The School of Information and Communication (SEIC) is a well established unique knowledge hub of ni-msme in providing information services and ICT solutions through training to both the national and international MSME community. To strengthen the informational base of MSMEs in facing the global challenges led to the formation of School of Enterprise Information and Communication (SEIC) laying emphasis on providing information services in varied forms and need based skill oriented Information Technology (IT) training using the latest technologies.

Core competencies

The school functions with its fully equipped sources of information and state-of-the-art infrastructure to meet the informational needs and ICT skill development training requirements of MSMEs, Government organisations, public and private sectors, NGOs, entrepreneurs, students, researchers etc. through its two Centres viz, Small Enterprises National Documentation Centre (SENDOC) and Centre for Communication and Information Technology (C-CIT).

Centre for Communication and Information Technology (C-CIT)

The Centre for Communication and Information Technology (C-CIT) was established in the year 1998 with an objective to provide IT solutions to government organisations and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India, besides need based training programmes to build industry ready work force so that they get a smooth landing in ICT industry.

The primary objective of C-CIT is to offer challenging and advanced training programmes to the students, entrepreneurs and employees of various organizations working in ICT industry. Apart from the above-mentioned activities, C-CIT also involves itself to facilitate entrepreneurs through its consultancy and counselling services.

The Centre also facilitates the imparting of IT skills through its skill development programmes to the students, entrepreneurs and functionaries of MSMEs to enhance their competence in the areas of product innovation / development / command a place in the global market. C-CIT in order to help their endeavor to contribute to building a knowledge-based society through IT education and promotion of IT related enterprises providing a forward leap to MSMEs in the global economic scenario.

C-CIT has state of art Infrastructure and has the services of experienced and highly qualified IT professionals to cater the growing demand of professionals with expertise in information and communication technology. Our learning programmes are designed in 2-way for the mutual transfer of knowledge between the participant and faculty.

Mr. Sandeep Bhatnagar is the Head of the Center.

Small Enterprises National Documentation Centre (SENDOC)

The Small Enterprises National Documentation Centre (SENDOC) was set up in 1970 when ni-msme, was SIET, to energies MSMEs in India and the developing countries around the world with information and knowledge. Since then, it has been functioning as a clearing house of information both for entrepreneurs and extension agents. The Centre has emerged as a one - stop global and IT powered information centre for a wide spectrum of MSMEs, academia, students, research institutions, industry associations and entrepreneurs.

Objectives: The objectives of the Centre are to collect, store and disseminate techno-managerial information pertaining to MSMEs and to conduct need and demand based training programmes.

Strengths: The library of the SENDOC possesses 70,000 books, 18,000 back volumes of journals, 30,000 reports, 65,000 journal abstracts, 7,500 product profiles, and subscribes to 140 national and international periodicals. It has also a collection that provides information on statistics, economics, production, finance, marketing, technology, machinery and equipment, raw materials, consultants, Government policies and programmes, exports and imports, investment, trade and area literature, licensing, etc. Experts working in the Centre scan and arrange information systematically for quick retrieval using LIMS (Library Information Management System) package. The information is accessible through our website


Some of the important services provided by the Centre are:

  • Inter-library lending of documents
  • Lending of books
  • Reference Services (preparation of bibliographies) and literature search
  • Newspaper clippings (on select items)
  • Technical enquiry
  • Reprographic Services

It also provides reprography and consultancy service, product profiles, and organises training programmes for clientele on cost.

Publications: SENDOC plays a crucial role in the publication of the primary research journal SEDME ( since 1974) which is dedicated to small entrepreneurs and academia who wish to express and exchange their thoughts on any facet of MSMEs.

The subscription details are: (DD in favour of Director (Admin & Logistics),ni-msme)


SEDME Journal (quarterly)

News Bulletin (monthly)

Library Membership :

The membership to SENDOC library is open to students pursuing post graduation studies and researchers.

Membership Fee:

Category of Members

Library Membership Fee



Rs.825/- for one month

Rs. 2,500/-

News Bulletin (monthly)


  • Working hours for Library: 8 AM to 10 PM, 365 days.

Please Note: Working Hours and fee may change from time to time.