The College Library established in 1995. Our library is kept open from 8.30 am to 7.00 pm without a break. A Book Bank has been opened for weaker section of students (SC&ST) for their utility. Bar Code Technology was introduced in 2010. Our library now functions in a full fledged manner and cater to the library needs of students and faculty members. Books and journals are easily accessible to both students and Research Scholars.


The Primary objective of the library is to serve to the needs of our Faculty, Research scholars, students and members of the library. It acts as a center for study and research for the inmates of the college giving way to integral department of users. Being an autonomous college the Library attracts outside users on deposit and non-deposit basis for academic and professional purpose.

Library Policy

The library aims at being a Resource Centre, a social institution a force for educational excellence by providing and Non-book materials, to promote good values, genuine human relationships, social consciousness, leadership capacities, and academic excellence in research and in teaching.

Working Hours

  • Working Days - 8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Without Break)
  • Holidays - 9.30 am to 1.00 pm
  • Examination days - 9.30 am to 7.00 pm (Without Break)


VICAS Library has 59,411 Volumes and 229 Journals and magazines. All the books are mostly classified to Dewey Decimal Classification. Bay guides are available to access the books easily and all the books are arranged properly with bar coding facility. The open access system is followed to make the process of locating books very easy to the users. The Library is fully automated and OPAC facility is provided.

Library Resources Details As on Date - 28.01.2016

TAMIL 10697 475 11172 12 - - - 34 178 177
ENGLISH 6380 506 6886 8 4 112 48 717 81
MATHEMATICS 3446 95 3541 11 2 2 8 45 842 97
PHYSICS 3017 86 3103 11 1 3 13 31 375 250
CHEMISTRY 2157 113 2270 9 1 1 13 27 336 148
BOTANY 824 57 918 24 3 4 175 1 1011 843
ZOOLOGY 529 46 575 13
BIOTECHNOLOGY 1891 373 2264 20
MICROBIOLOGY 1402 299 1701 15
BIOCHEMISTRY 831 139 970 4
NUTRITION 365 56 421 - - - - - - -
TEXTILE 304 5 309 - - - - - - -
COMMERCE 6722 204 6926 40 7 5 179 56 524 399
COMPUTER SCIENCE/ MCA 9530 382 9912 14 13 6 834 114 451 410
HINDI 806 1 807 - - - 20 - - -
MALAYALAM - - 768 - - - - - - -
MBA 4233 125 4358 16 2 2 86 - 224 124
XEROX COPIES - - 213 - - - - - - -
BOOK BANK - - 1056 - - - - - - -
GK(IAS-265,S-87,OB-192, GK497) 596 455 1041 - - - - - - -
GENERAL - - - - - 28 48 - - -
TOTAL BOOKS 53597 3476 59411 145 33 51 1488 408 4658 2529


We have subscribed 226 current periodicals and almost a majority of Journals are Peer reviewed and having a high impact factor number.

Inter National Journals

  • International Journal of Pure& Applied Chemistry
  • International Journal of Management and Human Resources
  • International Journal of Finance Markets
  • The Global Journal of Finance and Economics
  • International Journal of Accounting and Finance
  • International Journal of Data Mining and Emerging Technologies
  • International Journal of Computer Engineering
  • International Journal of Marketing and Finance
  • International Journal of Business Policy and Economics
  • International Journal of Marketing and Trade Policy
  • International Journal of Advances in Software Engineering
  • International Jouranal of Bioinformatics and Soft Computing (Ijbsc)
  • International Jouranal of Computational Intelligence and Healthcare Informatics (Cihci)
  • International Journal of Fundamental and Numerical Mathematical Sciences
  • International Review of Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • International Journal of Physics
  • International Journal of Mind, Brain & Cognition
  • International Journal of Translation
  • Int.Jnl.of Cross Culture Management
  • Int.Jnl.of Rural Management
  • International Journal of Communication
  • International Journal of Computational Linguistics
  • International Journal of Industrial Biotechnology


  • Harvard Business Review
  • Banking Finance
  • Business Today
  • Linux for you
  • Facts for you
  • Tamil Computer
  • Digit Magazine
  • Electronics Bazaar
  • Physics for you
  • Chemistry Today
  • Puthiya Thalaimurai
  • Puthiya Thalaimurai Kalvi
  • Woman’s Era
  • Employment News
  • Mathematics Today
  • Biology Today
  • Bionature
  • Noolagam Pesukirathu
  • India Today (Tamil)
  • Tell me why
  • Wisdom
  • Yoga
  • General Knowledge today
  • Isha Kaattupoo
  • Thannambikkai
  • Pavaiyar Malar
  • Lemuria Publications
  • Senthamil Idal
  • Vaikarai
  • Tamilarasu(English)
  • Tamilarasu(Tamil)
  • Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam
  • The Vedantha Kesari
  • Bhagavath Tharisanam
  • Theli Tamil
  • Sri Kaalimurasu
  • Amudha Surabi
  • Uyirmai
  • Kalachuvadu
  • Grishobha
  • Champak

