The Periodicals Section supports the teaching and research mission of the Institute by providing access, storage, maintenance and management of periodicals collection. Periodicals are magazines, newspapers, research journals and other publications that release on a regular or predictable basis. Periodicals (also called serials) are publications that come out in parts on a continuing basis (such as magazines, journals and newspapers) and are an important source of information for patrons of the library. This section deals with acquisition, cataloguing, classification follow up, binding, etc. of all the journals. It also compiles the usage statistics of the electronic journals.