The SIRD library has a collection of 5000 volumes of valuable books on rural development, poverty alleviation, decentralised planning, women development, management, entrepreneurship development etc. The library subscribes to more than 24 periodicals and five popular magazines on rural development. The library offers its services to researchers, SIRD trainees and other students and research scholars from various colleges and Universities who are doing studies on the different areas of rural development.
Class Rooms and Hostel
The Institute has the facility to conduct four trainings simultaneously in the four well- equipped classrooms including one A/C Room for Videoconferencing.
It has a hostel which can accommodate 50 trainees at a time. Another hostel the capacity of 50 inmates has been sanctioned by Government of India. The construction of the new building will bestartedsoon.
Computer LAB
The use of Computers and its applications are widely accepted and appreciated globally in every walk of life. Its applications are unlimited. It varies from science and technology to establishment of information system to the day-to-day activities of individuals. It is to be noted that in our state many of the officers are having computerized information system for their functioning. Considering the vast changes which took place in the field of computerization information technology it is very much essential to acquire minimum working knowledge in computers. The training centre is also fully equipped with all the latest training aids. Keeping this in view, SIRD introduced training programmes in computer applications for government official during 2001-2002. These programmes are (i) a basic introductory training programme for two weeks and (ii) a refresher training for four days. So far number of introductory trainings and 28 number of refresher programme have been conducted and 22 Officials were trained.
Video-Conferencing Facility
SIRD, Kerala is one of the few institutions where Government of India have installed video-conferencing facility. The objective of this facility is to widen the reach and coverage of training. It also enables the institute to be a storehouse of knowledge and doubts can be cleared with the participants sitting at the respective places. Expertise can be shared and accessed from different places. Faculties of national institutes like NIRD MANAGE etc., regularly use this medium to address the participants of this Institute.
  • DTP facilities, Risograph, photocopier, scanner etc..
  • LCD projector and Internet browsing facilities.
  • Distance learning facilities through satellite receiver system in association with Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
  • Facility for uninterrupted power supply.
  • Indoor game facilities.