Malayalam Magazines

  • Maathrubhumi Week
  • Vanitha
  • Grihalakshmi
  • Arogyamasika
  • Manorama
  • Mangalam
  • Kanyaka

National Journal

  • Journal of Chemical Sciences
  • Indian Journal of Chemistry Section - A
  • Indian Journal of Chemistry Section - B
  • Indian Journal of Chemical Technology
  • Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources
  • ISST Journal of Applied Chemistry
  • Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Sciences
  • The Journal of Crystallization Physics and Chemistry
  • Journal of Intellectual Property Rights
  • The Journal of Accounting & Finance
  • Indian Journal of Marketing
  • Indian Journal of Finance
  • Prabandhan : Indian Journal of Management
  • Arthshastra : Indian Journal of Economics & Research
  • Smart Journal of Business Management
  • Journal of Banking, Information Technology and Management
  • South Asian Journal of Socio- Political Studies
  • Advances in Indian Retail Market
  • Indian Journal of Business Administration & Management
  • Indian Journal of Consumer Policy
  • Indian Journal of Entreprenership Development
  • Indian Journal of Marketing Research & Marketing Technology
  • Indian Journal of Retail Management
  • Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge
  • Gitam Journal of Management
  • IIMS Journal of Management Science
  • Asian Journal of Research in Banking and Finance
  • Journal of Commerce and Management Thought
  • Indian Journal of Financial Services Management
  • Indian Journal of Knowledge Management in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Indian Journal Human Resource Development and Management
  • Global Journal of Retail Management
  • Journal of Human Resource Development and Management
  • Bank Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Brand Management
  • Jindal Journal of Business Research
  • Indian Journal of Marketing
  • Journal on Computer Science
  • Indian Journal of Information Sciences and Services
  • Indian Journal of Science & Technology
  • Indian Journal of Networking & Modern Technique
  • Indian Journal of Cybermetics & Hybrid Computing
  • Indian Journal of Embedded and Microprocessor
  • Indian Journal of Modern Grid Computing
  • Indian Journal of Neural Networks and Techniques
  • Indian Journal of Wireless and Mobile Communications
  • Journal of Asian Business Management
  • Journal of Financial Management
  • Indian Journal of Computer Science in Higher Education
  • Indian Review of Data Mining & Warehouse
  • Indian Journal of Optimization Techniques
  • Journal of Wireless Communication and Simulation
  • Journal of Cloud Computing
  • Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics
  • Language Forum
  • Creative Forum
  • Literary Miscellany
  • Journal of Advanced Linguistic Studies
  • Literaria
  • Indian Literature
  • Dialogue: A Journal of Devoted to Literary Appreciation
  • University News
  • Annals of Library & Information Studies
  • Annals of Library & Information Studies
  • ISST Journal of Advances in Librarianship
  • SALIS Journal of Information Management and Technology
  • Current Sciences
  • Resonance - Journal of Science Education
  • Journal of Biosciences
  • Journal of Genetics
  • Medical & Aromatic Plants Abstracts
  • Indian Journal of Biotechnology
  • Indian Journal of Human Genetics
  • Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
  • Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • Indian Journal of Microbiology
  • Journal of Ecobiology
  • Journal of Ecotoxicology & Environmental Monitoring
  • Pestology
  • The Scitech Journal
  • Down to Earth
  • Bio Science Research Bulletin
  • LS: International Journal of Life Sciences
  • Advances in Life Sciences
  • Indian Journal of Entomology
  • Ecology Environment and Conservation
  • Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnoogy & Environmental Science
  • Journal of Environmental Biology
  • Indian Journal of Applied Biotechnology and Biochemistry
  • The Uttar Pradesh Zoological Society
  • Proceedings (Mathematical Sciences)
  • Sadhana (Engineering Sciences)
  • ISST Journalof Mathematics & Computing System
  • Journal of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
  • Bulletin of Culcutta Mathematical Society
  • Indian Journal of Algebra
  • Indian Journal of Difference Equations
  • Indian Journal of Statistics and Analysis
  • Indian Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mathematical Sciences
  • Pacific-Asian Journal of Mathematics
  • The Journal of Management Outlook
  • The Indian Journal of Management
  • The Indian Journal of Research
  • Asian Journal of Management Cases
  • Global Business Review
  • Journal of Emerging Market Finance
  • Journal of Entrepreneurship
  • Journal of Human Values
  • IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review
  • Management and Labour Studies
  • Review of Market Integration
  • Bulletin of The Allahabad Mathematical Society
  • Indian Journal of Mathematical Society
  • Siddhant – A Journal of Decision Making
  • Sumedha Journal of Management
  • LBS Journal of Management & Research
  • Training & Development Journal
  • JIMS8M: The Journal of Indian Management & Strategy
  • Bulletin of Material Science
  • Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Journal of Earth System Science
  • Pramana - Journal of Physics
  • Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics
  • Indian Journal of Radio & Space Physics
  • Isst Journal of Applied Physics
  • Journal of Pure Applied and Industrial Physics
  • Wide Spectrum
  • Oriental Journal of Physics


