The Central Library functions as the primary information resource centre and repository of printed and electronic resources for teaching and research activities at the institute. Apart from textbooks and recommended reading materials 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 electronic journals through its participation in consortia, such as E-Shodh Sindhu. 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 22,000 books (available on shelves) and thousands of electronic books, journals. Online access is also provided to economic and political databases, scientometric databases such as Scopus, MathSciNet, and Web of Science.
The library operations are automated using LIBSYS 7 (EJB Version) software. The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) which is on public domain enables users to search documents in possession of the library. The library is using the Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID), a state-of-the- art auto identification technique which helps in self-servicing and enhanced security. A separate e-resources section is provided in the library to browse CDs and DVDs of books, theses, and dissertations. The library has developed institutional digital repository (IDR) using open source software (DSpace) to archive and provide online access to the intellectual output of the institute. IDR is available publicly. These steps will greatly enhance the library's efficiency in making the resources available to the academic community at large and also enable the institute to participate in various inter-library initiatives at national and international levels.
Our Library is providing extensive research support services such as citation analysis, usage of reference management tools, copyright and plagiarism support etc. We are using a Turnitin, a leading academic plagiarism tool to improve the quality of research publications. Library is constantly striving to identify and adopt the emerging academic and research support tools and helping the institute in achieving its vision and mission.
The institute has a Medical Center adjacent to the hostel complex. A doctor (Homeopathic, Ayurvedic & Allopathic), Pharmacist & Staff nurse have been appointed to attend to medical emergencies of the campus residents. In addition, the institute relies on a few super-specialty hospitals in the city of Ropar and Chandigarh for providing medical care to its members.
Allotment of hostels is done while keeping in mind the required interaction among the freshers. Room allotment is completely random. The students are accommodated in rooms of one/two. There are two hostels for boys, Sutlej and Beas, each having a capacity of about 450 students. There is a separate Air-Conditioned mess, where all students can dine simultaneously. Girls are allotted the hostel Raavi which is a stone's throw away from the aforementioned places. They are also accommodated in rooms of one/two.
The facilities available in the hostels of the institute are as follows
1. Barber shop
2. Laundry service (paid - nominal rates)
3. A well-equipped gymnasium
4. 24-hour electricity backup
5. Common room (TV room which is no less than a theatre during cricket and football finals)
6. RO filtered water
7. Open terrace
8. Gallery for better ventilation
9. Bathroom with geyser (shared between two rooms)
10. Individual cupboards/Godrej almirah for storage
11. A table and a chair for each student
12. Wi-Fi zone and high speed LAN port (unlimited data download) is available in each room which also enables intra-hostel data sharing.
In case of any problem, the caretaker is always approachable (Office timings). There will be student hostel president for each hostel to listen to your problems and present them in the hostel committee.
You would be eating in the Air-Conditioned mess common to all hostels. We also have a canteen that open ups till 12 midnight. We have a decided Mess Menu that changes every 2-3 months/seasonally.
We have the following:
2 Basketball court
4 Tennis courts
1 Cricket ground
4 Volleyball courts
1 Football ground
2 Badminton courts
1 Athletics ground
1 Hockey ground
2 Table Tennis courts.
The Institute has a Society for Publication and Communication Skills Development. In addition, there are Music, Dance, Dramatics and Literary Societies where the students can participate and develop a well-rounded personality.
At present, the transit campus has excellent facilities for several sports, including a cricket field, three lawn tennis courts, a football field, a hockey field, a gymnasium, a basket ball court, badminton courts, an athletics track, table tennis room and also facilities for several athletic events. The institute encourages its students to participate in inter-IITsport events and other competitions. Space for recreational and creative activities is also available.
The Institute has a branch of SBI as well as a Post office to cater to the needs of the faculty members, staff and students.