DR . BALASAHEB SAWANT KONKAN KRISHI VIDYAPEETH, DAPOLI, DIST. RATNAGIRI.

(Agricultural University)

 

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INTRODUCTION:

 

The university library is located at Dapoli. It caters to the needs of the College of Agriculture, Dapoli. College of Horticulture, Dapoli, College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Dapoli and College of Forestry. The College of Fisheries, Ratnagiri, other research stations and agriculture schools maintain separate libraries at their respective places. Even different departments the College of Agriculture, Dapoli maintain a small sectional library. The existing library of Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli started functioning in the year 1965 i.e. from the inception of the College of Agriculture, Dapoli. After the establishment of university on 18th May, 1972, the college library was catering the needs of both the institutes i.e. College and university. From 1st January 1986, it received the status of a university library. There is no separate college library at the main campus at Dapoli. The university library caters to the needs of B.Sc. (Agri), M.Sc. (Agri), B.Sc. (Forestry), M.Sc. Forestry and B.Sc. (Horticulture), M.Sc. (Horticulture), B.Tech. (Agriculture Engineering). The Library Advisory Committee is constituted under the Chairmanship of one of the Directors of the University.

 

INFRASTUCTURE:

 

The University Library with a carpet area of 2652 m2 is a magnificent two storeyed building, center staged on the hillock facing the entrance gate of the university campus. The building is constructed with the planning for anticipated needs and scope for future expansion. It is approachable within 5 minutes by walk from the hostels as well as offices of all the departments. Inside the building, the library has a big three tier stack room, three reading halls, spacious separate rooms for storing the books from three faculties, back volumes of journals and volumes received as gratis and newspaper section, reprographic unit, night library section, cubicle section for P.G. students, acquisition-cum-office unit and issue counter. The library has a seating capacity of about 450 readers, which is about 33 percent of the student teacher population at Dapoli campus.

 

BOOKS AND PERIODICALS:-

 

The university library today has more than 43,000 books and is subscribing to 76 Indian periodicals List of library holdings is given below.

 
Sr. No. Holding Number
1 Books

45000

2 Periodicals subscribed
Indian
Foreigner journal


89
-

3 Books/Periodicals received as gratis

985

4 Bound back volumes

7885

5 Theses

5910

6 Marathi/Hindi/English Literature

567

7 Encyclopedias/dictionaries/gazetteers/Atlases etc.

613

8 Newspapers
English
Marathi

3
10

9 Compact Disk

1000

 

(Not :- Above number of information updated on 08/01/2016)

 

The library has a special collection of books on konkan its history, culture, literature and socio-economic aspects. There is a separate section of books on competitive examinations. The library subscribes to 13 dailies also.
For ready reference and convenience in use of the books
By teachers, each department of the University maintains its own library with about 100 books and these for the student.

 
 

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Contact Information:
Shri. D. B. Khupate-
Assistant Librarian –
Phone No.:- 02358-280716
e-mail – dbskkvlib@rediffmail.com

 

The Registrar
Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth,
Tal. Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri (MAHARASHTRA) INDIA Pin No. 415 712

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