Our Library

The Library of Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute (Deemed University) is a very important component of the University and has a special place in the world of higher learning and research, both at the national and international levels. It is a unique library having collections mainly in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Indian History, Medieval History, Anthropology, Linguistics, Sanskrit, Philosophy and Religion. It has inherited a rare collection of books from the old Deccan College whose origins go back to 1821. Now it has a collection of more than one lakh seventy thousand documents. The Institute's library occupies a total carpet area of about 42,000 square feet, with spacious stack-rooms, reference and reading rooms and 40 independent study rooms for research scholars. The first floor houses periodicals and reference section with two spacious reading rooms and the ground floor houses the administrative wing (acquisition section and circulation counter), a reading room and two stack rooms for books.

The library has card catalogue system based on Dr. Ranganathan's Classified Catalogue Code (4th Edn.) and Colon Classification System (2nd Edn.). To promote research environment in its true spirit, this is one among a small number of University libraries in India which give open access facility to the readers.

The Deccan College Library is one of the best examples of a research Library as well as a specialized Library in the fields of Archaeology, Linguistics and Sanskrit in the country with excellent user-friendly facilities, which are being availed by students and research scholars from all parts of India and even outside.

Vision :

To support the University's vision, by bringing people and information together in innovative ways.


To support the mission of the University, by providing the library users information services by way of instruction, research, and curricular offerings through updated Library resources and services.


To acquire, organize and update the library collection to support the teaching-learning and research programmes.

To provide instruction and assistance in the effective use of learning resources / services.

  1. Persons wishing to make use of the Library should apply in writing to the Vice Chancellor, Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute (Deemed University), stating their occupation, address, qualifications and the purpose for which the permission is required. In case the applicant wishes to extend or renew his/her membership, he/she must make a fresh application.
  2. The Vice Chancellor of the Institute shall have full discretion in accepting or rejecting applications for permission to make use of the Library resources.
  3. Readers should not write upon, damage or make any mark upon any book, periodical, manuscript or map belonging to the Library.
  4. No mechanical reproduction shall be made without express permission from the Librarian.
  5. Silence shall be strictly observed in the Library. Use of mobiles is not permitted in the library premises.
  6. Before leaving the Library, readers shall return all the books taken for casual reading back to the assistant at the issue counter.
  7. Readers shall responsible for any damage or injury done to the books or other property belonging to the Library, and shall be required to replace such books, or other property damaged or injured or pay the value thereof.
  8. Umbrellas, sacks/bags, Laptop bags, Helmets and other receptacles are prohibited inside the Library. These should be kept in the racks provided on entrance.
  9. Bringing edibles/eating material, spitting and smoking are strictly prohibited inside the Library premises.
  10. The Library attendant at the entrance is authorized to examine everything that passes into or out of the library and the reading room.
  11. A reader is not expected to replace any book which has been once taken out of the shelf. They should keep those books on the shelves kept in the gangways.
  12. All books, journals, maps etc. should be returned back in time or whenever demanded by the Library.
  13. Cases of incivility or any other lapse in the service should be reported immediately to the Librarian or, in his absence, to the senior member of the staff present.
  14. Submission of "Library No Dues Certificate" to University Academic Section is compulsory after completion of degree or before submission of the Ph.D. Thesis.
  15. Readers who fail to comply with these rules may be deprived of the use of the Library.

The Library remains open between 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on all working days except 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, Sundays and Government holidays.

Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute (Deemed University)
Deccan College Road, Yerawada , Pune-411006
Phone: 020-26513211(O)
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Normally the library acquires books and periodicals by purchase, gifts (from individuals, Institutions, and Government), complimentary review copies and exchange copies against the Institute's publications. The Library subscribes more than 150 Indian and foreign journals. It also has a good exchange program with the learned institutions all over the world. There are nearly 175 institutions on exchange mailing list for the Deccan College Bulletin and other publications. Notwithstanding the limited nature of funds, the library has tried its best to purchase all essential books and continues to subscribe to 'core' journals from its regular grants so far. It has been possible to build up a good and useful reference collection consisting of various Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Atlases, Gazetteers, Census Reports, Annuals, Directories, Archaeological Reports and Memoirs, Linguistic Survey of India Reports etc. The library has also enriched its collections on the fringed and supporting fields such as Science & Technology, Art & Architecture, Botany, Ecology, Geology, Palaeontology, Agriculture, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Marathi, Ayurveda, Medicine, Mysticism and of course Indology – Orientology. The library honors all the suggestions received from the teaching staff, research scholars, students and also visiting scholars to keep its collection up-to date.

