OmDayal Group of Institutions established its library in the year 2010. The ODGI Library started functioning with a vision to serve the information needs of its users and it mainly holds books related to engineering, architecture and its allied subjects. Presently the library has a collection of over 13,000 Volumes comprising of text and reference books and also subscribing to more than 60 journals & periodicals housed in its Central and Architecture Libraries. Beside its rich collection, library provides NPTEL facility to access video lectures and DELNET access for resource sharing. A Digital library with 10 systems to access the E-Journals, E-books, CD/DVD’s is also an important facet of the library and information center. All house-keeping operations are fully computerized through LSEase software which also provides OPAC access of library resources. Both the libraries consist of reading area, internet browsing terminals, reference section, open access periodical display and back-volume archives.


  • To deliver full and easy access to the resources available to students, faculty members and staffs to enhance and encourage an in-depth teaching- learning experience
  • To educate the library users about the facilities and services offered through the library and information center for their easeful use
  • To ensure quality and dissemination of the resources available on or offline
  • To maintain and preserve the ambience of knowledge
  • To facilitate knowledge and resource sharing among users


The library is the heart of any institution and here in ODGI the library boasts of an infrastructure and facilities that ignite and motivate the young minds into achieving greater heights. The Library and Information Center of the college runs with the mission of taking the institution to a level of technical excellence through timely and smart dissemination of the knowledge required for the students to inculcate the skills essential for a globally competent personality. The Library and Information Center also aims at boosting the research and developmental activities undertaken by the faculty members and others associated with the institution.


Monday to Saturday : 09:45am to 04:30pm
Library closed on : Every Sunday, Public Holidays

Library Personnel

Name Designation Qualification Experience Email
Kousik Mondal Library-In-Charge MLIS in Digital Library, UGC-CBSE-NET, Pursuing Ph.D. 11 years
Randhir Kumar Assistant Librarian M.A., MLIS 8 years
Debahuti Roy Assistant Librarian M.A., MLIS 6 years

Library Rules

1. Library Hours

The Library shall remain open for service:

Monday to Saturday : 09:45am to 04:30pm

Library closed on : Every Sunday, Public Holidays

2. General Rules

  • Total silence to be maintained.
  • Library is NO MOBILE ZONE.
  • Student must wear ID card in the library.
  • All readers are required to maintain discipline inside the library.
  • Eating, sleeping and talking loudly are strictly prohibited inside the Library.
  • All personal belongings must be left in the specified area.
  • Each user (faculty and student) must sign in and out his/her name in the respective library attendance register/s.
  • Registration should be done to become a library member prior to using the library resources & services.
  • Library membership cards are not transferable.
  • The librarian may recall any book from any member at any time and the member shall return the same immediately.
  • The borrower is responsible for the books borrowed on his/her cards.
  • Return of books will not be permitted within 24 hrs. of issue.
  • Overdue charges for students will be Rs. 1/- per book per day
  • User’s cooperation and gentle behaviour with the library staffs is expected.

3. Library Membership Registration & circulation rules

Registration for library membership for availing library resources & facilities are allowed to:

3.1 Faculty Members & TA: Teachers and Technical Assistant (TA) are allowed to borrow maximum 8 (eight) books at a time for a period of 30 (thirty) days.

3.2 Non-Teaching Staff: All non-teaching staffs of the college can borrow up to 4(four) books at a time for a period of 30 (thirty) days.

3.3 Students: Regular students are allowed to borrow 4 (four) library books at a time for a period of 14 (fourteen) days from Central and Architecture Library on production of their authorized/valid Library Cards. Renewal/Reissue of the books is also allowed for maximum 2(two) times after formal issue, subject to no/low demand for the respective book.

3.4 Alumni: Ex-student and Ex-faculty member/staff can access library resources for reference/reading facility only after due permission from College Principal/Vice-Principal/Registrar/Librarian together with the proof of association with the college.

Issue- Return policies for different categories of members are given below:

Member Category No. of books Time No. of Periodicals Time Fine
Faculty / T.A 8 30 Days 3 7 Days None
Non-Teaching 4 30 Days Reading Only N/A None
Students 4 14 Days 2 7 Days Rupee 1.00 per day per book after due date.

4. Loss of Books & Other reading materials

User responsible for any kind of loss / damage / defacement or mutilation of books and other reading materials borrowed by him/her will require replacing them with same or latest edition of the book after getting permission from the librarian, otherwise the borrower has to pay the double amount of the latest edition including overdue amount of the same book.

5. Care of library borrower cards:

Take special care to maintain the library borrower cards. Do not fold or damage the cards. Members are responsible for the entire set of library borrower cards issued to them.

