The virtual classroom in IIT Indore is a part of the National Knowledge Network launched on 5th February 2011 by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Kapil Sibal. It is a state-of-the-art Pan-India network which envisages connecting all higher centres of learning and research by bringing together all stakeholders from science, technology, higher education, healthcare, agriculture and governance to a common platform. IITI is one out of the three IITs included in this network. It has features such as live video streaming presentations, shared internet access, virtual whiteboard, a media centre, application, file and desktop sharing and public and private text chat.
The Central Library at IIT Indore has a fine collection of text books, reference books, periodicals, and electronic resources which is undergoing continuous expansion. The books are on various disciplines such as Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Philosophy etc. It also has a good collection of books on Literature and English Language, Sports, Biographies, and General Interest titles as well as a variety of magazines and all the prominent local and national daily newspapers.
Online Information Resources are vital for academic and research institutes in today’s knowledge economy. The library provides access to hundreds of electronic journals through databases like Elsevier’s Science, ASME (American Society for Mechanical Engineers), DEL (Digital Engineering Library) and IEL Online (IEEE Xplore Digital Library).