Indian Portals

Vimal Kumar Varun
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi-110016

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Portal is a new Internet word that started to catch up very strongly since last year. It refers usually to a main guide that includes a search engine and additional content such as current news, entertainment info, etc. designed to keep one at the portal for as long as possible. The defintion of the term Portal is extended to include also meta search engines that allow one to combine the results of other searchable sites and some SuperStores. [ - Guide to Main Portals]

Portal is a new term, generally synonymous with gateway, for a WWW site that is or purports to be a major starting site for users when they get connected to the Web or that users tend to visit as an anchor site. There are general portals and specialized or niche portals. Typical services offered by portal sites include a directory of Web sites, a facility to search for other sites, news, weather information, e-mail, stock quotes, phone and map information, and sometimes a community forum.[ - Whatis ... a portal and portal space definition]

Education Portals

ETH Education Portal


Educational Institutions Resources Bank

Health Education and Information Portal


AP Education Portal

Indian Woman

India's first portal for complete woman

Portal for Indian Women

IT Portals

India's Online IT Market Place

India's first IT Portal

E-Commerce Portal and Guide


Human Rsource Development

The Complete Indian Web Portal

India's first personal finance Portal

Indian Technology Portal

Technology Portal of India

Indian Television Portal

Arts and Artists Online

India's Export Portal

India's Romantic Portal

Indian Cars Portal

Leather Web India

ETH Heritage Portal

India's Banking Portal

Indian Matrimonial Portal

Tandusrsti - A Healthy Portal

Health Portal

Information Today & Tomorrow, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2000, p.24