About INFLIBNET Gandhinagar

About Us

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Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre is an autonomous Inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. It is a major National Programme initiated by the UGC in March 1991 with its Head Quarters at Gujarat University Campus, Ahmedabad. Initially started as a project under the IUCAA, it became an independent Inter-University Centre in June 1996.

INFLIBNET is involved in modernizing university libraries in India and connecting them as well as information centres in the country through a nation-wide high speed data network using the state-of-art technologies for the optimum utilisation of information. INFLIBNET is set out to be a major player in promoting scholarly communication among academicians and researchers in India.

Objectives

The primary objectives of INFLIBNET as envisaged in Memorandum of Association are:

  • To promote and establish communication facilities to improve capability in information transfer and access, that provide support to scholarship, learning, research and academic pursuit through cooperation and involvement of agencies concerned.

  • To establish INFLIBNET: Information and Library Network a computer communication network for linking libraries and information centres in universities, deemed to be universities, colleges, UGC information centres, institutions of national importance and R & D institutions, etc. avoiding duplication of efforts.

  • To facilitate academic communication amongst scientist, engineers, social scientists, academics, faculties, researchers and students through electronic mail, file transfer, computer/audio/video conferencing, etc

  • To undertake system design and studies in the field of communications, computer networking, information handling and data management;

  • To establish appropriate control and monitoring system for the communication network and organize maintenance;

  • To collaborate with institutions, libraries, information centres and other organizations in India and abroad in the field relevant to the objectives of the Centre;

  • To promote R&D and develop necessary facilities and create technical positions for realizing the objectives of the Centre;

  • To generate revenue by providing consultancies and information services; and

  • To do all other such things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the above objectives.