Basanti Devi College Library

Down to Earth

Down To Earth is an Indian science and environment fortnightly, established by the Society for Environmental Communications in May 1992. Over the years the magazine has informed and inspired people about environmental threats facing India and the world—a dimension underplayed in mainstream media. DTE has become a reading habit in 400 of about 500 districts of the country—more than any other Indian newspaper or magazine. DTE’s sphere of influence is not limited to India. Numerous readers across the world rely on the magazine for a comprehensive view from South Asia on the most critical issues of human existence. Its founder editor Anil Agarwal summed up its essence when he said: “Ideas are like time-bombs. You never know when someone will read it and make change. The idea will then explode.”

Current Science

Current Science, founded in 1932, is published by the Current Science Association in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences. The journal is also intended as a medium for communication and discussion of important issues that concern science and scientific activities.


 'Resonance' is a journal of science education, published monthly since January 1996 by the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India. It is primarily directed to students and teachers at the undergraduate level, though some material beyond this range is also included.


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NPTEL provides E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and humanities streams. The mission of NPTEL is to enhance the quality of Engineering education in the country by providing free online courseware.


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INFLIBNET Subject Gateway for Indian Electronic-Resources

The INFLIBNET Centre promotes open access to Indian scholarly content through the InfoPort: A Subject Gateway for Indian Electronic-Resources. While Centre uses and promotes Intute, a well-known subject gateway developed by MIMAS, UK, the InfoPort is designed and developed to serve as a comprehensive gateway to all Indian scholarly content. The gateway open-ups the Indian scholarly content scattered over the Internet through an integrated interface that support search, browse and multiple listing. The InfoPort selectively catalogues online resources of Indian origin on diversified subjects available in open access through an elaborate process of testing and evaluation. The Centre proposes to collaborate with librarians and scholars in college and universities in the process of identification and selection of resources.

The universe of knowledge is divided into different subject groups. According to the Dewey Decimal Classification, the universe of knowledge is scattered from 000 to 999. InfoPort is classified according to DDC, indexed subjectwise and arranged alphabetically subjects.

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