Since the establishment of the Institute, emphasis has been given on the prime activities of collecting the scattered manuscripts material by way of purchase, transfer and donations. The number of the manuscripts in the total collection of the Institute amounting to 1.24 lakhs is deposited at the head quarters and the seven branch repositories which can be seen at a glance in the following manner:-

Jodhpur                         41730

Jaipur                            13003

Alwar                              7559

Chittorgar                        5429

(Presently at Upaipur)

Bikaner                          29429

Kota                                9966

Bharatpur                       10100

Udaipur                            6910

Tatal                            124126


The whole collection is enriched with the manuscripts of variety of subjects representing various types of languages, scripts and miniature paintings. In addition to unknown works in Sanskrit, Prakrit & Apabhramsha and comparatively a large number of manuscripts in vernacular language (Rajasthani) highlighting the cultural heritage of region, the collection preserves works on different subjects like Ved-Vaidik, Dharma Shastra, Philosophy, History & Puran, Ayurveda, Jyotisha, Tantra-Mantra, Shilpa etc., the detailed classification of which can be seen in Appendix.