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Welcome to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University Knowledge Resource Centre. (formerly known as Nagpur University Library). Before the implementation of Maharashtra Public University Act 2016, this Knowledge Resource Centre was named as University Library which was started alongwith the establishment of the University in 1923 in order to cater to the academic and research needs of the faculty and students. Since then, the Knowledge Resource Centre has gone from strength to strength to live-up to the expectations of its immediate clientele. Dr.V.B. Alias Bhausaheb Kolte Knowledge Resource Centre is on North Ambazari Road, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur-10 and there is Knowledge Resource Centre, Uniersity Campus at Mahatma Jyotiba Fuley Shaikshanik Parisar on Amravati Road. In addition several University Departments, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Bar. S.K. Wankhede College of Education, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law have their own libraries.
Dr.V.B. Alias Bhausaheb Kolte Knowledge Resource Centre, North Ambazari Road, Ramdaspeth, Nagpur did not have its own building until 1957 and was housed in most inadequate premises. It was in 1953, as a special feature of the first Five Year Plan, that the University authorities put up a scheme to the University Grant Commission for the development of the University Knowledge Resource Centre including the construction of new building estimated to cost Rs. 12,50,000/-. The foundation stone of the building was laid on the 29th March , 1954. The building was designed to have two floors with a total floor area of 57,480 sq.ft. and to provide a stacking capacity in 4 tiers to hold 3,50,000 volumes approximately, and accommodate 250 students in Reading Room The work commenced and it took almost three years to complete the construction of the building and the university library shifted to its new premises in July 1957. Later in the year 2000 the Library was renamed as Dr. V.B. alias Bhausaheb Kolte Library after the name of the former Vice Chancellor, Nagpur University, Nagpur and now Dr. V.B.Alias Bhausaheb Kolte Knowledge Resource Centre. w.e.f.Feb.2017.
Knowledge Resource Centre, University Campus :
Knowledge Resource Centre, University Campus (Campus Library) a branch of the University Knowledge Resource Centre. This building was constructed from U.G.C. fund and inaugurated on 5th December 1978. Prior to this there was a reading room with a sizeable collection attached to the post-graduate teaching departments known as PGTD. On its establishment, the collection of the PGTD has been transferred to the Knowledge Resource Centre University Campus. Books for the Campus Knowledge Resource Centre are procured through Dr. V.B.Alias Bhausaheb Kolte Knowledge Resource Centre. The Knowledge Resource Centre, Campus is building up its collection in tune with the requirements of post-graduate students, the researches and the faculty members. The name is given to the Building of Campus Knowledge Resource Centre that is ‘P.V. Narsimharao Granthalaya Bhavan’ on dated 06th July 2010. A Large number of volumes and the Manuscript Section was transferred to this Knowledge Resource Centre University Campus. Besides this there are various departmental Libraries. The University Main Knowledge Resource Centre procures books for both Knowledge Resource Centre, University Campus and Departmental Libraries.
Knowledge Resource Centre Committee
Under Section 96 (i) of the Maharashtra Public University Act, 2016 (Maharashtra Act No. VI of 2017) a Knowledge Resource Centre committee has been constituted for administering, organizing and maintaining the university Knowledge Resource Centre and its services. Present Knowledge Resource Centre committee consists of the following members.
One Dean of Faculty
One Head of University Department/ Institution
One from Industry
One Librarian from National Level Organisation
Finance and Accounts Officer
Director, Knowledge Resource Centre
The committee meets at certain interval based on the requirement and decision by the committee members. In its meeting, the committee decides matter related to modernization and improvement of Knowledge Resource Centre and documentation services, membership and Knowledge Resource Centre fees, annual budget and annual report of the Knowledge Resource Centre. Besides this, for the smooth functioning of the Knowledge Resource Centre the committee advices on formation of policies, rules and regulations and implementation of the same in a judicious manner.
Knowledge Resource Centre Staff
Teacher Equivalent Post
The membership of the Knowledge Resource Centre is open for the University Authorities; Officers; Heads and Teachers of the departments; Non-teaching employees of the University; Students and Research scholars of the University Departments; Postgraduate students of the affiliated colleges; Retired employees of the University; and others engaged in serious reading and research. The institutional membership is also created. The details of membership are as under :
For information about annual membership subscription and for other membership details can contact the Registration Section at Dr.V.B.Alias Kolte Knowledge Resource Centre. The duration of membership other than category ’L’ i.e. short term users shall be for one academic year and shall have to be renewed every year. Any change in address during the validity period of membership should be communicated in writing to the the Director, Knowledge Resource Centre. The Registration Section remains open from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (On all working days) .
