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The intellectual output of any academic institution is variably measured, analyzed and interpreted by the quality of contributions through research publications. The creation and use of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) have paved the way for more scholarly outreach. Beside keeping the hard copies in the library book-shelves, the academic institutions are in the process of making these research assets available for public sharing. ‘Shodhganga’ being one of the crucial projects undertaken by the INFLIBNET center provides a common space for the Indian Universities to upload and share their institutionally published theses and dissertations in electronic form. In this paper, the authors have tried to map the contributions of the State Universities of West Bengal which have signed MoU with INFLIBNET for promoting research by sharing their ETDs in Open Access Repositories.