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Doon University E-Library is a remarkable step towards digitalisation: Gov


By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun, 19 Jul: Governor Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) today inaugurated the E-Library of Doon University, here, and described it as a remarkable step towards digitalisation that would enable students to search and retrieve required academic information very quickly and efficiently while saving time and costs.

Congratulating Doon University for establishing the E-Library that has incorporated an extensive collection of over 900,000 full-text documents, the Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the University, said that the technological advancement in education is meant to make learning accessible to all, more exciting and improve communication and collaboration.

The Governor said that, in order to support the academic integrity and research standards at the university, Anti-Plagiarism Software like Turnitin and URKUND are also integrated with this E-Library, which is making available 12,253 e-journals on different subjects, 7,81,269 e-theses, 1,24,019 video lectures, 18,371 e-books, 2979 newspapers, 16,000 audio books as well as the bibliographic information on 43,000 physical books.

Emphasising that such E-Libraries should be set up in all universities, as use of technology is an effective way of promoting a healthy educational system, the Governor underlined that, through E-learning technology tools, students can access important material while saving time and cost.

He also promised to gift 108 books worth Rs 1,50,000 to Doon University.

Appreciating several efforts made by the Doon University towards women’s empowerment, the Chancellor noted that the institution is unique also in the sense that it is providing several foreign language UG and PG courses to the students.

Expressing gratitude to the Governor for inspiring the university family to set up this library,

Doon University Vice Chancellor Professor Surekha Dangwal said that such a library has been established in Uttarakhand for the first time.

“While all students will be able to take advantage, the E-Library is of special significance to the students of foreign languages as they can access material nationally and internationally in their respective languages,” Professor Dangwal said, adding that the E-Library is available on web page as well as in mobile application.

“Doon University is committed to academic excellence and, with this facility, the publications of the university such as research papers, reports, theses and question papers, etc., are now all available in this library,” she said.

Doon University Librarian Professor Ashish Kumar, while making a comprehensive presentation before the Chancellor and other dignitaries present, emphasised that, with as many as 9,00,000 diverse e-resources that include e-theses, educational videos, e-books, e-journals, etc., the library is all equipped to promote enhanced learning and research support.

“With convenience and flexibility, students can access these valuable materials anytime, anywhere. While the anti-plagiarism software ensures academic integrity, the centralised platform is extremely time and cost-saving, making a valuable resource for academic excellence,” he added.

Doon University Registrar Dr M S Mandrawal proposed the vote of thanks at the inauguration, which was attended among others by Additional Secretary Swati Bhadauria, Finance Controller Trupti Srivastava, staff members of Raj Bhavan, Prof HC Purohit, Dr Rajesh Kumar, Dr Sunit Naithani, Dr Arun Kumar, Dr Rajesh Bhatt, Dr Udita Negi, Dr Prachi Pathak, Dr Smita Tripathi, Dr Preeti Mishra, Narendra Lal, Mukesh Kumar, Sanjay Ghildial, etc., from Doon University.