ShodhGangotri: The Pulse of Indian Research

ShodhGangotri: The Pulse of Indian Research

Naseehath S.
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2201-1.ch015
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ShodhGangotri is an open access repository of Indian research in progress which is a new initiative that complements ShodhGanga – the reservoir of Indian theses. ShodhGangotri hosts electronic version of approved synopses and research proposals submitted to the universities in India by research scholars for registering themselves for the PhD programme and reveals the trends and directions of ongoing research in India and helps to avoid duplication of research. This chapter examines the current status of ShodhGangotri in different aspects namely universities, issue date, discipline, and state. University-wise analysis shows that 48% of the total number of synopses is submitted by Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University, 8.9% by Swami Ramanand Teerth Marthwada University, 8.7% by Dayalbagh Educational Institute, and 5.7% by Mahatma Gandhi University, and they occupy 1 to 4 positions, respectively. The chapter concludes with a suggestion that all universities and research institutions should make it mandatory to submit approved synopses and research proposals at the time of their PhD registration to make it experience the pulse of ongoing Indian research.
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Waghchoure (2015) in this study on advances in computer applications during the past few decades have brought radical changes in the way information is gathered, store, organized, accessed, retrieved and consumed. The Internet and the Web are constantly influencing the development of new modes of scholarly communication; their potential for delivering goods is quite vast, as they overcome successfully the geographical limitations associated with the print media. The Internet can be used for efficient retrieval and meeting information needs. This is very important for university libraries since most of them call for more and more research work. This important fact is convincing many libraries to move towards electronic resources, which are found to be less expensive and more useful for easy access. The present paper is the Comparative Study of Use of Electronic Resources by Social Scientists in University Libraries of Thailand and India. This study is sponsored by ICSSR-NRCT Bilateral Programme 2014.

Vasishta (2015) this article discusses the results of a survey conducted at the technical universities of North India among the research scholars and faculty to study their knowledge, perceptions and attitudes towards the e-resources. This investigation applied a standard survey method of questionnaire. The study examines preference and importance of e-resources among the research scholars and faculty of technical university libraries of North India and summarizes the findings.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Thesis: Or dissertation is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings.

E-Resources: Electronic resources are materials in digital format accessible electronically.

Higher Education: Is tertiary education leading to award of an academic degree. Higher education, also called post-secondary education, third-level or tertiary education, is an optional final stage of formal learning that occurs after completion of secondary education.

Synopsis: Is a brief summary of the major points of a subject or written work or story, either as prose or as a table; an abridgment or condensation of a work.

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