The council has set up a Documentation Centre on Asian Studies(DOCAS) with the financial assistance from the government of Japan. The Centre is located in the Council's headquarters. The subject areas covered are mostly social sciences including Environmental Sciences and public health. This will help the policy makers in Asia to establish better relations among the Asian countries for the welfare of the people of the region .The main objectives and functions of the Centre are as follows:
1.Library: It has a collection of about 3,000 documents and it subscribes to 30 journals and 11 newspapers. The library remains open for users from 9.30AM to 6PM on all working days(Monday - Friday).
2.Documentation: Dissemination of information is one of the major objectives of DOCAS. To fulfill this objective , the Centre brings out the following two publications at regular intervals:
Conference on Asian Studies : It is a calendar of forthcoming conferences, seminars,workshops,etc.related to Asian Studies.
Select Journals on Asian Studies(Content Pages) : The objective of the publication is to bring under bibliographical control, the literature published on the region during the period and to disseminate it.
3.Database: The centre is working on following two databases:
4.Bibliography of Indian Literature on Asia: Aims to bring under bibliographical control the literature published in India on Asian Studies. About 2000 records have been computerised.
5.Exchange of Literature : The Centre has also established exchange relations with SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), International Institute of Asian Studies (The Netherlands),ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), etc and has been regularly receiving their publications on exchange basis.