शासकीय नागार्जुन स्नातकोत्तर विज्ञान महाविद्यालय ,रायपुर

Government Nagarjuna Post Graduate College of Science, Raipur

Established 1948

Affiliated to Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur

  NAAC Reports   

The College Library is an important educational center of the university and working as Central Library with fourteen constituent Departmental Library colleges of Govt. N. Post Graduate College of Science, Raipur. The college Library established in 1947.


Libraries are the most important and essential part of an institution. The institutes can fulfil their teaching job with the help of libraries only. College is the center of higher education among the teaching institutes. The teaching can be fulfilled only with the help of available literature in the libraries. Libraries are the oxygen of the institute is like soulless body.


This college library established in its establishing year in 1948 initially 401 books were purchased. Within two years the number of books increased and reached to the figure of 4000 and in continuing processes has been developed to meet the requirement of various courses.


Library has the relevant books, research journals, text books, magazines, maps, atlases, project reports, research projects, solved and unsolved question papers, related to different courses to assist the students and teachers.


The first Head of the Department was Shri R.S Iyer of this library. Initially the books were purchased out of General Fund from gifts and donations book bank plan started in 1971, purchase of books were started form UGC fund in 1968. Presently library has 58491 books. Since 1948, 35100 books has been purchased from General Fund till date, UGC fund books are 17124, 1838 gifted and donated books are available, 3603 books purchased under SC, STs special issue plane, 826 books purchased under the 10+2 Science education development plane, 471 books of book bank, 40 research projects and journals, 25 news papers, 50 general magazines are coming regularly.


The college library divided in two parts central library and departmental library. Reference books general books, for under graduation are collected in main library and for post graduation classes books are collected in relevant departmental libraries.


On the whole this library has 1,00,000 books and 150 magazines. Almost 2200 student, 110 professors, 200 officers, 200 official staff, 25 researchers are taking the privilege of this library.


SC and STs candidates are getting books for examination period under the rules of Book Bank Plan. Reading room is co-ordinate separately. In reading room the news papers, magazines and necessary text materials are available. The capacity of reading room is 80 persons.


Shri O.P. Tiwari had been posted as first trained librarian in 1976-1995 before his appointment the library was run by the library in charge officers, Presently Dr. Pravin Sharma is the librarian.Iswari Janghel (Library Asstt.) Smt.Sarash Bhandeker(Reading Room Incharge) are Smt.  Yogeshwary And Shri Manikpuri working a library team.  



The college Library is the Central Library of Govt. N. Post Graduate College of Science, Raipur, catering the needs of main campus and other constituent Colleges/faculty libraries, Research stations  Kendras.


  • P.G. Library, Department of Botany
  • P.G. Library, Department of Zoology
  • P.G. Library, Department of Chemistry
  • P.G. Library, Department of Difence Studies
  • P.G. Library, Department of IT
  • P.G. Library, Department of Computer Science
  • P.G. Library, Department of Bio Technology
  • P.G. Library, Department of Micro Biology
  • P.G. Library, Department of Physics
  •  P.G. Library, Department of Mathematics
  •  P.G. Library, Department of Geology
  •  P.G. Library, Department of Hindi
  •  P.G. Library, Department of English
  •  P.G. Library, Department of Bio Chemistry
  •  Hostel Library


Library  Users

More than 3000 users including Professors, Scientist, Students, non teaching staffs.


Library  Services

The college Library of has been well equipped with the latest communication media and information technologies like web based information, CD Rom database search, OPAC, internet browsing as it is well connected through GNPGC. This library has become a HUB connected on LAN with all automated centralized facilities and acting as a nodal center for disseminating all kind of Science information to its users. The library is linked with various consortiums for online journals and theses repository. College library maintains around sixth thousand collections of books, reference book, reports, theses, monograph, back volumes, journals, CD ROM Database, e-resources etc. Library subscribes >250 journals in physical and/or in electronic forms. 




Internet Connectivity : Whole library is facilitating through  WI-FY for internet browsing.



Online Doctoral Thesis Repository

Shodhganga : Doctoral Thesis Repository, More than > 10,000 online full text thesis are available.

Online GNPGC Theses Repository : More than > 25 online full text GNPGC thesis available from 1970.


CD-ROM Database

Following Abstracting CDs ROM Database for bibliographic search were subscribed:  SOIL CD, HORT CD, PI. GEN CD,  and PL. Protection CD data based from 1972 to cont..


Online  Public Access Aatalogues (opac)

Library book catalogue is available in online form, which is a systematically records of the holding collection to find the physical location of information for easier to search on libsys and SOUL OPAC. http://igkvkohaopac.firstray.in/


In-house  Repository

College library provide online information of elite college publications, seminar, symposia, Conference, Workshop proceedings, journals, and information of Thesis Bibliography/Theses Abstract, documents : GNPGCS Publications etc.



College library has so many e-Resources, e-journals, database and electronic version of printed materials, that can be easily viewed a multi users facility on computers.

Loan  Privilege/Circulation  Bar-coded  Circulation

Library provide Bar-coded Electronic Membership Cards and VVI cards to its readers for easy circulation and to know the borrower status.

Book  Bank  Scheme

Text Book/Book Bank Scheme, in this scheme SC/ST students are given prescribed text books.


Photocopying Service is available to users @ Rs. 01 per page.

Documentation  Services

Current Awareness and Selective Dissemination of Information Service through : Library Bulletin, Documentation List, Bibliography of college Theses, Abstract of college Theses, Current, Contents of Journals, User profile, Document profile. Cumulative Index of Journals, Abstracting Services etc.


