.The library has a plinth area of 49,230 Sq.ft. having the facility of 370
seats in six reading areas at different floors of the library and 100 seats in the Rear
Reading Hall. It is manned by nine well-qualified professional, one programmer,
thirty-four Semi-Professionals and thirty-nine staff (Including Departmental Libraries)
The Library has 2,81,002 documents including 5,074 manuscripts. During the period under
review, 5014 new books have been added to its stock. It subscribes to 450 Journals(foreign
The Library facilities are provided
throughout the year (except on 6 National/Gazetted Holidays). The time schedule of opening
is as under: On all working days From 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. On
Saturdays/Sundays/Holidays From 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Rear Reading Hall From
9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
Total number of bonafide library members(under different categories) is 8297
as under: Teachers(879) ; Research Scholars(806) ; Students(5163) ; Employees (1434) and
special members(15). In addition to 8297 bonafide members, the central library has
provided all the facilities except borrowing and ERNET services to the students of
Directorate of Distance Education.
In order to facilitate the maximum use of
books, various Departmental Libraries are maintained by the teaching departments. Reading
material i.e. books and journals of their frequent use are transferred from Central
Library from time to time
360 readers visited the Library daily. The Reference Section deals with the advisory
services and provides answers to their queries. About 330 books are issued/returned daily.
reprographic services are provided to academic community on subsidized rates. About 1000
pages were photocopied everyday.
Library maintains book-bank (Student Home Library) and two books are issued to needy
bonafide students of the various departments for full session.
1200 books and 2000 volumes of journals have been bound during the period
The ERNET Services Center of
the Library is hooked to the Information Super- highway (INTERNET) since 1996. The VSAT
connectivity to ERNET has been provided by the Department of Electronics, Govt. of India.
This Center provides following services: Email, FTP, Telnet, Gopher, Archie, WWW, WAIS.
the University Library has launched the Website of our University on the Information
Super-highway/INTERNET, which can be visited globally at the URL:http://kuk.ernet.in. This
website covers around 500 pages and is available on a number of search engines/websites
like www.altavista.com, www.infoseek.com, www.netscape.com, www.khoj.com, www.aol.com,
www.google.com, www.rediff.com, www.acu.ac.uk, www.aiuwebcom, www.inflibnet.ac.in
etc. With the help of hyperlink facility our website can be found and accessed all over
the world from these search engines/websites. The website includes the information related
to important functionaries and admission of all post-graduate courses. It also covers the
information about all the courses conducted by the directorate of distance education
along with admission form downloading facilities. During the year 2001, approx 7050
users visited the ERNET section for using the Internet facility. The Homepages of the
University Teaching Departments are also updated time to time. This year(2001) information
regarding result/counseling of entrance examination of MCA/B.Tech(instrumentation)
was also made available on website.
The library is progressing towards the complete computerization by way of adopting the
information technology. Initially infrastructure for the computerization and
automation of the library has been developed with financial assistance of UGC and in
collaboration with the INFLIBNET Center, Ahmedabad. After that the whole infrastructure
has been created with the financial investment of the university, mainly in
the period under review. It is entering in the final phase of
complete computerization. Its networking has been completed (around 50 nodes have been
provided in different sections of the library) and all the floors of library are connected
to each other with the server placed in the ERNET section. The OPAC (on line public access
catalogue) is in operation for the users and it contains collection of around 2,60,000
books, 2036 thesis and 2343 journals. New books catalogues are generated with the help of
computers and all the new books are bar-coded. Membership details of all the students are
available on the OPAC and students I-CARDS have been bar-coded.
The Library maintains bound
records of two newspapers viz. 'The Tribune' and the 'Indian Express' in Archival Cell.
Besides, the Cell also maintains the proceedings of the decision-making bodies of the
University. Deputy Librarians of the University also participate in teaching the
Personal Contact Programmes of Directorate of Distance Education.
Orientation to the users about the use of Internet Services is an ongoing activity of the
Ernet Section of the library.
The Internet Orientation lecture cum practical demonstrations were conducted by the
programmer to the participants of different refresher courses organized by Academic Staff
College during the year under report.
Senior functionaries of the library deliver lectures as resource persons in the refresher