HRD Ministry launched National Digital Library

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The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar launched the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) . The library aims to become a single window platform for all educational needs.

The main objective of the library is to integrate several national and international digital libraries in one single web-portal.

  • The National Digital library of India (NDLI) is a project under Ministry of Human Resource Development, India.
  • The platform is an integrated one for schools, colleges, universities, teachers and students alike.
  • The library will provide free access to many books in English and other Indian languages.
  • It was launched in pilot form in May 2016.
  • At present, over 35 lakh e-books in more than 200 languages are available in the digital library.
  • The library can be accessed at ndp.iitkgp.ac.in.
  • The User registration is open to users from around the world.
  • However, contents from some popular sources are only freely accessible to registered users.
  • Users would be able to register for free National Digital Library from Google Play store.