தினத்தந்தி THE HINDU Rajashdhan Pathrika
தினமலர் TIMES OF INDIA Navabharath Times
காலைக்கதிர் THE ECONOMIC TIMES  
தி இந்து    
மதுரை மணி    
விளையாட்டு முரசு    


Library provided the following services to its readers.

  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
  • Circulation Service: (Books issue / return / renewal)
  • Reference Service.
  • Book Bank (Special Candidates such as SC/ST)
  • Selective Dissemination of Information Service (SDI)
  • Current Awareness Service (CAS)
  • Institution Repository (Using D Space)
  • Internet Service

Borrowing Limitations

Membership No. of Books Borrowing Limitation
UG 2 30 Days
PG 3 60 Days
M.Phil 5 90 Days
PH.D 6 150 Days
Faculty 7 180 Days
Non Teaching 2 30 Days
  • Books will be issued only on production of valid user ID card
  • Books borrowed must be returned on or before the due date
  • Only one renewal can be done at any one time
  • Books will have to be physically present for renewals
  • For late return of books, overdue charges will be collected as per rules in force
  • Users are requested to collect receipts for fine amount paid by them
  • Users are requested to verify the physical condition of the book/s before borrowing
  • Users are required to switch off the lights and fans when not required or while leaving the reading halls

Library Rules and Regulations

  • Library is the temple of learning, hence complete silence, dignity, and decorum should be maintained inside the library.
  • Outsiders shall get permission from the principal for using the facilities at the library
  • Teaching and non teaching staff, many enroll themselves as library member by filling up the library membership form with latest passport size photograph.
  • Access to the library is provided to the students by using the ID card, without which no student will be allowed to enter the library.
  • All the users should wear their college ID card with the rope inside the library all the time.
  • Users have to produce their ID card to the library staff as and when asked for.
  • Access to the library is providing visitors only after making an entry in the entry register kept at the entrance of the library.
  • Users must keep their belongings at the “property counter” before entering the library. Library staff will not be responsible for reader’s personal books kept in the property counter. Only small pads or loose sheets are allowed inside the library for taking notes.
  • The users are requested not  to misplace the books from one shelf to another; they shall leave the books on the reference tables after using; the library staff will replace the books in their respective positions. Hence users are requested not to disturb the sequence of arrangement of books in the rack.
  • Underlining, scribbling, tearing of pages or any other type of mutilation of books, Magazines, journals, etc., mishandling or misuse of computers will lead to severe action and fine.
  • If any reading Material is taken out of the library without proper entry, serious action will be taken.
  • The Library Accession List and Issue are managed through web-enabled software-MODERNLIB.
  • Students can borrow books for a period of 30 days.  The loan period can be extended by another 30 days, provided there is no reservation pending for the book.  Second renewal of the  book is not possible even if the book is not in the reservation list. Students can renew the borrowed books through online.
  • Only one copy of the same title be issued to each user
  • Books once issued from the library should not be carried back into the library before discharging the same at the circulation counter
  • It is the responsibility of every user to return the books or before the due date, which can be known the  Modernlib or due date slip. In case they are not returned within the due date, a late fee of Rs.5.00 first day then next day Rs. 1.00 will be added. Users who repeatedly fail to return books on the due date may be debarred from membership of the library.
  • User should satisfy them whether the books are in good condition, before they leave the counter.  If any damage is found, the same must be immediately intimated. Otherwise, he/she will be held responsible for any damage. A minimum fine of Rs.50 will be charged for any book damaged due to rains, stains, being torn, loose binding or plastic cover of the books being removed of torn.
  • In case the book is lost by a borrower, the users should replace the same edition of the resource at his/her own cost within a week. If failed to do so she will be fined two times the cost of the foreign authored books and two times the cost Indian authored books as replacement fee.
  • Copy  restrictions Whole books and periodicals cannot be copied More than one article cannot by copied from any issue of periodical
  • Only single copies can be requested, of a few selected pages, for personal, scholarly use
  • Group discussions or any other activities will not be permitted inside the central library
  • The system kept in the central library is only for browsing e-journals, digital resources of  VICAS and for searching  books  in the central library
  •  No dues certificate shall be issued to users only after submission of books/documents/fine only.


