Vijnanakosam Volumes Published

The S.I.E.P has published many volumes of encyclopaedias : 16 volumes of Sarvavijnanakosam, 10 volumes of Viswasahityavijnanakosam, and several single-volume encyclopaedias. There are two schemes which have been adopted by the Institute for the promotion of the sales of these volumes.

1.   Instalment Scheme

Anyone can become a member of this scheme by depositing Rs. 100/-. Then he / she can pay Rs. 100/- + pay the multiples of 100/- to pay off the balance. And one needs to pay only the discount price ( now 25%) to get a volume. Postal expenses, if necessary, should be met by the instalment scheme member.

2.   Credit Scheme

According to this scheme, the volumes are given in advance to the member; the price is to be remitted in instalments. The following persons can avail themselves of this facility: Government/ semi government officials, school/ college teachers, bank officials, officials of all the public – sector undertakings. If one is to get membership in the credit scheme, one has to submit the application form available at the Encyclopaedia Office, along with the affidavit of the head of the office where he/she works. One has to submit the application, and remit Rs. 300/- along with it as the first instalment. Such members can get the necessary volumes in advance. The balance amount can be remitted in instalments.

Specialties of the Scheme

(ⅰ) A discount of 50% is available for 1 to 15 volumes of Sarvavijnanakosam.

(ⅱ) 20% discount is given from the actual price.

(ⅲ) If one buys six or more volumes, the same may be sent by lorry parcel service. The member has to pay the parcel charge and receive the volumes. If the volumes are less than six, the same may be sent by registered post. Packing charge is to be met by the buyer. Rs 150/- for lorry parcel service, and Rs. 50/- per volume for postal service. This amount should be paid by the member. If a maximum of two volumes is required, one can get it in one packet at the cost of Rs 75. ( These charges may be changed without prior notice.)

(ⅳ) There should be three copies of the filled in application form. One copy is to be kept by the head of the office where the member is working. The remaining two should be sent to the State Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications.

(ⅴ) The first instalment ( Rs.300/-) should be remitted as demand draft or money order. Or one can give the amount directly at the sales wing functioning at the Encyclopaedia Office.

(ⅵ) After giving the volumes to the member, a copy of the application will be sent to the head of the office where he/she works with details of the recovery. The head of the place of work should get the recovery amount in 10 instalments and send the same it to the S.I.E.P as demand draft or by money order. Or the subscriber himself / herself can pay it directly at the sales wing of the S.I.E.P. He/ she should inscribe the name and register number whenever letters are sent, or money is paid.

Details of Sales (Except packing / parcel charges)

Sarvavijnanakosam :

Title Price in Rupees
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 01 Rs.500/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 02 Rs.500/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 03 Rs.600/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 04 Rs.700/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 05 Rs.700/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 06 Rs.600/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 07 Rs.700/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 08 Rs.700/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 09 Rs.700/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 10 Rs.600/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 11 Rs.450/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 12 Rs.450/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 13 Rs.500/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 14 Rs.600/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 15 Rs.720/-
Sarvavijnanakosam : Volume 16 Rs.720/-

Viswasahithyavijnanakosam :

Title Price in Rupees
Viswasahithyavijnanakosam : Volume 01 Rs.600/-
Viswasahithyavijnanakosam : Volume 02 Rs.500/-
Viswasahithyavijnanakosam : Volume 03 Rs.600/-
Viswasahithyavijnanakosam : Volume 04 Rs.450/-
Viswasahithyavijnanakosam : Volume 05 Rs.540/-
Viswasahithyavijnanakosam : Volume 06 Rs.500/-
Viswasahithyavijnanakosam : Volume 07 Rs.500/-
Viswasahithyavijnanakosam : Volume 08 Rs.700/-
Viswasahithyavijnanakosam : Volume 09 Rs.720/-
Viswasahithyavijnanakosam : Volume 10 Rs.950/-

Single-volume Encyclopaedias :

Title Price in Rupees
Paristhithi Vijnanakosam
( Environmental Encyclopaedia)
Jyothishastra Vijnanakosam
( Encyclopaedia of Astronomy)
Parinama Vijnanakosam
(Encyclopaedia of Evolution)
Saamskaarikam Rs.350/-

Prices may vary without prior notice.

Discount Rates

A discount of 50% is available for 1 to 15 volumes of Sarvavijnanakosam.

One may get 20% discount when volumes are bought according to the Credit Scheme. If volumes are bought in the Instalment Scheme, the subscriber will get 25% discount.

If one buys all the volumes so far published together, one will get 30% discount, and 35% discount when bought at exhibitions.

If you like to buy a single volume of any of the following you may be given 25% discount from the actual price:

☛  Sarvavijnanakosam Volumes 1-16
☛  Viswasahithyavijnanakosam : Volumes 1-10
☛  One set of all the Vijnanakosams : 30 volumes

(i.e. 16 volumes of Sarvavijnanakosam, 10 volumes of Viswasahithya vijnanakosam, four single-volume encyclopaedias)

If you want to buy just one volume of the above- mentioned books you may get 25% discount from the actual price of that particular volume.

One can download the application form for buying the volumes according to the Instalment Scheme from the website of the S.I.E.P.