National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a project sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. Developed by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, it is the most important initiative for the progress of the government’s National Mission in Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). It is a single window platform providing learning resources that make e-learning and education accessible to all. It brings digital repositories from India and the world to users of all demographics.
National Digital Library of India – Your Library in Your pocket
The genesis of NDLI is an inspiring tale. It was born out of the collective vision of the Ministry of Education and the National Mission on
Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). The objective was to build a digital repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility, catering to the diverse needs of learners across the nation.The development of a digital library portal was initiated as Pilot project (NDLI Ph-I) in April 2015. NDLI Ph-I lasted till 30th September 2017. The initial duration of Ph-II was from 1st October 2017 to 31st March 2020 but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this phase was extended till 31st March 2021. MoE has initiated the Ph-III of the project and its duration is from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2026. The NDLI Portal (https://ndl.gov.in)
was nationally launched on 19th June, 2018.