6. Loss of cards

Loss of borrower card should be immediately reported to the librarian in writing. After checking the borrowing register they will be issued a fresh replacement/duplicate card on a payment of Rs.50/-(fifty).

7. Care of Library Books

Users are required to handle the books / Journals very carefully; marking with pencil; writing or highlighting, tearing the pages or mutilating the same in any other way will be viewed very seriously. In such case reader shall be held responsible unless these are brought to the notice of the library staff at the time of issue.

8. Library Clearance:

All students/faculty members/staff of the institutions are required to collect their library clearance certificate from library at the end of his/her study/service, by surrendering his/her library cards, document dues.

9. Reference Section

Reading material in reference section of the following nature shall not be issued but can be consulted in the library (except in special cases e.g. classroom use of a teacher for a short period/photocopying purposes)

9.1. Reference material (i.e. Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, Handbooks, and the material marked ‘REFERENCE’ or ‘R’)
9.2. Theses, reports, pamphlets, syllabi, acts, Codes etc.
9.3. All unprocessed materials.
9.4. Current periodicals & newspapers.
9.5. Other material assigned by the Librarian.

10. Reading Room section

Both the libraries have reading room facility. Users can read reading materials and newspapers. They are allowed to take reference books not more than 2(two) at a time after submission of their respective Reference Card. Personal books can be consulted inside the library premises after taking due permission from library staff.

11. Journal Section

In this section journals, general magazines and news letter are available. The latest issues are displayed on display rack and other previous issues are arranged in the back issue/volumn cabinet. Back issues of periodicals are allowed for circulation for 7(seven) days.

12. OPAC Use

One OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) terminal has been installed in Reading room of both the libraries for browsing online catalogue through LSEase. Users are advised not to use the computer for any other purpose.

13. Rules for Internet / Digital Library / NPTEL Usage

a) Privilege for use of internet is limited to academic projects / study related only.

b) The students are advised to use internet and other e-resources strictly for academic/educational purpose.

c) Following activities are not allowed / permitted while using internet:

  • Email & Chatting (other than academic purposes)
  • Use of social networking sites
  • Playing games
  • Watching movies and listening to music
  • Installation/updating/deletion of softwares and other applications without permission.
  • Any obscene and indecent website
  • Use of any external devices without prior permission from library staff.

d) Downloading: Users can download files pertaining to their courses, semester’s question papers, freely available e-books & periodicals to external devises like CD/DVD’s and Pen drives only after due permission from library personnel. File size should not be more than 10MB.

e) NPTEL : Courses of National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) can be accessed through Intranet terminals. Student can only view the lectures and downloading is allowed after permission from library staff.

14. Rules for Reprography & Printing

a) Printing facility is available for library users strictly for academic/educational purposes. Applicable charges are:

  • Rs. 2/- per page for B/W
  • Rs. 3/- per page for image

b) Reprography facility is also available for academic purposes in following nominal charge/s

  • A4 = Rs. 1/- per page
These rules are subject to revision/update from time to time without assigning any reason. For latest Library rules and regulations, please contact Librarian.


Resources at a glance:

Total No of Volumes 13,258
Total No of Titles 2686
Journals & Periodicals 55
Back Issues 2291
CD / DVDs collection 587
NPTEL Courses (A/V Lectures) 560
BIS codes (Print) 270
Project / Thesis Reports 75
E-Books 310
Daily News Papers 4
Total No of Volumes 13,258


Sl. No. Course(s) Titles Volumes
1 C.E. 304 2451
2 M.E. 332 2460
3 E.C.E. 320 1259
4 C.S.E. 511 2645
5 Mathematics 121 754
6 Physics 61 418
7 Chemistry 37 297
8 Humanities 118 637
9 Architecture 832 2020
10 WBUT/MAKAUT Syllabi Books 50 317
Total 2686 13,258

Other Resources

Sl. No. Items B. Tech. B. Arch.
1 Print Journals & Periodicals
35 20
2 Back-Issues 1250 1041
3 Newsletter 1 1
4 News Papers 511 2645
a) English 2
b) Bengali 1
c) Hindi 1
5 E-journals Subscription 7 3
6 E-Books (Freely downloaded) 150 160
7 CDs/DVDs (Free with Books & Magazines) 505 82
8 BIS Code (Print) Title: 50, Vol.:270
9 Previous years semesters question papers 2011 onwards 2012 onwards

E Resources

Institution subscribed/member of following e-resources:

DELNET : To access Developing Library Network (DELNET) user can log-in to DELNET website.

NPTEL : NPTEL Course Lectures videos are accessible from the following terminals through institution intranet.
Terminal Name : ‘LANGUAGESOFT’

NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRARY(NDL): Institute is a member of NDL. Users can log-in through institute credentials.


