(Manubhai P. Sanghvi Knowledge Centre)

Our Vision 

The Manubhai P. Sanghvi Knowledge Center of         D. J. Sanghvi College of Engineering seeks to be not just a repository and resource center catering to the needs of the Engineering students and faculty but to become a treasure trove of knowledge. It seeks to take it’s users beyond the aim of mere academic achievements and into a realm of practical knowledge. It also aims to make available learning resources to inculcate in its users a sense of moral and social responsibility besides technical knowledge.

Our Mission 

The mission of Manubhai P. Sanghvi Knowledge Centre is to acquire, organize, preserve and disseminate knowledge in order to support the research needs of students and faculty members. The library builds and maintains extensive, carefully-selected and well-organized collections that are essential for the success of the curriculum. It provides wide and effective access to networked scholarly resources and works in cooperation with faculty to develop student’s competence in using the Library and other information sources to their advantage.

Library Introduction

The Library of Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering is named officially as “Manubhai P. Sanghvi Knowledge Centre”. This fully air-conditioned and well-furnished Library is situated on the first floor of the college building. The total library area is more than 8500 sq. ft. It is facilitated with reprography & also a 24 hours Wi-Fi network connection. The library is open for more than 10 hrs. (8.00 am. to 6.30 pm.) on all working days and 12 hours during exams. 

The fully computerized Library is a treasure house of knowledge comprising an ever-growing collection of about 71,034 Engineering books (e-books & printed books) with 4 databases covering all aspects of Mechanical, Electronics and Telecommunications, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering (Data Science), Computer Engineering (IOT, Cyber Security & Blockchain Technology), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML), Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (AIDS). The periodical section is a vital source for academic research and up-to-date information in the field of Engineering. The library holds 68 printed journals (national & international). Besides this, the library has a collection of bound volumes of journals, audiovisual material, newspapers, Black books of dissertations, project CDs, etc.

The web based access for the e-books & e-journals to all students and faculty is an important facility provided by the library. Library users can access a variety of full text journals covering variety of titles published by worldwide journals publishers. The library subscribes to four databases every year for the students and faculties. The library arranges regular awareness programs on the use of electronic resources. The entire Library collections of all SVKM & other institutions of SVKM including books, journals, etc. can be searched through the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). Users can access the OPAC to find out the real-time availability of all library materials from their own computer terminals as well as from home.

The library has a well-equipped Seminar Hall with a Webinar and conferencing facility. The library has transformed, from a traditional library with manual transactions to an Electronic library and now is moving into being a Digital Library. As a first step, library has scanned all the question papers and access has been given to the students through the Students Portal.

The newly created Digital Library with DSpace open-source software is an important resource for all the students and faculty members of the college as it is a service model for open access and digital archiving for perennial access. Moreover, it provides a platform to frame an Institutional Repository, and the collections can be searched and retrieved through the Web. The library has an institutional membership of ASM International, USA, where the user community can use the resources available with a host of other institutions. Also, the Library has a membership of the National Digital Library of India (NDLI). More than 10 million documents are available in NDLI including e-books, journal articles, video lectures, etc.