LIBRARY

 

Our college General library has more than 32,614 books which is a great resource for the staff as well as student community. To make this facility available library cards have been issued to all the students of this college. The books in the General Library have been distributed to the respective departments for the easy access of the students.

Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education has allotted Rs. 2,20,000 to purchase books for the academic year 2013-2014. Accordingly eight hundred and eighty six books have been purchased and entered in the accession Registers. Moreover news papers, magazines (both Tamil and English) and also papers on job avenues have been bought periodically.

University Grants Commission provides financial assistance for the purchase of books every year. This year Rs. 3,87,500 has been allotted and 1018 books were purchased. These books are handed over to the respective departments in accordance with the subjects. Right now our library has enriched by the e-journals of INFLIBNET, N-LIST programme too.

 To showcase the talents of the students and also to enrich their skills in writing, oral competencies, competitions were conducted. Through ‘library study circle’ prizes were given to the winners as well as the participants of these competitions. It is a remarkable occasion to have a special celebration to motivate the students and appreciate them for their competitive spirit. This function was organized by our ‘Library Study Circle’ on 25.03.2014 in the library. Our respected Principal Dr. N. Neelayathakshi distributed the prizes and delivered the presidential address. She emphasized the importance of the Global skills and the need to acquire it in the college campus. The keynote address was delivered by Prof. N. Subramanian, The Librarian, Periyar University, Salem.  The Heads and Staff Members from History and Mathematics departments attended the celebration.

Students were advised to develop reading habits as this is one of the best disciplines sin the world. Since reading skill would promote the standard of their lives, the regular readers from department library, anchor readers of general library were encouraged and presented with books. The librarian in charge Dr.S.Swaminathan, Assistant Professor, Department of History took the initiative to make this celebration a grand success.

As library facility would widen the vision of the students, it has to be enhanced with digital facility. For the past sixteen years, our library has been maintained without a librarian. A modern well equipped, digitalized library for the students is the need of the hour. For the newly introduced post Graduation courses M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes the library has to be upgraded. To fulfill all the requirements, a separate library building would be beneficial for the students as well as the staff to carry out the research activities. This has been our request for the past ten years to the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu and University Grants Commission. Certainly the new digitalized library with electronic gadgets, LCD projector, and photo-copier will be a store house of knowledge and with this our students will get access to the latest global affairs and information to face the challenges of life.

 NEW BOOKS / JOURNALS SUBSCRIBED AND THEIR VALUE

                                                                                     STATE                    UGC

Number of Books purchased                :     886                    1018

Value of books (in Rupees)                 : 2,20,000            3,87,500

          Number of journals subscribed            :    ---                       ---

110 periodicals worth Rs.39,500 (Including News Papers)

 

Annual Report of General Library 2012-2013

 

Our college General Library has more than 30,500 books which is a great resource for the staff as well as student community. To make this facility available Library Cards have been issued to all the students of this college. The books in the General Library have been distributed to the respective departments for the easy access of the students.

Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education has allotted Rs. 80,000 to purchase books for the academic year 2012-2013. Accordingly one hundred and seventy three books have been purchased and entered in the Accession Registers. Moreover news papers, magazines (both Tamil and English) and also papers on Job avenues have been bought periodically.

University Grants Commission provides financial assistance for the purchase of books every year. This year Rs. 41,992 has been allotted and 332 books were purchased. These books are handed over to the respective departments in accordance with the subjects. As per the XII plan the UGC has instructed the Higher Education Institutions, to coach the students belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) and minorities’. It has sanctioned grants for the purchase of books and journals i.e. Rs. 25,000 for the conduct of NET coaching classes and Rs. 50,000 for the purchase of Books and Journals for Remedial Coaching classes of all disciplines.

To showcase the talents of the students and also to enrich their skills in writing, oral competencies, competitions were conducted. Through ‘Library Study Circle’ prizes were given to the winners as well as participants of these competitions. It is a remarkable occasion to have a special celebration to motivate the students and appreciate them for their competitive spirit. This function was organized by our ‘Library Study Circle’ on 13.04.2013 in the Library. Our respected Principal Dr. N. Neelayadakshi distributed the prizes and delivered the Key Note Address. She emphasized the importance of the Global Skills and the need to acquire it in the college campus. Felicitation was given by the Library Advisory Committee Members Dr. T. R. Ganesan, Head, Department of Commerce and Dr. S. Manimekalai, Head, Department of Physics. The Heads and Staff Members from History and Mathematics departments’ attended the celebration.

Students were advised to develop reading habits as this is one of the best disciplines in the world. Since reading skill would promote the standard of their lives, the regular readers from department library, anchor readers of general library were encouraged and presented with books. The Librarian in-charge Dr. S. Swaminathan, Assistant Professor, Department of History took the initiative to make this celebration a grand success.

As Library facility would widen the vision of the students, it has to be enhanced with digital facility. For the past fifteen years, our library has been maintained without a librarian. A modern well equipped, digitalized library for the students is the need of the hour. For the newly introduced Post Graduation Courses M. Phil., and Ph.D. Programmes the library has to be upgraded. To fulfill all the requirements, a separate Library building would be beneficial for the students as well as staff to carry out the research activities. This has been our request for the past ten years to the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu and University Grants Commission. Certainly the new digitalized library with electronic gadgets, LCD projector, and photo-copier will be a store house of knowledge and with this our students will get access to the latest global affairs and information to face the challenges of life.