DELNET has been in operation since January 1988 and was registered as a society in 1992. It was initially sponsored by the National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India and is currently being promoted by the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and India International Centre,New Delhi.

DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering computerised services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible.

Delnet Services

1. DELNET Databases

a. Union Catalogue of Books

DELNET maintains an online union catalogue of books available in its member-libraries. This union catalogue is continuously updated and is growing in size. The information can be retrieved by author, title, subject, conference, series, etc. It has 50,50,078 bibliographic records. The request for inter-library loan can be placed through the online system.

b. Union List of Current Periodicals

DELNET has created union lists of current periodicals in science and technology, social sciences and humanities. This database is available online to DELNET users. It now lists 25,252 periodicals and is regularly updated and new titles are added annually. It is a major resource for Document Delivery Services.

c. Union Catalogue of Periodicals

DELNET maintains a union catalogue of periodicals, which contains full holdings data of the libraries. At present,the database contains 19,289 records.

d. Database of Periodical Articles

The database has details of articles which can be searched under the title, author, compiler, name of the periodical and subject. The database is being extensively utilised by the researchers and scholars. At the database contains 8,84,115 records.

e. CD-ROM database

A bibliographic database of CD-ROMs available with the member-libraries is being compiled. It has 2,281 records.

f. Union List Of Video Recordings

This is a database of cassettes available in DELNET member-libraries and has about 5,000 listings.

g. Union List Of Sound Recordings

This union list consists of audio cassette records available in member-libraries. This database has 748 records.

h. Database Of Urdu Manuscripts

A database of Urdu manuscripts available in Delhi libraries has been prepared and lists 210 manuscripts.

i. Database of Theses and Dissertations

A database of Theses and Dissertations submitted to Indian Universities has been started, which covers various subjects. The database has 44,304 records.

j. Indian Specialists’ Database: A Who’s Who

DELNET has created a database of Indian specialists which is available online to the members. This database now has 2,000 records and is growing.

k. Union List of Newspapers

The database has 70 records and contains information about the newspapers including title, name of the editor, published from, E-mail address and also the Web address of the INTERNET edition if available on the WWW.

l. DEVINSA Database

DEVINSA (Development Information Network for South Asia) is a special database on socio-economic issues. It has nearly 20,000 records of periodical articles, books and unpublished material on socio-economic issues.

m. Profile of Member-Libraries

A directory of member-libraries is available and contains information about them.

2. DELNET also provides access to

a. Cambridge Dictionaries online

b. Networked Library Of Theses and Dissertations

c. GISTNIC Databases

d. MEDLINE and other databases of NLM

e. U.S. Patents: Full Text

f. Full Text Medical Journals

g. Engineering and Technology E-Journals

h. Table of Cotents etc.

3. Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services

Books can be borrowed from member libraries through DELNET.

4. Retro Conversion

DELNET undertakes retro-conversion projects periodically.

5. Reference Services

DELNET maintains a referral centre which provides reference facilities to participating libraries. This also looks after the access to the central databases and provides prompt replies.

6. Professional Service / Training

DELNET arranges tutorials,workshops, lectures, and training programmes every year from time to time besides a National Convention on Library and Information Networking (NACLIN).

DELNET also offers online information:

Announcements of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Library Science jobs globally. This information provides inputs to library and information professionals for improving their talent and professional expertise.

7. Technical Support

DELNET adopts the latest dependable technologies in information science. This helps libraries to get advice from DELNET to adopt technologies that emerge periodically. This saves expenses and time of the member-institutions.

Delnet offers technical support to member institutions in the selection of:

a. Hardware

b. Software

c. Communication Links

d. Database Creation and

e. Technical problems faced by libraries from time-to-time

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Book Bank

The Northcap University LIRC is providing Book Bank facility to students for providing them the security to retain the books with themselves for permanent retention. The Northcap University is providing this facility to students since 2004.

Some benefits of the scheme are as under :

Students can retain the books for permanent. Students will get latest and good condition books. Students can choose the books from the list provided by the concerned department. Student can enter and exit any time during the scheme


The University has provided two underground basement parking facilities for faculty members and staff and one open parking area for students adjacent to the University campus. To reduce the carbon footprint, the University has taken various measures including advising faculty members and staff to use car pools and permit vehicles inside the campus based on their odd and even registration numbers.


