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Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre is an autonomous Inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. It is a major National Programme initiated by the UGC in March 1991 as a project under the IUCAA, it became an independent Inter-University Centre in June 1996. INFLIBNET is involved in modernizing university libraries in India using the state-of-art technologies for the optimum utilisation of information. INFLIBNET is set out to be a major player in promoting scholarly communication among academicians and researchers in India.

INFLIBNET CENTRE LIBRARY   (Available in College Central Library)

The INFLIBNET Library plays a vital role in the collection development and dissemination of scientific and technical information to meet the present and future needs of the Centre.

The INFLIBNET Centre has a small, specialized library consisting of 2000 documents on computer, communication, information and library science. The library is fully computerized using SOUL integrated library management software. The collection of the library is available online through the web OPAC facility of the SOUL.

The INFLIBNET Library plays a vital role in the collection development and dissemination of scientific and technical information to meet the present and future needs of the Centre. The Library maintains databases of

    • participants who attended various training programmes at INFLIBNET Centre;
    • SOUL installations; and
    • universities and its contact details including e-mail and website addresses. These databases are accessible through the library website at http://www.inflibnet.ac.in/universitydirectory/
The primary objectives of INFLIBNET as envisaged in Memorandum of Association are:
    • To promote and establish communication facilities to improve capability in information transfer and access, that provide support to scholarship, learning, research and academic pursuit through cooperation and involvement of agencies concerned.
    • To establish INFLIBNET: Information and Library Network a computer communication network for linking libraries and information centres in universities, deemed to be universities, colleges, UGC information centres, institutions of national importance and R & D institutions, etc. avoiding duplication of efforts.
      1. to promote and implement computerization of operations and services in the libraries and information centres of the country, following a uniform standard;
      2. to evolve standards and uniform guidelines in techniques, methods, procedures, computer hardware and software, services and promote their adoption in actual practice by all libraries, in order to facilitate pooling, sharing and exchange of information towards optimal use of resources and facilities:
      3. to evolve a national network interconnecting various libraries and information centres in the country and to improve capability in information handling and service;
      4. to provide reliable access to document collection of libraries by creating on-line union catalogue of serials, theses/ dissertations, books, monographs and non-book materials (manuscripts, audio-visuals, computer data, multimedia, etc.) in various libraries in India:
      5. to provide access to bibliographic information sources with citations, abstracts, etc. through indigenously created databases of the Sectoral Information Centres of NISSAT, UGC Information Centres, City Networks and such others and by establishing gateways for on-line accessing of national and international databases held by national and international information networks and centres respectively;
      6. to develop new methods and techniques for archival of valuable information available as manuscripts and information documents in difference Indian languages, in the form of digital images using high density storage media;
      7. to optimize information resource utilization through shared cataloguing, inter-library loan service, catalogue production, collection development and thus avoiding duplication in acquisition to the extent possible;
      8. to enable the users dispersed all over the country, irrespective of location and distance, to have access to information regarding serials, theses/dissertation, books, monographic and non-book materials by locating the sources wherefrom available and to obtain it through the facilities of INFLIBNET and union catalogue of documents;
      9. to create databases of projects, institutions, specialists, etc. for providing on-line information service;
      10. to encourage co-operation among libraries, documentation centres and information centres in the country, so that the resources can be poled for the benefit of helping the weaker resource centres by stronger ones; and
      11. to train and develop human resources in the field of computerized library operations and networking to establish, manage and sustain INFLIBNET.
    • To facilitate academic communication amongst scientist, engineers, social scientists, academics, faculties, researchers and students through electronic mail, file transfer, computer/audio/video conferencing, etc
    • To undertake system design and studies in the field of communications, computer networking, information handling and data management;
    • To establish appropriate control and monitoring system for the communication network and organize maintenance;
    • To collaborate with institutions, libraries, information centres and other organizations in India and abroad in the field relevant to the objectives of the Centre;
    • To promote R&D and develop necessary facilities and create technical positions for realizing the objectives of the Centre;
    • To generate revenue by providing consultancies and information services; and
    • To do all other such things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the above objectives.  
Mission and Vision
  • Leveraging on the latest technology, create a virtual network of people and resources in academic institutions with an aim to provide effective and efficient access to knowledge through preserverance, innovation and collaboration.
  • Provide seamless, reliable and ubiquitous access to scholarly, peer-reviewed electronic resources to the academic community in all educational institutions with a focus on services and tools, processes and practices that support its effective use and increase value of this information.
  • Build and strengthen ICT infrastructure in educational institutions with value-added services.
  • Develop tools, techniques and procedures for secure and convenient access management enabling users to access information in electronic format from any where, anytime.
  • Develop resource selection guides and online tutorials for effective delivery and usage of e-resources.
  • Facilitate creation of open access digital repositories in every educational institutions for hosting educational and research contents created by these institutions.


  • Achieve complete automation of libraries in educational institutions
  • Create union catalogues of documents available in libraries in online and real-time environment.
  • Provide seamless and ubiquitous access to scholarly, peer-reviewed electronic resources to the universities.
  • Promote digitization of legacy documents and creation of content in e-format (including electronic theses and dissertations, electronic version of research articles, working papers, technical reports, concept papers, technical reports, annual reports, statistical data, etc.) in universities.
  • Promote setting-up of open access digital repositories in universities for hosting content created in the process mentioned above.
  • Develop expertise in
    • Digital content creation;
    • Process of digitization; and
    • Managing digital depositories.

  • Impart training in applications on various aspects of new technology to achieve goals mentioned above.

Inflbnet is available in the College central library. Students and teachers can access it fom the systems available in the College Library.

Updated on: 15 Apr 2020

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