Digital Library

“Revolutions are not made they come.”

A modern digital library network with high speed internet access is also housed in the premises. Reprographic facilities with printer & CD writer are provided for. The prime objective of this Digital Library to act as a subject gateway providing access to the information resources of various libraries and information services both internal and external, all in one place, enabling users to search, browse and download any required data needed quickly and easily.

The Digital Knowledge Centre accesses the following:

  • E-Journals
  • E-Learning Resources
  • E-Books


Particular Url
EBSCO host

Available E-Journals in N-List

Particular Websites
American Institute of Physics (18 titles)
American Physical Society (10 titles)
Annual Reviews (33 titles)
Cambridge University Press (224 titles)
Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) (1 titles)
Indian Journals (150 titles)
Institute of Physics (46 titles)
JSTOR (2000 titles)
Oxford University Press (206 titles)
Royal Society of Chemistry (29 titles)
H. W. Wilson (1420 titles)

Available E-Books in N-LIST

Cambridge Books Online (1800 titles)
E-brary (83000+ titles)
EBSCoHost-Net Library (936 titles)
Hindustan Book Agency (65+ titles)
Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) Books (382+ titles)
Oxford Scholarship (1402+ titles)
Springer eBooks (2300 titles)
Sage Publication eBooks (1000 titles)
Taylor Francis eBooks (1800 titles
Myilibrary-McGraw Hill (1124 titles)

The Following E-Resources are available in DELNET

Union Catalogue of Books
E-Books: Read them online
Full-Text Medical Books
Union List of Journals
Union Catalogue of Journals(with Holdings)
Articles Database
Open Access Journals
Full-Text Medical Journals
Dental E-journals
Education E-journals
Engineering and Technology E-journals
Management E-journals
Pharmacy E-journals
Engineering and Technology E-journals : TOC
Multimedia Databases
Union List of CD-ROMs
Union List of Video-Recordings
Union List of Sound-Recordings
Other Online Databases
MEDLINE and other databases of NLM
US Patents : Full Text
Cambridge Dictionary Online
ODLIS : Online Dictionary for Lib & Inf. Science
Thesis / Dissertations
Thesis and Dissertations Database
Networked Digital Library of Thesis and Dissertations
Learning Resources For LIS Professionals
Learning Resources For LIS Professionals
Digital Library
Digital Libraries of the World


Institutional Repository

Institutional Repositories (IRs) are a development in managing digital objects for effective utilization. The majority of research scholars do not provide free access to their research output to their colleague’s .IRs provide scholars with a common platform so that everyone in the institution can contribute scholarly material to promote cross-campus interdisciplinary research. An institutional repository is an online archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital copies.

VICAS Library established the Institutional Repository (IR) with the help of DSpace -open source Digital Library software. E-question bank, E-journals, E-books, Newspaper Cutting, E- Dissertation & theses.

VICAS Library using the DSpace software for managing digital contents. It offers the following features:-

  • DSpace is a platform that allows we can capture items in any format – in text, video, audio, and data. It distributes over the web. It indexes our work, so users can search and retrieve our digital resources.
  • It preserves our digital work over the long term.
  • DSpace provides a way to manage our research materials and publications in a professionally maintained repository to give them greater visibility and accessibility over time.
  • DSpace is typically used as an institutional repository.
  • Facilitate the capture and ingest of materials, including metadata about the materials
  • Facilitate easy access to the materials, both by listing and searching
  • Facilitate the long term preservation of the materials.

