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Track any missing detail for Shodhganga search results

  1. To trace the source document of any separate chapter listed among the search results hosted on Shodhganga’s server, copy its “handle” number from the search results:
    e.g. 18137” from the URL provided for a PDF titled “Conclusion” (i.e. without author’s name or other publishing data):
  2. To get any missing publishing data paste the second part of the “handle” number obtained (18137) into the How to Cite window on the Shodhganga website: 
    e.g. the above “handle” number “18137” refers to the following thesis: Music, literature and representations of culture : a study of tangkhul naga tribe in ukhrul district 
  3. Browse or download any thesis-chapter available on the Shodhganga server
  4. For advanced search options directly consult the Shodhganga website

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Google custom search results usually appear without much delay. However you may encounter long delays when trying access documents on Shodhganga’s main site. In the event of slow server response on the main shodhganga site, please use its mirror site

The mirror site is only to provide access to Theses. The Theses updates on certain frequency. For other latest information on Shodhganga please visit our main site 

About Shodhganga

A reservoir of Indian Theses
The Shodhganga@INFLIBNET Centre provides a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. The repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve ETDs submitted by the researchers.[Read More]

Source:  Shodhganga
Date visited:  6 October 2020

Why Should Universities Join Shodhganga, INFLIBNET Centre ?Shodhganga: a reservoir of Indian Theses

The UGC vide its Notification (Minimum Standards & Procedure for Award of .Phil. / Ph.D Degree, Regulation, 2016) dated 5th May 2016 (Appendix-I) provides for submission of electronic version of theses and dissertation by the researchers in universities in Shodhganga maintained by the INFLIBNET Centre. Universities that sign MoU with the INFLIBNET Centre and mandate submission of electronic version of their theses and dissertation to Shodhganga may get financial assistance from the UGC for digitizing their back-files of theses. Besides, UGC may also provide financial assistance to the INFLIBNET Centre for subscription to software tools that detect plagiarized portion of theses and dissertations. Access to software designed to detect plagiarism will be provided to universities that sign MoU with the INFLIBNET Centre for Shodhganga.

In time to come, ETDs would become more commonplace, grant-giving agencies and accreditation bodies like AICTE, UGC and NAAC would make judgments regarding innovative universities by taking note of their initiatives such as ETDs and IRs.

Further more, Plagiarism is a major concern in the area of research which results in the poor quality of research. Proper software tools are now available to detect and deter plagiarism. The increased visibility of theses and dissertations through open access repositories would further act as a deterrent to plagiarism. Moreover, it will attract other organisations in India and abroad to collaborate with Indian universities on topics of mutual interests. Besides, availability of formidable number of theses through a single repository would facilitate the INFLIBNET Centre to launch alerting and analytical services deploying data mining and other technology tools.

Source: Why Should Universities Join Shodhganga, INFLIBNET Centre ?
Date visited: 19-1-19

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