Reference Service is an important service offered by the library. It helps users to make full use of the resources available in the library. It provides guidance in the use of library resources and services, assists in accessing e-journals, e-books, databases, multimedia sources etc and conducts library orientation programmes for new users.

It also maintains a collection of reference books consisting of encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, technical data, almanacs, atlases, bibliographies, CD-ROMs, Audio and Video cassettes, etc. Reference books are marked “R” and Rare Reference are marked “RR”. The collection marked “RR” are kept under lock and key.

The Reference Section also houses videos and DVDs. The viewing facility is available to the students, staff and faculty of the Institute from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on all working days.

Users may contact the Reference Division for CD ROM-based search services and web-based services.

Databases available at Reference Section:

    1. CMIE (Centre for Monitoring of Indian Economy)
    2. CA on CD (Chemical Abstracts Service)
    3. ICCD PDF 4+ (International Center for Diffraction Data – Powder Diffraction File)
    4. Indian Patents
    5. AASHTO Materials Book 2013

Reference books are issued to faculty/equivalent staff for three days and research scholar for one day.

Please contact Officer In-Charge, Reference Section (8922) or Reference Desk for additional information or any assistance in the use of the Library Collections and Services.