Shri Kantilal (Bachusheth) Jadavji Kanji Shivji Library

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Institutional Repository

Institutional repository is a set of services that a institution offers to the members of its community for the management and dissemination of digital materials created by the institution and its community members. It is most essentially an organizational commitment to the stewardship of these digital materials, including long-term preservation where appropriate, as well as organization and access or distribution. The institutional repository of the Dr BMN College of Home Science contains details of the papers presented in conferences seminars, published papers in journals, books or book chapters published by the faculty since 2011

Question Paper (2020-2021)

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Shri Kantilal (Bachusheth) Jadavji Kanji Shivji Library is a true Learning Resource Centre, which provides latest literature and other learning aids and information in subject relevant topics, as required by students, faculty, and researchers of the Institute. It is linked by LAN with Shri G.O Shah Library of Smt. M M P Shah College of Arts and Commerce.

Subject GudiesAbout Us

  • The Library aims to serve the needs of faculty, research scholars, students and other members of the library by providing an excellent collection of literature. The well furnished library is located on the 8th floor of the Smt. Kamalaben Gambhirchand Shah Vidya Bhavan and is spread over 4000 square feet, with a seating capacity for around 100 students and 20 staff.
  • The Reading hall
  • The Staff area
  • The Stacking area and Lending & Reference Sections
  • The Periodicals Section
  • Demo data
Working Hours
Working Hours

In order to facilitate self-learning among the students, the library timings of the reading room are flexible and kept open from


  • 9.00am to 5.30 pm on weekdays
  • 9.00am to 3.30 pm on Saturdays


  • 8.30am to 6.00 pm on weekdays
  • 8.30 am to 5.00 pm on Saturdays

Summer Vaccation

  • 11.00am to 4.00 pm on weekdays
  • 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on Saturdays

The library caters to the needs of Institutions Dr. BMN College of Home Science, Smt. HMN Junior College of Home Science & Smt. Sharadaben Champaklal Nanavati Institute of Polytechnic, & Smt. Kamalaben Gambhirchand Shah Department of Computer Applications, Smt. K.G.Shah Law School & Smt. Sunanda Pravin Gambhirchand Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences.


The library has an extensive collection of books pertaining to

  • Junior College (Home Science)
  • B.Sc. (Home Science)
  • BCA
  • ANM Nursing & B.Sc. Nursing
  • Fashion & Textile Designing
  • Interior Design & Decoration
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Law

The library also houses

  • Journals & Periodicals (Indian and Foreign)
  • Newspapers
  • Movie CDS
  • Maps & Charts
  • CDs (Educational & those accompanying books)
  • Book Bank books
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Question papers
  • Seminar and Internship reports of the students
  • Syllabi
  • Minor Research Reports undertaken by the teaching staff
  • Issues of the College Annual magazine "Aakansha"
Rules And Regulations
Rules and Regulations
  • Access to the Library is restricted to staff and students of constituent colleges of Seva Mandal Education Society. They should also possess current, valid identification card issued by the Respective Institutions.
  • In case of loss of library cards, the library will make a duplicate one available on filling up of prescribed form and payment of prescribed fee(currently Rs.100).
  • The expiry of the membership is stamped on the library cards. For renewal to the successive years of the course, the students are required to surrender the old cards at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Members must carry their identity card and library cards to gain entry and use the library and must produce it when required to do so by an authorized person. The library cards must be used only by the member to whom it is issued.
  • Bags and valuables must be taken care of by the members. The library will not be responsible in case of damage to or theft of personal property.
  • Silence is required in study areas. Loud conversation, standing in groups, loud discussions, etc. is forbidden. The use of mobile phones in the 8th floor library premises is prohibited. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in a fine and exclusion from the library.
  • Readers shall not write upon, mark or otherwise disfigure tear and damage books.
  • Smoking, consumption of food and drink (with the exception of bottled water) and the use of personal audio equipment are not permitted in the library.
  • Photography, filming, video taping and audio taping in the library is not allowed without the prior permission of the librarian.
  • Open access is provided to Teaching staff, Scholar card holders, Final year students of BSc & BCA and Post graduate students only. No direct access to the shelves for regular students.
  • Electrical Mains operated personal equipment should not be used without the prior permission of the librarian.
  • Members should keep in mind copyright issues while copying any material borrowed from the library.
  • The removal of any material from the library must be properly authorized and recorded. Damage to, or unauthorized removal of material constitutes a serious offence and may lead to a fine or to disciplinary action.
  • Access to library and / or borrowing rights may also be withdrawn temporarily if fines are outstanding.
  • The award of BMN / SNDT Results may be deferred until all books have been returned and outstanding fines/charges are paid.

