Library & Information

Library & Information Centre of RMRC has been the life-line for the research activity of the institute. At present, it stands as a modern library & Information Centre with a lot of modern facilities with Wi-Fi enabled. It is regarded as one of the best Bio-Medical & Health Science Research libraries in Odisha.

The library has been using the Koha an Integrated Library Management software package with all the modules for the library housekeeping operations. Using Koha OPAC, users can search the Library Online Catalogue by Author, Title, Subject, and keywords.

The Library has been using the Digital Repository software DSPACE is a repository of Scholarly Publications of ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar. The main objective of this repository is to collect, preserve, and distributes digital material i.e. scholarly publications of RMRC, Bhubaneswar.

Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar library has been categorized as Category- III library by ICMR in 2010 as per review committee report of Govt. of India. The role of the library is not confined with library activities rather library, Information & Publication activities of the Centre. The Library serves the research needs of the scientists, researchers, students, doctors and academicians of the state. The services are extended to a number of other organizations like Universities, Medical Colleges, CSIR Lab, ICAR Lab, DAE and DBT Lab of the state.

Library Timing:

9.00 Am to 5.30 P.M ( Monday to Friday)

Daily Article Service:

Library has started a new article delivery service to all ICMR scientists and researchers. In this "Daily Article Service" every day (Monday to Friday) one current research article from International journals used to send to the scientists in their respective e- mail id. This service will be extended to all medical college faculties in future. Scientists/ Doctors, who are interested to avail this service, please send a request to in order to register your e-mail id in our group mail.

Monday Morning Service

Monday morning is a weekly E- CAS (Electronic Current Awareness Service) of RMRC Library, Bhubaneswar which carries one Biomedical & health science news item and some useful current medical research links so that the scientists can access the articles. This E- Bulletin starts its journey from 21st Nov. 2016.

Library Apprentice Trainees

Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar is one the Biomedical Research Centre of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The Centre's library is recruiting Apprentice library trainee with fixed stipend amount for the period of one year which is approved by ICMR, New Delhi and Board of Practical Training (BOPT), Kolkata since 2009. The fixed stipend amount Rs. 5000.00 per month has been enhanced to Rs. 11,500.00 per month since 2011. Only current year MLISc pass out students are illegible for Library apprentice trainee for the period of one year. During training the trainees are explored on the following activities.

i. Total Housekeeping operation of RMRC Library (Acquisition, technical processing, Classification in UDC & Serial Control etc.)

ii. Working on Library Automation Software- Koha

iii. Institutional Repository (IR) of RMRC Scientific Publications

iv. Online literature search through, ICMR-EJC, ERMED consortia, JCCC@ICMR, EBSCO Database & Science Direct for scientists and researchers

v. Scanning, Digitizing, Resource Sharing and News Clippings on local health news

vi. Bibliometric analysis and Impact factor of scientific journals

vii. Learning how to write research papers in Library & information science


Presently 12th batch trainees are continuing. The details of the apprentice trainees since 2009-2021 are as follows:


1st batch trainees: ( 2009-2010) Snigdharani Sahu , MLISc. (SU), Ruchismita Prusty, MLISc. ( NOU)
2nd batch trainees: (2010-2011) Rameswar Meher, MLISc. (SU), Rajendra Mohan Kissan, MLISc. (SU)
3rd batch Trainees: (2011-2012) Puspita Mishra, MLISc. (UU), Nibedita Senapati, MLISc. (SU)
4th batch trainees: (2012-2013) Nikita Bisi, MLISc. (SU), Ratnapriya Bhoi, MLISc. (SU)
5th batch trainees: (2013-2014) Dhara Sharma, MLISc. (UU), Nasima Begum MLISc. (UU), Mukesh Kumar Bhoi, MLISc. (SU)
6th batch trainees: (2014-2015) Miss Priyanka jee, MLISc. (UU), Miss Lipika Sharma, MLISc. (SU)
7th batch trainees: (2015-2016) Mr. Prabhat Ku Swain, MLISc. (UU), Miss. Lipika Rani Nayak, MLISc. (SU)
8th batch trainees: (2016-2017) Mr. Satyajit Nayak, MLISc. (UU), Miss Twinkle Rout, MLISc. (UU)
9th batch trainees: (2017-2018) Mrs. Hemanti Mahali MLISc.(IGNOU), Miss. Poonam Sing Deo, MLISc. (PU)
10th batch trainees: (2018-2019) Mr. Shakti Ranjan Barik, MLISc. (NOU), Miss. Sonali Srivastav, MLISc. (SU)
11th batch trainees: (2019-2020) Mr. Suryajit Samal, MLISc. (UU), Miss Adyasa Bhoi, MLISc. (SU)
12th batch trainees: (2020-2021) Mr. Nilakantha Dash, MLISc. (UU), Miss Payal Jena, MLISc. (FMU)


