Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 1-23-2022


This study examines and discusses the overview of the contributions made by the Indian Universities that signed MOU to the Open Access repository with INFLIBNET namely Shodhganga. 463 universities are contributing 247285 theses in Shodhganga in the INFLIBNET list as of 24.04.2020 where the State Universities contributed 195913 theses (79.22percent). Tamil Nadu contributed the highest number of theses 46416 where a maximum of 11908 theses was contributed by the individual university from Calcutta University, West Bengal. A total of 463 universities, 187 of the state universities, 140 of those are private universities, 88 of which are deemed universities and 3 of which are CFTI universities and the remaining 45 of which are central universities, that all keep e-theses in the Shodhganga repository. Tamil Nadu has the largest number (46) of universities depositing these into the repository. The investigator also examined that a total of 31 states use plagiarism detection software through the INFLIBNET-initiated Shodhshuddhi project with 1032 institutes/universities.