National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) is a major project set up by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, under the National Mission on Libraries (NML).

The execution of the project is carried out by multiple institutions including:
1. IITB (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay), Mumbai
2. CDAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), Pune
3. IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University), New Delhi

This project is an important part of the larger vision of putting information of the entire Indian cultural heritage in the digital web world.

The main goal of this project is to create, collect, encode, and collate various digital artifacts related to Indian culture, in the form of a portal, and to allow relevant information access through web-based search.


  • Allowing easy access to digital information present in the form of books, texts, videos, audios, and similar artifacts in multiple languages.
  • Collecting, combining, and standardizing all available digital assets in an easily searchable form.
  • Educating people to use the NVLI portal and enabling them to contribute by submitting digital artifacts.
  • Ensuring preservation of digital content for the future generation.


This portal is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, popularly called as the 'Iron Man of India'. This portal showcases the archival records comprising of several images, photographs, documents, audio and video recordings of the man who accomplished the vision for an independent and united Indian nation.




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