National Digital Library of India (NDLI)

What clicks our mind first, when we encounter the term ‘library’? A huge-sized building having countless books for all the subject-lovers? For a bookworm, visiting the library and grabbing their favourite book on a Monday morning is the most peaceful joy, these libraries could ever reward. During these unprecedented times of the Covid-19 pandemic, visiting the library to get our hands on some famous Biology Textbooks has almost become a dream. What if we get unlimited resources and countless pieces of information, all in one place and that too digitally? Have you ever heard about a digital library like the National Digital Library of India (NDLI)?

The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is the perfect virtual repository of learning resources for all subjects. The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. This is done through its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). It is accessible via the website as well as the application (App available both for Android and iOS, the link is attached).

National Digital Library of India (NDLI)

Home Page (NDLI) – https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/

What is the aim of the National Digital Library of India (NDLI)?

The chief goal of the NDLI is to provide a platform for learners that is easy to search, requires the least effort and allows them to search for an educational topic in minimum time. They offer a variety of information from various fields such as Examination Preparatory resources for School and College students and even for job aspirants. Most of the materials are free of charge, however, some of the norms might vary according to institutions’ servers. It has been curated to provide a benefit to a variety of users like

  • Students (of all levels, including NEET 2021 aspirants and CBSE Board students)
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
  • Librarians
  • Library users
  • Professionals
  • Differently-abled users 
  • All other lifelong learners

The information is available in text form, video form and audio form.

National Digital Library of India (NDLI) for Biology Students:

Attention Biologists!

NDLI is the perfect place to learn classical concepts of biology revolving around botany, zoology, microbiology to advanced concepts of modern biology like genetics, biotechnology, bioinformatics and many more. The information is coming all the way from experts and reliable sources.

Biology Library at National Digital Library- https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/homestudy/science

What topics of Biology can you expect from the National Digital Library of India (NDLI)?

Botany:

Alternate Carbon Fixation Mechanisms C4 and CAM, Basics of Plant Development, Bio-Sphere, Cell Respiration, Classical Genetics, Classical Genetics Epistasis, Crassulacean Acid Metabolism, DNA Damage and Repair, Dark Reaction in Photosynthesis, Calvin cycle, Diversity of Plants, Plant Development: How the life of plant begins, Plant Hormones: Ethylene, Salicylic Acid, Cytokinin, Auxin, Abscisic Acid, Plant Hormones, Gibberellic Acid, Plant Immune System, Plant Physiology, Types of Plant Cells.

Also, check out the Botany section at MBD- Botany Archives – My Biology Dictionary

National Digital Library of India (NDLI)

Topic for Botany at National Digital Library of India

National Digital Library of India (NDLI)

Video Lectures for Photosynthesis at NDLI

Zoology:

Abiotic Factors, Ageing, An Introduction to Cancer, Anaemia, Anaemia and Osteoporosis, Antibodies, Antigen, Antigen-Antibody Interactions: Principles and Applications, Antimalarial Drug Targets, Applications of immunology, Autoimmune Hemolytic Anaemia, Autoimmunity, Biochemistry of Metabolism, Biogeographical Ecology, Ecosystems, Saline Aquatic Ecosystems, Scope of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Second Messengers in Cell Signaling Sex Determination, Sex-Linked Inheritance, Signaling by G Protein-Coupled Receptors, Species Richness, Structure of a Community, Transcription Regulation, Transgenics Animals, Transposable Elements Tuberculosis Disease, Tuberculosis and Poliomyelitis, Vaccine, Genome Organization, Golgi Complex and Lysosomes, HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis.

Bioinformatics:

Introduction to Computational and Systems Biology, Local Alignment (BLAST) and Statistics, Global Alignment of Protein Sequences (NW, SW, PAM, BLOSUM), Comparative Genomic Analysis of Gene Regulation, Library Complexity and Short Read Alignment (Mapping), Genome Assembly, ChIP-seq Analysis; DNA-pein Interactions, RNA-sequence Analysis: Expression, Isoforms, Modeling and Discovery of Sequence Motifs, Markov and Hidden Markov Models of Genomic and Protein Features, RNA Secondary Structure – Biological Functions and Prediction, Predicting Protein Structure, Markov and Hidden Markov Models of Genomic and Protein Features.

Biotechnology:

Basics of Biotechnology, Bioluminescence Biochemical Aspects, Biophysics- Introduction and Scope, Biotechnology and its Scope, DNA Topology, Melting DNA and Organelle DNA, Techniques In Biotechnology, Transgenics Animals.

The list of Biology topics is endless. They also offer information about Covid-19. All the biologists out there, you can’t miss checking out this digital library for Biology

National Digital Library of India (NDLI): https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/

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