Items No. of Volumes
Books 113834
Bound Volumes of Periodicals 34868
Manuscripts 11140
Doctoral Dissertations (Theses) 739
M.A. / M. Phil Dissertations 345
Microfilms 296
Micro-cards 761
Micro-fiche 1898
Computer Floppies 60
CD-ROM Disk 232
Video Cassettes 27
Audio Cassettes 10

Maps and Atlases

Survey Sheets 6623
Survey Maps 1477
Wall Maps 271
National Geographic Maps 132

Notable Collections

The notable collection of books and periodicals (published from early 16th Century onwards) to our library has some of the rarest and unique titles.

Personal Collections:

The library houses collections of the following renowned scholars.

  • Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak Vedic Collection.
  • Riyasatkar Sardesai Collection on Maratha History.
  • Dr. S.K. De Collection on Sanskrit and German.
  • Dr. S.M. Katre Collection on Linguistics.
  • Prof. A.M. Ghatage Collection on Linguistics, Sanskrit & Religion.
  • Dr. Irawati Karve Collection on Sociology and Anthropology.
  • Dr. H.D. Sankalia Collection on Archaeology and Ancient Indian History & Culture.
  • Dr. S.B. Deo Collection on Archaeology and Ancient Indian History & Culture.
  • Dr. V.N. Misra Collection on Archaeology and Ancient Indian History & Culture.
  • Dr. K. Paddayya Collection on Archaeology and Ancient Indian History & Culture.
  • Dr. G.H. Khare Collection on Maratha History.
  • Dr. M.M. Mathur Collection on Subjects related to Archaeology.
  • American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Collection on Indian Culture, Art and Thoughts.
  • Shri S.M. Mate Collection on Mixed Subjects.

Thumb-Size Bhagwat Gita:

One of the tiniest Bhagwat Gita prints ever made forms the most precious collection of our Library. It is 2.3 cm long, 1.6 cm wide and 0.75 cm thick and consists of 392 pages. This contains not only the entire Gita with illustrations but some other books also. The book is in the Devnagari script. Since it is only thumb-size, it is called the "Angusthamatra Gita". The text is so clear that it can be read without the help of a magnifying glass. However, a lens is attached to its brass case. The case along with the Gita is shaped as a pendant. The book is hard-bound with golden decorations on it.

Manuscript Collection:

The library has about 12,000 rare handwritten paper manuscripts and some palm- leaf Manuscripts. Three descriptive catalogues of Sanskrit Manuscripts have been published by the Deccan College, covering in part collections on Veda, Kavya and Dharmasastra.

Sanskrit Collection :

The Sanskrit section with the Departmental Library of the Sanskrit Dictionary Project is one of the best and well-organized collections in the field.

Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak Memorials under the Library custody :

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Presently, the library provides following services to its users:

  • Lending and reference services
  • Referral services
  • Inter-Library loan facility
  • Bibliographic services on demand
  • Indexing services
  • Current awareness services:
    • Quarterly list of newly added books
    • Monthly display of newly added books
    • Weekly display of newly arrived periodicals
    • Daily updates of Newsletters
  • Photocopying facility
  • Document Delivery Service
  • OPAC facility
  • Internet and E-Mail facility
  • E-Journals Access facility
  • Study Room facility
  • Extension services:
    • Library orientation program for the Library Users and visitors
    • Book exhibitions on important occasions
  • Casual membership facility for outside scholars

Regular (Authorised) Membership:

All the students, staff and faculty members of the Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute (Deemed University) are authorized to use the Central Library facilities. However, for availing the borrowing facilities, users must enroll themselves as Library members by filling the Library membership form.

