A Project titled “Development of National Digital Library of India, Towards Building a National Asset” has been sanctioned to IIT, Kharagpur under NMEICT by MHRD. National Digital Library in India aims to collect, preserve and disseminate entire intellectual output of our country and provide online access from school level to post graduate level, including technical education. The project aims to develop
(i) overall framework to collate large number of e-contents for school, college and higher education, e-content, virtual library, covering needs of learners with differing abilities
(ii) Design & development of “OAI-PMH” Server for Metadata Harvesting, Indexed etc.
(iii) serve as a pan-India virtual teaching-learning-evaluation-knowledge platform and for key national asset and
(iv) collect resources from other Ministries such as Ministry of Culture, Health, Rural Development & Department of Science & Technology on this portal. There are more than 72 lakh digital books available through the NDL. The contents cover almost all major domains of education and all major levels of learners from school level to the highest level of education including life-long learners. More than 15 lakh students have registered themselves in the NDL. The NDL is available through a mobile app too.