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Laboratory:

Our College has got well equipped & well-furnished laboratories on subjects like Chemistry, Zoology, Physics, Biochemistry & Computer laboratories towards development and nurturing the technical skills of the students.

(a) PHYSICS LABORATORY:
Physics laboratory is adequately equipped to conduct U.G. practical. The experiments conducted at the UG level are (i) general practical (ii) Electronic experiments and (iii) Application oriented experiments. In general practical, experiments in electricity, magnetism, heat, light and sound are conducted. These experiments help students to understand the basic phenomenon in physics which are theoretically taught. Electronics experiments are conducted in order to study the characteristics of electronic components such as diode, transistor, field effect transistor, Uni-function transistor, silicon controlled rectifier and integrated in units. It helps the students to understand the basic functioning of the electronics science in gadgets like T.V., Mobile phone, Computers, power supply, inverter, etc. In the application oriented laboratory experiments on operation amplifiers and microprocessor are done. The students are taught to write programs to perform addition, subtraction and other mathematical computations. The laboratory is also equipped with a magnetic stirrer with hot plate for both students and staff to grow crystals in the laboratory for their research works.

(b) CHEMISTRY LABORATORY:
The laboratory has all the equipment required for the undergraduate courses as prescribed in Madras University syllabus. Decimal Shimadzn Digital Electronic Balance INFRA In 200 BL cap: 200g, Reagent 0.1mg from Sigma Scientific Instrument are used instead of the two-pen analytical balance. An RO plant, -Ion exchange demineraliser water plant, size Indic on CA 20/u is installed. All the necessary distilled water required for the analysis is being obtained from the plant. Computers with a laser printer, refrigerators for storing the chemicals, thermos stated hot air oven with controller, fan 18 X 18 X 18 Chamber and ‘matai’ Me-2230 1500 watts stainless steel from Central Scientific Company, electrical water bath with 12 holes from Sigma Scientific Instruments, hot plate 8” M/s top, a couple of sigma vacuum pump double stage size: 200 litre and 0.50 HP motor, and a clinical centrifuge SH covered 3500.5 speed are also available. The department of chemistry is well equipped with sophisticated tools like LCD Projector and OHP Projector. These tools are not only used by the staff members as teaching aids, but also by the students for presenting their project papers and seminars. Students are also well trained in the power point presentation.

Students are given hands on training on all these equipment. Experimentation shall help the student to get an exposure to the Job-oriented research laboratories.

(c) ZOOLOGY LABORATORY:
The Laboratory inculcates and evinces great interest in students who wish to enter into the Medical field. It has both basic and advanced facilities

  1. Desktop computers with peripherals: 2(one for departmental use and the other for students.
  2. Lap top: 1 for power point presentations and visuals.
  3. LCD Projector: 1 for power point presentations and visuals.
  4. Refrigerated Centrifuge: 1 for enzyme studies.
  5. Demineraliser Plant: 1 for distilled water collection.
  6. USB Eye-piece camera:1 to project side specimens from microscope to lab-top
  7. Digital Micro photography: 1 to take photographs of sides.
  8. Spectrophotometers: 3 for quantitative estimation of biological samples.
  9. Digital Balance: 2 for accurate weighing of chemicals.
  10. Refrigerator: 1 to preserve biological samples and reagents.
  11. Autoclave: 1 for student demonstration.
  12. Hot-air-oven: 1 for student demonstration.
  13. Incubator: 1 for student demonstration.
  14. Water bath: 1 for student demonstration.
  15. Binocular microscopes: to demonstrate RBC and WBC Total and difference count.
  16. OHP: 1for students’ seminar.
  17. Compound Microscope:34 for mounting, spotters display etc.,
  18. Dissection Microscope: 36 to aid in mounting specimens.

Students get an exposure through these experiments and simultaneously are given an opportunity to work in the field of Modern Laboratory Technology.

(d) COMPUTER LABORATORY:
The college houses many computer labs. There are more than 180 computers only for the use of students.

It has a Computer laboratory in first floor of the Main building for the use of Undergraduate students. Beside Two Computer laboratories, one in the second floor of the Main building and other in the Ground floor of the M.B.A and M.C.A Block, cater to the modern needs of Post Graduate students. The Computer lab consists of advanced systems with new configuration and is up-to-date with new soft wares.

A Computer centre is also provided for the students. Internet network facility is available in the computer centre for the student references. It has 20 computers with an updated configuration.

(e) BIO-CHEMISTRY LABORATORY:
The bio-chemistry laboratory, occupies an area of approximately 2000 sq. Feet and the students can use the equipment for their study & analysis. The students performing experiments / programs in their laboratories are being guided / assisted by experienced faculty members.

Library:

The Library of S.I.V.E.T. College promotes sharing of resources by collecting, storing and disseminating information. It offers computerized services to the users. Institutions of higher education have the main responsibilities of equipping students, researchers and faculty with advanced knowledge and skills. Well-equipped and managed library is an essential prerequisite to achieve this. In particular, scientific research needs a library as well as its laboratories. S.I.V.E.T. College Library undertakes many responsibilities and performs various functions. It plays a vital role in the university education and research by providing invaluable resource of knowledge.

S.I.V.E.T. College Library was established in 1966 along with 250 books. Our library had a humble beginning and over these 49 years its growth has been phenomenal. It has transformed from “book-only” library to a modern “digital library” with valuable Collection of e-resources to cater to the increasing information needs of the U.G., P.G. and Researchers.

Collection & Facilities

It has a total of Books-47000, National Journals-24, Magazines-78, Back Volumes of Journals-112, Competitive Exam Books-276, Book Bank Books-240, CDs / DVDs-155, AV Resources-77, Audio Cassettes-31 and National Dailies-7.


LIBRARY OBJECTIVES
  1. To encourage all students to work towards reaching their potentials, by helping them to become independent & effective learners within Institution and throughout their life.
  2. To support the curriculum of the college.
  3. To enable students to have information retrieval skills from a wide range of resources including books, magazines, the Internet and CD-ROMs.
  4. To develop awareness about reading habit & it’s pleasure.


Each user has the eligibility to borrow the number of books as detailed below:

UG Student - 2 Nos.
PG Students - 4 Nos.
M.Phil. Research scholars - 6 Nos.

The number of books mentioned against their category can be borrowed at a time for a period of 15 days. Renewal of the borrowed books is permitted until no user has reserved it. Provisions for reservation of issued books are permitted.

During each transaction, ID card should be produced in the concerned counter. The borrowed books should be returned within the due date stamped in
the due date slips. While getting the book issued, students are advised to check the book is in good condition.

LIBRARY RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. The Library will be open from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30. P.m. throughout the year except on Government holidays.

  2. Absolute silence should be observed in and around the library. Students using the reading room should not disturb and distract the attention of the readers. Failure to observe this will result in severe disciplinary action.

  3. Two borrower’s tickets will be given to each student at the beginning of the course. A Student who borrows a book shall keep it well covered while it is in their use. They will be responsible for the books borrowed by them.

  4. A Student who loses any book should give a written report on the same to the Librarian and Principal. She/he should replace the lost book or pay towards it.

  5. Students should not carry any book or any printed matter into the Library. Only note books and loose sheets of paper are allowed inside the Library.

  6. Students should not write damage or make any mark on any book, periodical,
    Manuscript or map belonging to the Library.

  7. U.G. students are entitled to keep a book for 15 days from the date of issue and P.G. students for 15 days. At the end of the period the book should be returned to the Library. It can be renewed for another 15 days unless there is a request for the same
    Book.

  8. Sub-lending of college library books or exchange of tickets among students is strictly prohibited.

  9. An overdue charge will be levied for a book per day if the books are not
    returned on the due date.

  10. Books due falling on holidays may be returned on the next working day.

  11. All books must be returned to the library on the notified date, before the end of
    each semester. If any student fails to return the book on the date specified the Hall
    ticket will not be issued to her until the book is returned with fine or replaced if the book is lost.

  12. Bags, tiffin boxes and books must be left at the entrance of the library.

  13. Absence from the college will not be admitted as an excuse for delay in the return of the book. Books will be issued or received from 8.45A.m., to 3.30 p.m.

  14. When a book is received from the Library, it should be examined carefully. If there is any damage it must be immediately brought to the notice of the Librarian. Otherwise, the last borrower will be held responsible for the damage and should either replace the book or pay for the damage as fixed by the librarian.

  15. The tickets and books borrowed from the Library should be returned when a student ceases to be a member of the college. Neither the transfer certificate nor the conduct certificate nor Hall Ticket will be issued to a student, who has not returned the books and the tickets issued to him / her.
UGC - IN FLIB NET E-RESOURCES:

Our Library gets access to e-resources through the program me entitled “National Library and Information Services infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST)” funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through ICT. The N-LIST project provides access to e-resources to students, researchers and faculty from colleges and other beneficiary institutions through server(s) installed at the INFLIBNET Centre. This program I provide access to more than 2,100 e-journals (including current issues with 5-10 years back files) and more than 51,000 e-books. The resources would be accessible from http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in. The list of E-Resources are E-Journals (Full Text): American Institute of Physics (18 titles), American Physical Society (10 titles), Annual Reviews (33 titles), Cambridge University Press (224 titles), Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) (1 titles), Indian Journals (150 titles), Institute of Physics (46 titles), Oxford University Press (206 titles), Royal Society of Chemistry (29 titles), H. W. Wilson (1420 titles), E-Books: E-bray (45000+ titles), Oxford Scholarship (902 titles), Net Library (936 titles), My library-McGraw Hill (1308 titles), Bibliographic Database:

USEFUL LINKS

Dictionary: http://oxforddictionaries.com/
Dictionary: http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/
Atlas: http://www.worldatlas.com/
Spot Your Train: http://www.trainenquiry.com/indexNS.aspx
Train Booking: https://www.irctc.co.in/
Doctoral Thesis: http://www.vidyanidhi.org.in/
Open Access Journals: http://www.doaj.org
The Directory of Open Access Repositories: http://www.opendoar.org/
http://roar.eprints.org/
National Digital Repository: http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/mydspace
Online Periodicals Repository: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/
Database of journals: http://www.icaap.org/
E-learning through Video courses: http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/index.php
E-Journal: http://journal.ignouonline.ac.in/iojp/index.php/IJOL/index

Tamil E-Resources:

http://www.tamilheritage.org/
http://tamilelibrary.org
http://pm.tamil.net
www.chennailibrary.com

Institutional Repository:

Green Stone Digital Library software is being used for constructing Institutional
Repository. In Library, Users could access research Publications of our staff. This work is in under construction.

Reference Service

The library assists readers in finding information in the library books and journals, in preparing bibliographies, in guiding readers generally in the most efficient use of the library’s resources and facilities.

A reference section has many encyclopedias, dictionaries and valuable books on various subjects for the immediate reference. Books available in this section will not be issued and permitted to take photocopy within the Library premises.

Over 500 informative, entertainment and subject CDs are available for use within the Library. Thin Client systems are provided to access the online resources subscribed by our college reference Section:

Photocopying Service

A photocopying service is available for books and periodicals in the library on a free of cost. This service makes it possible for users to obtain permanent copies of library materials. Photocopying should be made in compliance with the copyright ordinance.


The Library also follows certain practices

that would enhance the academic information environment and usability.

  1. It Displays newspaper clippings on the notice board periodically,

  2. Career/Employment Information/ Services,

  3. Information on literacy programs,

  4. New arrivals and circulating a list of those to academic departments.

  5. Organizes book talks & competitions and

  6. Institutes Annual Best User award for students through the management.

Shift II college Library has also an excellent collection of 16,000 books, 8 periodicals and journals in different areas. In addition to this main library all the major departments house in edition books and periodicals. The library is left open on all working days of the week for the benefit of the students and faculties.

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