Institute also subscribe following digital publications:

Login URL :

Login URL :

Login URL :


Freely downloaded e-books from Internet are available through institution intranet
Terminal Name : E-BOOKS

N.B. For log-in credentials of above e-resources, kindly contact with library staff.


Acquisition and Processing Section

College Library has Acquisition and Processing Section within its Library premises. Here, new documents are procured as per requisitions sent from time to time, which are then processed as per standards and norms of the library. The main function includes preparation of book list, duplicate checking, ordering, accessioning of books and processing bills for final payment. All the books received from vendors/publishers and the donated books are physically processed and accessioned in this section.

Circulation Section

Both the College Libraries have independent Circulation section within its Library premises. A specified area is allotted for Property counter where members are allowed to keep their personal belongings. They need to sign in the register at the time of entering and leaving the library. The circulation section is automated through LSEase(Rel. 6.3) Library Management Software. Barcode scanners are used in the circulation counter for issue/return of books. Borrowing of documents is allowed against valid Library Cards and as per Library circulation rules.

Reference Section

Library has good collection of reference materials. A separate reading section allotted for this facility. This section has dictionaries, encyclopaedias, handbooks, codes, standards, specifications, reference copy of course books etc., which are only available for reference. To facilitate a healthy reading environment sufficient number of tables & chairs are available for the users. Entire reference section is adequately illuminated with sufficient number of fans.

Digital Library Section

Central library has a separate area exclusively devoted for a digital library comprising of 10 computer terminals with A/V facilities. User can access the internet resources, listen and watch academic / course related audios & videos in the digital library.

Journal & Periodical Section

Journals, periodicals, general magazines and newsletters are available in both the libraries. Library subscribes both National & Foreign journals and periodicals as per norms. The latest issues are displayed on display racks and previous issues are arranged in the back issue cabinets. Latest issues are allowed for reading only. Back issues are allowed for circulation.

Other Sections

  • Newspapers Section
  • Print & Reprographic Section
  • Journals & Periodicals Back Volume section.
  • Stack area
  • New Arrivals


Both the libraries have one OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) terminal installed in the Reading room for browsing online catalogue. Members can check their issue status, search resources through different search criteria’s (i.e. Title, Author, Class No., Subject, words in title/author).


  • Circulation Service (Automated)
  • Reference Service
  • Digital resources support (E-Books)
  • Previous years Questions Papers
  • User Education
  • Reprographic service
  • Other supporting services
    • Newspaper clipping
    • New arrival service
    • CD/DVD’s
    • NPTEL
    • Project & Thesis

Useful Links

5 Department of Higher Education, MHRD
6 Dept. of Higher Education, S&T and Biotechnology,W.B.
7 National Scholarship Portal
8 e-PG Pathshala
9 SAKSHAT e-Learning programme
10 Spoken tutorial
11 VIDYAMITRA: A gateway to all learners
12 SWAYAM : Free Online Education
13 Directory of Open Access Books
14 Google E-Books
15 Free ebooks by Project Gutenberg
16 Internet Archive
17 HathiTrust’s digital library
18 DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals


Print Journals & Periodicals of B.Tech. & B.Arch.

Print Journals & Periodicals of B.Tech. & B.Arch.

List of Journals (B.Tech)

Civil Engineering

Sl No. Title Publisher Frequency
National 1 Civil Engg. & Construction Review Ms. Sneha Datta Monthly
2 The IUP Journal of Structural Engineering The Icfai University press Quarterly
3 CW construction world ASAPP Media Pvt.Ltd. Monthly
4 Journal of Environmental Science & Engineering National Environmental Engineering Research Institute Quarterly
5 The Indian Concrete Journal ACC Limited Monthly
6 EPC & I Northern Lights Communications Monthly
International 1 ACI Materials Journal American Concrete Institute Bimonthly
2 ACI Structural Journal American Concrete Institute Bimonthly
3 CI (Concrete International) John C.Glumb, CAE Monthly

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Sl No. Title Publisher Frequency
National 1 Equipment India ASAPP Media Pvt.Ltd. Monthly
2 The IUP Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering The Icfai University press Quarterly
3 CIGRE India Journal CIGRE India Half-Yearly
4 AARO Journal Association on Electricity Generation, Transmission and Distribution Half-Yearly
5 Journal of Advanced in Communication Engineering and its Innovations Mantech Quarterly
International 1 IEEE Spectrum IEEE Monthly
2 IEEE Transaction on Circuits and System IEEE Monthly
3 IEEE Transaction on Electron Device IEEE Monthly
4 IEE Transaction on Communications IEEE Monthly

