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The higher educational institutions in India are awarded ratings and rankings by the national agencies like NAAC and NIRF. In this competitive environment the higher educational institutions need to keep pace with the developments that are taking place all over the world and prepare students to compete with their counter parts with greater skills and knowledge. Here comes the role of the library and it is the responsibility of the institutes to acquire e-resources and strengthen the library collection. An attempt has been made in this paper to assess the use of electronic resources particularly N-LIST programme by the college students of Mumbai Suburban area. A structured questionnaire was distributed among 300 respondents, 200 duly filled in questionnaires were received and the data is analyzed. The major findings of the study revealed that 50% of respondents are using e-resources of N –LIST Programme and 50% of them are not using, e-books are the most used e-resources of N-LIST as much as 88 respondents have accessed these resources for their study. Further the study revealed that the majority of the respondents said their main purpose of using e-resources through N-LIST is to prepare ‘Class Notes’ (92) & ‘Assignments’ (88). However, the situation is still alarming in colleges as amny as 89 respondents said they do not know about e-resources of N-LIST consortium. Based on the findings it is suggested that regular training programmes should be conducted by the college libraries to create awareness and optimum utilization of e-resources particularly of N-LIST consortium.