SAGE Management Online Journals

Journal of Enterpreneurship
Journal of Human Values
Review of Market Integration
Management and Labour Studies
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management
Global Business Review
Journal of Emerging Market Finance
Asian Journal of Management of|Cases
International Journal of Rural Management

Other Useful Links

Particular Website
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository (NOPR)
Science Alert
Academic Journals
Open Directory Science Publications
Public Library of Science
Citeseer X;jsessionid=52FF328CCC6E4C16311606FD5E19A646
Open Science Directory
Bentham Open
Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journals
List of Open-Access Journals
List of Scientific Journals
Bio line International
Selected Open Access Journals (ICAST)
Trials Journals
Selected Internet Resources in Library and Information Science
E-Prints in Library and Information Science
Library and Information Science - Digital Library - Online Journals
Open Access Repositories
Eprints@IISc: Indian Institute of Science
Dspace@INFLIBNET: Information and Library Network
Registry of Open Access Repositories
Cross Archive Search Service for Indian Repositories
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
Social Science Research Network


Particular Website
Vidyanidhi Electronic Thesis Search
Networked Digital library of electronic theses and dissertations Search
CSIR: Open Access Repository of Indian Theses
Ohio LINK Electronic Theses Search
Indian Institute of Science Electronic Theses Search
Open Thesis
CUSAT Digital library Electronic Theses Search
MG university Online Digital Theses library Electronic Theses Search
Scholarius : Open Access Dissertations and Theses


Library Staff Members

  • Librarian: Mr.P.Boopathi,. MBA.,MLISc, M.Phil,PGDLAN .,SET.
  • Contact: 99427 19117
Name Qualfication Designation


Library Advisory Committee

As per the direction of the Chairman, the college Governing Council, the Library Advisory Committee Members should be changed once every year.


Principal - Dr.B.T. SURESH KUMAR M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D
Librarian - Mr. P. BOOPATHI, MBA., MLIS., M.Phil., PGDLAN., SET.

Department Hod’s


LAC Members & Senior Faculty Members

  • Mr. R. BATHRI DEVANATH - Asst. Professor (English)
  • Mr. M. NAGOOR MEERAN - Asst. Professor (Chemistry)
  • Mrs. K. E. POORNI - Asst. Professor (Biotechnology)
  • Dr. K. RAMESH - Asst. Professor (Commerce)
  • Mr. M. JEGANRAJ - Asst. Professor (Management Studies)

2015-2016 (JULY)

Library Advisory Committee (LAC)

The first Library Advisory Committee of the year was conducted by our Librarian on 08.07.2015 at 3.00 p.m. in our Library.

As per the direction of Chairman Sir, the college Governing Council, the Following Library Advisory Committee, is constituted in the year 2014-15.

The fulfillment of last meeting resolution

  • As per the resolution of last meeting, we have conducted the “Mega Book Exhibition” dated on 27.01.2015 to 30.01.2015.  Many publishing houses & Vendors were participating in this programme.  They had displayed a variety of books which continued the wealth of knowledge and experience.  Around 15,000 students were participating over the Vivekanandha Educational Institutions, and they bought various types of books subject, novels, competitive books and social leader books, story and rhyme books for kids etc..
  • As per the resolution we have purchased some important books from the remaining budget through the book exhibition in order to students and faculty member’s proposal.
  • As per the resolution we have issued additional one library card for UG Computer Science students in order to the fulfillment of respective department students suggestions. 
  • As per the resolution we got permission for book binding from our chairman sir, and then bounded the all damaged and torn books, back volumes of journals and magazines.
  • As per the resolution we have conduct  the stock verification process through faculty members and library staff members from 18/04/2015 to 30/04/2015.After the completion of physical verification, we have identified 24 books were missing, the missed books amount added into students common breakage.

The following heads were discussed in the meeting

  • We have discussed about the 2015-16 academic year book purchase and also we have to set up a separate special committee for the purpose of to prepare the effective and feasible  book proposal list. This committee assured the book list should be included, students and faculty members suggestions and also covered the latest BOS syllabus.
  • The committee members discussed about one special user education programme for PG I year hostel students. The programme mainly concentrates to increase the reading habits among the student community.
  • We have discussed about the competition like poetry writing, and drawing for “123rd Librarians Day Celebration” and its titles.
  • We have discussed about the “ORIENTATION PROGRAMME” for first year UG & PG students of our college.
  • We have conferred with the “Special User Education cum orientation programme” for research scholars.

The following resolutions have been passed

  • Resolved to send the book proposal circular to acquire the new books for the current academic year budget.
  • It is resolved to suggest the “Special User Education Program” for PG I-year Hostel students.
  • It is resolved to celebrate the Librarian’s Day on 12.08.2014 and also arrange one resource person in the field of Library Science for a guest lecture on the day of celebration, connection with this celebration; we have to conduct a special drawing and poetry competition.
  • Resolved to suggest the orientation program for the first year UG & PG students on September onwards.
  • It is resolved to organize the “Workshop on E – Resources and Orientation Programme for research scholars on October first week onwards.