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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have provided various means to the institutions in carrying out research as for the intellectual output of any academic institution is variably measured, analyzed and interpreted by the quality of contributions through research publications. Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), its creation and use has made the way for more scholarly outreach. 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 attemptedto assess the contributions of the Central and State Universities of North East India which have signed MoU with INFLIBNET for promoting research by sharing their ETDs in Open Access Repositories.