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Android mobile application of the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) has been declared the winner of mBillionth South Asia Award 2017 in 'Learning and Education' Category, an IIT KGP statement said today.
The project had been mooted by IIT Kharagpur few ago and was approved by HRD ministry.
NDL India is a national online educational asset for students interested in research and innovation.
The award is given as a recognition of excellence in mobile innovations for the development and evaluation criteria. It includes the quality of content and services delivery, relevance of content and its utility value, the social impact of the application/product, user friendliness and interactive nature of the application.
NDL India is an umbrella over existing digital repositories with Indian language user interface aimed at reaching out to people at every corner of the country.
The educational contents contain not just books, papers but class lectures, audio books and lectures, tutorials, assignments and solutions, simulations, animations, data sets through a single window access.
"It is for all leaners, at all levels, and in all subject areas and anyone can download the app free on his set having Android or iOS (Apple) App," IITKGP Director Prof Partha Pratim Chakrabati said.
NDL India has now over 1 crore content in more than 200 languages and available as web app
(https://ndl.Iitkgp.Ac.In), as a mobile app on android and on iOS (Apple) for free.
The app has features to search, browse, filter, tag, comment and view metadata. The windows app is to be released soon.
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