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Analysis of data collected from the librarians of 37 selected engineering colleges by simple random method out of 119 colleges affiliated to JNTU- Anantapur using a questionnaire reveals that majority of the engineering college libraries are fulfilling AICTE norms with regard to number of titles (75.68%) and volumes of books (83.78%) Majority of them are fulfilling AICTE norms with regard to subscription of national journals (56.75%) and international journals (75.68%), and are not fulfilling with regard to subscription of e-journals (97.30%). Majority of the libraries (91.90%) are fulfilling the norm with regard to number of computer systems. Majority of them (67.57%) have the provision for computerized circulation of books with barcode. Almost all the libraries (97.30%) do not have RFID system to detect to the book theft. Majority of them are fulfilling the norms with regard to digital library (94.59%), Photocopying service (75.68 %), printing facility (59.46 %), scanning facility (54.05.%), and NPTEL courseware (86.49%) . AICTE norm regarding classification of books according to a standard scheme is fulfilled by all the libraries. Finally it is recommended that AICTE, Government of Andhra Pradesh and JNTU - Anantapur, should take necessary measures to pressurise the authorities of college libraries to adhere to the norms at the time of permission, affiliation and inspection of their respective colleges.