The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has set-up the "Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Sciences and Technology (INDEST) Consortium" on the recommendation made by the Expert Group appointed by the ministry. The Ministry provides funds required for subscription to electronic resources for 48 institutions including IISc, IITs, NITs, IIMs and a few other centrally-funded Government institutions through the consortium headquarters set-up at the IIT Delhi. Besides, 60 Government or Government-aided engineering colleges and technical departments in universities have joined the Consortium with financial support from the AICTE. Moreover, the INDEST-AICTE Consortium, as an open-ended proposition, welcomes other institutions to join it on their own for sharing benefits it offers in terms of highly discounted rates of subscription and better terms of agreement with the publishers.
The INDEST-AICTE Consortium is the most ambitious initiative taken so far in the country. The benefit of consortia-based subscription to electronic resources is also extended to all AICTE-accredited and UGC-affiliated institutions. More than 1100 engineering colleges and institutions have already joined the consortium on their own.
All electronic resources being subscribed are available from the publisher's Website. The Consortium has an active mailing list and a Web site hosted at the IIT Delhi.
NATIONAL MISSION FOR EDUCATION UNDER-ICT (NME-ICT)
The National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT) Launched by the department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, to leverage the potential of ICT in providing high quality personalized and interactive knowledge modules over the internet/intranet for all the learners in Higher Education institutions in any time any where mode.
Our institution is also the member of the mission and under this scheme our college has got VPN Broadband internet connectivity (10 BSNL lines & 512 kbps/each) for accessing content produced under this mission.
THE MAJOR DIGITAL LIBRARY RESOURCE IN SOUTH ASIA
Our Students and Faculty Members of our Institute can borrow books or receive photocopies of documents that are owned by another library through DELNET Memberships.
DELNET was started at the India International Centre Library in January 1988 and was registered as a society in 1992. DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering computerised services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible
INTER LIBRARY LOAN
Inter Library Loan, also called as ILL in short, is a service whereby a user of one library can borrow books or receive photocopies of documents that are owned by another library. Although books and journal articles are the most frequently requested items, some libraries will lend audio recordings, video recordings, maps, sheet music, and microforms of all kinds. In many cases, nominal fees accompany interlibrary loan services.
Our institution is the institutional member of the University Library, Anna University Chennai and we have 10 membership cards. Our students and staff can make use of the resources available in the library.