Thomson Reuters collaborates with Indian education ministry

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The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters is to provide access to its online scientific citation indexing service, Web of Science, to India’s e-Shodh Sindhu: Consortia for Higher Education Electronic Resources (ESS).

Formed in 2015, ESS is an initiative of India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to provide academic institutes with access to electronic resources and promote their usage.  

The partnership between Thomson Reuters and e-Shodh Sindhu will provide 165 Indian universities with online access to the research platform for search and discovery. Used by more than 7,000 research organisations across the world, Web of Science consists of seven citation databases including sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities covering impactful scientific research from scholarly books, journals, conference proceedings, published data sets and patents.

'Web of Science will provide students and faculty members with the proper resources to support their research efforts,' said Jagdish Arora, director of the Information and Library Network Centre. 'The agreement will enable India, which has the third largest higher education system in the world, to continue its momentum as a viable resource for homegrown academic research.'

'Investment in higher education is key to success in today’s global knowledge economy,' added Arvind Pachhapur, South Asia head of the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters. 'By collaborating with ESS to provide our Web of Science portal, we believe that university students and faculty members in India will be equipped to further enhance the vibrant academic research landscape in the country.'