Saturday, December 14, 2013

Researchers Successfully Complete COIST Certificate Programme

Ten research scholars of four universities successfully completed COIST Certificate Course on 14th December, 2013. The Course is one of teaching and learning programmes devised by our LInC.

The researchers were trained on effective use of various online discovery tools by eminent experts in Library and Information Science professionals. 

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10th One Day Training and Mutual Learning Programme

Our Library organised one-day Training and Mutual Learning Programme for Engineering College Librarians.

Ms. Janice Fernandes of St. Xavier College of Engineering and Ms. Chinmayee Bhange St. Francis Institute of Technology availed the training on best practices in library, use of innovative technical devices, undertaking teaching and training programmes by the library etc. 
The Librarians also helped us learn about their ideas and experiences with their engineering libraries. The training programme opened up lot of avenues for mutual resource sharing of expertise and inforramtion resources as well.   

IMC Team Inspects and Applauds Our Library Services

The inspecting team from Indian Merchant's Chamber in response to our application for Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award visited our Library on 29th December, 2013 and interacted with the library staff. 

The team's objective inspection made us feel elated as we came up to the standards set by the inspecting body. Their visit to our department was indeed fruitful and a memorable experience.   

Friday, November 8, 2013

Call for Admission | COIST Certificate Programme (2nd Batch)

Our Library and Information Centre is glad to call for admission to a successful Course devised for research scholars i.e. Certificate Course in Online Information Sources, Tools and Techniques (COIST). The second batch, comprising 15 candidates, commences from 28th November, 2013.

To apply online, please log on to

For queries, please contact Mr. Santosh C. Hulagabali, Coordinator, COIST on

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Library Celebrates Saraswati Pooja

The Library celebrated Saraswati Pooja on the eve of Dasara. The teachers, non-teaching staff and students were present in the Aarati held on 12th October, 2013.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Librarian Meets Director of DELNET

Librarian Santosh C. Hulagabali met the Director of DELNET Dr. H K Kaul on 3rd October, 2013 and demonstrated the ongoing national project on abstracting database and shared experience of conducting COIST Certificate Course. He appreciated the initiatives and told that such initiatives were required to connect with the readers.

He assured that If need be the DELNET would try to guide and support any initiatives undertaken by our Library. Dr. Kaul, a versatile personality, extended splendid hospitality and his valuable time to our Librarian. The Librarian also met Dr. Sangeeta Kaul who equally guided on various issues of the ongoing project.

Librarian Delivers Talk at JNU, New Delhi

Our Librarian Mr. Santosh C. Hulagabali was invited to talk on 'Art and Science Online Search Strategies for Research Scholars' at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi on 4th October, 2013.
He delivered the talk under the banner of 14th Lecture Series and Outreach Programme of the JNU Central Library. The talk was attended by the JNU research scholars, Library staff, and officers of Informatics, New Delhi.

ISO Recertification Audit Successful

The TUV-Nord, Germany's ISO Recertification Audit team audited the Library on 1st October, 2013. 

Mr. V G Patil who audited the Library appreciated the services offered by the Library.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

NAAC Peer Team Applauds Library and Its Services

The NAAC Peer Team headed by Dr. A M Pathan applauded the technological innovations, teaching, research and outreach activities carried out by the Library and Information Centre. In the Exit Meet, held on 21st September, 2013, he made special mention about the Library staff for their dedicated work in making the Library more user friendly. 

The Library staff and the readers thank our Principal for getting such a wonderful respect for the Library from the NAAC Peer Team.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Library Welcomes NAAC Peer Team

Our Library and Information Centre and its readers welcome NAAC Peer Team members: Prof. A M Pathan (Chairman), Prof. I Ramabrahamam (Member Co-ordinator) and Dr. Zeenat Ara (Member). The team's visit is scheduled from 19th-21st September, 2013 for the second Reaccreditation of the College.  

Monday, August 26, 2013

Avail Access to N-LIST Database of E-journals and E-books

Students who wish to access the 4137 e-journals and 94000 e-books through N-LIST Database of E-journals and E-books, can contact the Librarian.

