The Vice Chancellor, Fr.(Dr) Stephen Mavely alongwith the Pro Vice Chancellor, Fr. Joseph Nellanatt, Registrar, Prof Basil Koikara and the University Departmental Heads and Librarians attended video conference on ‘Digital Library’ conducted by IIT Kharagpur on 3 February 2016.

Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Principal Investigator and Director, IIT Kharagpur and Prof. ParthaPratim Das, Joint Principal Investigator and Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Kharagpur addressed the heads and librarians of various institutions and also answered questions raised by the participants.


MHRD, under its NMEICT mission, has entrusted IIT Kharagpur to host, coordinate and set-up a pilot project of National Digital Library (NDL) towards building a national asset.

The Video Conference, attended by all the institutions and universities connected on NKN was held as per the instructions given by Shri R. Subrahmanyam, Addl. Secretary (TE), MHRD, who is spearheading the launch, to make them aware about the forthcoming launch of National Digital Library (NDL).

MHRD plans to launch this pilot version of the National Digital Library (NDL) portal in steps and the first of this limited launch is scheduled in February, 2016 to the users of some selected centrally funded technical institutes, especially those who have contributed contents to NDL. Ultimately this will be launched to all institutes and to the entire nation.