11th Annual Meet and Workshop of INDEST-AICTE Consortium(April 29 _30, 2015)Jointly Organized by
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali)&
INDEST-AICTE Consortium , IIT Delhi
INDEST-AICTE Consortium: The INDEST-AICTE Consortium is one of the most ambitiousinitiatives of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The Indian National DigitalLibrary in Engineering Sciences and Technology (INDEST) Consortium was set up in 2003 byMHRD on the recommendation of an expert committee appointed by the Ministry. IIT Delhi wasdesignated as the Consortium Headquarters to coordinate its activities. 65 institutions includingIISc, IITs, IIMs, IISERs, NITs NERIST, ISM, IIITs, IIITM, NITTTR and a few other centrally fundedgovernment institutions receive fund required for subscribing to select electronic resources fromthe Ministry through the consortium headquarters. Besides, 60 government or government-aidedengineering colleges and technical departments in universities have joined the Consortium withfinancial support from AICTE. The Consortium was renamed INDEST-AICTE Consortium inDecember 2005 with AICTE playing a pivotal role in enrolling its approved engineering collegesand institutions as members of the Consortium. These institutes could subscribe to select e-resources at much lower rates subjecte to subscrpitions favorable terms and conditions. Theconsortium has served 1235 institutions under its self-supported membership
Host Institute : Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali is one of the fiveinstitutes established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The basic mandate of theIISERs is to carry out research in frontier areas of science and to provide quality science educationat undergraduate and postgraduate levels. IISER Mohali started functioning from a transit campusin 2007 and now functions from the campus in Sector 81, Mohali (renamed SAS Nagar). Theinstitute has 72 faculty members, around 600 students in the BS-MS programme and around 300PhD and Integrated PhD students. Research and teaching in biological sciences, chemical sciences,earth and environmental sciences, humanities and social sciences, mathematical sciences andphysical sciences are being carried out at the institute.
Library @IISERM ( Informatics Centre ) : Established in 2007, the Library of IISER Mohaliprovides rich and relevant information resources to the IISER Mohali community witha view to aid their research, teaching and learning endevours. With a user-focused service,the Library aims to create a conducive environment for the intellectual exchange of scholarly
information and knowledge.
With the arrival of internet, the role of physical libraries has considerably altered the social,creative, learning spaces, reflecting in the nature of research and education. Besides being therepositories of knowledge where the importance of collaboration, group work andcommunication in teaching and learning are widely recognised, IISER Mohali has set up theInformatics Centre in 2015 which also houses the sky library with the theme, " LearningCommons ". With its pleasant ambience, services and resources, the library creates an effectiveand informal space to attract the general readers too. This is the first library in India which hasimplimented "Learning Commons", thereby encouraging students to discover, create andcollaborate with peers in a space that inspires them to be more productive , creative andsuccessful.
IISER Mohali library uses Open Access Library Management Software "Koha" for house keepingactivities and "Dspace" for Institutional Repository. It provides access to thousands of e-journals,databases and e-books. The setting up of the state-of-the-art technologies like RFID, Biometricsand CCTV are in progress.
The Event: The Annual Meet and Workshop of INDEST-AICTE Consortium is a regular event withthe following objectives.
Objectives of the Annual Meet :
To provide all INDEST members with a platform to interact and share their experiences To update the members on the activities, development and future plans of the Consortium To give INDEST-AICTE Consortium members an opportunity to discuss and deliberate on
the emerging trends and technologies in libraries To promote the use of e-resources, resource sharing and inter-library networking
Target Participants : All members of INDEST-AICTE Consortium and other interested library professionals from the Tricity area
Registration Fee : No registration fee is being charged from the participants from the memberinstitutions.
Scope of the Workshop:
Invited talks by eminent professionals Experience sharing sessions Panel Discussion Open House for members Presentation by Publishers / Vendors
Exhibition of information products / services
The event will last two days i.e., from April 29 to 30, 2015. During the event, the meeting of thecore members of INDEST-AICTE Consortium will be held on 30th April 2015.This is the first timethat this Annual Meet and Workshop is being organized by an IISER.
Travel & Accommodation: Accommodation will be provided in the Institute Visitors Hostel, ifnecessary, on sharing basis. All participants are requested to meet their accommodation and travelexpenses through their respective institutions.
About the Place : Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula form what is locally known as the 'Tricity'.Chandigarh, the first planned city of independent India, was neatly divided into numbered sectors.The sector scheme of Chandigarh extends into Mohali (subsequently named Sahibzada Ajit Singh(SAS) Nagar). Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali is located in Sector 81 ofSAS Nagar. Sector 81 is being developed as the knowledge city. The institutes in Nanotechnologyand Biotechnology and other fields are coming up around IISER Mohali. Next to IISER is the IndianSchool of Business, which is also a part of the knowledge city. Mohali boasts of a major cricketground, the PCA stadium where many international matches are held. The stadium hosts the KingsXI Punjab team of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Travel Information : IISER Mohali is situated in Sahibzada Ajit Singh (SAS) Nagar, which is locatednext to the city of Chandigarh. Chandigarh is well connected to Delhi and Mumbai by air, and toDelhi by train. If you plan to travel to Chandigarh by train, then Shatabdi express would be a goodchoice. IISER Mohali is 12kms away from Chandigarh Railway Station and 13kms fromChandigarh Airport.
Tourism Information : Chandigarh is the gateway to a large section of the Himalayas and the province of Punjab. The Rock garden is a famous art work made out of discarded materials. There are a number of archaeological sites from late Harappan age to 1st and 2nd century A. D, the most remarkable being Sanghol, which is an hour's drive from Chandigarh. There are many fossil parks near Kala Aamb/Nahan in Himachal Pradesh. Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is just three hours drive from Chandigarh. Another quaint place in the hills is Kasauli which is an hour and a half's drive from Chandigarh. The most attractive and historical places in Punjab/India include the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the Indian - Pakistan Border in Wagah, and the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar which is 225km away from Chandigarh.
In case you plan to visit some of these tourist attractions before or after the Workshop, you may kindly inform us in advance so that necesary arrangments can be made . However, the expenses have to be met by the participants.
Chief-Patron : Prof. R.K. Shevgaonkar, Chairman, INDEST-AICTE Consortium & Director, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Patron : Prof. N. Sathymurthy Director Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali) Advisory Committee
Prof. B.D. Gupta : National Coordinator INDEST-AICTE Consortium & Professor, Dept of Physics Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Dr. Sudip Mandal Chairman, Library Committee Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali
Dr. P. Visakhi, Deputy Librarian, IISER Mohali Dr. Dinesh K.S., Deputy Librarian, IIT Ropar Dr. Jayakumar Chackalingam, Associate Director, Indian Aschool of Business ( ISB), Mohali
Local Organizing Committee Mr. Peeyush Dwivedi, Library, IISER Mohali Mr. Shameer, K.K. Library, IISER Mohali Mr. Sonam Rigzin, Library, IISER Mohali Mr. Satya Prakas, Library, IISER Mohali Mr. Naresh Kumar, Library, IISER Mohali
Contact Address : Dr P. Visakhi
Organizing Secretary- 11th Annual Meet of INDEST-AICTE Consortium Deputy Librarian
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali Sector-81,Knowledge City, SAS Nagar, Manuali (P.O)
Mohali, Punjab-140306 Phone : 0172-2240208 ( Direct)
Fax: 0172-2240266 Mobile : 0-9779981971