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)