Friday, November 26, 2010

Mahatma Gandhi as Writer: A Special Lecture

Dept. of Gandhian Studies of our college organised a special lecture on "Mahatma Gandhi as Writer". Librarian Mr. Santosh C Hulagabali delivered the lecture. The students got the chance to understand and know Gandhiji as a versatile writer. They then interacted with the speaker on the various issues about Gandhiji's writing.

The event was coordinated by Dr. Marina Pareira and Prof. Vidya Shetty at the Conference room yesterday.

Monday, November 1, 2010

History Repeats: Our Student Bags 1st Rank in MCom

Ms. Prema Jayakumar is not a unfamiliar face in our college and University of Mumbai. Because, a couple of years back, she had made our college proud in TY BCom Exam by securing 2nd Rank to University of Mumbai. Now, the history of success repeated once again!!

Ms. Prema has secured FIRST Rank in M Com Exam to University of Mumbai. Indeed, this feat has made our college and the entire teaching faculty proud.

I was present in the Convocation Hall of the University recently to see my student being felicitated by the Vice Chancellor amidst all other rank holders and academicians. Ms. Prema was accompanied by her mother. The entire moment was indeed memorable as the girl from a very poor economic background achieved what everyone finds so hard to do so.

Congratulations to Ms. Prema, parents, friends and her teachers!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

LInC Adds Twenty PCs for Internet Access

Dear readers, recently we added twenty PCs in our LInC's Cyber Space Section. The technical work is in progress as to make these PCs available for use. More number of students and teachers can now access the Internet.

This section is now having total 30 PCs and the LInC has 47 PCs including the PCs in the said section.

We Add Value than Mere Numbers

Great feeling to say - now your LInC is a treasure of 42,027 books, 2,336 CD-ROMs. During this academic year the number of 'qualitative books (only)' will reach up to 42,200.

We thank and appreciate all our readers who have been recommending excellent books for our LInC.

Dasara Wishes

Wishing our patrons a Happy and Prosperous Dasara. May this festive bring you all the happiness and success.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Say Loudly "Our College is ISO Certified Academic Institute Now"

Words can't express the real feeling -how each and every student and colleague worked for the ISO Certification Audit recently. The result of this effort is -'ours is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Educational Institute now along with the reaccredited recognition of UGC-NAAC's 'A' Grade'!

A Report:
The two days' audit took place on 28th and 29th of September, 2010. Our college chose TUV Nord, Germany's most reputed ISO inspection and certification agency, which audited our college. Two auditees, Mr.Bhupesh Rane and Mr.Sanjay Velankar, reviewed the quality status of every academic units and activities of the college.

All were gathered in the cool Conference Hall awaiting the Exit meet, with the auditees, to start!! Frankly, it was a nail biting situation yestarday evening!! The lead auditor, after sharing the positive and negative aspects of the task, announced eventually, "We recommend NK College for ISO recognition and now it's an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Institute". Trust me, there was a festival mood in the packed hall, everyone congratulating..shaking hands..hugging each other.

The success is indeed due to our most innovative Principal, Dr.Ancy Jose, ISO-Management Representative- Dr.Moushumi Datta and ALL our students and colleagues.

We thank all our students and colleagues for making our college proud!! Let us work together and grow together.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ISO Auditor Visits Our LInC

Today, the ISO Auditor visited our LInC. This was the first visit of the auditor to our college, in view ISO certification process. The Management Representative and our Vice Principal had accompanied him. The Librarian gave a presentation on the Library. He appreciated our service/s and facilities.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Heart Touching Speech by Ms Aditi Shah

I am indeed happy to post one of the most touching and memorable speeches ever made in our college by our proud student, Ms.Aditi Shah, the topper (91%) in HSC Exams, 2010. Her speech which brought tears in the eyes of teachers and students in the recently held felicitation function organised in our college in the presence of Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, Prof Rajan Velukar. Before you start reading, let me thank Ms.Aditi profusely for sending me the text of her speech.

It is said that Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see, and yes indeed even with closed doors of my eyes I have seen this kindness from my college. At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. And for me that spark has come from my college. When I entered the college I had millions of questions in my mind "Will i be able to mingle into the college environment? Will other fellow students help me? Would there be an equal recognization for my efforts? And today when i stand here it seems I am at home amongst my family and all those questions seem to be mere unnecessary worries.

