|1. Shri Biswajit De
Selection Grade Librarian.
Objectives of the Library:
The college Library has a collection of about thirty thousand books. The college also subscribes to a number of journals and periodicals which are on display in the library. Borrowing of books and reading facilities are available in the library and also in the departmental seminar libraries The college is provided with well-equipped laboratories which are designed to meet the need of science students for their practical courses.
In present day ,library provides the following services to the students, teachers and non-teaching staff:
1. The College provides photocopy facilities to the students
1. Circulation Services:
Library circulation: (both issue and return)150 books per day. Per day approximately 15 reference books issused for reading room consultation.
Fine: fine of 1 rupee per day will be charged. If books are not return after 15days for one time.
2. Reference Services:
Library has a small reference collection. Dictionary , Encyclopaedia based quaries are meet up daily for advance study.
3. Reading-room Services:
Library has a reading room of 70 seats.Books are issued to readers for reading room purpose on daily card.
4. Reprographic Services:
College has installed one Xerox machine. Daily or working day,students are reffered to xerox operator for duplication of collected book.60 paisa per page is collected for photo-copying of books.
5. Internet Services:
Internet service provided mainly to the teachers for sharpening of their class-teaching.
The College is provided with well-equipped laboratories which are designed to meet the need of science students for their practical courses.
The University Grants Commission has sanctioned a grant for constructing Women's Hostel in the college premises.
The project has already srarted and college will be able to provide facilities from 2013 onwards.
The college awards prizes every year to meritorious students and to students who excel in cultural activities and sports.
The canteen of the college supplies food to students at subsidized rates.
The students are to attend educational excursion by their own cost as it is compulsory in some subjects (Botany, Zoology, Industrial Fish & Fisheries) as specified in the University curriculum. Excursions were held at Sikkim, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnatak, Gujrat, Uttaranchal and many places of North East region so far.
The Department of English, History , Political Science, Philosophy etc. also arrange educational excursions at several places of interest.
All regular students of the College are members of the Students' Union, a representative body of elected students. It is entrusted with the task of organizing Freshers' Welcome, Annual Sports and Cultural Competition with the help of the teachers and non-teaching staff of the college. The Students' Union also hosts its own Annual Social Function,Games (indoor & outdoor) and Sports (this session the annual sports will be held in the month of January, 2014 tentatively).
There are two different common rooms for boys and girls of the college with provision for indoor games.
Final year students of Industrial Fish and Fisheries Major have to undertake on job training at different Central and State Government departments, and Institutes such as ICAR, KVK, at their own cost.
The college publishes an annual magazine, 'Lekhamanjari' each year. It showcases the literary and artistic reflections of the students who contrubute their essays, short stories, poems, travelogue and drawings. Teachers and staff of the college also contribute their thoughts to the magazine. New Students are advised to collect a copy of the magazine from the office.
A cultural competition is organized each year in the college. An annual sports meet is held in the college grounds. The Students' Union plays a key role in these programmes. Departmental excursions are held regularly by various departments. Seminars and lectures also form an important part of the academic scenario of the college. Students are encouraged to actively participate in all programmes.
The college arranges a number of National and State Level Seminars and symposia every year sponsored by the UGC, Govt. of West Bengal and other organisations. Some of the recent such seminers are : "Weather and climate in Eastern India", 'Biodiversity' 'New View of the Social System', 'The Mutiny of 1857', 'Women and Literature' and the seminar to commemorate "The International Year of Physics" on 8th march 2008, 'International Womens' Day' was celebrated with lecturer delivered by eminent speakers and also a quiz contest was organised on Women right. Student and faculty members of the different departments also regularly arrange seminers on subject related topics.
150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore was celebrated in the college in many differnt ways. Departments like Bengali, English, Zoology, etc. organized seminers, lectures and cultural programmes. On 'Rabindra Jayanti' (9th May) a cultural programme was held with the Principal, Teachers and Non-Teaching Staff. On 9th and 10th Feb., 2012, the dept. of Bengali, English, History and Philosophy of this college in collaboration with Lingustic Research Unit of ISI, organized a 2 day National Conference on " Re-writing Culture Narrative gender and the Politics of Representation". With eminent speaker and enthusiatic partcipants, the thickly attended seminar was a great success. On 17th and 24th August 2012 a UGC sponsored "Awareness Programme on Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs" was organized and the students attended with enthusiasm and seriousness. Finally another UGC sponsored seminar on 'Positive Discrimination" was held on 12th September 2012 and the students participated with the posters, they made, in the exhibition held in connection with the seminar.
A number of teachers of the college are actively engaged in research and their findings are being published in national and international journals of high repute. Several faculty members have been recipients of the UGC Minor Research Project Grant.
The College has LCD Projectors, a television set and a DVD player for the purpose of showing films, documentaries etc. to the students.
The College has a unique possession of a foreign-made telescope, which is fitted at the roof. Sky watching programmes are arranged by the teachers, students and non-teaching staff of the college during special astronomical events.
The alumni association of the college, B.K.C College Praktani Samsad, was established in 1999. A marble bust of Brahmananda Keshab Chandra has been erected/installed by the Praktani Samsad in the college premises. The Samsad provided financial assistance to the members of the association who are in need. It has instituted academic prizes for students topping in various honours subjects at the university examinations. The Samsad arranges Seminar, Symposia and cultural programmes every year and also bring out an annual magazine.
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