Casual Membership:

Casual membership is offered only for reference purpose. Casual members are not entitled to borrow books. However they can avail the photocopying facility. Library membership fee structure is as under:
Daily Members:Rs. 20/- for Indian Nationals and Rs. 50/- for Foreign Nationals.
Monthly Members:Rs. 500/- for Indian Nationals and Rs. 800/- for Foreign Nationals.
Six Monthly Members: Rs. 1500/- for Indian Nationals and Rs. 2000/- for Foreign Nationals.

Research Scholar Membership:

Annual membership is offered to the Ex-students of this University. The deposit of Rs. 1500/- plus membership fees of Rs. 2000/- per annum is charged and the facility of borrowing two books at a time is provided.

Institutional Membership:

Annual Membership is open to institutions/organizations in and around Pune, whose primary research interest is either Archaeology or Linguistics or Lexicography. The deposit of Rs.10000/- plus membership fees of Rs.5000/- per annum is charged and at the facility of borrowing 5 books at a time is given to the member institution.

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Automation and Networking

The Deccan College Library has been selected among the major university Libraries by UGC under INFLIBNET programme. The Library has installed library software 'SLIM 21' for data management. The University has got Internet connectivity of 100 Mbps bandwidth under NKN Project by MHRD. The LAN has been set up in the Library and OPAC has been made available for users. Library automation is in progress and bar-code technology has also been installed recently. This library is also a part of a 'UGC Infonet Digital Library Consortium' and gets free access to the e-journals from e-resources like J-STOR, Springer link, Taylor and Francis, Wiley Blackwell, J-Gate, ISID and Economic and Political Weekly. An Institutional Repository has been set up at the Library with the scanned copies of rare Manuscripts, Pothis, Books (published in between 1523-1940), University Annual Bulletins, University Publications, Annual Reports, Ph.D. Theses, Dissertations, Syllabus and Question Paper Sets etc., which is accessible only on Intranet.

OPAC - Online Catalogue of Deccan College Library

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Digital Library (Accessible on Intranet)

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Access to Plagiarism Detection Tools


Turnitin is a web based system used for detecting and preventing plagiarism and improper citations in research writing. Once loaded into the system, research works are compared against a vast database. The system detects excerpts, suspicious similarities, uncited references etc. and produces a similarity report. Turnitin's control database consists of academic databases, academic journals and publications, 17+ billion web pages.

Passwords for using Turnitin will be given by DC Library to all the faculties and research staffs. Those who want to use Turnitin need to provide their full name, surname and email address to .


iThenticate is used to evaluate theses and dissertations in order to detect plagiarism. iThenticate's control database consists of academic databases, academic journals and publications and 17+ billion web pages.


URKUND is a completely automated system against plagiarism (Anti-plagiarism Software). In order to test the document, students can email to the analysis address Results once generated will be mailed to the students mail address


Q.1 How long am I entitled to issue the book and can I renew it?
Answer : Students can borrow books for a period of 15 days. Borrowed books can be renewed once. Your renewal request will not be accepted if the book is heavily overdue or in demand by others.

Q.2 Can I borrow current or back issues (bound volumes) of journals?
Answer : Current issues of any journal are issued to only faculty members. Faculty members and Ph.D. students can borrow back issues (bound volumes) of journals for a period of a week.

Q.3 Which are the books that can be issued to Library members?
Answer : You can issue books for home lending, but Reference and Rare Books are not issued.

Q.4 How do I find a particular book in the Library?
Answer : To find a particular book you can use the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue of Library books and journals). Else you can contact the Books Circulation Desk or use Manual Card Catalogue in the Library.

Q.5 What are the working hours for the Library?
Answer : The Deccan College Library remains open between 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on all working days except 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, Sundays and Govt. holidays.

Q.6 How can I access CD-ROMs which are available in the Library?
Answer : Central Library has a good collection of CD's which amount to 200. To access these CDs we have PCs with DVD player.

Q.7 Can I use the Library card of my friend on his behalf?
Answer : Nobody is allowed to borrow books from the Library on someone else's card.

