Janardan Bhagat Shikshan Prasarak Sanstha's

Changu Kana Thakur Arts, Commerce and Science College, New Panvel

Plot No.-1, Sector-11, Khanda Colony, New Panvel (W), Dist.-Raigad, State-Maharashtra, India, PIN.-410206

The Library

The library of College, the fountain of knowledge and inspiration, enjoys the reputation of being one of the premier college libraries in the vicinity of Panvel (New Mumbai).The library was established in 1997-98 with the inception of the college. It is located on the first floor and made easily accessible from all sides of the college premises. It has a carpet area of about 6000.93 Sq.Ft.Complete catalogue of the library holdings has been created by using LIBeX.NET version library software. Online Public Access Catalogue (Web-OPAC) is provided to the users. Students are using the OPAC extensively for searching the required books and journals.The library is connected with the LAN and an integrated Web-OPAC of the holding is made available to all users. Books on inter library borrowing are provided to the students and teachers on demand. Computers of all the libraries on the campus are connected to the central server. Local hub is provided in library for speedy communication of data.The unique feature of the library is that its catalogue can be accessed from any part of the world through Web-OPAC made available at: www.ckthakurcollege.net.

The library has a privilege of using 100.0 Mbps Internet leased line. Library is proud to provide online access facility to the students and faculty members to the reputed commercial Journals from UGC N-LIST (National Mission on Education Through ICT), and open access databases viz Vidyanidhi, OpenJ-Gate, OpenDOAR, DOAJ, PubMed, SSRN, PloS, COCHRANE.
Library has developed Institutional Digital Repository of Changu Kana Thakur A. C. S. College, and Research Papers published by Teaching Staff have been uploaded on site and library has started uploading previous question papers/syllabus papers for all the course/programmes and learners can use link --- to get full text access.
From the academic year 2011-2012 library is issuing Barcoded Identity Card to all learners, staff and external members of the library. The separate workstation for Barcoded card generation has been created in the Library.

Library Services and Facilities

  • Circulation
  • News paper clipping
  • Bibliographic compilation
  • Reference / referral serv
  • Reprographic/ Xerox
  • Printing on Request
  • Archive section
  • Institutional digital repository
  • Multimedia access service
  • Selective dissemination of information service (SDI)
  • Online assistance - library@ckthakurcollege.net
  • Info pack service (Really simple syndication-RSS)
  • Library link on college website
  • User / library orientation program
  • Resource sharing service / Inter library borrowing
  • Set of syllabus and question paper

Dr. C.D. Deshmukh Centre for Administrative Services

To impart specialized knowledge about competitive examinations to the alumni and students, the college has established ‘Dr. C.D. Deshmukh Competitive Examinations Centre’. Through the centre library provides book facilities to the alumni and students.

Infrastructure & Learning Resources

Total Built-up Area of the Central Library in Sq.m

Sr. No. Particulars Area in Sq. m.
1 Library Office 36.40
2 Library Counter and Stack Room 159.98
3 Library Processing Room 29.12
4 Library Processing Room 35.45
5 Reading Room (Journals and Periodicals) 41.42
6 Reading Room (Girls) 117.82
7 Reading Room (Boys) 78.84
8 Reading Room (Post Graduate Students) 58.47
Total 557.50

Library Advisory Committee

The Committee supervises the overall functioning of the library and looks into details such as policy matters and subject-wise fund allocation. The Library Committee meets periodically in a year and informal meetings of the members are held as and when required. The Committee also meets the Principal to seek his approval and guidance as far as important Library issues are concerned; following are the members of Library Advisory Committee for the academic year 2014-2015.

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Prin. Dr. S. T. Gadade Chairman
Dr. (Mrs.) E. Mathews Incharge, Faculty of Commerce Member
Dr. S. K. Patil Incharge, Faculty of Science Member
Dr. U. T. Bhandare Incharge, Faculty of Arts Member
Dr. D. S. Narkhede Co‐ordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell Member
Dr. (Mrs.) S. M. Kokitkar Coordinator, Biotechnology Member
Mrs. P. M. Jadhav Coordinator, Computer Science Member
Mrs. M. Mohod Coordinator, Information Technology Member
Dr. N. E. Koli Coordinator, Account & Finance Member
Mrs. S. Joseph Coordinator, Management Studies Member
Mrs. P. S. Mhatre Office Supretendant Member
Mr. G. K. Surve Head Clerk Member
Mr. K. N. Kanekar Library Clerk Member
Member, Students’ Council Member
Member, Students’ Welfare Committee Member
Member, Women Development Cells’ Council Member
Prof. R. A. Navghare Librarian Member, Secretary

Working Hours

Monday to Saturday - 7.30am to 6.00pm

During examination period the Boys Reading Room of the library is kept open on Sundays and public holidays 24hrs.

Staff And Work Allocation

The work is rotated among the staff and they are expected to work in different sections depending on the need, workload, leave positions and administrative reasons.

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Total Collection in Library

Sr. No. Particulars Total Collection
No. Amt.
1 Books 65489 12666223
2 Text Books 45242 4889885
3 Reference Books 16524 7217366
4 General Reading Books 3723 558972
5 Indian Journals 58 115293
6 Foreign Journals 15 214356
7 Peer Reviewed Journals 58 115293
8 Online Journals 6000 5000
9 Magazines 102 97948
10 CD’s / DVD’s 945 154131
10 Bound Volumes 1262 7815
Total 139418 26042282

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