LIRC has a varied collection of books and other useful reading material in the areas of Information Technology, Computers, Electronics, Telecommunication, Basic Sciences and Humanities. Many books for preparation of competitive exams such as GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS and leisure learning are available in ample quantities, thereby offering a wide spectrum to the reader.
Books: Text Books and Study Books available for home issue are included in this category.
Reference Books: It includes dictionaries, encyclopedia and other study related books which may be consulted for in-depth reading suitable for working on projects. These are stacked on Rack Number 1 (RIGHT) and in the REFERENCE SECTION. These books are marked "Reference Copy" and are available for reference only (only for a day).
Arrangement of Books in the Library:
LIRC has adopted Dewey Decimal Classification for classification and arrangement of books on the shelves as per the subjects. Some of the most majorly used classification numbers are given here. Bay guides are also displayed adequately in the library for easy location of desired books.
New books and journals acquired are displayed for a week in the Display Rack near the entrance, on the respective Book - Shelves and the Digital Library respectively. A list of "New Arrivals" is uploaded monthly under Quick Links.
Journals and Magazines:
* Current Journals:The LIRC subscribes to 54 print journals and 3 E-Resources for the year 2016.
E-Packages: LIRC provides online access to many e-journals through the e-packages such as IEEE-ASPP, IEEE POP and Elsevier Science Direct. Currently the access is provided within the Institute. You may access the Digital Library > E-Resources for access.
* Bound Volumes: Select Bound Volumes are retained in the Archival Room of the LIRC. These are available for Reference purpose only.
Arrangement of Periodicals in the Library:
Journals are displayed in the alphabetical order in the Periodicals Section as National Journals and International Journals and Magazines.
Current Issues of the Journals are available for reference and back issues are available for home issue.
* Syllabi: Syllabi from the year 1999 (UG) and from 2012 (ME) is available as a hard copy for reference only. Soft copies of the syllabi are uploaded on the library's webpage under Quick Links.
* Question Papers: Sample question papers of past examinations of the University of Mumbai are available for reference as a hard copy in the library. Soft copies of the question papers for the last three years (FE to ME) are uploaded on the library's webpage under Quick Links.
* CDs and DVDs: Select CDs and DVDs are available for home issue for a period of two days. CDs accompanying magazines such as Digit, Open Source for You, Electronics for You are widely popular among students.
* NPTEL Video Lecture DVDs: NPTEL is an acronym for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning which is an initiative by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science.
NPTEL as a project originated from many deliberations between IITs, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) during the years 1999-2003.
The Course contents provided on the NPTEL website are extremely useful for teacher training as well as for students. In addition, the course materials (both web and video) are freely accessible by everyone independent of their geographic location.
The videos can be accessed using the following link:
http://192.168.0.6 or http://10.3.5.6
For further details, please contact Dr. Kevin Noronha (Associate Professor, ExTC Department)
You may also visit the NPTEL website for accessing and downloading the courses in the desired formats.