Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan is aimed to preserve, research and promote the various forms of Bihari handicrafts. The institute is continuously working on growth and development of crafts sector and craftsmen in an integrated manner by generating requisite knowledge, training programme and workshops for upgradation of relevant skills. The Institute conducts product development, research and training activities and also attempts to safeguard the languishing crafts of the state.
The Institute’s library provides access to a unique collection of diverse resources that support curricular and research activities at UMSAS. The primary focus of the collection is art & craft of Bihar. It is open to the public as a reference library.