Library

Librarian

Dr. Maidhili S.

Librarian

Bharathi Theertha Library

The main library of the college, called Sri Bharathi Theertha Library is the cynosure of all eyes.


Spread over about 10,000 square feet, the library is home to more than 50,000 books. Endowed with a mezzanine floor that houses a portion of the library's book racks, the library is centrally air-conditioned and provides a lovely ambience to sit and read.


The Journal Section has several national and international journals.


The Reference Sections has reference books available that Faculty members and students can sit and read in the liobrary. There is also a Newspaper and Magazine Section in the library.


The library is also a subscriber to NLIST programme of INFLIBNET, and thropugh this, provides access to over 6,00,000 e-books and over 50,000 e-journals.


The library uses the Autolib software and the barcoding system with scanners used for issue and return of books. There are 5 OPAC terminals available in the library for easy browsing of the digital catalog.


Special Features of the Library
  • Well furnished areas to read

  • Librarian's cabin

  • Air-conditioning

  • Mezzanine floor

  • OPAC service

  • Five computers accessible to students in a separate area

  • Bar-coding of all library resources

  • Bar-code scanners are used in the issue and return counters

  • Internet browsing service which can be accessed by all users

  • Power backup for computers

  • All stock is maintained through the Library Automation software, Autolib

  • All data are maintained in central servers

  • Backups of data are taken every day from the central server

  • Store Room

  • Reference section

  • Special place for research scholars to do reference comfortably

  • Large number of journals in various subjects

  • Back volumes of journals


Library Services
  • Journals & E-Journals services

  • Reference - There is a special place for research scholars to do reference comfortably. The reference section has more than 1,900 books and is growing.

  • Photocopying and Reprography – Available on demand for a marginal fee.

  • OPAC – Campus-wide access to OPAC is available.

  • Internet Access – The College has a 20 Mbps leased line connection. The library has 24/7 internet facility.

  • Downloads – Users can download material in the IT-zone of the library.

  • Printouts – Laserjet printer is available for the use of the Library staff.

  • In-house/remote access to e-resources 5 systems in the library are dedicated for OPAC, N-LIST access, NME project access and internet browsing. The electronic library services can also be accessed from all departments by staff and students through the internal LAN.

  • User Orientation - Orientation Programmes on how to use OPAC and NLIST and other library resources are organized for freshers.

  • Assistance in searching Databases - Library staff are trained to assist students and faculty members in effectively using OPAC and N-LIST.

  • INFLIBNET/IUC facilities – The institution is a subscriber to INFLIBNET’s N-LIST Programme as well as to the Ministry of HRD’s NME project.

  • Circulation service

  • Internet service

  • Book Reservation service

  • Bulletin Board Service

  • Current Awareness Service (CAS)

  • Selective dissemination of information (SDI)

  • Educational CDs

  • Display racks for journals

  • Clip Boards

  • Special collections

  • Periodicals, magazines and journals are available for reading

  • Newspaper service

  • Notice Board

  • List of new arrivals is pasted in the notice board frequently

  • Important topics from periodicals and journals are pasted regularly in the notice board to expose the new arrivals or publications to the users

  • Clippings and new arrivals are displayed

  • Exhibitions are organized to create interest in students, making the system more accessible and easy

  • Scrap book is maintained

  • Reader facility is extended for visually challenged students

  • Important subject databases

  • Back volumes of journals


Special Collections
  • World Bank Repository

Library support grant of Rs. 1.5 lakhs for buying books on Environmental Economics from the World Bank through the Department of Environment, Government of India under the capacity building program on Environmental Economics.

  • Materials acquired under special schemes (IEEE, ACM, NBHM, DST, etc.)

