National Digital Library of India by MHRD & IIT Kharagpur

The National Digital Library of India is an integration platform for schools, colleges, universities, teachers, students, lecturers, differentially abled pupils and anybody who has a willingness to learn. We hope to facilitate e-learning for students everywhere with the help of technologically enhanced learning design and the support of Digital India. It is a huge collection of learning resources (68 lakh books) from primary to PG level. Students can use it free of charge.

National Digital Library of India

Visit the official website (image above) here & register!

You can also download its Android App & follow NDL on Facebook 

NDLIndia has the following objectives:

1.A 24X7 open digital library with a single window search that you can access anytime, anywhere.

2.Access to modules and learning material by the best institutes in the country on a wide range of subjects that you filter according to your need/level of study.

3.International collaborations on e-learning and digital content – so you have access to the recent, relevant and pioneering trends in your field of study from across the world.

4.Provide support for immersive E-learning environments at multiple levels – NDL search results will modify according to you and your learning needs.

5.Span across:
– All academic levels – school to college to university to lifelong learning
– All disciplines – Science, Arts, Humanities, Engineering, Medical, Law etc.
– All languages – Enable local Indian languages as a medium of instruction.
-All learners (with specially-abled interfaces for the differently abled)

Search options available with NDL India

You get a diverse option to search based on university, resource material type, file type, subject and many more options for filtering the results. The default search option will look as shown in the image below

NDLI search feature

Related: Nakshe by Survey of India

Subjects Include:

  • Computer science, information & general words
  • Religion
  • Philosophy & psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Language
  • Natural sciences and mathematics
  • Techology
  • The arts; fine and decorative arts
  • Literature & rhetoric
  • History & geography

NDLI feature image

Learning Resources Include: 

  • Books – More than 7 lakh books by 3 lakh authors in over 70 languages!
  • Articles – Over 3 lakh articles by over 2 lakh authors from different publishers
  • Thesis – 95000+ thesis by researchers of various India Institutes
  • Audio and Video Lectures – Over 18000 lectures on diverse topics!

Other learning material include:

  • Technical Reports
  • Monograph
  • Manuals
  • Technical Manuals
  • Album
  • Law Judgements
  • Question Papers
  • Data Sets
  • Manuscript

More about 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. Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time. NDL is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading vernacular languages (currently Hindi and Bengali). It is being arranged to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular form of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examination, to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources. The pilot project is devising a framework suitable for future scale up with respect to content volume and diversity to become a full-blown National Digital Library of India over time. It is being developed at IIT Kharagpur.

Related: Urban Planning Colleges in India

Disclaimer by NDL – NDL is a conglomeration of freely available or institutionally contributed or donated or publisher managed contents. Almost all these contents are hosted and accessed from respective sources. The responsibility for authenticity, relevance, completeness, accuracy, reliability and suitability of these contents rests with respective organization from where the contents are sourced and NDL has no responsibility or liability for these. Every effort is made to keep the NDL portal up and running smoothly. However, NDL takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the portal being unavailable due to technical issues or otherwise.


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