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 CAO,ni-msme)

Title -Annual Subscription India / foreign

SEDME Journal (quarterly) Rs. 600/US $ 150

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.