Q.8 How do I get books and journals xeroxed in Library? What portion can be xeroxed ?
Answer : Deccan College Library provides Xerox facility to its users. The charge for an A4 size Xerox page is Re. 1/-. Entire book/document is not allowed to be xeroxed. Periodical articles can be xeroxed. Ph.D. Theses and Dissertations are not permitted for Xerox.

Q.9 Can I upload my own software or personal files on the Library PCs?
Answer : This is strictly prohibited.

Q.10 Can I use the Library terminal to access email and chat?
Answer : Library workstations are intended only for searching the Library Catalogue, Database and access of electronic resources, hence personal use of the same is strictly prohibited.

Q.11 Can I copy Question papers from the Intranet?
Answer : Yes, you can.

Q.12 Where can I find previous year exam papers?
Answer : Printed copies of previous year exam papers are available in Circulation Section and on Intranet.

Q.13 I like to use pencil for notation, is this considered as damage?
Answer : Any form of marking or writing in a book, whether it is with pencil or pen, is not permitted. Folding of corners of book is also prohibited. Anyone vandalizing a book in this way is liable to be charged a fine to cover the cost of book and also can be banned from using Library.

Q.14 How will I know about arrival of new books and journals in the Library?
Answer : The newly added books are displayed in Periodicals Display Section monthly and Journals are displayed weekly. Even quarterly list of newly added books is kept along with this.

Q.15 Are the books arranged subject-wise in the Library?
Answer : Books are arranged on the shelf as per subject classified order (According to Colon Classification Scheme).

Q.16 How can I get a book that someone else has borrowed?
Answer : You can put a demand slip at the Circulation Counter for the same.

Q.17 What do I do if I lose a book?
Answer : You should inform circulation staff immediately and replace the latest edition of the same book. If the book is out of print or not available in the market, then you have to follow the instruction of the Librarian.

Q.18 What do I do If the book I borrowed is damaged?
Answer : If the damage is minor you have to pay binding charges else you have to replace it with the new one.

Q.19 In case I have lost my Library card ?
Answer : Loss of the Library card should be immediately reported to the Library membership/ registration desk. The duplicate card shall be issued on the payment of Rs. 5/-.

Q.20 Are outsiders allowed to avail the Library membership facility along with book Borrowing facility ?
Answer : Outsiders can avail Library casual membership facility for specific period provided they are permitted by the requisite heads of the department and the Librarian. Casual membership is offered only for reference purpose. Casual members are not entitled to borrow books. However they can avail the photocopying facility. Identity card or recommendation letter of your Institute is necessary.


E-Journals available through e-ShodhSindhu: Consortium for Higher Education Electronic Resources

  1. Cambridge University Press
  2. Economic and Political Weekly(1 Journal)
  3. ISID: The Institute for Studies in Industrial Development
  4. J-Gate@eShodhSindhu
  5. J-STOR (2585 Journals)
  6. Springer Link ( 1763 Journals)
  7. Taylor & Francis Online (1079 Journals)
  8. Wiley Blackwell Publishing (908 Journals)

•   E-Books made available by National Digital Library through INFLIBNET

  1. The South Asia Archive
  2. World eBook Library (WEL)
  3. National Digital Library of India

South Asian Resources

  1. South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) on JSTOR

Open Access Electronic Resources (Click on it to expand)


Journals Holding

Published by Deccan College

Bulletin of the Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute

Journals (Subscribed):

Journals (Got on Exchange Basis) :

