K.C. Das Commerce College

Chatribari, Guwahati - 781008

Assam, India

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Library Profile


A library is the heart of an educational institution and the library of K.C.Das Commerce College is no less. It is the hub of academic activities of the college--- a trinity of the library staff, reading materials and the readers.

K. C. Das Commerce College Library is one of the best College libraries in Assam in providing efficient service to the readers. It is a place of attraction for the students. The library has been aiming to supplement the knowledge of the students, which they acquire from their teachers.

The library building has two floors, the ground floor consisting of the Stack room, Circulation Desk, Reference reading table, OPAC (On Line Public Access Catalogue), Property shelf, Librarian's Room and Internet section. The first floor of the library consists of the reading room with a seating capacity of 115 nos, where current journals, bound volumes of periodicals and magazines are available.

Nature And Development Of The Library

The following sections describe the nature and development of the Library

1. General
Name of the Library K.C.Das Commerce College Library
System of the Library Open Access System
Address of the Library K.C.Das Commerce College, Chatribari, Guwahati- 781008
URL: http://www.kcdccollege.com
Year of Establishment 1983
Working Days 6 days a week. But we are trying to keep the library open during holidays also.
Working Hours 10.00 AM. to 04.30 PM.
Area of the Library Reading Room : 2706 sq feet
Stack Processing Area : 3626 sq feet
2. Staff
The present structure of the Library staff is as given below. There are presently 4 (four) Library staff. The names and positions are given below:
Sl. No Name Qualification Designation
1 Dr. Prasanta Kumar Deka view profile... B.Sc (Bot), MLISc, PhD Librarian
2 Mr. Sankar Sarkar MLISc Asst. Librarian
3 Mr. Rajesh Rajbongshi H.S Library Bearer
4 Mr. Ratul Medhi H.S Library Bearers
3. Library Committee
The Library Committee consists of the following members:
Sl. No Name Role
1 Principal Chairman
2 Dr. Prasanta Kumar Deka, Librarian Convener
3 Coordinator, IQAC Member
4 Dr. Swapna Smriti Mahanta, Dept. of Assamese Member
5 Mrs. Archana Bora, Dept of English Member
6 Dr. Shrabani Bhadra, Dept. of Bengali Member
7 Dr. Ananta Pegu, Dept. of Economics Member
4. Library Collection
(a) Books The Yearly Growth of books (Text & Ref) Shown in the Annexure I
(b) Journal/ Magazine The list of Journal/Magazine are shown in the Annexure II
(c) News Paper List of subscribed News papers shown in theAnnexure III
(d) Educational CD 500
(e) Map 3
(f) Globe 1
(g) Back Volumes 400
(h) Dissertation 415
5. Library Members
(a) Students Students get membership at the time when they take admission into the college. But the students have to apply separately to obtain library cards.
Sl. No Course Total No
1 Higher Secondary 315
2 B.Com. 650
3 BBA 55
4 BCA 45
5 M.Com. 75
(b) Teaching & Other Staff Library cards are also issued against all the members of the college family. The present volume of the teaching and other staff is given below.
Sl. No Staff Total No
1 Principal 1
2 Teacher 56
3 Staff 11

Library rules:

Sections of the library:

1. Stack Area

All the processed books (Text and Ref.) have been kept in 112 book shelves. These books are arranged in a classified order according to the Class Numbers. Class Number guide is displayed prominently to guide the users. The book stacks have been placed in such a way that it is conducive to quiet study.

2. Technical Section

The books and other reading materials are being classified using DDC 24th Edition (Dewey decimal classification) and AACR-II (Anglo American Cataloguing Rules II Edition) for cataloguing purposes through SOUL2.0 (Library Management Software).

3. Reference Section

Reference Books have been separated from the textbooks. The Reference books are kept on the right side of the stack room in 40 book shelves.

4. Journal & Newspaper Section

Journals and Newspapers have been organized separately on the stacks near the Reading Table. A list of Journals and Newspapers currently subscribed to by the college library have been compiled in order to keep the teachers, students and staff informed as to which journals and newspapers are available in the library. (Annexure – II & III)

5. Book Bank Section

There are total 3,460 no books for book bank and these books are issued to backward class students and economically poor students.

6. Back Volume Section

The old loose issues of the journals got bound total no 400 and kept in a reading room in a classified order.

7. Circulation System

For circulation we use SOUL 2.0 software package, (Developed by INFLIBNET Center , Ahmedabad). Each cardholder student member can take two copies of books for 15 days whereas a faculty member can take 12 copies of books. A book can be re-issued provided the book in question is not in demand by any other member.

8. New Arrival Display

Newly processed books are kept at a prominent place in two revolving bookstand for one week or more to attract and to bring these to the notice of the users.

Library services:

SL. No Services
1. Circulations
2. Reading Room Service
3. Periodical Service
4. Reprographic Service
5. OPAC Service
6. Newspaper Indexing
7. Book Bank service
8. E-mail Service
9. Internet Service
10. E-Resource Service
11. Reference & Information Service
12. Current Awareness Service (CAS)
13. Institutional Repository (IR)
14. Social Media (Whatsapp & Facebook)

Library Automation:

(a) Computerization

Computerization has been introduced in the library activities towards the end of 2002 using SOUL (Software for University Library) developed by INFLIBNET and the automation process of library started phase wise. After that automated circulation system has been introduced since 2005 for better circulation system. In 2009 the SOUL College Version package was upgraded to SOUL Version 2.0. The library has introduced Web-OPAC facility extended to computers throughout the entire college campus.

(b) Barcode Technology

To organize the disseminate flow of information in a systematic way we have introduced the Barcode technology in circulation system. It is a method of automated identification and data collection. For this purpose we have installed P-touch Editor ver.4.1 software, one printer Brother (QL-550) and two gun type scanners.

E-resource facility

(a) CD/DVD

A Digital Collection has been created with the CD’s & DVD’s which were received free of cost with books and journals. There are more than 100 CDs on various subjects. Most of the CDs/DVDs contain important software, encyclopedias, directory, and tutorials and so on. Students and teachers are allowed to use the CDs/DVDs for reference.

(b) N-LIST (National Library And Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content)

The College library has access to e-resources through N-List (National Library And Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content) funded by the Ministry of Human Resources development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through ICT. Under this programme the college library members enjoys access to more than 6,000+ e-journals and 31,35,000+ e-books (including current issues with 5-10 years back files).

(c) Institutional Repository (IR)

From the current year library has been introduced Institutional Repository (IR) using D-Space digital library software to provide digital resources where library members can access Institutional publications including College Magazine, Academic Calendar, teacher’s research publications, Question papers and Rare books etc..

Library orientation programme:

Library has organized orientation programme every year for both teachers and students are made aware about the library services and rules for better using the library.

Best reader award: Criteria for Best Reader Award

To inculcate the reading habit among the students an award known as “Best Reader Award” are distributed among the library members, for this purpose every year two library members are selected for this award.

Future Plan:

We have planned to expand digital library section in fulfillment with the demands of the users. The Library also plans to subscribe to more e-journals and E-Books for the readers. Library Orientation Programme will be extended further and emphasis will be given to create more regular users of the library.

Contact Us
K.C. Das Commerce College
Chatribari, P.O. Rehabari, Guwahati
Pin: 781 008, ASSAM (India)
Email - kcdccollege@gmail.com
Phone - 0361-2733691
Visitors :- 482902