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Rajasthan University of Health Sciences to get a digital library

A student will have to pay Rs 500 from the next academic year to avail the digital services.

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February 1, 2018, 12:59 pm

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Jaipur: The students of Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) will soon have online access to journals, publications, research papers, and e-books. In line with the Digital India campaign, the university students belonging to medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing, paramedical, and physiotherapy studies will be able to avail the online service. The university has decided to spend a whopping amount of Rs 5 crores for this digital library. It is expected to start in the 2018-19 academic year.

The university has more than 70,000 students belonging to different branches of medical studies. A student will have to pay Rs 500 from the next academic year to avail the digital services. The decision to start this mega online library was taken in a meeting that comprised of the university’s academic council as well as the board of management. In order to start this online facility, the university will first need a license from the Digital Library of India (NDL) New Delhi. The process for acquiring this has already been initiated by the university officials.

The fees received from different colleges will be used to create a consortium which will then be utilized for the digital library. The university has also decided to encourage clinical research and biotechnological advances. This has been done with a view to improve overall facilities for patients as well as generate more job opportunities.

Rajasthan University of Health Sciences is located in the state capital of Jaipur. It was established on February 25, 2005, however, started functioning the following year in the month of January. The university runs multiple undergraduate and postgraduate courses in different fields of medical studies. There are many colleges affiliated to the university.

First published: October 17, 2017