Comprehending Familiarity and Usage Level of INDEST ? AICTE E-Resources Consortium
Author(s): M. Suresh S.Thanuskodi
The purpose of the present study aims to comprehend the familiarity and use of e-resources through INDEST-AICTE consortium by PG students of PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore. A descriptive research design was employed using a structured questionnaire. The data was collected from the entire population i.e. 250 postgraduate students from which 220 responses were scrutinized for the study. The data collected were analyzed statistically. The study revealed that all the respondents were aware of INDEST – AICTE consortium and the major purpose of using the consortium is to keep them up to date with the developments. The respondents also mentioned that a limited access terminal was the most common problem encountered while using the INDEST – AICTE consortium. The study recommends that efforts should be geared to subscribe e-resources based on the priorities and preference of usage, more computers with the latest configuration have to be installed and computer terminal had to be extended to wide areas and have to be implemented in a library, department, and hostel.