Life is a journey but with my physical disability this path has always been full of hurdles and obstacles but with the support that I have recieved from my parents and my college these hurdles could never shake me. Today when i get the oppurtunity to shout my gratitude to all those who had lightened the flame of encouragement in my dark life I firstly thank principal mam for all her kindness and support right from day 1 till now the most difficult arithmetic for me would be to count the number of blessings that i have recieved from her. Along with Principal mam I recieved an equally important support from Vasantha mam rai sir and all my teachers. A word of encouragement during a downfall is lot's more than an hour of praise after success.I give my heartiest thanks to everyone my parents,teachers and all the other staff for this encouragement in my life. When I was born my parents taught me to dream, I dreamt but it is my college that has helped me to make this dream a reality of my life.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fiction Books are Back on Shelves

Yes, now start accessing the fiction books!! Infact, we had restricted the access to the books as we were waiting for separate shelves to keep. We are yet to add quite a few books. May be in the coming month this will be facilitated.

Happy reading friends!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ebrary Orientation

The LInC organised Ebrary Orientation Programme for MSc IT, BSc IT and BSc CS faculty and Class Representatives (CRs). The faculty and students were trained in accessing the database. The CRs will now train their classmates in August and Septemebr, 2010. We thank them for the splendid support.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Good News for 4th and 5th Rank Holders !!

Dear studious students,

There is a good news for 4th and 5th rank holders (of any course)!! Yes, this year too we are issuing extra books to rank holders. But this time first five rank holders also come under this special provision. Now the aided section's students can borrow three books and unaided section's students can borrow four books each. Thanks to each and every member of our Library Advisory Committee which took this decision in a recently held meeting. So, we just wish to see you all on top again!!

(Note: Refer to the list of rank holders on Library's Notice Board on 2nd Aug, 2010).

Monday, July 26, 2010

Library Advisory Committee (2010-11) Meeting : A Report

The Library Advisory Committee (LAC) Meeting was held on 26-07-2010 at the Principal's Office. This time the new members have joined LAC. The Secretary welcomed them with flowers and wished them happy Guru Purnima.

The following LAC members were present in the meeting.

1. Dr. Ancy Jose || Chairperson
2. Dr. Gopal K. Kalkoti || Member
3. Dr. Varsha Ainapure || Member
4. Prof. Manudhane || Member
5. Prof. Mona Bhatia || Member
5. Prof. Sindhu || Member
7. Mr. C M. Amin || Member
8. Mr. Santosh C. Hulagabali || Secretary

The following heads were discussed in the meeting.

1. Status of Library Budget 2009-10
2. Issues related to the subscribed online databases of e-books/e-journals.
3. Issues and challenges related to extra shelves for new and existing books.
4. Preparing for ISO auditing.
5. Internet facility to teachers and students.
6. Need of manpower.
7. Library service for meritorious students.

The Secretary, Mr.Santosh proposed vote of thanks to the Chairperson and Members of the Committee.

Noted Writer and True Gandhian, Dr. N Radhakrishnan, Visits Our LInC

It was indeed a red letter day for us as Dr. N Radhakrishnan, Chairman of Indian Council of Gandhian Studies, New Delhi, visited our LInC on 24th July, 2010. He was in our college as Chief Guest for the Inaugural Programme of Centre of Gandhian Studies. After his surprising visit to the LInC, he expressed his feeling obout our LInc in the Visitor's Book as "Well kept library and I am delighted to see so many students using this facility, that too, at a time when reading habit is declining. Congrats. Keep up this great tradition. Good luck to the Principal, Management, Librarian and his staff".

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Our Student Ms Nikita is Our Colleague Now !!

Yet another initiative by our college this year. Unlike education institutes abroad, our college has also introduced part-time job opportunity for our students in the college campus. We indeed appreciate our Principal and the members of Management.

This year we have appointed five such students who are working in the different sections in the campus. Let me introduce Ms. Nikita Rathod, who is one among them, working in our LInC for four hours everyday. Ms. Nikita has scored 86% in HSC and all other four students are meritorios too!! She is pursuing her degree in BScIT from our college along with the duty. All are drawing stipend for their service in the college. So meet Ms.Nikita in our library, who is presently busy in preparing Borrowers' IDs, and you (needy and interested) may also join us in the coming academic year !!!

LInC Subscribes Ebrary Database for IT/CS Courses

Now our BSC IT & Computer Science and MSc IT students/faculty will surely feel elated to access Ebary (commercial) database which comprises 4,000+ e-books in Computer Science and IT. The best advantage is that the students/faculty can now access the e-books right from their home and campus too!! We request them to meet us and discuss about the database. We are pleased to give orientation of Ebrary.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

LInC Installs DSpace Software


Our LInC has successfully installed DSpace*. We must thank Librarian Mr.Sandeep Bhavasar and Mr.Vaibhav Gaikwad of VPM Thane College for their expertise mastered in installing DSpace Software.

* DSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories (

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Trend Set at Ongoing National level Seminar


Today, a two days UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on "India's Energy Mix" is going on. Thanks to Chairperson and the Convenor of the seminar Dr.Ancy Jose and Dr. G K. Kalkoti respectively who set a new trend!! They are appreciating the Chairman, Rapporteurs of the technical sessions and the teachers who are presenting the papers by gifting the popular BOOKs as a token of love. The titles include 1. Inspiring Thoughts/ by APJ Abdul Kalam. 2. Simply Fly/ by Captain Gopinath 3. India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium/ by APJ Abdul Kalam.

May this trend continue always !!

LAC Meeting: A Report

The Library Advisory Committee (LAC) Meeting was held on 10-03-2010 at the Principal's Office. The following LAC members were present in the meeting.

1. Dr. Ancy Jose ll Chairperson
2. Dr. G K Kalkoti ll Member
3. Prof. P Unnikrishnan ll Member
4. Prof. D K Vora ll Member
5. Prof. Maria D’Souza ll Member
6. Prof. Suresh Shetkar ll Member
7. Mr. C M. Amin ll Member
8. Mr. Santosh C. Hulagabali ll Secretary

The following issues were discussed in the meeting.

1. Library Budget (Allocation of budget, Limit of expenditure)
2. Problems related to Library space and stacking system
3. Payment to the publishers and vendors (Streamlining mode of payment)
4. Issues related to Cyber Space
5. Issues related to IT support to the library

The Secretary, Mr.Santosh proposed vote of thanks to the Chairman and Members of the Committee.

Note: The next LAC will meet in the month of June, 2010.

Friday, March 5, 2010

LInC Releases New Bookmark

As one of the Library's Best Practices, our LInC released its third Bookmark this year!! Thanks to our Principal, Dr.Ancy Jose, for selecting Rabindranath Tagore's famous poem as theme and content for our new bookmark. The retro page of the bookmark comprises the views expressed on our LInC by the academicians like Dr.Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chancellor of IGNOU and Dr.Jancy James, Vice-Chancellor of Central University, Kerala.

LInC Adds Five More PCs @ Cyber Space

Dear Readers,

Now there is NO que at Cyber Space in the Library. Yes, we have added FIVE more PCs in this section. Now the total number of PCs for Internet access has gone up to Ten!! Apart from this you may bring in your Laptop and access Internet without any wires as the LInC has been made Wi-Fi Zone long back.

Hopefully, you can now access internet with much ease and that too without any charges.

Happy surfing!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Library Rules and Regulations for Alumni Students


Many of our old students approach us for using our library for their higher studies. Hence, we started giving them Alumni Membership along with Library Membership. Mrs.Hilda Nair has conveyed the conditions, to access the Library, to the aspiring Library Members (alumni).

Dear Alumni,

We are pleased to register you as a life time member.

We would like to inform you about the rules for using the library.

1. You are allowed to utilize the library for reading and referring purposes.
2. The Library timings as per the college timings will be applicable.
3. Your Alumni I-Card will give you access to the library, it is compulsory to keep it with you at all times.
4. No indiscipline inside the college campus will be tolerated.
5. Books can be borrowed by paying a deposit of Rs. 500/- per book which can be deposited at the Alumni office.
6. The book will have to be returned in 15 days in coordination with the library.
7. Late fees / Lost fees will be applicable.
8. The deposit will be returned back in a duration of 30 working days from the date of application on receipt of the following :
8.a. A written application by the student to KAA.
8.b. The cheque will be drawn in the favor of the Student Name.
8.c. The Receipt of the Deposit is compulsory for refund.

We look forward to your co-operation.

Thanking You,

Mrs.Hilda Nair
Khandwala Alumni Association (KAA)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Documentary Film on Khandwala College:

Readers, we celebrated Silver Jubilee of our college in the recent past. To remember the event, we documented the growth and development of our college in the form of short documentary film. Hope you all will be happy to watch this (where you can see your class rooms, the teachers, the same ambience).

Kindly forward the link to your friends too!!


Now You Can Access EPW's Full-Text Online Journals

Good News Dear Readers,

After great efforts we now bring you the Online access to EPW journal, the much acclaimed Indian economic journal. Now you can download Full-Text articles absolutely free of charge (in the Library premises only). Thanks to our Principal and Vice Principal for endorsing online journal subscription.

Please note the following guidelines.

1. For Your Information:
i. Access is available only on three PCs of Cyber Space (since it is IP based subscription).
ii. You may even download the full-text article without any charges.
iii. You can access the issues of the journal from 1999 to till date.

2. How to Access:
i. Log on to
ii. Type in Economic in Search box.
iii. Select Current Issue OR Previous Four Issues OR Archives --- Click on Go (New page will open)
iii. Click on the title of the article (pdf file will open for downloading)
iv. Save the file wherever you wish.
v. You may repeat these steps to access/download some more articles. Please inform us if you are uable to access the journals.

Happy surfing !!