About The Library

The Bhonsala Military College Library was established and started functioning in the year 1987. The library caters to the academic needs of the staff and students. Apart from the rack section, there is a reading section for students and staff. The reading room is well ventilated for enough natural light and air circulation. The library provides a very congenial and friendly atmosphere for the students and staff. The library are ever ready to lend a helping hand to its readers in their academic pursuit. Internet access is provided through the Network Resource Center (NRC).

Library Collection
The library has a collection of 26000 books, 33 periodicals and CDs. Major daily newspapers in English, Marathi and Hindi are also subscribed. The highlight of the library's collection is the titles on Defence and Strategic Studies. Since, the college offers U.G and P.G programmes in Defence and Strategic Studies, there is a very good collection of books pertaining to the subject

Library Staff

Mr. K. Binu
Librarian
Mrs. Shilpa Patil
Library Clerk
Mr. Pramod Bhagwat
Library Attendant
Mr. Vikas Jadhav
Library Attendant

Library Timings
The library is open on all working days except on Sundays and Government holidays.
The library is open for its readers from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm

Services
>> Lending of Books
Books are issued for home lending to students and staff. Books are issued for 7 days. U.G and Junior College students are issued one book at a time and P.G students are issued two books. Additional books are issued during examination period subject to availability. Teaching staff are issued 8 books at a time.

>> Reference Service
The library has a good collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias. The library also has a good collection of Reference books pertaining to various subjects. Students and staff are assisted in searching for the appropriate information.

>> Internet browsing through Network Resource Centre
Students and staff are provided with internet access through the Network Resource Center. All the P.Cs in the center are connected to the internet via broadband connection. Students use the center for their assignments, projects, presentations and for general surfing pertaining to their academic interests. The Library staff assists the students in searching for relevant information and for filling up various forms viz; NDA,CDS, Scholarship forms, Online university examination forms, online admission forms etc.

>> Clippings
News paper clipping of important events and news pertaining to the college are submitted to the office periodically.

>> New Arrivals list
A list of latest procured titles are displayed on the notice board for information of students and staff.

>> Notice Board
The library notice board is used as a source of information. Advertisements pertaining to various courses and career opportunities from leading newspapers, employment news and websites are put up on the notice board from time to time. Information and biographies of national leaders, scientists and other eminent persons are displayed on their respective birth anniversaries. Significant news clippings like national events, inventions, achievements etc are also displayed from time to time.

>> N-list
The College has subscribed to n-list resources where the user can access thousands of e-books and e-journals. Login Access has been provided to all the faculty members of the college.

>>Activities
Apart from the core services, the library conducts various activities like book displays on important occasions, lectures by students and staff on eminent persons and their contribution. The activities conducted so far include lectures on occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, Ganesh Festival, Diwali, Mathematics Day, Quiz competition on the occasion of former president, Dr.A.P.J.Kalam's birth anniversary etc

Useful Links
Open Resources

Internet is the biggest repository of information which is available at the fingertip. But ironically we spend most of our time in searching for relevant information. But there are certain sites and databases which albeit being open sources are excellent sites containing a huge collection of quality content. Few of the sites are listed here.

Project Gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org)

Search Engine for Free Books (www.pdfdrive.net)
National Digital Library of India (https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in)

Digital Library of India (DLI) (http://www.dli.ernet.in)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (https://doaj.org)
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) (http://www.cseindia.org)
Indian Journals (http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx)
The Indian Academy of Sciences (http://www.ias.ac.in/Journals/Overview)
Current Science (http://www.currentscience.ac.in)
Indian Journal of science and Technology (http://www.indjst.org)
Indian Research Journals (http://www.indianresearchjournals.com)
OMICS International (https://www.omicsonline.org)

Writing an academic research paper
Sample Research Paper (http://www.apastyle.org/manual/related/sample-experiment-paper-1.pdf)

APA Style of Referencing (http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx)
Chicago Style of Referencing (https://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/Guide68.pdf)
MLA Style Referencing (https://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/Guide70.pdf)

Armed Forces/Defence Portals
Official Sites of Indian Armed Forces
Indian Army (http://joinindianarmy.nic.in)
Indian Navy (http://www.joinindiannavy.gov.in)
Indian Airforce (http://indianairforce.nic.in)

Other Defence Sites
India Strategic (http://www.indiastrategic.in)
Salute (http://www.salute.co.in)
Defence and Security Alert (http://www.dsalert.org)
Indian Defence Review (http://www.indiandefencereview.com)
Force (http://www.forceindia.net)
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (http://www.idsa.in)
Indian Defence Research Wing (http://idrw.org)
The United Service Institution of India (http://usiofindia.org)
VAYU : Aerospace Defence and Review (http://www.vayuaerospace.in)
Bharat Defence Kavach (http://www.bharatdefencekavach.com)
Sainik Samachar (http://sainiksamachar.nic.in)
Strategic Affairs (http://www.strategic-affairs.com)

Science Portals
Vigyan Prasar Science Portal (VP) (http://www.vigyanprasar.gov.in)
Science India Portal (http://www.scienceindia.in)
Anushandan (http://www.anusandhan.net)
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) (http://www.cseindia.org)
Department of Science & Technology (DST) (http://www.dst.gov.in)
Indian Academy of Sciences (http://www.ias.ac.in)

Education Portals
India Education (http://www.indiaeducation.net)
Shiksha (http://www.shiksha.com)
Overseas Indians (http://www.going-global-edu.in)

Question Papers
Savitribai Phule Pune University Old Question papers (http://www.unipune.ac.in/university_files/old_papers.htm)
Previous NET question papers (http://www.ugcnetonline.in/previous_question_papers.php)
UPSC Previous Question Papers (http://www.upsc.gov.in/examinations/question-papers)


Library Entrance

Book Exhibition on account of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's Birth Anniversary

Book Racks

Periodical-rack

Lecture by Students on Diwali Festival

Lecture on National Mathematics Day