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UGC Introduces Shodh Chakra Initiative to Help Research Scholars

The initiative's features include providing resources for research scholars, interacting with guides and scholars, tracking work progress, administrative monitoring activities, and statistics on ongoing research areas in India.

Shivam Dwivedi
University Grants Commission
University Grants Commission

University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched the 'Shodh Chakra' initiative, which aims to assist research scholars and supervisors with their work. The project is being carried out in collaboration with the Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre.

The initiative aims to provide a facility for researchers to collect, organize, store, and cite research work as needed. On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the Shodh Chakra initiative was virtually launched. Among those present at the inaugural virtual event were UGC Chairman Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar.

The initiative's features include providing resources for research scholars, interacting with guides and scholars, tracking work progress, administrative monitoring activities, and statistics on ongoing research areas in India. According to UGC, the system would also provide profile management, research tools, and other facilities.

"The Shodh Chakra initiative will assist researchers in creating profiles and managing their preferences," according to the commission. It goes on to say that the researcher will be able to use the Shodh Chakra facilities by logging in via the official website.

The commission has asked universities to make facilities available to researchers and supervisors so that they can make the most of the platform.

About UGC:

The University Grants Commission of India (UGC India) is a statutory body established by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India in accordance with the UGC Act 1956 to coordinate, determine, and maintain higher education standards.

It recognizes universities in India and makes funds available to such recognized universities and colleges. The headquarters are in New Delhi, and regional offices are located in Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati, and Bangalore.

The Government of India is considering a proposal to replace it with a new regulatory body called HECI. The UGC offers doctoral scholarships to all those who pass the JRF portion of the National Eligibility Test.

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