Raja Rammohun Roy National Agency for ISBN is an Indian government agency which is the only ISBN agency which run under Ministry of Education, Government of India.[1] It was founded in January 1985[2] to facilitate authors and publishers to register for ISBN in India.[3] It gives free ISBN to Indian citizens.[4]

Online Verification and Authentication of ISBN Numbers

ISBN issued by the agency can be verified on its website: https://isbn.gov.in/ There is also an old portal link for checking ISBN allotted before the revamping of the current website.


  1. ^ "Allotment of ISBN for Authors, Publishers and Educational/Research Institutions for their upcoming publications including conferences/ seminars proceedings Guidelines with General and Specific information with application forms" (PDF). Ministry of Education.
  2. ^ Jolly, G. S. (2011). Book Publishing Management. Har-Anand Publications Pvt. Limited. ISBN 978-81-241-1467-4.
  3. ^ Edristi Monthly Current Affairs April 2016 English: Monthly Current Affairs April 2016 English. Edristi. 2016-05-03.
  4. ^ Bose, Siva Prasad; Bose, Joy (2022-06-30). Publish Your Book in India. Pencil. ISBN 978-93-5610-806-6.