The PIFD campus has spacious studios, lecture halls, technical labs, workshops, an exhibition hall, auditorium and amphitheater. Administration blocks, public areas, canteen and basic amenities have been carefully planned.
The Library is seen as an integral part of the learning process and comprises a wide variety of materials relevant to the needs of students and staff. The library contains a large collection of books and journals as well as a range of audio-visual materials such as video and audiocassettes and slides. Special emphasis is placed on using new technology such as ‘Multimedia’ and ‘Internet’. Access of HEC Digital Library and internally developed Electronic library is also available as per need of the current era. The Library staff ensures all help and assistance to students and staff so as to enable them to make the best possible use of the available resources within.
Students are expected to treat the ‘Library’ collection with great care as the Library materials can easily be damaged. Nothing should be torn from the books or magazines. Any abuse of the material will lead to formal reprimand and students may be asked to cover the cost of damage or even leave the Institute. Extra care is expected when photocopying, to destroy the spines. The library is for quiet study, therefore this should be respected, and every endeavor should be made to maintain its decorum.
A student is allowed to borrow two books for duration of two weeks. If a book is required for more than two weeks, the student is required to get re-issued the book for further time period. In case of not returning books to the library on due date a student is charged fine of Rs.20/- per day on general books, while Rs= 100/- per day is charged on reference books. Library hours during semester time are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, from Monday to Friday. During vacations, the Library is open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
The computer lab is a centralized facility common to foundation and post foundation students. It provides general and specialized computing facilities. A range of appropriate software is supported. Apart from classes, the computer lab is available for use as an essential academic support facility where students can research, prepare presentations, print projects etc. Help and assistance may be sought from computer staff when required. Documentation on the use of the systems is available in the ‘Computer Room’.
In order to protect the personal data and information held on computers and word processors, if used by students in their course work or by staff as part of their duties at the Institute, it would need to be registered. Students are provided with personalized access by means of a login system. Advice and queries in this regard should be sought from the Computer Lab staff.
Multimedia facilities are available for students engaged in audio-visual work for assignments, projects, portfolios etc. Different presentation methods are available for use such as laptop, video, computer display, slides, audio, and multimedia etc.
The cafeteria located in the campus premises is open during the term time. Beverages, snacks and light meals are available over the counter on cash payment.
Photocopying services are available in the Institute, on payment of prescribed rate. Special attention is drawn to copyright restrictions and acknowledgement of sources.
In order to facilitate students, a material/stationery shop is available on the campus. This shop is adequately stocked with design tools and materials required for class projects and assignments.
An on campus digital café for students is under the process of completion. This café will be a leisurely hub for internet surfing.
Student lockers are available in the institute, which are allocated by the staff. Due to shortage of lockers, each locker is allocated to three students of same class and each year lockers are reallocated at the start of academic year. Students will make payment to Institute in case of any damage caused to lockers because of misuse. Students are solely responsible for keeping their materials under lock & key. The Institute will not take any responsibility for the loss from their lockers. Students are advised not to keep cash and other expensive valuables like mobile phone, jewelry, purses, assignments etc. in lockers. Students are advised, in their own interest, to keep their goods in their allocated lockers only
PIFD has designated parking facilities for cars, motorcycles and bicycles. On request, students are issued vehicle stickers by transport office on payment of Rs. 50/- for security purpose as no unauthorized vehicle is allowed to enter campus premises. Vehicles with stickers are allowed entry into on-campus parking area. All cars, motor cycles and bicycles must be parked in designated place. Students are instructed to cooperate with the gate staff while parking their vehicles. All parking is entirely at the owner’s risk. Institute’s staff has a right to check your parked vehicle for security purpose when you are leaving the Institute.
Conscious of the fact that students with disabilities may face difficulties, the Institute staff will be glad to make special arrangements as far as possible. Currently, PIFD has the facility of a lift which caters people with disability or medical problem.
In case of personal difficulties, students may seek advice in confidence from the Student Counselor, Course Coordinator, a member of the teaching staff or the Vice-Chancellor.
The institute has arranged transport facility for students. This facility covers almost all corners of the city. Students requiring transport services shall apply to the Transport Office. Details of transport charges can be obtained from this office. Transport fees are reviewed periodically, thus, liable to be changed. The students, who want to cease/abort transport service of the institute, must submit one month notice to the concerned authorities prior to aborting the service. In case of abrupt decision of ceasing the facility, extra one month transport charges in addition to outstanding dues / fines, if any, will be charged from the respective student in cash or through preceding fee challan. The student wishing to resume transport facility must furnish fresh application which will be entertained on the basis of availability of seats.
First aid facilities are available in the institute in case of any injury or sudden illness. There is a dispensary in the premises headed by the female Medical Officer to provide medical facility to the students.