The Library provides a range of services and facilities, which include:

  • Reading facilities on the premises for students and staff
  • Home lending services
  • Bibliographic services
  • Reference services
  • Library Orientation
  • Book Bank facility for students
  • Book Displays
  • List of Additions, Current Awareness Service Bulletin
  • Online access facilities
  • Online Public Access Catalogue
  • Internet

Inter Library Loan facility

The students and staff library can borrow documents from other libraries on Inter Library Loan Basis. The library continues to be on the network with most libraries and information centres on mutual exchange basis. In order to procure books from other libraries, students need to carry a reference letter from the librarian. Members can borrow documents from the following libraries.

  • American Information Resource Centre
  • Audio Video Education Resource Centre (AVEHI)
  • S.N.D.T. Women's University Library, at Churchgate and Juhu Campuses

CAS (Current Awareness Service)

Monthly list of additions to the library collection is displayed on the notice board and also made available online.

In-house publications

The Library preserves a collection of college publications viz College Magazine Aakansha; Seva Mandal Education Society's Annual reports, Annual Quality Assurance Reports, Standard Operating Procedures manual of Dr. BMN college of Home Science; IDEAS the College's Research Compilation

Display of books

Books are displayed every day in line with national & international events, suggested themes and as per the requirement of the teachers when certain subjects are taught

Question Papers

Hard Copies of yesteryear question papers (Board, University and college level) are available in the Periodicals section.


Library Orientation

Library arranges for a rigorous orientation programme every year for all the new entrants and sees to it that all the resources are well utilized.

Book club

The Book Club (in collaboration with the English Department) has been formed to inculcate reading habits, creative thinking and writing skills.

Video Screening

The Library arranges for screening of video CDs as per the schedule of the Book Club.

Institutional Membership

Dr. B.M.N. College of Home Science has institutional membership with

  • American Information Resource Centre (As a part of American Centre Library)
  • Centre for Documentation (Colaba)
  • Audio Video Education Resource Centre (AVEHI)
  • S.N.D.T. Women's University Library, at Churchgate and Juhu Campuses

Members can avail facilities provided by the above institutions. Members need to carry reference letter from the Librarian and or College Identity cards issued to them.

Best Practices
Best Practices
  • Scholar's card to first five rank holders of FY & SY BSc. and BCA.
  • Student representatives in the Library Committee
  • Book Club in collaboration with the English Department

Procedure for Issue & Return of Books/Periodicals:

  • To borrow a book for reference on the premises, students will present a requisition slip at the counter.
  • Books to be taken for reference within the library premises by the students, (maximum 3 books) will be given against their identity cards only.
  • Latest issue of periodicals will be displayed until the receipt of number, and will not be issued out of the Library till then.
  • A book, which is in circulation, may be reserved by other readers on filling up a reservation slip.
  • Books borrowed should be returned on or before the due date.
  • Members may renew books by presenting them at the counter. Books will be renewed, provided
  • They are not in demand
  • Not more than two continuous renewals have been made.

Procedure for Borrowing Book-Bank Books:

  • The list of books available in the Book-Bank is displayed on the Library Notice Board, at the beginning of the academic year. Student wishing to avail this facility will be required to fill up a form and take the parent's and respective teacher's signature.
  • The student will have to pay 40% of the cost of the book/books to be borrowed in the Accounts Department of the college.
  • On producing the receipt the student will be given the book/books for a semester or a year depending on the necessity of the student.
  • When the student returns the books after the specified period, she will be refunded 50% of payment made for the Book-Bank books.
Library Staff Members
Library Staff Members
Mrs. Vidya Subramanian Librarian, Dr. BMN College of Home Science
Ms. Snehal Salunkhe Librarian Smt. K G Shah Law School & SMES Nursing College
Mr. Sunil Pujari Library Attendant
Ms. Apeksha Agre Libray Clerk
Mr Tejas Jadhav Libray Clerk
Library Committee Members
Library Committee Members
Prof. Mala Pandurang Chairperson (Principal)
Mrs. Vidya Subramanian Secretary
Dr. Pradnya Ambre Assistant Professor, Textile Science & Apparel Design
Dr. Roma Gandhi Assistant Professor, Resource Management
Ms. Sonali Sherkhane Assistant Professor, Human Development
Dr. Harsha Chopra Incharge, Nutrition and Dietetics
Ms. Manjot Kaur Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Applications
Ms. Bhavishah Sancheti Assistant Prof. MSc. Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Ms. Harshita Tiwari (SY BSc)

Ms. Mahalaxmi Peddi (SY BCA-II)

Ms. Sayali Saste (TY BCA-II)

Ms. Vrutti Jain (TY FSN)

Ms. Amena Panvelwala (TY TSAD)

Ms. Namita Kharnare (TY RM)

Ms. Shruti Sherlekar (MSc CND II)

Ms. Ritisha Deshmukh (PGSSFN)

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