Mechanical Engineering

Sl No. Title Publisher Frequency
National 1 The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering The Icfai University press Quarterly
2 Journal of Mechanical & Mechanics Engineering Mat Journals Triannual
3 Indian Foundry Journal The Institute of Indian Foundrymen Monthly
4 Indian Welding Journal The Indian Institute of Welding Quarterly
5 Invertis Journal of Renewable Energy INVERTIS Quarterly
6 Power Engineer Journal Society of Power Engineering Half-Yearly
International 1 Journal of Fluids Engineering ASME Monthly
2 Journal of Mechanical Design ASME Monthly
3 Journal of Heat Transfer ASME Monthly
4 Mechanical Engineering ASME Monthly

Computer Science Engineering

Sl No. Title Publisher Frequency
National 1 The IUP Journal of Information Technology The Icfai University press Quarterly
2 The IUP Journal of Computer science The Icfai University press Quarterly
3 Journal of Information Technology & Science Mat Journals Triannual
4 Journal of Network Security Computer Networks Mat Journals Triannual
5 Journal of Image Processing & Artificial Intelligence Mat Journals Triannual
6 Journal of Statistics and Mathematical Engineering Mat Journals Triannual
1 Clean India Journal Virtual Info System Pvt,Ltd. Monthly
2 Digit 9.9 Media Monthly
3 News @ SAHYADRI(Half yearly) Sahyadri Educational Institutions Half-Yearly
List of Journals & Periodicals (B.Arch.)
Sl No. Title(s) Periodicity Publisher(s)
National 1 New Building Materials & Construction World : NBM & CW Monthly NBM Media Pvt Ltd. New Delhi
2 Indian Architect & Builder (IA & B) Monthly Jesubhi Media Pvt Ltd., Mumbai
3 Better Interiors Monthly Network18 Media & Investment Ltd.
4 Marg Quarterly The Marg Foundation
5 MGS Modern Green Structures & Architecture Monthly NBM Media Pvt Ltd. New Delhi
6 Infrastructure Today Bi-Monthly ASAPP Media Pvt Ltd.
7 Inside Outside Monthly Business India Publications Ltd.
8 Architecture + Design : an Indian journal of architecture Monthly Exposure Media Marketing Pvt. Ltd.
9 Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects (JIIA) Monthly The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Mumbai
10 ITPI Journal Quarterly Institute of Town Planners(ITPI), New Delhi
11 LA! Journal of Landscape Architecture Quarterly LA, Journal of Architecture, New Delhi
12 Design detail: the architecture magazine Monthly Designer Publications Kerala Pvt. Ltd.
13 Architect and Interiors India Monthly ITP Publishing India Pvt. Ltd.
14 Art India Quarterly Art India Publishing, Mumbai
15 Dumas India Monthly Spenta Multimedia
16 Architecture Time Space & People Monthly Council of Architecture (COA)-NIASA Publication
International 1 The Architects’ Journal (AJ) Weekly EMAP Publication
2 Architectural Record Monthly BNP Media
3 Urbis Bi-Monthly AGM Publishing Ltd.
4 ENR : Engineering News Record

Architecture Library

The Architecture Library at OmDayal Group of Institutions (ODGI) started functioning from 2012 as a separate library within ODGI campus. It is located on the second (2nd) floor of the Architecture Building covering more than 150 sq. meters. The Architecture library supports the research, teaching & learning needs of the faculty, staff and students of ODGI. The library comprises over 2,000 volumes and 20 periodicals on the architecture and its allied subjects. Collection covers the subjects of arts, graphic, architectural data, building & construction, design, architectural theory, history, interior, landscape, urban design, town planning, architectural thesis of COA, biography & works of eminent architects, and ready references. There is also an exclusive thesis section where all the 10th Semester thesis reports are kept for record and consultation. A separate area within the library is allocated for back issues of journals & periodicals.

Library Hours: Monday to Saturday: 09:45 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.

Salient features of Architecture Library:

  • Good collection of Reference & Text books
  • Reading room facility with seating capacity more than 40
  • Facility for Internet & OPAC
  • Circulation & other house-keeping operations through LSEase Integrated Library Management software
  • Previous semesters question papers (Digital + Print copy)
  • DELNET for Resource sharing with institutional login
  • NPTEL facility to access video lectures through intranet
  • College Library is a member of National Digital Library(NDL)
  • E-books through intranet
  • User Orientation / education
  • Reference & Information service


Library - OmDayal Group of Institutions
Library - OmDayal Group of Institutions
Library - OmDayal Group of Institutions
Library - OmDayal Group of Institutions