  • Aarhus Universitet: Arsberetning
  • Acta Archaeologica
  • Acta Asiatica
  • Acta Jutlandica
  • Acta Orientalia Vilnensia
  • Aligarh Journal of Oriental Studies
  • Alt-Thuringen
  • Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae
  • Annales Archaeologiques Arbes Syriennes
  • Annals of Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute
  • Annals of Human Biology
  • Annual Bibliography of Oriental Studies
  • Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordon
  • Annual Report- India Office Library and Records
  • Annual Report of the Institute of Phonetics, University of Copenhagen
  • Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy
  • Anthropological Papers of American Museum of Natural History
  • Anthropological Science
  • Anthropologie
  • Anthropos
  • Archaeological Cambrensis
  • Archaeology International
  • Archiv Orientalni (Ar Or)
  • Arkansas Amateur
  • Ars Decorativa
  • Artefact
  • Artha Vijnana
  • ARTS Asiatiques
  • Asian Research Trends
  • Beads
  • Bharat Itihasa Samshodhan Mandal Varshik
  • Bharati
  • Bharatiya Vidya
  • Brahmavidya
  • Bulletin De Etudes Indiennes
  • Bulletin De L'Association Guillaume Bude
  • Bulletin De L'Ecole Francaise D'Extreme Orient
  • Bulletin of Institute of Traditional Cultures of South East Asia and Madras
  • Bulletin of the Baroda State Museum and Picture Gallery
  • Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library
  • Bulletin of University Museum, Tokyo
  • Casopis Moravskeho
  • Central States Archaeological Journal
  • Classical Antiquity
  • Commentations Humanarum Litterarum
  • Complutum
  • Contributions to Nepalese Studies
  • DHIH- Review of Rare Buddhist Text
  • E.T.C.: Et Cetera
  • East and West
  • Epigraphia Indica
  • Epigraphic Society Occasional Papers (ESOP)
  • ERIU: Journal of Royal Irish Academy
  • Expedition
  • Fieldiana Anthropology
  • Gandhi Vigyan
  • Gaveshana
  • Guide to Indian Periodical Literature
  • Harvard Educational Review
  • Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
  • Harvard Library Bulletin
  • Indian Archaeology – A Review
  • Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies
  • Indian Journal of Buddhist Studies
  • Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge
  • Indian Linguistics
  • Indian Office Library and Records Annual Report
  • Indian Philosophical Quarterly
  • Indica
  • Indologica Taurinensia
  • ITL Review of Applied Linguistics
  • Jahrbuch
  • Journal Asiatique
  • Journal De La Societe Finno-Ougrinne
  • Journal of Ananthacharya Indological Research Institute
  • Journal of Ancient Indian History
  • Journal of Andhra Historical Research Society
  • Journal of Anthropological Survey of India
  • Journal of Archaeology
  • Journal of Asian and African Studies
  • Journal of Asian Civilization
  • Journal of Asiatic Society
  • Journal of Asiatic Society of Bombay
  • Journal of Assam Research Society
  • Journal of Bengal Art
  • Journal of Bihar Puravid Parishad
  • Journal of Central Asia
  • Journal of Education and Social Change
  • Journal of Ganganath Jha Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha
  • Journal of Glass Studies
  • Journal of Gujarat Research Society
  • Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies
  • Journal of Indian Intellectual Traditions
  • Journal of Institute of Asian Studies
  • Journal of Intercultural Studies
  • Journal of Karnataka University
  • Journal of M.S. University of Baroda
  • Journal of Maltese Studies
  • Journal of Mediterranean Studies
  • Journal of Numismatic Society of India
  • Journal of Oriental Institute, Baroda
  • Journal of Oriental Research, Madras
  • Journal of Royal Asiatic Society
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Journal of Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute
  • Journal of Tamil Studies
  • Journal of the Centre for Heritage Studies
  • Journal of University of Mumbai
  • Khuda Baksh Library Journal
  • Kuml
  • L'Anthropologie
  • Leuvense Bijdragen
  • Limba Romana
  • Lingua Ac Communitas
  • Lingua E Stile
  • Lingua Posnaniensis
  • Man in Society
  • Memoirs De La Societe Finno-Ougrienne
  • Memoirs of Faculty of Engineering, Nagoya University
  • Memoirs of the Research Department of Toyo Bunko
  • Mysore Orientalist
  • Navorsinge Van Die Nasionale De Bloemfontein
  • Neuplilologische Mitteilungen
  • Nirgrantha
  • Numismatic Digest
  • Ohio University Working Papers in Linguistics
  • Orientalia Suecana
  • Ornament
  • Osmania Papers in Linguistics
  • Our Heritage
  • Palaeohistoria
  • Paleo-Aktueel
  • Philological Quarterly
  • PILC Journal of Dravidic Studies
  • Polish Sociological Bulletin
  • Prabuddha Karnataka
  • Prachya-Pratibha
  • