NIRMALA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

AUTONOMOUS INSTITUTION AFFILIATED TO BHARATHIAR UNIVERSITY

ACCREDITED WITH 'A' GRADE BY NAAC IN THE 3rd CYCLE WITH CGPA 3.62

ACCORDED STAR STATUS BY DEPARTMENT OF BIO TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

SUPPORTED BY DBT FIST AT ZERO LEVEL

RED FIELDS, COIMBATORE - 641 018, TAMIL NADU, INDIA

The II and III year UG and the II year  PG students can pay their upcoming semester fees online (only by net banking) from 1.5.2019

The Application Forms for the PG courses will be issued from 6.5.2019. The Filled in forms can be submitted to the college office from 20.5.2019 onwards.

Library & Information Centre

The most pitiable person, according to Benjamin Franklin is one who caught in a house without books on a rainy day. This diagnosis for happiness and entertainment made by this scholar and statesman three centuries ago holds good even today. If educational institutions are the temples of learning, the Library is the sanctum sanctorum. Nirmala true to its motto “Knowledge Purifies,” has accorded a prime place to the adobe of books. Housed in a modern and aesthetically well-designed multi storeyed building, it evokes in one’s mind the colosseum at Rome of the ancient times. The library offers a feast to the intellectual appetite to satiate young minds. The library is the most frequented place in the college both by students and by the members of the staff. It houses 61661Books, 200 Journals and Magazines both National and International. It caters not only to the needs of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students but also to the requirements of the research scholars. The library is fully computerized with bar coding facility and the books are classified by Dewey decimal classification. The OPAC system enables the students to check the availability, status and the exact locations of the books. The bar coded ID cards help to systematize the day to day book transactions. Library is a three storeyed building, and is fully automated with a wide collection of the latest Books, Periodicals and CDs, which is updated every year. The library, which has an open access system, uses technology in efficient and innovative manner. The library functions in a networked environment, and maintains two servers and over 58 PCs to support its various operations and services. Electronic resources such as INFLIBNET- N List and NPTEL are made available to all members of the library via internet and the College intranet. The library also hosts DELNET, a digital repository of research. The main objectives of DELNET are to promote resource sharing among the member libraries by collecting, storing and disseminating information and provide networked services to researchers and scholars to supplement their research activity. It contains published articles, syllabi, conference papers, question papers, theses and other related documents, with full text wherever possible.

The library also houses rare books, and articles authored by faculty of the college. Ready reference books like encyclopedias, yearbooks, and dictionaries are also available on the ground floor. The digital library is used for orientation programmes, seminars and programmes on research methodology and training in the use of various databases.

Best Practices

    1. One of the best practices of the General Library is the conduct of the Publishers Exhibition through a book exhibition.
    2. Best user awards.
    3. Quiz competition, Essay Competition.
    4. Six months Certificate course in Library and Informative Science for UG and PG students which is been certified by Bharathair University.

Area

    The carpet area of the Library is about 20,200 Sq. feet.

Working Hours

    The Library established in the year 1948. It covers an area of 20200 Sq.ft.

    • Weeks days – 8.30 a.m to 5.00 p.m
    • Saturdays – 9.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m

    The library is closed on Sundays and other public holidays

Rules

    • All students of the college should be members of the library
    • Strict silence should be maintained in library.
    • Books will be issued to the students only on presentation of the Identity Card
    • Book bank books will be issued to the needy and poor students on request.
    • The use of reference books should be within the Library. The reference books will not be issued at any cost.
    • Students must scan their Identity Card (ID) before entering the library.
    • Exchange of ID cards is not permitted.
    • Students must immediately report the loss of their ID card to the Librarian.
    • Books will be issued or renewed only if the student produces her identity card
    • Students are not allowed to bring any printed matter or files into the library.
    • Books must not be marked or damaged in any manner.
    • Students must examine each book before borrowing and immediately report any damaged or missing pages to the Librarian.
    • Students shall replace or pay for the cost of any book lost by them. If one book of a set is lost or damaged the whole set shall be replaced.

Seating Capacity

    The Library has a seating capacity for 250 users.

Staff

    Nine members of staff are available in the library to caters to the information needs of the college community.

    Dr.Sr.M.Jaculine Mary

    Librarian



    M.Sathya

    Librarian (SF)


Membership

    All the students,faculty and administrative staff of the College are the members of the Library. The Nirmala College Library also extends its membership to retired faculty and visitors.

Collection

    Method of Classification - Dewey decimal classification
    A separate theses section is available in the Library which holds M.Phil and Ph.D theses.

    LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

    GENERAL:

    BOOKS 62096
    REFERENCE BOOKS 20000
    JOURNALS & MAGAZINES 150
    BACK VOLUMES 25000
    NEWSPAPERS 5
    THESIS 75
    DISSERTATIONS 350
    CD & DVDs 307
    Audio Cassettes for Visually Challenged Students 1100

    SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

    • Career Guidance
    • Competitive Examinations
    • Foreign Languages
    • Fine Arts
    • Health Education
    • Yoga & Meditation
    • Value Education
    • Directories & Yearbooks
    • AUDIO CASSETTES
    • Question Bank
    • Online Database (E-Journals)

E-Resources

    • INFLIBNET
    • DELNET
    • NISCAIR
    • SAGE
    • D-LINE
    • IUP-ICFAI
    • NPTEL

Services & Facilities

    Library Services

    Computerization of Library services
    OPAC Online Public Access Catalogue
    Orientation programme for the students
    Book Exhibitions
    Reference services
    Display of new arrivals
    Competitions
    Research Corner
    Current Awareness Services
    Book bank Scheme
    Career Guidance
    Reprography Services
    Audio Visual Presentation
    Safety measures (CCTVs)
    Suggestion Box
    Audio Visual facility
    Internet Access
    Talking Book Library for Visually Challenged Students

Automation

    • Acquisition System
    • Cataloguing System
    • Circulation System
    • Serials Control System
    • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)
    • Stock Verification
    • Online User Entry
    • Transaction Report

MOOCs

    SWAYAM

    SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy. SWAYAM or Study Webs of Active – Learning for Young Aspiring Minds programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Professors of centrally funded institutions like IITs, IIMs, Central Universities offer online courses to citizens of India.It is an instrument for self-actualization providing opportunities for a Life-long learning. Here learner can choose from hundreds of courses, virtually every course that is taught at the university/ college/ school level and these shall be offered by the best teachers in India and elsewhere.

    URL: Swayam Platform

    NPTEL

    The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) was initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2003. Five core disciplines were identified, namely, civil, computer science, electrical, electronics and communication, mechanical engineering and 235 courses in web/video format were developed in this phase. The main goal of NPTEL Phase II (2009-14) was to build on the engineering and core science courses launched previously in NPTEL Phase I. An additional 600 web and video courses were created in all major branches of engineering, physical sciences at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and management courses at the postgraduate level. Several improvements such as indexing of all video and web courses and keyword search were implemented.

    URL: NPTEL

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