Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya
Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (25 December 1861-12 November 1946) was an Indian educationist and politician notable for his role in the Indian independence movement and as the four times president of Indian National Congress. He was respectfully addressed as Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and also addressed as Mahamana.
Malaviya strived to promote modern education among Indians and eventually founded Banaras Hindu University (BHU) at Varanasi in 1916, which was created under the B.H.U. Act, 1915. The largest residential university in Asia and one of the largest in the world, having over 40,000 students across arts, commerce, sciences, engineering, linguistic , Ritual medical, agriculture, performing arts, law and technology from all over the world. He was Vice Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University from 1919-1938.
He is also remembered for his role in ending the Indian indenture system, especially in the Caribbean. His efforts in helping the Indo-Caribbeans is compared to Mahatma Gandhi's efforts of helping Indian South Africans.
Malaviya was one of the founders of Scouting in India. He also founded a highly influential, English-newspaper, The Leader published from Allahabad in 1909. He was also the Chairman of Hindustan Times from 1924 to 1946. His efforts resulted in the launch of its Hindi edition named Hindustan Dainik in 1936.
He was posthumously conferred with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, on 24 December 2014, a day before his 153rd Birth Anniversary.
The vice chancellor took keen intrest to modernize library system in a great way which culminated to the following facilities:
1- OPAC (Online Public Access Catalaouge)
2- Computerised Issuing Counter
3- Computer Facilities with One Server and 10 Nodes
4- wifi and Internet Facilities
Library consist of the following sections
1. Acquisition Section
Library acquisitions is the department of a library responsible for the selection and purchase of materials or resources. The department may select vendors, negotiate consortium pricing, arrange for standing orders, and select individual titles or resources.
2. Circulation Section
This section represents the hub of library activities where lending out of books to readers is facilitated. Of all the library activities, the circulation of books for home use is a major public service provided by the library.
3. Periodical Section
The Periodicals Section is the place where needed information could be found in journals, magazines, newspapers, and other serial literature. COLLECTION: There is a growing demand in the areas of newspapers, journals and magazines research.
4. Refrence Section
The Reference section of the Library houses the Library's reference books, which are those materials that are meant to aid research by providing quick and accessible information on any particular topic. These materials are usually used to find facts or provide broad overviews of topics.
5. Documentation Section
Documentation is that process by which the documents are ready to be used in a stisfied way i.e is the process of classifying and annotating texts, photographs etc.
6. Computer Room
A computer lab is a space which provides computer services to a defined community. Computer labs are typically provided by libraries to the public, by academic institutions to students who attend the institution, or by other institutions to the public or to people affiliated with that institution.
7. Reading Hall
A section provided by the library for the students to study and read books issued by the library.
8. Photostate Section
The Reprographic Section of the library is equipped with photocopying machine with printing and scanning facility.