In a good news to the students and teachers of Odisha, they could now be able to read the best journals, e-books and magazines from across the globe for free by logging into their accounts provided by their educational institutions.
The State has signed an agreement with global aggregators and publishers like Ebsco and Elsevier in this regard for providing these services. The move will benefit the students, scholars, researchers and faculty members of the 32 autonomous colleges and 12 state public universities across the State. The beneficiaries can also access e-resources from any place where internet is available.
“With this initiative, a tribal student from a remote area can browse and read the best of the journals and research articles free of cost. The initiative has been undertaken with an aim to create robust research and innovation eco system in the higher educational institutions of the State. Odisha is probably the first state in the country to take this kind of initiative,” said Odisha State Higher Education Council (OSHEC) Vice-Chairman Ashok Kumar Das.
(Edited by Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)