"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it. This leads us to look at catalogues, and at the backs of books in libraries." — Samuel Johnson (Boswell's Life of Johnson)

Number of books, Back Volumes, Proceedings, Annual Reports

International Journals, Indian Journals & Magazines.

E-Books, Non book materials

Thesis (IIFPT and outside student thesis)

The Institute knowledge centre more than 28742 of documents consisting of Technical books, reports, standards, CD-ROMS and back volumes of journals. The library subscribes to 54 periodicals (print) and 1500+ e-books besides a holding of 840 back volumes of journals. Wi-Fi facility has been provided for laptop users. CCTV Web cameras have been fixed in the Knowledge Centre and the entire building is under camera surveillance.


To provide comprehensive Resources and Services in support of the Research, Teaching, and learning needs of the Institute community



  1. Perfect silence should be maintained in the Knowledge Centre.
  2. Using of Cell Phones inside the Knowledge Centre premises should be avoided.
  3. Bags, Big handbags, Raincoats, Jerkin and Casual wears are strictly prohibited inside the library.
  4. Members are requested to keep their belongings at the entrance of the Knowledge Centre. However they are advised not to leave cell phones, purse, money, credit card and other valuables in the handbag outside the library. These items are liable to be lost.
  5. Knowledge Centre users are strictly prohibited from taking their own Books & Spiral Bound Books, borrowed and stamped books again inside the library.
  6. B.Tech Students can borrow 2 Knowledge Centre Books and those of the M.Tech. Students can borrow 3 books, Ph.D. Students can borrow 4 Books, Teaching staff can borrow 5 Books and the Non-teaching staff can borrow 2 Books from the Knowledge Centre.
  7. Students and Research Scholars can keep the Books for 15 days. Staff of our Institute can keep the borrowed books for 3 months.
  8. The books should be returned on or before the due date, marked on the date label.
  9. A penalty of ONE RUPEE will be charged per day after the due date for books.
  10. Absence from the Institute will not be allowed as an excuse for the delay in the return of books.
  11. Books will be issued only against the production of Users Identity Card.
  12. The Knowledge Centre will remain open from 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m on all working days and from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Saturday.
  13. The Knowledge Centre will be closed on the National holidays and Second Saturdays
  14. Reference Books, Magazines, Journals, Thesis and dailies will not be issued.
  15. Students and Staff who leave the Institute for any reason should surrender all the Knowledge Centre Books before they leave the Institute.
  16. Students indulging unhealthy practices such as stealing Knowledge Centre documents, torn or damaging the documents will be severely punished.
  17. Writing or underlining in a book or tampering with a book in any manner is strictly prohibited.
  18. The following conditions are to be followed for the renewal of books.
    • The book has to be physically produced in the Knowledge Centre for renewal.
    • No reminders will be issued to individuals but consolidated list of defaulters will be displayed in the Knowledge Centre notice board.
  19. Outsiders other than our Institute Students, Staff and members will not be allowed inside the Knowledge Centre without permission.
  20. For getting Photocopies of Knowledge Centre Documents, 0.50 paise will be charged per page for the Institute staff and students and outsider charged per page One rupee
  21. For loss of Knowledge Centre Books, user has to replace with a brand new book with the same ISBN or to remit 5 times the original purchase cost of the book. If the Book lost belongs to a set of Multi volume books, the cost of the entire set of volumes will be recovered from the borrower.

Working Hours

Monday to Friday : 8.30am – 12.00pm
Saturday : 10.00am – 4.00pm
[Knowledge Centre will be closed on Central Govt. Public Holidays & Second Saturdays]


Dr. A. Amudhasurabi

Professor and Head

Sh. P. Peter Kennedy

Cheif Technical Officer