STATUS OF ETD
IN INIDIA
PRESENTED BY
AUROBIND BEHERA
INTRODUCTION
 Theses and dissertations are raw, rich and unique
source of research information, often become the
only source that does not find its way to various
publication channels. A doctoral thesis reflects
quality of research work conducted by a student
over a period of time. The fruits of research, from
the formal research programmmes of conventional
universities and academic research institutions in
India, were under-utilized as the access to theses,
dissertations and research reports were very
limited to the next generation researchers and
scholars.
WHAT IS
THESIS AND DISSERTATION
 A thesis (from Greek) is an intellectual proposition.
A thesis statement is the statement that begins a
formal essay or argument, or that describes the
central argument of an academic paper or
proposition.
 In academia, a thesis or dissertation is a document
that presents the author's research and findings
and is submitted in support of candidature for a
degree or professional qualification
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academia).
ELECTRONIC THESIS AND
DISSERTATION
 An e-Thesis is a thesis in electronic format that is
archived and organized into a digital library
collection and made accessible electronically via
networks such as INTERNET. e-Thesis may be a
born digital one or digitized version of a born
analog (print) thesis. e-Theses are also known as
Electronic Theses and Dissertations or ETDs or
Digital Dissertations worldwide.
 An ETD is a valuable document that explains the
research of scolarship of a scholar or
researcher/student. It is expressed in a form
simultaneously suitable for machine archives and
worldwide retrieval(http://etdguide.org).
WHY ETDs
 To help graduate students to learn about
e-publishing and digital libraries;
 To empower students to convey richer
message through use of multimedia;
 To improve graduate education through
more effective sharing of information;
 To ensure timely availability of university’s
unlocking intellectual property; and
 To improve the services and resources of
the library so as to save money and
space.
BENEFITS OF ETDs
 Broader exposure of university research through greater
accessibility;
 Opportunities to use new forms of creative scholarship
through use of interactive elements such as multimedia,
hyperlinks, etc.;
 Ability to have a hyperlink to the thesis/dissertation on
homepages;
 Professional development experience for research students
as they learn the basic skills of scholarly publishing in an
electronic format;
 Conservation of paper, library storage space and of library
staff time saved;
 Faster and immediate access, with publication near the point
of submission rather than three to four months later;
 Theses or dissertations are made accessible to any potential
reader every day at any time (http://etdguide.org/).
KINDS OF ETDs
 Created by the Author
 Created by the Institution
INTERNATIONAL INTIATIVE
TOWARDS ETDs
 NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of
Theses and Dissertations)
 http://www.ndltd.org/
CONT….
INTERNATIONAL INTIATIVE
TOWARDS ETDs
 Australian Digital Theses Programme (ADT)
(http://adt.caul.edu.au/)
 Cyber-theses (http://www.cybertheses.org/)
 Dissertation Online (http://www.dissonline.org/)
 MI (University Microfilms International)
(http://wwwlib.umi.com/)
 National Library of Canada
(http://www.nic-bnc.ca/index-e.html)
 TUG Electronic Theses Project
(http://www.lib.lutwaterloo.ca/TUG/ETD)
 Digitale Dissertationen of Humboldt University at Berlin
(http://www.edoc.hu-berlin.de)
 University Lumiere Lyon 2 Digital Theses Project
(http://www.univ-/lycon2.fr/search.html)
INDIAN INTIATIVE
ROLE OF INFLIBNET
Funded by UGC
Sufficient search field
14,000+ bibliographic documents
Dspace Software
ROLE OF VIDYANIDHI
 Initiated at the Department of Library and
Information Science, University of Mysore,
Manasagangotri, Mysore.
 Sponsored by the National Information System for
Science and Technology, Department of Scientific
and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and
Technology, Government of India.
 (1,00,000+ Indian theses metadata)15,000 records
in Hindi and 600 records in Kannada+ 4151 full text
theses.
 Dspace Configuration
 http://www.vidyanidhi.org.in/
ROLE OF IIT, DELHI
 Receive grant from Ministry of Human
Resource Development & Dept. Of
Biotechnology, Govt. of India .
 500+ scanned Ph.D. theses and 25,000+
pages of old volumes of scanned journals,
which are available on Institute Intranet.
 Dspace configuration.
 www.eprint.iitd.ac.in/
ROLE OF IIT,BOMBAY
 2270+ thesis,10299+ dissertation, 240+
Ph.D theses, 1957+ M.Tech Dissertation.
 Greenstone configuration.
 Established ETD as a signatory to the
Networked Digital Library of Theses and
Dissertations (NDLTD) initiated with the
Virginia Tech. University.
 www.library.iitb.ac.in/
ROL OF IISc,BANGLORE
243+ theses.
Dspace configuration.
Access to Full text theses
http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/
INITATIVE AT AIIMS,
NEW DELHI
4307+ bibliographic theses.
Access via online public access
catalogue (OPAC).
OTHER AGENCIES
INSTITUTION NAME
NO OF ETDs AND SOFTWARE
USED
Indian Institute of And
Astronomy And Astrophysics
83+ AND DSapce
Indian Institute of Technology,
Kanpur
DSpace
Indian Institute of Technology,
Kharagpur
Dspace
Indian Statistical Institute,
Bangalore
Dspace
Librarian’s Digital Library,
Bangalore
Dspace
OTHER AGENCIES
National Chemical
Laboratories, Pune
208+ AND DSpace
National Institute of
Oceanography
20+ AND Dspace
Physical Research Laboratory,
Ahmedabad
75+ AND HTML display
National Institute of Technology 1000+
Calicut
SRM University, Chennai
450+ AND In-house
CONCLUSION
 Popularization of ETDs and its full advantages for
faculty, students, and researchers .Well-equipped
computer labs must be put in place to provide
workstations, software, and technical support staff
for students writing ETDs. Appropriate standards
need to be developed for the presentation of
dissertation research—standards which facilitate
the development of a useful and easily navigable
digital collection of works.
“THANKS”