The Central Library occupies a unique place in academic activities of the Institute. The Systematic Accession Register was started in this Library from 1945 and the name of the first accessioned book was “Indian Economics” by P. N. Banerjee.

  • Total no. of books (up to March 2019) : 22,422 + CC41
  • Total no. of periodicals subscribed: 10.
  • Total no. of newspapers subscribed: 01.

The library subscribes to the following periodicals.

Sl. No. Title of the Periodical Language Frequency
1. Anushtup Bengali Quarterly
2. Current Science English Fortnightly
3. Desh Bengali Fortnightly
4. Economic and Political Weekly English Weekly
5. Employment News  English Weekly
6. Frontline  English Fortnightly
7. India Today English Weekly
8. Resonance English Monthly
9. Saptahik Bartaman Bengali Weekly
10. Science Reporter English Monthly
11. University News English Weekly


Collection Development of Books


(1st April – 31st March)
Total Collections
(as on 31st March)
No of Books Added Amount Spent (Rupees)
2015-2016 22,277 33 Rs.6,225.00
2014-2015 22,244 375 Rs.1,68,145.00
2013-2014 21,869 261 Rs.81,152.00
2012-2013 21,608 147 Rs.29,123.00