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The study analyzed the Information Literacy Skills among 90 Engineering Students of Alagappa Chettiar Government College of Engineering. A well-structured questionnaire was used for data collection and MS Excel software was used for analyzing the data. The study revealed that the majority of the respondents are Male 78(86.7%) and 26(28.8 %) of respondents are Mechanical Engineering (Mech) Students and fewer respondents from Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Students. Most of the respondents 29(32.22%) used the First-year students and fewer respondents from Fourth-year students. All of the respondents 90(100%) used the awareness of ICT and Internet Literacy. Most of the respondents 34(37.77%) used the three years’ Experience in handling the internet and fewer respondents from Less than one year. 25(27.77%) of the respondents using internet study purpose; 20(22.22%) of the respondents use the exchange idea purpose and 12(13.33) of the respondents use Research and development purpose; most of the respondents 60(66.66%) use the Google Chrome; 14(15.55%) Others, 10(11.11%) Yahoo; most of the respondents 18(20%) used the engineering e-database IEEE Xplore and fewer respondents from e-database NTIS; most of the respondents 86(95.55%) used the Ms Office and other basic skills of Computer Literacy; 85(94.44%) Laptop & Tablets; 83(92.55%) Basic hardware usages like connecting laptop with projector and 68(75.55%) Using software packages; 78(86.66%) of students are not aware of security risks in sharing of personal information in Net and 12(13.33%) of students are aware of security risks. 81(90%) of students can Access needed information, 73(81.11%) of students are Formulating the need of information and 48(53.33%) of students are not skilled enough to use the accessed information effectively and efficiently.