Reference & Information  Services

Reference Services : Long range and Ready reference service provide to users.

Awareness Programme

Regular training at frequent intervals was organized to scientists, research associates and students to train them to access the electronic information on CD ROM,  OPAC and on various databases for knowing latest technology in field of information retrieval.


User  Education

Library provide PG & Ph.D. teaching and training : A course offered Library and Information Services Course 


Scientific Information  Exchange  Service

College Publications, Journal of college issues, Annual reports and other publications provide to different institution under exchange services.


Inter Library Loan/Resource Sharing

Inter Library Loan service from other institute to readers.


Library is equipped with latest security device.

  2. Controlled and watched by Close Circuit Camera


Organized Library Day, Book exhibition, poster session of National/International Seminar/Symposium and Saraswati Poojan in GNPGC Library.


Library Publication

  • An Introduction to Library Services
  • Bibliography of theses
  • Abstract of theses
  • Library at a glance, Library Services, Monthly list of New Arrivals
  • Proceeding National Conference, 11th  Sep. 2013, held at Raipur.

Rules And Regulations of GNPGC Library

  • Working Hours :

10.30 A.M. to 5.30 P.M. on working days.

  • Access to Library
  • All the bonafide staff members and students of GNPGC, Raipur are eligible to use library services and get book issued. Research workers of other institutes may also use the library services on request. However, no reading material will be issued to them.
  • Every person who enters in the library shall sig on the visiting registers, placed at the entry point of library.
  • Bags, books, umbrellas and other personal belongings should kept at a property counter. Only loose paper and pens/pencils are allowed inside the library.
  • loan privileges
  1. Electronic Bar-coded Membership card will be issued for issue of books as under :




Max. No. of book can be issued



Overdue Fine per day (Rs.)




60 days



Ph. D. Students


30 days



Post graduate student


30 days



Under graduate student


30 days



Tech. Asstt./ Res. Scho


30 days



Administrative staff


30 days



  1. SC/ST Book Bank : Text books are issued under “Book Bank” scheme for SC/ST students only on Friday and Saturday. Two each as maximum limit if available for one semester only, if not return after than fine will be charged.
  2. Book will be issued according to respective category for 14 days and may be recalled at any time.
  3. A fine of Rs. 20/- would be levied for issue a duplicate membership ID card. A member who has lost a card shall make written reports of the same to the librarian.
  4. Electronic Bar-coded membership ID card is non transferable. The borrower shall be responsible for the loss/damage of books and other library materials issued on their cards.
  5. The book may be renewed for a further period of 30 days provided there is no demand from other readers.
  6. Reference book may be issued for overnight to Scientists, Teaching staff and Ph.D/P.G. students, provided another copy available on same title. In this case reading materials must be returned on the very next day before 11.00 AM. Various CD ROM database, reading materials in electronic forms, Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Yearbooks, theses and statistics etc will not be issued. The overdue charge for above materials will be Rs. 1.00 per hours.


Rules of CD Rom Database, E-Resources & Internet Usages

  1. CD ROM Database, e-Resources and internet services are available for information retrieval.
  2. Users are allowed to use this facility only for academic & educational purpose to fill prescribed indent form & not for personal purposes.
  3. User is not allowed to make any change in the setting of PC, adding any executable programs, deleting files etc.
  4. Depending upon the rush, time constraints may be applied by the library staff on duty.
  5. All user are required to make entry in the register kept for this purpose.
  6. User should not remove/damage any hardware/software, wire etc. or interchange keyboard, mouse etc.
  7. Laptop computers may be used in the library at your own risk.


Other Rules

  1. Silence shall be strictly observed in the library.
  2. Mobile phone shall be switched off while entering the library.
  3. Smoking and spitting are strictly prohibited in the library.
  4. No user of the library shall write by pen or pencil or any mark or remark or damage any publication of the library.
  5. If any publication is lost or disfigured or if any page of picture is removed by the readers, he/she will be required to replace it by a new copy. If readers fail to do so, reader will be required to pay the present cost of the materials and also pay the fine as decided b the librarian. If books is out of print (with publishers proof) than reader will pay double cost of the book with late fees. The decision of the librarian shall be final in case of controversy.  







Library at a Glance




  • Number of Bonafide Library members (Principal, Teacher, Technical Staff)                      73
  • Number of Students Regular members (PG & UG Students, Research Students)        2522
  • Number of Non Teaching Staff                                                                                          105
  • Average daily user                                                                                                             128




  • Number of Books in General Library                                                                              45934
  • Number of Books in UGC Library                                                                                   19124
  • Number of Books in Book Bank Library                                                                            1838
  • Number of Books in SC/ST Library                                                                                 13150
  • Number of Books in 10+2 Vigyan Sudhar Yojana Library                                                   826
  • Number of Books Vol                                                                                                          100
  • Number of Thesis                                                                                                                  47
  • Number of Indian & Foreign Journals                                                                                   70
  • Number of News Paper                                                                                                        20
  • Number of General Magazines                                                                                             61
  • Number of Audio Caset                                                                                                         08
  • Number of Video Caset                                                                                                         08
  • Number of CD-ROM                                                                                                              10
  • Number of CD Caset                                                                                                             88
  • Number of Audio CD Caset                                                                                                   04
  • Number of Map Atlases                                                                                                         25
  • Number of Floppy                                                                                                                  05
  • Total Number of Books                                                                                                    81310

Library Service


             Documentation service-Current awareness and selective dissemination of information service through : Documentation list.