Library

The Central Library functions as the primary information resource centre, and repository of all printed and e-resources for teaching and research activities at the institute. Apart from textbooks and recommended reading material prescribed for each course offered at the institute, the library houses a growing collection of research monographs, reports, multi-volume reference works, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and so on. The library facilitates access to a number of journals through its participation in consortia, such as INDEST, UGC-INFLIBNET. The library also subscribes to several e-journals directly from publishers as well as through reputed subscription agencies. At present, users can consult more than 9000 books (available on shelves) and thousands of electronic books and journals. Online access is also provided to citation and scientometric databases such as Scopus and MathSciNet. The library operations are automated using LibSys software. The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) enables library users know their checkout status, issue history. Users can place online reservations, browse for new additions of books; journals subscribed. A separate e-resources section is provided in the library to browse CDs and DVDs of books; thesis and dissertations. Developing of institutional Digital Repository (IDR) using DSpace is under way. This step will greatly enhance the library efficiency in making the resources available to the academic community at large and also enable the institute participate in various inter-library initiatives at national and international levels.The library is spacious (about 4500 sqft), well lit, and well-ventilated. Its location allows for easy access and offers a seating capacity for 120 users.