All categories of members excepting the Reading Room Users, and Short Term Users are entitled to borrow books as per the prevailing rules of the Knowledge Resource Centre. Borrowers hold responsibility for the books(s) issued to them. Users have to pay for the lost or damaged books; and over-due charge for the late return of the books(s); duplicate Identity cards; etc. at a rate determined by the Knowledge Resource Centre Committee. Other than books prescribed for the university examination (text books) all other materials like theses and dissertations; Reference books; Books marked as ‘Rare’ or ‘Reserved’, Periodicals bound Volumes are not issued to users/readers for use of outside the library.
Knowledge Resource Centre Rules
Any person desiring to make use of reading room facility may be admitted at the discretion of the Director, Knowledge Resource Centre.
The reading room card shall be produced for scrutiny at the time when so requested by the Knowledge Resource Centre staff.
Each member belonging to the category G & H shall have to produce university department/college identity card on demand for verification.
Books and journals requisitioned by the members shall be issued on presentation of a requisition slip duly filled in and handed over to the person In-charge, who shall thereafter procure the same for the member.
A person found mutilating the pages of any book or periodical or otherwise damaging them shall have to be penalized for the damage as decided by the concerned Knowledge Resource Centre authority and he/she shall be debarred from the use of the Knowledge Resource Centre in future.
1. A member who fails to return the book/books issued beyond a date on which it is returnable, shall be required to pay a late fee of Rupee 1 /- per day per book.
Dr. Naresh Kumar Vats, Professor of Law, National Law University Nagpur, is teaching Intellectual Property Laws, Cyber Law and Taxation Law has joined on November 25, 2016. Professor Vats did Ph.D. and LL.M. from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and LL.B. from Barkatullaha Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal. He has passed UGC (NET) Law in Dec 2003. He has also obtained M.B.A. (HR) and PGDPM & LW and Interpretership Diploma in (Sinhala) foreign language. Professor Vats has also taught at National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam and Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University, Kuruksehtra, BGC Trust University Bangladesh, Chittagong-Bangladesh, Institute of Law and Research (formerly National Institute of Law) Faridabad, Haryana. He had also delivered Special Lectures on Taxation and Business Law in MBA and Refresher Course in Kurukshetra University. Professor Vats has 24 research papers in his credit published in country's reputed Law Journals; presented 25 research papers in out of which 07 International and 18 National Conferences/Seminars and Workshops. He has successfully supervised 54 LL.M. dissertations at Kurukshetra University and National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam. He has also evaluated 01 Ph.D. Thesis, 06 LL.M. Dissertations and reviewed 07 research paper of Journal of South Asian Studies and Beijing Law Review. He has also released Two Volumes and three issues of NLUA Law & Policy Review Vol.1 No. I, Vol.1 No. II 2015 and Vol 2 No. I 2016 at National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam as an Editor.
Professor Vats also worked in various capacities i.e. as Associate Professor and Chairman Department of Law, BGC Trust University Bangladesh from 09/07/2012 to 08/07/2013 and as Head-Center for IPR Studies, Convener-Examination, Chief Warden (Boys) Hostel, Public Information Officer, Convener-Exam and Result Moderation, Faculty i/c -Hostel & Campus Welfare, Member of Academic Council, Ph.D. Research Committee, Clinical Legal Aid, Anti-Ragging, Faculty Co-ordinator of Internship at NLUJAA from April 2015 to November 2016 and Sr. Assistant Professor, Convener-Admission, Placement & Training, Discipline, IQAC, Superintendent Examination and Warden at Kurukshetra University. He has also acted as Co-organizing Secretary of National Seminar and campus of Rural Lok Adalat and Legal Aid Clinic. Professor Vats has got appreciation by Vice-Chancellor, BGCTUB and Director of Environment, Bangladesh. He has been honoured by Babu Jagjivan Ram Kala Sanskriti and Sahitya Academy Delhi for his literary work for the benefit of poor and needy persons of society.