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Membership and Admission to the Library

Admission to the Library is restricted to members, but others who are desirous in consulting the resources of the Library may do so with the permission of the Librarian or in her absence, from senior most member of the staff of the library present. Permission can be refused without assigning any reasons. Non-members have to pay necessary fees for referring as decided by the University from time to time.

The membership of the Library is open to the following categories :

Sl.No.   Category   Eligibility   Loan Period
1.   Faculty   10   End of Semester
2.   Research Scholars   6   28 Days
3.   Post Graduate Students   4   28 Days
4.   Post Graduate(Integrated) Students   4   28 Days
5.   Officers   6   28 Days
6.   Non-Teaching Staff   2   28 Days
7.   Temporary Members   Nil  

Application for membership is to be made on the prescribed form obtained from the Library. Applications of students and faculty members of the University Departments shall be recommended by the respective Heads of the Department and of other categories shall be recommended by the Assistant Registrar(Administration). On fulfilling the requirements, a single multi purpose RFID Membership Identity Card signed by the Registrar will be issued to the members.

Note : One color passport size photograph( affixed on the membership application and duly attested by the respective authorities) and soft copy of the color passport size photograph in JPEG format in a CD. (Pendrive, e-mail download, etc. are not allowed)

A membership deposit is payable at the time of admission. The membership deposit will be refunded on the closure or withdrawal of membership and after all dues have been paid and the membership card issued have been surrendered.

The following overdue charges are applicable for the Research Scholars, P.G. Students and P.G.(Integrated) students for keeping the books beyond the due date :

No. of Days Overdue Overdue Charges Per Book
1st to 15th day   Rs. 0.50 Per Day
16th to 30th day   Rs. 1.00 Per Day
31st day onwards   Rs. 5.00 Per Day

For example, the following overdue charges per book are applicable for the Research Scholars, P.G. Students and P.G.(Integrated) students for keeping the books beyond the due date :

No. of Days Overdue Overdue Charges Per Book Calculation Procedure
20 days   Rs. 12.50   0.50 x 15 + 1.00 x 5 = 12.50
30 days   Rs. 22.50   0.50 x 15 + 1.00 x 15 = 22.50
40 days   Rs. 72.50   0.50 x 15 + 1.00 x 15 + 5.00 x 10= 72.50
50 days   Rs. 122.50   0.50 x 15 + 1.00 x 15 + 5.00 x 20= 122.50
100 days   Rs. 372.50   0.50 x 15 + 1.00 x 15 + 5.00 x 70= 372.50
365 days   Rs. 1497.50   0.50 x 15 + 1.00 x 15 + 5.00 x 335= 1497.50

Issue System

No Dues Certificate

Heads of Departments of the University shall require the students of their departments to produce a clearance certificate from the University Library to effect that they have returned all books and cleared all dues, before they admitted to the final semester University examinations or are issued transfer certificate, which ever is earlier. The Research Scholars shall require to produce the clearance certificate before the submission of the theses. Research Scholars applying for No Dues Certificate should submit the abstract of their theses along with the application for No Dues Certificate. In addition, the Theses/Dissertations to be submitted should be checked for possible plagiarism by the respective guides and the same to be certified in the application for No Dues Certificate.

In case of loss of No Dues Certificate, a duplicate certificate will be issued on payment of Rs. 50 and a written request to the Librarian.

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