NISSAT also worked for the introduction of priced or fee-for-service information services with a motive of meeting the user's demand for high-quality materials and timely provision.
Under this program, the major activity has been the development of what were first called Sectoral Information Centres (SICs) and are now called National Information Centres, though they are still commonly called SICs (NISSAT, n.d.
By 2004 the NISSAT project came to an end; however, the host institutions are continuing the centers, and they are being managed with their internal resources.
NISSAT promoted and tried to provide some financial assistance for developing these networks.
theses with financial support from institutions such as NISSAT. It may be worth mentioning that the UGC has already initiated steps for creation of a full-text database of Ph.D.
The Virtual Information Centre (VIC) was established at the ICICI Bank Knowledge Park, in Hyderabad, and funded by NISSAT. This VIC was basically established to create e-content and to provide information service and knowledge networking.
The thinking on helping the less advanced organizations has its roots in a NISSAT project.
A similar card system was introduced earlier by NISSAT (MALIBNET Annual Report, 2004-05, 2005).