The MHRD, Govt of India has initiated a programme “Shodh Suddhi” which provides access to Plagiarism Detection Software (PDS) to all universities/Institutions in India since Sept 1, 2019. 1000+ institutions are identified which includes

  •  Central Universities
  •  State Universities
  •  Deemed to be University
  •  Private Universities
  •  Centrally funded Technical Institutions(CFTIs)
  •  Inter University Centre (IUCs) of UGC

Under this initiative, URKUND a Web Based Plagiarism Detection Software system is being provided to all Users of universities/Intuitions in the country. This initiative is formally launched by Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) on September 21, 2019.


ICT Initiatives of MHRD 

S.No. Resource For students/Researchers For Institutions
Audio-Video e-content
1 SWAYAM: Massive Open Online Courses

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Earn credit through online courses - Encourage your extraordinary faculty to develop online courses
- Accept credits awarded under SWAYAM
- Form SWAYAM local chapters
2 SWAYAMPRABHA: View digital courses on TV Watch high quality educational programs 24*7 Provide facility for viewing SWAYAMPRABHA content
Digital content: access journals and e-books
1 National Digital Library: e-content

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Access e-content on multiple disciplines - Get your E-content listed
- Form NDL Club
2 e-PG Pathshala: Gateway for e-books upto PG Get free books and curriculum-based e-content Host e-books
3 Shodhganga: A reservoir of Indian Theses Access Research Theses of scholars of Indian Institutes Get research theses of your scholars to get listed on Shodhganga
4 e-ShodhSindhu: e-journals Get access to full text e-resources Get access to full-text e-resources
Accelerated Hands on learning
1 e-Yantra: Engineering for better tomorrow

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Get hands on experience on embedded systems Create e-Yantra labs for training in embedded systems in collaboration with IIT Bombay
2 FOSSEE: Free/Libre and Open Source Software for Education

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- Access and volunteer for the use of open source software
- Become FOSSEE fellow
Run labs in open source
3 Spoken Tutorial: Tutorial in IT application

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Self-training in IT fields Encourage eminent faculty to provide training content for self-learning
4 Virtual Labs: Web-enabled experiments designed for remote – operation

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Try curriculum based virtual experiments Develop virtual experiments for Virtual labs suited to course curriculum in gap areas
E - Goverenence
1 University Enterprise Resource Planning (SAMARTH)

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Student development Life Cycle E-Governance for Institutions/Universities
Track your progress
1 VIDWAN: Expert Database and National Research Network

IRINS: Indian Research Information Network System
Register on VIDWAN Get your faculty registered on VIDWAN
- Monitor research outcomes at different levels
2 Shodh Shudhhi (PDS): Plagiarism Detection Software

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Unique ideas, concepts and information without duplication. - Encourage original information by preventing plagiarism.
- Better research outcomes.
- Reputation of the institution/university.