Historical Background of Central Library

The Library plays pivot role in technical education and is also termed as store house of knowledge. Libraries have been providing all types of services for the complete satisfaction of the students. Libraries are also expecting to extend their services in a manner so that the user many get the required piece of information within very small time having more satisfaction. The quality of education as well as institute is judged based on the availability of Books, Periodicals, Journals and other reading material in the library along with the teaching staff. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology of Meerut came into existence on 2nd October, 2000 following the notification no. 3204A/12-08-2000-400{96}99 dated 27.09.2000 by the Government of Uttar Pradesh under the Uttar Pradesh (Krishi Evam Prodyogik Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam) 1958 {U.P. Act XLV of 1958}. The University has unique honour of being called first Agriculture University of the Third Millennium and the 21st century.

About Library

Library is the principal resource and knowledge centre in the present era of information technology. The university library of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology of Meerut was started at old campus in 2000. After that it was shifted in colleges & administrative building of university in order of building construction. Presently, it is running in at ground floor of administrative building. The chronology of Central Library building placement in university is tabled as under:-

Central Library Placement in SVPUA&T, Meerut
S.No. Place Duration Years
1. Old Campus October, 2000 to January, 2005 5 Yrs 3 Months
2. College of Agriculture January,2005 to October,2008 2 Yrs 10 Months
3. College of Biotechnology October,2008 to May,2013 4 Yrs 7 Months
4. Administrative Building May, 2013 to Till date 6 Yrs 2 Months
5. Final Destination Central Library building under constriction Central Library building under constriction

The new Library building of SVPUA&T, Meerut is G+1 type. It is being constructed in 5179.85 sqm (GFArea 2775 sqm+First Floor 2404.85sqm) area. The Entrance Fire, Clock room, Issue Counter, Printing/Classification room, Book Binding, Administration room (Librarian, Assistant Librarian), Central Atrium, Technical Section/Photocopy/Office, Conference room, Periodical section, Reference Books, Reading room, E-Library sections are being constructed at ground floor and Text Book Loan, Reading rooms, Special Reading room, Group study room, Group discussion room, Seminar room at the first Floor. The Library has a total Books/Periodicals store capacity of more than one Lakhs Books and seating capacity of more than 550 students. At present it can accommodate approximately half of the students registered in different courses of SVPUA&T Meerut. The library building construction is expected to be complete in September, 2019.

Library Administration

This node of university administration is under continuous monitoring / surveillance of one Officer In-charge from the teaching faculty. Dr I. P. Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture was the founder Officer In-charge of the central Library. Since, then the different members of Teaching Faculty wear the responsibility of Officer In-charge as an Additional duty.

S.No. Name Designation Duration Years Photo
01. Dr. Rachna Varma Professor, Vet. Pharmacology and Toxicology 14-12-2018 to Till Date Till Date OIC-Library-10
02. Dr. Pankaj Kumar Professor, Biochemistry & Physiology 26-7-2017 to 14-12-2018 1.5 years OIC-Library-09
03. Dr Rajeev Singh Associate Professor, Vet. Microbiology February, 2016 to 26.07.2017 1.7 years OIC-Library-08
04. Dr B. P. Dhyani Associate Professor, Soil Science August, 2013 to January, 2016 2.5 years OIC-Library-07
05. Dr Shalini Gupta Assistant Professor, MBGE 08.11.2011 to August, 2013 1.9 years OIC-Library-06
06. Dr Satya Prakash Professor, Horticulture 16.09.2009 to 08.11.2011 2 years OIC-Library-02
07. Dr Pushpendra Dhaka Associate Professor, Ag. Biotechnology 05.11.2007 to 16.09.2009 2 years OIC-Library-04
08. Dr S. K. Sachan Associate Professor, Entomology 02.12.2006 to 05.11.2007 1 years OIC-Library-03
09. Dr Satya Prakash Associate Professor, Horticulture November, 2004 to 02.12.2006 2 years OIC-Library-02
10. Dr I. P. Singh Associate Professor, Horticulture October, 2000 to November, 2004 4 years OIC-Library-01

The Technical Staff Strength

The Government of Uttar Pradesh state sanctioned the total five posts including two posts of Assistant Librarian and one each as Book Binder, Library Assistant and Library Attendant to the Central Library vide Letter No. 1725/12-8-2002-5001101/2001 dated 17.09.2002 & No. 437111/Ag Edu. Res-04-5001101/2001 dated 15.07.2004. The four candidates against these posts are working in the Library and one is transfer to College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences. The present staff strength of Library is as under:

S. No. 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Designation Sanctioned Strength Sanctioned Strength Sanctioned Strength Sanctioned Strength Sanctioned Strength
01 Asstt. Librarian 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02
02 Library Asstt. 01 00 01 00 01 00 01 00 01 00
03 Book binder 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
04 Library Attendant 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01

Staff Strength of Central Library

S.No. Name Designation Contact No. Photo
01. Dr. Rachna Varma Professor & OIC Labrary 07060502029 OIC-Library-10
02. Dr. Smt Sangeeta Sharma Assistant Librarian 09897190574 Staff-Library-01
03. Dr. Sudesh Kumar Assistant Librarian 09286607141 Staff-Library-02
04. Shri Rajkumar Library Attendant - Staff-Library-04
05. Shri Rajmal Agriculture Labour 09536307627 Staff-Library-05


University library has adopted open access system with card catalogues (author/subject and title wise) and Dewey decimal classification scheme. It is planned to expand computerization of the activities in the library. The library is kept open from 10:00 am to 7.00 pm on all working days. The books are issued to faculty members and students for definite period. The rules for library services are followed strictly.

S. No. Users No. of Books Isuued at a Time Period of Issue Fine Overdue Retention Charges for Lost Book
1 Teachers 05 1 Month Rs. 2/- Per day and after one week Rs. 5/- Per day charge Three times of the cost of the book
2 Research Scholar 03 10 Days Rs. 2/- Per day and after one week Rs. 5/- Per day charge Three times of the cost of the book
3 PG Students 03 10 Days Rs. 2/- Per day and after one week Rs. 5/- Per day charge Three times of the cost of the book
4 UG Students 02 10 Days Rs. 2/- Per day and after one week Rs. 5/- Per day charge Three times of the cost of the book