Publication Cell:

Library works as publication cell of the institute. It regularly publishes Annual Report, News Bulletin, Library News Letter, IEC materials on specific diseases and special publications. During Centenary year of ICMR (2011), the following 7 publications are published by the publication cell.

Coordinating HRD Activities:

Library works as coordinator for M.Sc. dissertation program and summer training program of M.Sc. students from various universities as 6 monthly project works at RMRC Bhubaneswar.

LAN System:

RMRC Local Area Network (LAN) is connected to all scientists, divisions and section for Internet & Intranet connectivity. At present, the library is equipped with LAN Server connected with more than 50 computers in the RMRC building. Besided LAN server, Mail-server, Antivirus- server and Koha Server are also installed in Library for Networking. Two leased likes i.e NKN and NIC for Web OPAC with BSNL leased line and National Knowledge Network (NKN) for Internet connectivity.

Library collection:

Bound Journals:-4608
Foreign Journals (Prints):-31
Indian Journals (Prints):-30


Online Journals- Science Direct (87)


Presently RMRC have three major consortia for E- resources.


ICMR E-journal Consortia (ICMR-EJC) subscribes world's top 4 weekly journals in biomedical sciences i.e, Nature, Science, The Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) that can be accessible for all ICMR Institutions of the country. The above four online journals are IP activated by all ICMR Institutions of the Country.



The Lancet:



JCCC is J-Gate Custom Content (JCC) for a group of homogeneous consortia members. JCCC-ICMR is an extension of JCC, for the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). It covers 1941 journals received collectively at 29 institutions/centres of ICMR. In addition to these, around 201 open access journals are also covered. In all, journals from 755 publishers are covered on a single platform. JCCC@ ICMR is also IP activated.( Website: )

3. ERMED Consortia:

Electronic Resources in Medicine (ERMED) Consortium is an initiative taken by Director General of Heath Services (DGHS) to develop nationwide electronic information resources in the field of medicine for delivering effective health care for all. The Consortium is being coordinated through its headquarter set up at the National Medical Library (NML).The ERMED resources can be searched and browsed through a versatile search platform i.e . Presently more than 70 Biomedical libraries of Govt. Colleges/ Institutions are members of the consortia.

4. EBSCO Database

EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. It covers more than 2500+ journals. It can be searched and browsed through a versatile search platform. Website-


Name: Dr. B. Sahoo, M.Lib & Inf. Sc, Ph.D

Professional Expertise: Library, Information & Publication, Scientometic Analysis, LAN System administration, Networking, E- resource & E- Publishing

Contact Address:Library & Information Officer, Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar- 751023, Odisha

Tel: 0674-2305616

E- Mail:


My Autobiography in Library Profession

After completion of my graduation in Chemistry in 1985, I entered a professional course i.e B. Lib & Inf. Science and subsequently M. Lib & Inf. Science. During my study period in BLIS & MLIS, I enjoyed a lot by knowing Universe of Knowledge, classification, Indexing, Information Retrieval, Bibliometrics, citation analysis and finally Library administration and many more. Unfortunately, Computer Application in libraries was not covered in our syllabus at that time for which I was fully unaware of Computer knowledge while completing my MLIS study in 1988. I faced a little bit problems on computer knowledge when I started my professional career as Asst. Librarian in ICMR library at RMRC, Bhubaneswar which subsequently overcome while I undergone 5 weeks training program on Comuter Application in Library & Information Activities at NISCAIR ( formerly INSDOC), New Delhi. Now I am heading the division of Library, Information & Publication of RMRC, Bhubaneswar. Though I have studied lot of things in library & Information science but practical application is very less. In a biomedical Research library like ICMR major application here is Online search, Scientometric Analysis , Institutional repository, LAN Administration, Publishing News Bulletin and other publication activities, HRD activities, Institutional Website design, giving apprentice training to MLIS students, online journal consortia and Library Automation for making E- Library


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