Knowledge Management Centre (KMC)

About KMC

The library is the central knowledge management hub at the National Institute of Design, Assam. NID library provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and readers to gather the educational and research needs. The Knowledge Management Centre (KMC) started its functioning from August 2019 and is located at the center of the institute in an aesthetically built two-storeyed building occupying an area of 673.44 sq m along with sufficient reading space. The KMC is well organized in terms of infrastructure including various resources of physical and electronic collections. The KMC of NID Assam has been upgraded with an automatic system which integrated with Koha Library Management Software. The KMC is fully air-conditioned, CCTV and Wi-Fi enabled building which is accoutered with RFID system for smooth functioning of its services. The library is rich in terms of hardware infrastructure and owns Self- Issue Return Kiosk, Self-Book Drop Unit, OPAC Kiosk, and other modern amenities. This knowledge hub also intends to develop its collections and other resources as well as to expand its services via the Digital Library platform.

VISION: Strengthening the academic community of the National Institute of Design Assam with upgraded collections, innovative services, and state-of-the-art technologies by a strategic partnership with national and international library networks.

MISSION: The Knowledge Management Centre promises to promote the NID Assam’s mission as well as to cater, discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge to the community. It engages with ongoing technological transformations to deliver physical and digital content and services significant to education, research, publication, and outreach.



KMC Hours


Opening Hours

Circulation Time


8:30 AM

8:00 PM

9:00 AM

5.00 PM


9:00 AM

5.00 PM



KMC Sections

Textbook Section

Circulation Section

Property Counter Section

Reference Section

Computer Section

Audio-visual Collection Section

Periodical Section

Book Processing Section

Special Collection Section

Reprographic Section

Bound Volume Section

Hindi / Regional Book Section

KMC Collection

The collection of library covers the latest information resources on all areas of Industrial Design, Textiles and Apparel Design, Communication Design, Engineering, Technology, Science, Social Science, Humanities etc. KMC is providing access to e-books, e-journals and other e-resources through various databases. The users can access these subscribed databases as well as the KMC OPAC from any terminal within the Institute’s campus.



1. Print Books


2. Periodicals:


3. e-Journal databases

4 databases

4. e-Book database

2 databases

5. Bound volume


6. Consortia Membership


7. Audio-video Collections


8. News papers



Books: KMC has a collection of over 3500+ books in the area of Industrial Design, Textiles and Apparel Design, Communication Design, Engineering, Technology, Science, Social Science, Humanities etc. Beside these, KMC has also many kind of reference books, hindi books and regional books.
Web Link

Print Journals:

The library subscribes to 43 National / International periodicals for the academic and research needs of the NID Assam academic community.
Web Link

KMC Staff

Dr. Tonmay Sabhapandit
Head Librarian
Email: tonmay

Ms. Krishna Das
Sr Assistant Librarian

Mr. Indranil Chakraborty
Sr. Library Assistant

KMC Committee

Mr. Suman Chowdhury, Associate Senior Faculty

Faculty Adviser

Dr. Bisheshwar Haorongbam, Associate Senior Faculty


Mr. Titu Mili, Faculty


Mr. Ulemba Meetei Hirom, Faculty


Dr. Tonmay Sabhapandit, Head Librarian



KMC is providing the following services:
1. Membership: The following categories of persons shall become members of KMC by default:
All the faculty members of NID Assam
All the regular students of NID Assam
All other regular employees of NID Assam
Provided that a person other than the above categories may be allowed to become member of the library as a special case on a request in writing from the person concerned.

2. Book circulation: KMC provides the facility of issue, return, renewal of books through the RFID-based technology to all the library members.

Book Circulation Policy at KMC, NID Assam

Category /
Patron / Type

Number of Books

Duration of Issue

Fine per day / perbook



30 days

Rs 1.00




Rs 1.00



15 days

Rs 2.00

3. Current Awareness Services:
* Latest Arrival Display
* Course Wise Reference Book Display

4. Reading facility

5. Reference Services: Users may approach the Head Librarian & Sr. Assistant Librarian for information or any assistance in the use of the Library Collections and Services. The following reference services are provided by KMC:

i). Ready reference service on requested query: on the spot, through email and telephone
ii). Information about library services
iii). Information about library resources
iv). Information about Infrastructure development
v). Information about new initiatives being taken

6. User Orientation and Information Literacy Program: KMC being the service provider, arranges the user orientation/education programme for the Students and Faculty of NID Assam every year in the beginning of new session. In this programme, KMC also educate about the system and services of the library. Apart from this, different topic related to users research / academic work is also covered in this programme from time to time.

7. Printing/ scanning Services: KMC provides printing and scanning facility, which is available at Reprographic Section. A user can get the printing/scanning of desired documents on free of cost with prior approval.

Important / Quick Links


1. Membership Form

2. Book Recommendation Form

3. Declaration on Lost Library Item of KMC, NID Assam

4. Rules & Regulations of KMC, NID Assam

5. List of empanelled Vendors

Knowledge Management Centre
National Institute of Design,
Tocklai, Rajabari, Jorhat, Assam, 785014