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Purpose: The purpose of the study is to explore the use and practice of open educational resources in social science discipline at University of Delhi, Delhi.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The relevant data for the study was obtained through a well-structured questionnaire followed by personal interview wherever it was required. The well-structured precise questionnaire was distributed to the 150 social scientists (research scholars and faculty) that include 75 male & 75 female, selected through purposive random sampling. In addition to this, the bibliographical data were recorded in MS-Excel sheet 2007 for analysis and interpretation purpose with diagrams.

Findings: The response rate was 83.33% in total that include 88% male and 78.67% female respondents. The respondents were found very enthusiastic in responding the questionnaire. Further, the study also finds that majority of the students in social science discipline are aware about the concept open educational resources (OER). In addition to this, it can also be seen from the results of the study that majority of the students are in favour of the OER for publishing and use purpose.

Research Limitations/Implications: The study is confined to the social scientists (research scholars and faculty) of University of Delhi, Delhi and research results are limited to this only.

Originality/Value: The study stressed upon the concept of open educational resources with regard to its use and practice by the students at University of Delhi, Delhi. The area of the study is still untouched here in India that makes the study unique in itself and open the path to make the concept of OER to get the momentum here in India also as in developed countries the OER movement has already reached at advanced level.

Paper Type: Research Paper