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Estd.- 1976

Maharaja Lakshman Sen Memorial College, Sundernagar

Lalit Sen Institute Of Business Education & Technology

A Post-Graduate Institute Affiliated to HPU, Shimla/SPU, Mandi
NAAC Accredited with Grade 'B'


The Library of Maharaja Lakshman Sen Memorial College was also established the day institution came into existence. The Maharaja of Suket State has handed over his personal library and buildings to the college. The library has been extended further to increase the capacity of reading room.
The Library which started during 1976 with an initial collection of 1966 books has now grown up to a rich collection of 37638 books till session 2016-17 in arts, science, commerce, education, physical education, computer science, management and general/reference books.
We believe that college library is a gateway to knowledge, provides a basic condition for lifelong learning, independent decision making and cultural development of the students and the teachers. Focusing upon the very important role of library, our college library has been growing steadily over the years.

1. Total collection of the library as on 31st March 2017.

Books 37638
Magazines / Periodicals / Journals 52
CD's 217
Newspaper 14
Maps 40

Electronic journals and bibliographic database

Sr. No. E-resources/publishers of electronic journals Publishing Country No. of Journal's Back files from
1. American Institute of Physics USA 18 10 Years
2. American Physical Society USA 10 10 Years
3. Annual Reviews USA 33 10 Years
4. Cambridge University Press UK 224 10 Years
5. Economical and Political Weekly INDIA 1 1966+
6. Indian INDIA 186 2007+
7. Institute of Physics(UK) UK 46 Vol. 1+
8. Oxford University Press UK 206 1996+
9. Royal Society of Chemistry UK 29 10 Years
10. Wilson Omnifile USA 3075 1982+
11. MathSciNet USA 1 1974+
TOTAL 3828
Electronic Books
E-resources/Publishers of electronic Books Publishing country No. of Books No. of Publishers
12. Cambridge Books Online UK 1000+ 1
13. E-Brary USA 70000+ 250
14. Hindustan Book Agency INDIA 65+ 1
15. Institute of south east asian studies(ISEAS) books INDIA 382 1
16. Muilibrary-McGraw Hill USA 1124 1
17. Net Library (Books purchased) USA 936 44
18. Net Library (Books in open access) USA 3500 1
19. Oxford Scholarship UK 902 1
20. Springer eBooks Germany 1500+ 1
21. Taylor and Francis E-books UK 1000+ 1
TOTAL 80409

2. Area of Library

Total Area of Library 402 sq. Meter(4336 sq. ft)
Library Office 132.75 Sq. ft.
Stacking Varamda 413 Sq. ft.
Stacking Room (M.Sc. Books) 180 Sq. ft.
Stacking Room (B.Ed. + B.P.Ed + B.P.E Books) 260 Sq. ft.
Stackin Room (UG Books of Science, Arts and Commerce) 365 Sq. ft.
Old Stacking Room (Humanities) 270 Sq. ft.
Store Room 1 180 Sq. ft.
Store Room 2 180 Sq. ft.
Reading Hall 1 1410 Sq. ft.
Reading Hall 2 586 Sq. ft.
Total area 4336 Sq. ft. or 402 Sq. Mts.

3. Library Functional Schedule

I. All working days of library except gazette holidays Monday to Saturday
II. Working hours of library 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
III. Reading room service 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
IV. On Sunday and during vacations 10:00 am to 4:00pm

4. Seating Arrangement

I. Students (Ground floor reading room) 120 Chairs
II. Students (upper reading hall) 30 Chairs
III. Faculty (Main library) 20 Chairs

5. Daily turnover of the library

Circulation counter 70 books on average
Reference Section 20 books approximately
Reading Hall 162 students on average

6. Collection Development

Every year books are added to the library collection.During financial year 2016-17 we have added 1498 new books, subscribed to 52 magazines/ journals and 14 newspapers.

(I)List of Periodicals/journal for 2016-17
1. India Today (Eng)
2. India Today (Hindi)
3. Outlook (Eng)
4. Outlook (Hindi)
5. The Week
6. Frontline
7. Business India
8. Business Today
9. Business World
10. Cricket Samraat (H)
11. Sports Star
12. Physics For You
13. Chemistry Today
14. Mathematics Today
15. Biology Today
16. Chronicle
17. Competition Success Review
18. Competition Refresher
19. Competition Wizard
20. Science Reporter
21. Careers 360
22. Junior Science Refresher
23. General Knowledge Refresher
24. General Knowledge Today
25. Employment News
26. Pratiyogita Darpan (Eng)
27. Pratiyogita Darpan (Hindi)
28. Saamanya Gyan Darpan
29. Femina
30. Woman's Era
31. Meri Saheli
32. Grihshobha
33. Sarita
34. Hans
35. Kaadambini
36. University News (J)
37. Digit (J)
38. P.C. Q uest (J)
39. Research Bi Annual (J)
40. Kurukshetra (Eng) (J)
41. Kurukshetra (Hindi) (J)
42. Yojna (Eng) (J)
43. Yojna (Hindi) (J)
44. Corporate Citizen (Donated by Sh. A.K. Kapoor) (J)
45. Economic & Political Weekly (J)
46. Himalayan Journal of Contemporary Research (J)
47. Education Today (An International Jour of Edu & Humanity) (J)
48. Journal of English Literature & Language (J)
49. Indian Journal of Physical Education, Sports, Medicine & Sports Science (J)
50. Sports Research (J)
51. Indian Journal of Teacher Education (ISSN 2349-6355)
52. Anweshika : Journal of Teacher Education (ISSN 0974-7702)

(II) Newspaper list for 2016-17

1. The Tribune 2 copies.
2. Times of India 1 copy.
3. Hindustan Times 2 copies.
4. Amar Ujala 2 copies.
5. Divya Himachal 3 copies.
6. Punjab Kesari 2 copies.
7. Himachal Dastak 1 copy.
8. Dainik Jagran 1 copy.
Total area 14 No.