  1. Malcolm Elizabeth Adiseshaiah Trust – 139 books

  2. Physics (Books acquired under the UGC Minor Research Project)

  3. Economics (Books acquired under the UGC Minor Research Project)

  4. Zoology (Books acquired under the UGC Minor Research Project)

  5. Mathematics (Books acquired under the UGC Minor Research Project)

  6. Commerce (Books acquired under the UGC Minor Research Project)

  7. History (Books acquired under the UGC Minor Research Project)

  • Competitive Examinations

  1. MCA Entrance Examination

  2. MBA Entrance Examination

  3. GMAT

  4. GRE

  5. TOEFL

  6. TNPSC

  7. GK books

  8. CAT

  9. SLET

  10. BSRB

  11. UPSC

  • Book Bank

  1. General book bank in the main library

  2. Book bank in the Departmental libraries

  3. Book bank for SC/ST Candidates of MCA

  • Others

  1. Collection of Sir. C.V. Raman works – 385 Volumes

  2. Books funded by Meera Memorial Trust for Physics - 505

  3. Atlases - 28

  4. Maps – 37

  5. Encyclopedia – 57 volumes

  6. Software manuals – 65

  7. Project Dissertations / Thesis - 1425

  8. Tamil Pezhai – 306 Volumes

  9. Video Tapes - 45


Departmental Libraries

Apart from the Main Library, there are Departmental Libraries in every Department, which house books that are of current interest to students and faculty members. These too are overseen by the Librarian and Library Committee.


Library Committee

The functions of the Library Committee are:

  • To supervise the functioning of the library

  • To verify the facilities available in the library, whether the library rules are properly followed, whether provision has been made for adequate library services like photocopying, issue, stock taking, furniture and fittings, and whether sufficient funds are allotted for procurement of library books, journals, equipment, etc.

  • To lay down library policy

  • To maintain and condemn books

  • To give suggestions for improvement, additions of books and journals, holding exhibitions, organizing library week celebrations, displaying the latest additions and clippings from dailies, maintenance of furniture, use of technology and periodic policy revisions

  • Recommending the procurement and use of latest audio-visual aids

  • Identifying the need for more library staff if required and recommending the same to the Management

  • Motivating students and faculty to make optimum use of the library

  • Taking steps to popularize books, journals and other facilities in the library


Research Projects

#
Project Title
Project Type
Funding Agency
Fund
Years
Principal Investigator
1
Background Radiation survey in and around Koodankulam
Minor Research Project
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
Rs. 54,000/-
1987-88
Dr. Lakshmi K. S.
2
Radon, Thoron measurement in dwelling of Madras City
Major Research Project
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
Rs. 3,50,000/-
1989-92
Dr. Lakshmi K. S.
3
Background Radiation Survey along the East Coast of Tamilnadu
Major Research Project
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
Rs. 6,04,400/-
1992-95
Dr. Lakshmi K. S.
4
Characterization of blood under storage by spectral measurements
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 74,800/-
2005-07
Dr. Sankari G.
5
Studies on the Environmental Radiation along the East Coast of Tamil Nadu after Tsunami
Major Research Project
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
Rs. 15,00,000/-
2007-12
Dr. Lakshmi K. S.
6
Effectiveness of Environmental Management Systems in Industry
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 42,500/-
2008-10
Dr. Geetha R.
7
Methodology Issues Pertaining to Provision of Micro Credit and Designing of Livelihood to Borrowers in Tamil Nadu
Major Research Project
UGC
Rs. 5,63,700/-
2011-12
Dr. Lavanya Vedagiri Rao
8
Socio Economic Impact of TB on Public Health - A Mathematical Model
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 40,000/-
2005-07
Dr. Geetha P. V.
9
Effective Management of Campus Waste and Creating Awareness of Vermiculture through Demonstration Pits
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 65,000/-
2006-08
Dr. Sethukarasi C.
10
Impact of Natural Disaster on Women in Tamil Nadu with Special Reference to Tsunami 2004 (An Explorative Study)
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 65,000/-
2004-06
Ms. Radhamani P. V.
11
A study of the Socio Economic Profile of Slums in Chennai City
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2001-02
Ms. Kalyani K. N.
12
A Study of Inter District Disparities in Tamil Nadu
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2002-03
Dr. Karpagam M.
13
A Study of Thiru Vi. Ka. Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2003-04
Dr. Karpagam M.
14
A Study of Health care Provision in Tamil Nadu
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2004-05
Ms. Kalyani K. N.
15
Status of Infrastructural Facilities in neighbourhood development – A Case Study of Kodambakkam and Vadapalani
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2005-06
Ms. Padma N.
16
A Study on the Status of Elderly in India
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 35,000/-
2006-07
Ms. Kalyani K. N.
17
A Study on the Impact of Students’ Socio Economic Background on Educational Attainment
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 15,000/-
2007-08
Dr. Karpagam M.
18
Environmental Policy For Water Pollution Abatement – An Asian Perspective
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 70,000/-
2008-09
Dr. Karpagam M.

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