Major responsibilities of the committee are as follows:
The committee formulates development plans and recommends facilities for implementation.
Purchase of books out of UGC grant.
To give suggestion for improvement of the library.
To monitor over all performance of library work.
To recommend requirements for the library.
Staple verification of library records.
The committee ensures the optimal use of library facility by staff and students.
The committee organizes book fairs as well as visits to national and international book fairs.
It ensures the availability of latest syllabi in the library.
It takes up remedial actions towards the grievances expressed by the students and staff.
The library Advisory committee makes sincere efforts to mobilize resources from the doners and philanthropists.
4.2.2 Provide details of the following:
Total area of the library (in Sq. fts.):2650
Total seating capacity of reading room:50
Working hours: 9 a.m. to 5.20 p.m.
On working days : 9 a.m. to 5.20 p.m.
Before examination days : 9 a.m. to 5.20 p.m.
During examination days : 9 a.m. to 5.20 p.m.
During vacation: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fully computerized with internet connectivity and there are seven computers in the library. Library is located on the ground floor with well furniture reading room attached to it well stocked with 35,157 books on its shelves. The library subscribes to 37 journals and periodicals of national and international repute. Separate reading zones cater to the scholar needs of the faculty, post graduate, under graduate, Arts, Science and Commerce students exclusively.
OPAC- Online Public Access Catalogue.
One Photocopier (Xerox), Printing Facility is avaliable.
Information on competitive Examination is the unique facilities for career planning. Competatice Exam, Books, Study material is available in the library.
It also has reference facility.
Book purchased by faculty member through their MRP enriched the library.
Students of financially weaker section are benefitted through the student’s aid fund with respect to educational books.
Layout of the library (individual reading carrels, lounge area for browsing and relaxed reading, IT zone for accessing e-resources)
With the establishment of Gandhian Studies Centre, a separate library with carpet area 150 sq ft. and seating capacity of 50 students has been established.
A Resource Centre for staff and students to surf internet and download material as and when required.
Reprographic facility: Xerox machine: The Libraryprovides Internet and subsidized Xerox facility to both the student and faculty.
Total carpet area of the Central Library (in sq. ft):3000 sq.ft.
Number of departmental libraries : Nil
Average carpet area of the departmental libraries: 240 sq.ft.
4.2.3 How does the library ensure purchase and use of current titles, print and e-journals and other reading materials? Specify the amount spent on procuring new books, journals and eresources during the last four years.
Faculty members suggest the titles of book and journals needed for study and teaching. This is forwarded to the Head of the Department and approved by the principal. The library procures these after cross checking the availability of these in the library. In case copies are available but are not sufficient or not of the latest edition, procurement is done in consultation with the concerned faculty.
In case of the purchase of books out of UGC grant requirnments are obtained from the various departments listed scrutinized and submitted to library committee for recomandation and the final approval for purchase is given by the principal and the management.
Amount spent on new books and journals w.e.f. 2008-09 to 2011-12
Any other (specify)
4.2.4Provide details on the ICT and other tools deployed to providemaximum access to the library collection?
Library Website presently incorporated in college website.
Download : Syllabus, e-mail data, search material from google.com
Printing : Syllabus, e-mail data, search material from google.com
Reading list/ Bibliography compilation : Yes
In-house/remote access to e-resources : Nil
User Orientation and awareness: Yes
Assistance in searching Databases : Yes
4.2.7 Enumerate on the support provided by the Library staff to the students and teachers of the college.
Online Access: A catalogue of all books is made available.
For Faculty Members: Books are issued to faculty members as per their needs without any restriction.
For students: Books are issued on first come first served basis The library staff is always accessible and ready to assist students and staff in finding books.
The supporting staff is also available to help the staff as well as the students in the library.
Central library have created a book bank & needy students are given books for the whole session/ semester.
The support provided by the Library staff in the form of.
Maintain peaceful and academic environment.
Faculties are informed about the latest additions relating to their projects/thrust areas of research.
The additions to the library are informed to the department.
4.2.8 What are the special facilities offered by the library to the visually/physically challenged persons? Give details.
As regards the physically challenged persons, the staff and library staff assist the physically challenged person in obtaining materials/ documents.They are also given top priority while issuing books.
4.2.9Does the library gets the feedback from its users? If yes, how is it analysed and used for improving the library services. (What strategies are deployed by the Library to collect feedback from users? How is the feedback analysed and used for further improvement of the library services?)
Yes, a feedback on library services is obtained from students, faculty and researchers. A Proforma has been designed to seek suggestions of our prime stakeholders. This Perform is filled up by our scholars (randomly selected students who frequent the library) and faculty who evaluate the specialized services available in the library. Interactive session of library advisory committee with students is also organized to get feedback for improvement of library services. The valuable suggestions provided in the process is analyzed by the Head of the Institution and library committee and corrective measures taken to upgrade the library services and make it more user-friendly.
4.3.1 Detail on the computer and internet facility made available to the faculty and students on the campus and off-campus?
The college provides central computing facility at two different locations in the campus i.e. Network Resource Centre and Department and Resource Centre in the library. It is used by staff members and students from9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on all working days for their subject based/ research based/ assignment based solutions.
4.3.2 What are the institutional plans and strategies for deploying and upgrading the IT infrastructure and associated facilities?
The institute intends to upgrade IT infrastructure and associated facilities by purchasing of New Hardware as well as software for different departments/offices/cells and providing them with subject/research related solutions. The college intends to upgrade the PCs with latest configuration available in the market. There is proposal for college automation system.
4.3.3 Provide details on the provision made in the annual budget for procurement, upgradation, deployment and maintenance of the computers and their accessories in the institution (Year wise for last four years)
The college allocates funds for procurement, upgradation, deployment and maintenance of the computers and their accessories .The annual budget for the last four years is as follows: