Library of Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS) (formerly School of Biomedical sciences) came into existence with the establishment of SSBS in 2011. SSBS Library situated in Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) premises. It plays a very vital role in provision of learning resources for academics and research. It is one of the liveliest places on the campus providing a comfortable and friendly environment that enables learning and advancement of knowledge, and promotes discovery and scholarship. The collection of books, journals, e-journals, reports and other reading resources are adequate for not only domain specific resources but for also general resources. Books and other resources are regularly augmented and online access to all premier journals as well as full-text & bibliographic databases available in the field of Biotechnology are provided to faculty, staff and students. The library uses KOHA, the web centric library management software. It offers a range of services including reference and consultation, membership, circulation, document delivery, resource sharing, information alert, bibliographic and digital library services to the library members.
The main objective of the library is to support the educational & research programmes of the Institute by providing physical & intellectual access to information, consistent with the present & the anticipated educational & research functions of the institute.
|Sr No.||Name of the Collection|
|Sr No.||Name of the Collection|
|Days||Library||Reading Hall||Issue -Return|
|Monday to Friday||9.00 am to 8.00 pm||9.00 am to 8.00 pm||9.00 am to 4.30 pm|
|Saturday||9.00 am to 5.00 pm||9.00 am to 5.00 pm||9.00 am to 4.30 pm|
Library offers Plagiarism Checking Service using a ‘Turnitin’ tool to its registered users. Turnitin is leading originality checking and plagiarism prevention web tool which allows researchers to compare their contents against the massive databases to ensure the work is original before submission. SIU Central Library has a paid license to this tool and given account to SSBS Library. At the moment library is checking Plagiarism for students’ assignment and dissertation as well as for faculties for their research articles on prior base intimation.
|Full Time Faculty||8||1||30|
|Other Symbiosis Faculty||2||2||30|
|SIU PhD Scholars||3||1||30|
Web OPAC is an Online Public Access Catalogue which allows library users avail the services of the library using Internet. Every library member gets the access of Web OPAC where he/she can check his/her circulation history, recommend new book titles to the library, create own reading list of favourite books etc.
Library members can get the access of all e-resources on library portal. To access these e-resources you should have the login credentials for it. Every year newly admitted student’s registration is done according to their course duration by the librarian. Once the registration is completed members get the access of all e-resources.
Link to Access All Subscribed E-resources (Click Here)
Library Consists of the following members:
|Sr. No||Members||Designation||Position On the Commitee|
|1||Dr. Anuradha Vaidya||Director||Chairperson|
|2||Dr. Sangeeta Paliwal||University Librarian||Library Advisor|
|3||Dr. Neetu Mishra||Associate Professor||Faculty Library In-charge|
|4||Dr. Sunil Saroj||Associate Professor||Member|
|5||Dr. Rashmi Tupe||Associate Professor||Member|
|6||Dr. Satyajeet Khare||Assistant Professor||Member|
|7||Mr. Anup Thakur||Sr. Office Superintendent||Member|
|8||Ms. Sayali Chavan||M.Sc. BT 2021-23 Batch||Student Representatives|
|9||Mrs. Sushma Patil||Co-Ordinator||Member|
|9||Mr. Sankesh Chikane||Sr. Office Assistant||Member|
|11||Mr. Rahul Deokate||Assistant Library In-charge||Member Secretary|
Students and faculty members can recommend the library resources through the
SSBS users can send their Purchases recommendations on firstname.lastname@example.org
Designation : Assistant Library In-charge
Qualification : M.A, M.Lib.I.Sc., NET/SET PGDLAN
Experience : 8 years
Contact No.: 020-61936422
Email ID : email@example.com
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. NDL India is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading Indian languages. It is being arranged to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular form of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examination, to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources.
SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.
The Shodhganga@INFLIBNET is set-up using an open source digital repository software called DSpace developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in partnership between Hewlett- Packard (HP). The DSpace uses internationally recognized protocols and interoperability standards. Shodhganga provides a platform for research scholars to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. The repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) submitted by the researchers.
Following are the details of books to each category of member
|Sr. No||Category of Member||No of Books||Period|
|2||Dy. Director||9||60 Days|
|Monday to Friday||9 am to 8 pm||9 am to 8 pm||9 am to 4.30 pm|
|Saturday||9 am to 5 pm||9 am to 5 pm||9 am to 4.30 pm|
Over dues, as laid down hereunder, shall be charged from the students if they fail to return the book(s) on or before the deadline as indicated on the Due-Date-Slip in the book:
First you should immediately report to the circulation desk at the library. In case a book/magazine/Journal is lost; the borrower has to replace the same with the latest Edition/Version of the material. If the copy is out of print then the user has to pay the cost of the material along with the overdue amount of fine within 15 days from the reporting. Please download the form from the website and submit it duly filled to the Assistant Library In-charge.
“Suggestion Box” placed at the entrance of the library where you can drop-in your valuable suggestion(s). You can also email the suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can give their recommendations through the Web OPAC. Login with your PRN fill the form and submit it.
As it is mentioned on the web site under the E-Resources. You can access these databases through the login credentials of SIU Central library Gateway Portal which is been issued to all the registered students of SSBS. Those who don’t know the credentials can contact to the library. Only Symbiosis students and faculty can access these databases through their own login credentials.