Apply for Library Membership | Date Extended

The date has been extended to collect application form for availing Library Membership. The students of FYJC and FY classes of degree courses (aided and unaided sections) should collect and submit the duly filled-in form by 25th September, 2013.

Exhibition cum Sale of Books

The Library organises Exhibition cum Sale of withdrawn books from 30th to 31st August, 2013 (10 am to 04 pm). Students and teachers can avail upto 80% discount on the books.

Part-Time Job under ‘Earn While Learn’

The Library and Information Centre organised Aptitude Test and Interview for students to avail the Part-Time Job under ‘Earn While Learn’ scheme. Following students were selected.

Ms. Harshada Yadav
Ms. Krupa Trivedi
Mr. Ramit Shetty
Ms. Savita Singh
Ms. Shruti Pujari

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Written Test for Part-Time Job Seekers @ Khandwala College

The students who have applied for part-time job under 'Earn While Learn' scheme are hereby requested to appear for Written Test to be conducted on 29th June, 2013 at 10 am in the Library premises. For more details about the Test, please refer to Library's notice board or contact the Library staff. 

The selected students will be invited for Group Discussion and Interview in the first week of July, 2013.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Teacher Training College Undergoes Orientation Programme

The Library Orientation Programme was organised for the faculty of Hansraj College of Education, Mumbai on 26th May, 2013 at our Library and Information Centre. Dr. Usha A. Borkar had led the team of fifteen teachers of the College. Mr. Santosh C. Hulagabali conducted the Orientation Programme and also interacted with the faculty on various issues related to scholarly communication. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

COIST Certificat​e Programme Completes 1st Batch | Photograph​s

Dear all,

The 1st Batch of "Certificate Course in Online Information Sources, Tools and Techniques" (COIST) completed successfully on 6th April, 2013.

The batch of 12 researchers representing 8 universities were part of the Course. The Course was conducted from 16th March, 2013 to 6th April, 2013. The eminent Resource Persons of different Universities trained the research scholars.

The photographs of the 1st Batch can be accessed on:

COIST website:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Our Library Starts Certificate Course for Research Scholars

Dear Sir/Madam,

Season's greetings!

Our Library and Information Centre is glad to call for admission to Certificate Course in Online Information Sources, Tools and Techniques (COIST).

The Course is a short-term programme tailored for research scholars. The Course helps research scholars learn some crucial and essential online information sources, tools and techniques. The Course will enable them to use the Internet more effectively and efficiently for their research studies or any other academic pursuit.

The research scholars will be trained, by eminent experts, on various essential online information sources and tools viz. reference managers, electronic theses and dissertations, machine translation, online search strategies, deep web, open access journals/databases, abstracting and indexing databases, compiling automatic bibliography, plagiarism detection softwares, preparing online questionnaires etc.

The information related to the Course benefits, eligibility, duration, syllabus, fees and admission procedure can be obtained onto

Intake: 10 students

Important Dates:

1. The Course will commence from 16th March, 2013
2. Last date for submitting the duly filled in Application for Admission: 5th March, 2013
3. Confirmation to selected candidates: 8th March, 2013
4. Admission on or before: 12th March, 2013

For queries, please contact us on or Cell: 99874 28147.


Santosh C. Hulagabali
Coordinator, COIST

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Our Reader Stands 1st at National Level in CA Exam

I deem it my privilege to share a good news with you all.

Ms. Prema Jayakumar, one of our readers and proud student of our College has made us proud by securing FIRST RANK at NATIONAL level in CA Eaxm.

The historic achievement of Ms. Prema has been reported by all the leading news papers. Especially, The Tiimes of India has featured the news on the FRONT page itself. Following are the news report on Ms. Prema's achievement.

1. Autorickshaw driver's daughter tops CA examination
2. Prema and brother to join corporate world after April

Incidentally Mr. Dhanraj, her brother (also a student of our College) has also cleared CA exam!!

It was indeed a great moment yesterday, when Ms. Prema met me and our Library staff and expressed her gratitude.

May such readers bring laurels to their parents, College, society and country.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Library Catalogue is Now Available onto Our Website

The Library's online catalogue (OPAC) has been successfully launched onto our website . The readers can now search our Library collection remotely. Kindly click the below link to access the OPAC.