The University Grants Commission (UGC) sets up National Digital Library (NDL) of India at ndl.iitkgp.ac.in under the Ministry Of Human Resource Development and coordinated by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) with an aim to create a knowledge base for students of all ages.
The primary objective of NDL is to integrate all the existing digitized and digital contents available with different institutions. National Digital Library of India provides single-window access with e-learning facility to different groups of users varying from primary school to post-graduate levels. The National digital libraries of India contain more than 7 lakh books by 3 lakh authors in 70 languages. More than 95,000+ thesis by researchers from various Indian institutes is found in the digital library portal ndl.iitkgp.ac.in.
The NDL India is the virtual repository hosts contents from different subject domains like Technology, Science, Agriculture, Humanities, and others. Almost more than 60 types of learning resources are available in so many languages in the form of the audio file, video files or PDF files.
Students can also prepare for entrance and competitive exams like IELTS, TOFEL, GRE, etc. It facilitates researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources. Technical reports, Monograph, Technical manuals, albums, law and order documents, videos, and software can be downloaded for free of cost too.
The Centre has asked all universities to digitize books and other study material in their libraries and forward those to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, for posting on the NDL for students to access free of cost.
On August 16th, UGC secretary Jaspal Sandhu, asked all the students of the universities and colleges to register themselves on the NDL portal https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in.The web portal of NDL will help students to find any material under one roof. The Students will find their textbooks easily without searching for so many sites as the site contain all the books from school to Graduation. All we need is just to open the website and Register with your email address, confirm your email id, and you can access all the services for free