Free e-journals to research scholars from April 2012: UGC

Create: 01/30/2012 - 14:53

The university grants commission (UGC) has decided to
provide expensive e-journals free of cost to the research scholars from 12th
Plan starting from April 2012. The decision is aimed at promoting research
among students.

It is to be noted that UGC had been giving subscriptions to
the universities for various e-journals such as science, direct through partial
payment and has now asked the government to make available these journals free
of cost under the N-LIST scheme (National Library and Information Services
Infrastructure).

"The students of science will surely get advantage from
these e-journals and can use them for their research work," said A K
Nagawat, director of infonet in University of Rajasthan (RU).

Speaking on the issue, a UGC official said that high quality
teaching and research essentially depends on the access to latest information
which should be available to a teacher and hence UGC wants to provide journals
without cost for two years and will be available on a subsided rate for
subsequent years.

However, the UGC -Infonet digital library consortium for
access to e-journals project on monthly contribution of Rs 5,000 received a
lukewarm response.

"The issue with the institutions is not the shortage of
fund but there is an inherent lethargy in the system that causes
under-utilisation of such schemes of the UGC," said the UGC official.

[Source: Daily Bhaskar]

 

 

Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

what is the use of makig the e-journals free even if we have to pay Rs 5000/- yearly.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

This is a very positive move. I am sure interested scholars will make best use of the facility.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

What is the meaning of scholar here? All who are doing research or all who are pursuing Ph.D.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

This is the impact of the Government's serious approach towards higher education (HE). I am sure everybody concerned in providing new dimensions to the HE would certainly device innovative approaches, like the one narrated above. - Dr. S. M. Kulkarni

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Indeed the indian research is lagging because of non availabe literature survey. The UGC has taken a great step of providing related articles through eresources

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Govt. Plan are good, but the implementation is bad. They should have a mechanism to check and provides help to geninue research scholar. this should not be political assurance.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Free e-journals to Research Scholars is a very positive idea but the meaning of the payment of Rs.5000/- yearly is not understood.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

UGC has taken a commendable step. As is found that the non-availability of resources including E journals and funds is no problem but the lack attitude to use them meaningfully is.
I suggest that a slot in the time table for using e journals (or as matter of fact Library) should be introduced in regular time table of all the courses at all levels. This can follow with weekly reviews of the data or information so gathered by the students. similarly for other researchers more stress should be given on "How much information one has got form E journals, available" in periodic reviews of the progress of research work.

Like UGC, The Departments of Science & Technology should also take steps on these lines. All the scientists should be required to make presentation of the information gathered from E journals and else where every month.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

This is a very good initiative and would be very useful for researchers.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

First of all I would like to appreciate the Government for taking such good decision and this will surely increase the research interest in young minds.But Government should also emphasize the need and importance of real research work amongst the research scholars. There are certain ways to make it know by the research scholars like...
1. Patent must be made mandate to every Ph.D Scholar to get his degree.
2. There should be at least one guide (for Ph.D) from Government Organizations like DRDO,DMRL, NRSI...etc
3. Make all the Engineering Institutions to purchase certain research based equipment in addition to regular experimental setups mentioned in the Technical curriculum.
4 Developing Center of Excellence in every engineering college.(At least in one particular domain)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

First of all I would like to appreciate the step taken by the Government. This will certainly increase the research ambiance among the young engineers. In addition to this Government should emphasize the need for original work by scholars instead of producing some research for their Ph.D degree.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

First of all I would like to appreciate the Government for taking such good decision and this will surely increase the research interest in young minds. But Government should also emphasize the need and importance of real research work amongst the research scholars. There are certain ways to make it know by the research scholars like...
1. Make all the Engineering Institutions to purchase certain research based equipment in addition to regular experimental setups mentioned in the Technical curriculum.
2. Developing Center of Excellence in every engineering college.(At least in one particular domain)
3. Patent must be made mandate to every Ph.D Scholar to get his degree.
4. There should be at least one guide (for Ph.D) from Government Organizations like DRDO,DMRL, NRSI...etc

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

A good initiative by the UGC especially for those who are working in State funded Universities. This will certainly improve the standards. But as somebody put it they have to extend this facility to scholars including academicians.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

It is need to motivate researchers to perform research honestly without any other interest

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

no comment sir

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

This step will certainly increase the research ambiance among the young people.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

This is a very innovative and intelligible idea. This shall surely benefit all kinds of learners and induce curiosity towards research. Very good and noble decision. Thank you for your novelty.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

during reserch i want secholar ship

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

this is a very good move, must appreciate. it was supposed to start from april 12, now it has been july 2012, can anybody guide me if the facility has already been started and anybody who availed it?
if yes, then please guide me how to go about it. i am a research scholar and badly in need of access to e-journals for my research.

thanks

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