Life at Campus
Fellows are provided with reasonably furnished rent-free accommodation in the cottages that form a part of the Estate. These have been recently renovated with the re-furbishing of many of the residences to make them comfortable and warm. Telephones are provided wherever possible through the EPABX system of the Institute. All Fellows are also provided with:
a study which they may have to share with one or two other Fellows,
computer and e-mail facilities,
certain stationary items.
The Library of the Institute is one of the finest in the country. Its collection has been enriched by acquiring the private collections of eminent scholars like R.C. Majumdar, Abdul Majid Khan, H.C. Ray Chaudhury and Ajit Ghosh as well as that of Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru. Developed over a period of 45 years, the Library now has a collection of over 1.50 lakh volumes of books, journals, microfilms and other documents. Besides, Institution Repository has also been created which has access to recently published monographs of the Institute. The collection has been mainly developed in the areas of Philosophy, Religion, Fine Arts, Socio-linguistics, Psycho-linguistics, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Socio-Economic Planning and Development, Third World Economics, Ancient and Medieval Indian History and Culture and Modern Indian History, Politics, Society and Economy. The collection of 'back volumes' of journals is rated high by its users. The major housekeeping operations of the library have been computerised and its database pertaining to books can be accessed through the DELNET. Internet facilities are also available to library users. The library, we expect, will be one of the best collections for scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences in India.
NKN Campus Network
The Fellows , Associate and staff and visitors at the Institute can now enjoy the flexibility to access web and exchange resourceful information from anywhere within campus . Over 100 PCs and two hi-end server are connected to the internet through broadband connections provided by ( NKN) National Knowledge Network . The connectivity has recently been extended to Karanchi Line (IUC Associates Hostel), Fellow's mess and Sidharth Vihar Guest House.
Conveniently located on the premises, the Institute has a dispensary with a Resident Medical Officer. This caters to routine medical requirements of the members of the Institute and their families.
For both recreation and health, and to foster a sense of bonding in the Institute's family, there is a sports club that offers billiards, badminton, table tennis and carrom. Fellows, Associates and scholars visiting the Institute and members of the staff are welcome to use these facilities.