Finding answers to relevant questions

The FLAME Vivekananda Library, with its wide collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services, fills an essential requisite in the intellectual pursuits for our students, faculty and the surrounding community. The library building is an imposing architectural marvel and presents itself as one of the most prominent infrastructural landmarks of the campus.

The library building has a sprawling space of 36,000 sq. ft., with designated areas for different sections, providing the right ambiance for reading and reflection. The library has a collection of books, print journals, magazines along with a range of e-collection material including e-journals, online databases, CD-ROM collection, etc., which are accessible through the institute's network and Wi-Fi.

The library is fully automated using KOHA software. KOHA is a true enterprise-class Integrated Library System with comprehensive functionality including basic and advanced options. It supports full text searching with enhanced catalogue display which can use content from Amazon, Google and Open Library, among others.

The library is RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enabled. RFID is an innovative technology for automatic identification and tracking of library material. The library is equipped with a “Self Check System” which enhances member privacy and saves time. The member identification and access rights are also controlled by the RFID system.

The library comprises of sections and resources as below:

News room

This section helps students and the community to remain updated on daily happenings. Below is a list of newspapers, magazines & journals subscribed by the library:

Business Line Indian Exp Pudhari
Business Standard Kesari Pune Mirror
Dainik Sakal Lokmat Sakal Times
Economic Times Loksatta Times of India
Financial Express Maharashtra Times Wall Street Journal
Financial Times Mint Wealth
Hindu Navabharat  
Hindustan Prabhat  


Magazines & Journals
Agrarian South: The Journal of Political Economy EducationWorld Magazine Journal of Education for Sustainable Development
American Cinematography Gandhi Marg Journal of Literature and Aesthetics
Arthaniti - Journal of Economic Theory & Practice Harvard Business Review Man and Development 
Asian Journal of Management Cases IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review Marg
Business Today IIMB Management Review Metamorphosis: A Journal of Management Research
BW BUSINESSWORLD India Today English Prabandhan
Caravan Indian Historical Review PRAJNAN- Journal of Social and Management Sciences
Contemporary Education Dialogue Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics Review of Agrarian Studies
Current Science Indian Journal of Marketing Review of Development and Change
Dalal Street Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources SCMS Journal of Indian Management
Decision Indian journal of natural sciences SMART Journal of Business Management Studies
Down to Earth Indian Journal of Social Work Vikalpa
Economic and Political Weekly IUP Journal of English Studies  

Reading rooms

Reading rooms are study spaces made available to the students and the community.

Quiet study carrels

The library provides a choice of study spaces to suit different work preferences including silent study areas.

Courseware section

The courseware section provides ready reference of textbooks and reference material.

Reprographic section

The reprographic section offers photocopying, scanning and printing services.

Student café and lounge

The cafe and lounge gives a refreshing experience for students for short breaks from their intensive study. The facility is designed to provide a gathering place for students, faculty, and staff to encourage interaction and strengthen the learning environment.

Computer lab

The computer lab in the library is the largest open computer lab on campus, with access to various important e-resources.

Discussion rooms

The discussion rooms are a place where users can discuss and work together. Equipment’s such as LCD for media viewing and whiteboards are at the user’s disposal.

Reference section

The reference section houses the library's reference books. These books provide quick and accessible information on any particular topic. Reference books include topics that are intended to guide students in their studies. The reference collection contains information on a wealth of topics, but that information does not typically go into great depth. Reference books include materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, and style guides, among others.


The archives section houses books and material that have gone out of print or are of older versions.