College Library

         The college has central library facility since the establishment of the college. Total 50436 books have been listed in Junior and Senior college library, till 31st March, 2013. The books collection includes 16300 plus unique titles. Library receives 115 periodicals which include 57 peer reviewed research journals of international status.
         To cater the needs of a large number of researchers specially Ph.D. Scholars separate periodical section has been developed and housed with latest copies of research journals and 2435 Back Volumes of basic and applied sciences. Rare and old collection of back volumes includes Botanical Review (1935-1952; 1964-1977) , Mycology (1666-1976 ), Journal of Indian Botanical Society (1953 -1979 ), Scientific American (1964 – to date), Zoological Society of India (1960), Journal of Scientific and Industrial research (1953 – to date), Journal of Indian Mathematical Society(1960 -1967), Annals of Applied Biology (1656-1967), Current Science ( 1958 to date) Indian Academy of sciences (1953 1957 &1971-1980).
 E – resources Besides books collection in conventional / Printed forms, e- resources are also added steadily since last 5 years. E-resources includes CDs, DVDs, Floppy etc. Total 260 CDs are available under e-collection. Our library receives regular N-List facility of INFLIBNET since September 2010.This year 100 plus faculty, 15 Research Scholars and 540 P.G. students access on line e-Resources viz. 3000 plus e-journals and 77000 e-books other databases of reputed publishers including Springer Publication. Besides this readers are promoted to access open sources such as Directory of Open Access Journals ( DOAJ ) , Directory of Open Access Book (DOAB) Scirus 

1. Membership  : Total 2223 readers including students faculty, administrative staff and retired staff had enrolled their membership during the year 2012-13.

2. Lib organization :- In order to ensure smooth functioning library is organized in following sections

i  -  Information / Students Help Corner and Property counter
ii -  Administrative and Technical Sec.
iii - Periodical and Reference sec.
iv – Circulation Sec.
v –  Stack sec.
vi – Back Volumes  Sec
vii – e-library sec

3. Library staff : Library staff Includes the Librarian, one Library Asst, Five Attendants and two supportive staff members are in the library. .

4. Classification & Cataloguing : Library uses DDC system for classification and AACR –II for Cataloguing. Class Numbers are updated as per the need especially for new growing branches in the subject.

5. Working Hours :

S.N.

HEAD

TIMING

1

Central Library

10 .00am -  5.30 pm

2

Reading Room

 7. 30 am  -  5.30pm

3

Night Reading Library

 7. 30 am  -  10.30 pm
2 months in each sems.

 
6. Reading facility : College has big specious and well equipped  reading room facility. 

SN

PERTICULAR

CAPACITY

1

Students  Sec

60

2

Teachers Sec.

10

3

Back Vols sec.

08

4

Ancillary Reading Room

42

5

CGC & Remedial

30

 

Total

150


7. Services : -

Library facilitates Information Literacy / CAS / SDI / Reference Services / Book Bank Scheme Facility / Photocopying services / Reading Room Services / Back Volume Section services / News Paper Clipping / Home Lending Services / Night Reading Room Library services / Services to Departmental Library / Services to Career Guidance and Remedial Cell Library / Services to Genius Batch / Services to B. Lib & M. Lib. Sc. Students / Services to outsider visitors et.


8. Healthy practices : In order to inculcate  reading habits specially among students, to maximize the use of library contents, help them to develop their overall personality and strengthen the healthy relations between library staff and students library has initiated following best practices.

  1. Students Help corner (2006-07 )
  2. Certificates for Best Users (2006- 07)
  3. Library - Students Friendship Club (2006-07)  
  4. Dnyankumbh Point(Moral Thoughts/Personality development)(2007–08)
  5. Students participation in collection development policy (2007-08)

9. Activities : Exhibition of books on birth anniversaries of great leaders, Involvement of library staff in NSS activities and Republic Day celebration and Blood Donation Camps.

10. The UGC sponsored two days National Seminar on ‘Building of e-Resources & e-Services’ was successfully organized by the library on 2nd and 3rd November 2012.

11. Automation Status  :  Computerization of library was started in the year 2003-04 and completed in 2006. Library uses SOUL software. Bar-coding work of all documents has been completed.