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LIBRARY

Rajkumari Ushadevi Singh Library

About Library

The University Library was established in the year 1958. This is a unique library in the country devoted primarily to the study and research on Indian Classical Music and Visual arts.
The State Library of the Khairagarh State called Edward Library was merged in the Janpad Library and later the Janpad Library was merged in the university library, therefore this library is having very useful and rare books on contemporary history, literature and some other disciplines. Our university was recognized by the U. G. C. in the year 1971. After receiving the grants from the U. G. C. the University library started to develop faster. The separate library building was constructed during the sixth five-year plan by 100% UGC grants.

Our Library has a unique collection dedicated to education and research in the field of music, dance, folk music and visual arts. Library has rich collection of more than 45 thousand books, 2400 plus back volumes of research journals, more than 430 thesis and 40 plus subscribed journals. Library also has special section for visually challenged users. In this section we have brail literature, audio books, brail typewriter and printer with computer for visually challenged users.

Library has the membership of DELNET, which provides access to selected international full-text journals from various fields, including Arts. University has signed a MoU with IGNCA, New Delhi and INGLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar for NCAA project and Shodhaganga, respectively.

Library Sections

1.                   Acquisition Section

2.                  Technical Section

3.                  Circulation Section (Circulation & Property Counter)

4.                  Automation and E-Library

5.                  Thesis and Back-volumes

6.                  Periodical Section

7.                  Reference Section

8.                  Manuscripts and Rare Book

9.                  Section for Visually Challenged (Brail and Audio Books)

10.               Reprography

11.                Reading Hall

12.               Audiovisual Section


Library Committee

1.                    

Vice Chancellor

Mrs. Mokshada (Mamta) Chandrakar

Chairperson

2.                   

Dean, Faculty of Music

Dr. Himanshu Vishwaroop

Member (Ex-officio)

3.                   

Dean, Faculty of Dance

Prof. Dr. Neeta Gaharwar

Member (Ex-officio)

4.                   

Dean, Faculty of Arts

Prof. Dr. Mridula Shukla

Member (Ex-officio)

5.                   

Dean, Faculty of Visual Arts

Prof. S. P. Choudhary

Member (Ex-officio)

6.                   

Dean, Faculty of Folk Music & Arts

Prof. Dr. K. N. Tiwari

Member (Ex-officio)

7.                   

Head of the Department Member

Prof. V. Nagdas

Member (3 Years)

8.                   

Head of the Department Member

Dr. Parth Chakraborty

Member (3 Years)

9.                   

Head of the Department Member

Dr. Naman Dutt

Member (3 Years)

10.                

Teacher Member

Dr. Deomait Minj

Member (3 Years)

11.                 

Teacher Member

Dr. Kaustubh Ranjan

Member (3 Years)

12.                

Teacher Member

Mr. Venkat Raman Gude

Member (3 Years)


In-charge

Dr. Manas Sahu

Associate Professor, Physics of Sound


Audio-visual Section

University has a rich collection of Audio-visual Materials which includes 1600 plus gramophone records, 300 plus spool tapes, 2900 plus audio cassettes, audio books for visually challenged readers, significant number of microfilms, video tapes, ACD, VCD, etc. University singed a MoU with IGNCA as a partnering institution for the National Cultural Audio-visual Archive (NCAA) project, in which audio-visual materials of our university can be easily accessible to all.

No.

Materials

Year

1.                    

Gramophone Records

5382

2.                    

Audio Cassettes

3064

3.                    

Audio CDs

723

4.                    

Video CDs

742

5.                    

Spool Tape

316

6.                    

CD ROM

29

7.                    

Micro Film

01

8.                    

Video Cassettes

59

9.                    

Painting Slides

210