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Brief History of The College Library

Mahishadal Raj College Library was started along with the establishment of the College in the year 1946. This was the third oldest College of the undivided Midnapur District and now it is the second oldest College of the Purba Medinipur District. Since then, the College library is satisfying the huge demand of the poor as well as needy users. It is one of the best College Libraries regarding collection as well as providing services to the users of this semi-town locality.

Purposes / Functions

The College is proud of its Central Library. The main purpose of the Library is development of collection, organization of the collected documents and dissemination of those documents to the right users specially, to the poor and needy students who come from the rural areas of the nearby locality at the right time. It functions on all working days except on Sundays and other scheduled National and Gazetted holidays of the College.

Organizational Structure of The Central Library

Management of Library

The Central Library is fully controlled and managed by the Library Committee. Obviously, the rules and regulations adopted are approved by the G B of the College.

Library Advisory Committee and its Composition

There is a Library Advisory Committee in the College. Principal is the Chairman and Librarian / Assistant Librarian is the convener, five Teacher representatives from different faculty, three representative of the Non-teaching staff (preferably Library Staff) and Secretary of the Student’s Union. The Library Committee decides all the rules, regulations and other necessary administrative as well as developmental decisions for the Central library. At least yearly two meetings of the L C take place.

There are four (4) library staffs in the Central Library. Although according to the new Staff Pattern there are five (5) sanctioned posts for the Central Library of the College. But at present four (4) posts are filled up which are:-


Name of the post No. of sanctioned post      Post occupied at present
Librarian 02 01
Library Clerk 01 01
Library Attendant 02 02
Total no. of  Post 05 04
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