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In recent years, the Internet has emerged as a powerful educational and information tool. With the increasing impact of information technology on higher education, all those concerned with higher education today are attempting to grasp how information technology could help in modernizing the process of teaching, research, and learning. In this context, Internet has emerged as a formidable social and cultural institution of global proportions facilitating access to a wealth of information on the web for the academic society to support their academic and research activities. The study is aimed at analyzing the Internet use and its impact among the faculty members of self financing engineering colleges of Salem district. The growing Internet and emerging network technologies have been revolutionizing society by making information available to the people in a new way. Use of Internet is increasing day by day as it is time saving, more informative and less expensive. Results of the present study show that 2-3 hours of access to Internet is quite common among the civil and mechanical engineering faculties. Study reveals that civil engineering faculty respondents take the first position with respect to their overall purpose of gathering e-resources, mechanical engineering faculty respondents the second, electrical engineering faculty the third, computer science engineering faculty the fourth and chemical engineering faculty the last.