Kottayam: Mahatma Gandhi University has added another achievement to its list of innovative ventures.
Last week, the university signed a deal with the Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to tap the potential of information technology tools to ensure better and transparent services to students and the academia.
The INFLIBNET is an autonomous inter-university centre of the UGC involved in creating infrastructure for sharing of library and information resources and services among academic and research institutions. It works collaboratively with Indian university libraries to shape their future in the evolving information environment.
The authorities said the university was the first in India to provide open access to its doctoral dissertations. The university had a collection of 1,180 doctoral theses spread over 40 subjects.