How To Join

Universities / colleges falling into categories mentioned in eligibility of membership may submit their application along with a signed participation agreement. The federation may request additional information with regard to participating institution.

Participating universities and colleges or Service providers are required to assign its officers and / or faculty as its Administrative and Technical contacts to the INFED.

Universities / Colleges covered under the 12(B) and 12(F) Section of the UGC Act would be accepted as members of the INFED on receipt of application along with signed agreement along with a photocopy of notification issued by the UGC about 12(B) and 2 (F) status of the university. Application from other institutions / research organizations would be examined  and accepted on case to case basis.

Membership FEE

  • Colleges and Associate Members of the e-ShodhSindhu Consortium

    The Fee for INFED is in-built into the Membership Fee being charged from colleges for N-LIST Programme and from Associate Members of the e-ShodhSindhu Consortium. As such, colleges and Associate Members of the e-ShodhSindhu Consortium do not have to pay any additional fee for joining INFED

  • Core Members of the e-ShodhSindhu Consortium

    INFED does not propose to charge any fee from the core member universities / CFTIs of the e-ShodhSindhu Consortium. However, as the workload and membership database increases for core members, INFED may propose a nominal membership fee for core member universities.

  • Other Institutions

    Membership for other institutions would be opened only after complete implementation of INFED for all publishers. Charges for other institutions would be announced at a later date.

  • Publishers

    No fee will be charged from publishers providing access to their e-resources to the universities and colleges under e-ShodhSindhu Consortium and N-LIST programme respectively.