Library- The Knowledge House

The History of B.ed college library dates back to 1954 with the inception of Teacher Training School which now is renamed as “Govt. College of Education”. Society can develop and move in the right direction to become a knowledge society when teachers are provided with the quality content for imparting it to others. The five laws of library science put forth by Shri. S.R. Ranga Nathan, (father of library science) for information dissemination are justified when these are complied:

  1. Information is for use.
  2. Every user his or her information.
  3. Every piece of information its user.
  4. Save the time of the information user.
  5. The universe of information is ever growing.

The college library has educational as well as general collection pertaining to disciplines such as, Social Science, Science, Art of Teaching, Technology, Literature, History and Geography. It has a good collection of Reference books such as, Encyclopaedias, Biographies, Yearbooks, Gazetteers, Directories, Atlases, Journals, Proceedings, Lectures and Dictionaries. The library has local as well as National Newspapers, Magazines, Dissertations and Teaching Aids. The Library has also setup a Career Corner & has procured books related to Competitive exams for the students who wish to appear in various Competitive examinations. The Library is subscribing to various magazines and daily newspapers. In this electronic era the library has also subscribed e-journals through N-List (National library and information services infrastructure of scholarly content) project of INFLIBNET, Ahmadabad, an Initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Under the NME-ICT now funded by UGC, as college component under UGCINFONET Digital Library Consortium . Under this project the college faculty has been provided the username and password to access the e-journals on database of N-List project.

The library unit is in two parts, B.Ed and M.Ed library being supervised by the college librarian. The library collection is arranged subject wise in a classified manner, which has been initiated very recently. The collection has been divided under various sections.

Sections Of the library

  • Text Book section
  • Book Bank section
  • General section
  • subject section
  • Teaching Subjects section
  • Less used collection
  • Reference section.

Library Services:

  • Circulation service.
  • Reference service.
  • E-Resources through UGC INFONET.
  • Reprographic service.
  • Documentation of news/college updates.
  • Maintenance of Teaching Aids.
  • Maintenance of Dissertations.
  • Book Bank Service

Other Achievements:

  • The library has developed book reading club.
  • Book Reviews.
  • E-Resources

Future Plans of the Library.

  • Internet facility in the library.
  • Automation of the library.
  • Formation of institutional repository of Dissertations.
  • Inter Library Loan facility to IGNOU students.

Service hours of the library are from 9 A.M to 4 P.M. On Sunday the library is closed.

Detailed Report of (B.Ed and M.Ed ) library records under various heads

1. Number Of Students

  • Freshers: 250
  • In service: 150
  • Faculty : 27

2.Statistics of Information Resources

Number of Books in College Library under Govt. Grant: 26125

Book Bank Books: 3111

Break up record of 26123 books available in the library :

  • Text Books------------------- 4573
  • General Books--------------- 2110
  • Reference books------------ 1662
  • Old Collection(less used)---- 2953
  • Optional subjects------------- 1928
  • Teaching subjects------------- 4069
  • M.Ed Books---------------------2242

Break up record of (2244) books of M.Ed library

Philosophy of education 181
Psychology of Education212
Research in Education160
Comparative Education 216
Sociology of Education 115
Special education 167
Education Technology 248
Teacher Education 172
Guidance Counselling 79
Education Administration 190
E.M.E 84
Carrier Counselling 107
Computer Science 46
E.V.S 128
General Books 33
Total 2242
T.No. of books available in the library 19537
T.No. of books on record/accessed till year(2015) is 26125
Total books Recorded in Book Bank 3111

3.Detail of Other Library Resources:

Newspapers(B.Ed library)

  • Times of India
  • Daily Excelsior
  • State times
  • Kashmir Times
  • Indian Express
  • Amar Ujala
  • Dainik Jagran
  • The Tribune
  • The Hindu
  • Punjab Kesari
  • Hashmir Uzma

Total Number of Newspaper in B.Ed library: 11

Newspapers(M.Ed library)

  • Daily Excelsior
  • Indian Express
  • Hindustan Times
  • Amar Ujala

Total Number of Newspapers in M.Ed Library: 4

Magazines in B.Ed Library

  • India Today/Weekly
  • The week/Weekly
  • Outlook/Weekly
  • Employment News
  • Front line/Bi-Monthly
  • Readers Digest/Monthly
  • Wizard/monthly
  • Chronicle/Monthly
  • Competition Sucess/Monthly
  • Grah Shoba/Bi-Monthly

Total Number of Magazines in B.Ed library: 10

Magazines in M.Ed library

  • India Today
  • Competition Success
  • The Week
  • Employment News
  • Chronicle
  • Wizard

Total Number of Magazines in M.Ed library: 6

4. Detail of(NCERT) Print Journals

  • Journal of Indian Education/
  • Indian Educational Review/
  • Bhartiya Adhunik Shikasha/
  • The primary Teachers/
  • Prathamik Shikasha/
  • Indian Journal of Scientific Research/
  • Journal of Environmental Biology/
  • Indian Educational Abstracts/
  • The Research Journal of Social Science/
  • IASLIC Bulletin/

At present the library has 10 unique Titles of print journals. Some of the journals are not being regularly supplied to the library.

Some very old record of few other information resources available in the library:

  1. Back vols of Journals
  2. Seventh All India School education—survey
  3. Second All India educational—Survey
  4. Report of the Education commission---(From 1964-66)
  5. A survey of research in education
  6. Magill’s survey of science
  7. Report series
  8. Proceedings
  9. Education News Views(From 1972-92)