Several researchers, research supervisors and education administrators would be reluctant to join ETD movement knowing the fact that research work being conducted in their institutions are of poor quality. We should take this as an opportunity to improve our research work. Considering the fact that ETDs are read more often than printed theses, there will a strong psychological pressure on to the research students as well as on the research supervisor to improve the quality of their research work. While on one hand, students would be more careful about the quality of their work, the associated faculty are likely be more diligent than with paper works at the time of checking the validity and quality of results reported. Moreover, qualitative research work available on the Internet from other universities would give an idea to researchers as to how they can improve their work.
(Excerpts taken from UGC Submission of Metadata and Full-text of Doctoral Theses in Electronic Format) Regulations, 2005))