7. Computerization of library :

In order to keep pace with the strides of educational technology, library software Soul 2.0 is being used for entry of data. Data entries for books of physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, physical education has been completed and data entries for other subjects is in progress. OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) and internet facilities are made available. For this five computers are available in library for students and staff.

8. Library facilities for students and teachers.

(8.1) Home lending : The circulation counter for home lending is kept open between 9:00 am-05:00pm on all working days. Students, teachers and other staff members can borrow books from this counter. Generally under graduate students are issued 02 books and students of post graduate classes and professional courses are issued 03 books at a time for 14 days. However meritorious students can get 2 books in addition on the recommendation of the principal. Teachers can get 10-15 books issued for the whole semester/ academic year.

(8.2) Reference books : Reference books, competitive books, magazines and journals are available for reading in library only. However they can be issued overnight for students and teachers.

(8.3) Internet facility: All computers are internet enabled. The library has 05 computers with internet speed of 2 mbps, student/teachers can browse e-books, e-journals and wikipedia available through NLIST programme.

(8.4) Current awareness service: Latest books/ magazines/journals are made available. Students can also demand for purchase of any latest books/ magazines/competition books, govt development reports etc.

(8.5) OPAC : The library staff helps readers in browsing the computerized database through OPAC.

(8.6) Bibliographic Service : List of Reference books & other books is provided to faculty and students. List of new arrivals is also given to respective departments.

(8.7) Book Bank : Poor and needy students are provided text books for one academic year/ semester under the scheme of college book bank on the recommendation of the principal.

(8.8) Photo copy facility: Photocopy facility has been provided. Readers can take photocopies of the document at the rate of Rs 1.00 per page from the college book shop.

(8.9) Reading room facility : About 52 magazines/ journals and 14 newspapers are kept in the reading hall for reading.

(8.10) Inter library loan : The college library provides inter library loan facility to its readers on demand to cater the additional reading needs of library.

(8.11) Drinking water facility : The water cooler with aqua guard has been established in library for drinking pure & cold water for students/ staff members.

(8.12) Retaining books during exams against security is provided to students.

9. Other library activities

(a) Library orientation programme : Every year the library conduct orientation programme for new comers in order to make them aware of the library facilities available during 1st 15 days during admission while issuing identity cards to them.

(b) Book exhibition : Many times library hold book exhibition cum sale event to have glance of recent publications.

(c ) Best reader awards : From the session 2016-17, the college library gives two best readers of the year award to the students who make the best possible use of library facilities and spend quality time in the library. The award carries a certificate and a trophy. Following students are the recipients of this award during session 2016-17.

1 Kiran Bala d/o Sh Bhim chand (M.Sc. 2nd Year)

2 Chander Prakash s/o Sh Sohan Singh (M.Sc. 1st Year)

10. Grievance Redressal of the readers.

(i) Consultation with the librarian : Students can consult the librarian for problems related to the library and its services. The librarian will try to settle them in his capacity or forward them to the principal of the college.

(ii) Suggestion box : Suggestion box is kept at the entrance of the library seeking valuable suggestions and recommendations from the readers. The suggestions made by them are taken up and discussed in the library advisory committee meeting and they are implemented accordingly.

(iii) Advisory committee for the library : The library advisory committee plays a vital roal in enhan- sing and developing the library services, making suitable policies that will help the library to render its best. Principal is the chairman of this committee. The committee holds two/ three meetings every year.

List of Advisory Committee
1. Dr. C.P. Kaushal Convenor
2. Dr. Bhupindra Member
3. Ms. Vijay Abrol Member
4. Dr. Jitendra Gandhi Member
5. Dr. K.S. Rana Member
6. Dr. Mukesh Verma Member
7. Mr. Sanjay Sharma Member
8. Dr. Savitri Sharma Member
9. Mr. Manoj Sharma Member
10. Mr. Hem Suman Jamwal Member
11. Mr. Dharmender Member
12. Dr. Sukhbir Singh Member
13. Dr. Vivek Sharma Member
14. Sh. M.L. Mahajan, Librarian Member, Secretary
For Ebook
Name Link
National Digital Library of India Website Link
e-PG Pathshala Website Link
NPTEL Website Link
Digi Frog Website Link
Sakshat Website Link
Virtual Lab Website Link
Amrita Website Link
nanoHub Website Link
N-List Website Link
DELNET Website Link
Library Staff
Sr. No. Name Position
1. M.L. Mahajan Librarian
2. Karam Singh Thakur S.L.A.
3. Rajinder Awasthi J.L.A.
4. Snohit Chandel L.A
5. Kamlesh Sharma L.A
6. Kapil Pathania L.A

Our Achievements

Self Financing Scheme

Pioneer institution to start courses under Self financing scheme in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Concept of B. Ed.

First college in the state to introduce the concept of B. Ed. under self financing scheme.

M. Sc.

First college in the state to introduce M. Sc’s in Physics and Chemistry.

Excellence in Sports

Has consistently maintained a tradition of excellence in sports and culture for the last 40 years.


Designated as Centre of Excellence for Boxing by the District Sports Council, Mandi.


Presently has 17 departments with a student strength of more than 3000.