The University offers hostel accommodation options to students so that they can settle in and begin to enjoy student life right from day one. High quality accommodation separate for boys and girls with clean and hygienic dining facilities is provided by the University. Living in a hostel is a great way to meet other students and make new friends. The rooms are well furnished with a 24-hour power backup, treated water, wi-fi, intercom, indoor sports, entertainment & recreational facilities and a bus between the hostle and the University for the convenience of the students. All hostels are provided with security guards round the clock. As the hostel run by the University have limited seats, those students who are unable to be accommodated can find alternative lodging nearby.

MOOT Court Society

The faculty at the School of Law grooms the knowledge, skills and values of all the students to make them not only a competent legal professionals but also complete human beings. Apart from a team of competent and dedicated law teachers, a host of other legal professionals like judges, eminent lawyers, in-house general counsels, activists, bureaucrats and leaders of the bar and the bench, regularly groom our students on lawyering and critical legal thinking skills. Integration of the study of Law with Management subjects not only assists in developing our law students to excel as Lawyers but also as great Managers.

Latest Events:

  • IV Edition National Moot Court Competition (NMCC), 2017
  • III Edition of NCU Law School Moot Court Competition (NMCC), 2016
  • II Edition of National Moot Court Competition (NMCC), 2015
  • I Edition of National Moot Court Competition (NMCC), 2014

ENACTUS – The NorthCap University

Our senses towards the underprivileged are curious, our heart reaches out to those in need and we aspire to make sure that our existence becomes a reason for someone’s smile today. We got your back when your days are bad, we, are Enactus. We strive for lighting up the darkest corners of our society, because we believe that nothing is impossible.

Enactus is an international non-profit organisation that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, we, the student leaders of Enactus, create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe.

Objectives of “Enactus”:

  • We empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities.
  • At Enactus, the NorthCap University, Gurgaon, we aim to partake projects that can help communities around us in the best ways possible and try to pave the road for their progress.
  • Our society is full of capable people, some intelligently use the right colours and brushes to paint their canvas, while there are millions of others who have the colours, but are unable to find their canvas. Providing them with this canvas is what defines our nature of work.

Latest Events:

  • Volunteer Week – An India@75 initiative in collaboration with Enactus
  • National Science Day- The NorthCap University

The Optical Society (OSA), Student Chapter

The Optical Society (OSA) is an international organization having student chapters in more than 300 Universities around the world. It was established in our university under the guidance of Dr. Hukum Singh mainly to introduce the students at undergraduate and graduate level to the world of Optics and Photonics. The activities under our Student chapter have always encouraged students to venture in the field of Research article writings and publishing in journals. Also, our members intend to publicize educational tasks for the spreading of knowledge in Optics by means of basic experiments, demonstrations and lectures by leading researchers and teachers. Most of the needed resources to accomplish these activities are provided by the OSA, such as educational posters and a portable kit for demonstrating Optics to students.

Objectives of “OSA”:

  • To promote the generation, application, and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics.
  • Rendition of career guidance and financial assistance to students of the said sciences.
  • Exposure to Research International Conferences.
  • Continuing education of Members and other interested persons in the said sciences through lectures, workshops, product presentations, publications and expositions.

Latest Events:

  • Science Day
  • Ad Lucem – An optical Treasure Hunt
  • Magazine Distribution to schools by OSA members
  • Ice-Breaking Session for Freshers
  • Photography competition

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries, and its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

Objectives of “IEEE”:

  • To promote, advance, and disseminate state-of-the-art scientific information and resources related to the Society’s field of interest and provides professional development opportunities for academic and industry professionals.
  • Continuing education of Members and other interested persons in the said sciences through lectures, workshops, product presentations, publications and expositions.
  • Rendition of career guidance and financial assistance to students of the said sciences.
  • Encouragement of scientific research.

Latest Events:

  • SPACE Day
  • Mould it up
  • The Great Debate
  • Quizzup