Library Collection

The Library and Information Centre is the hub of learning and research activities. It has played an essential role in providing information and various services to its users. The Library is enriched with a valuable archive by Prof. S. P. Agharkar. This archive includes book collections, rare back volumes, periodicals, and reference works primarily in German. ARI library has print, online journals, and databases accessible within the campus through campus LAN. It is also a part of a CSIR- DST consortium known as the National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC).The Library has migrated totally to KOHA- open-source software. SMART- DMS is an active repository of various information related to the institute, including research papers, patents, monographs, Ph.D. thesis, etc., which are uploaded regularly. Hindi books are purchased to promote the  Hindi language.Email intimation about the new arrival of information resources is given to the users. The Library and Information Centre maintains the institute’s website and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

The current holdings of the Library are:

Particulars Total Particulars Total
Books / Bound Volumes 30093 Maps and Atlases 569
Reference Books 1138 Microfilms / Fischer 636
Ph.D. Thesis 393 Annual Report 10
M Sc / M Phil Thesis 97 Journal 55
ARI Reprints 3772 Digital collection/Documents 3222