is collaborative in nature and extended his regards to contributing institutions which have made available their digital repositories for integration with NDLI.

 


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