USE OF E-RESOURCES FOR TEACHING AND RESEARCH BY THE FACULTY MEMBERS OF VARIOUS ENGINEERING COLLEGES OF VTU, KARNATAKA: A STUDY
Author(s): Puttaswamy, R. M, Krishnamurthy, M.
The study presents the use of e-Resources by the faculty members and research scholars various engineering colleges of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Belgaum, Karnataka. The main aim of this study is to know the usage of e-Resources by faculty members and research scholars who have registered through the recognized Research Centers of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, Karnataka. As a tool the survey method of questionnaire was distributed among the respondents of various departments. Out of 1000 questionnaires, 866 questionnaires were received from the respondents and 86.6% of respondents have replied to the quires. It is observed that majority of senior level teachers and research scholars access the e-Resources for the research work rather than teaching. The study revealed that, 94% of the users are depending on e-Resources which are more relevant for their study rather than print resources. The trend predicts that e-Resources has over taken the print resources and predicts that the print resources will be phased out in near future.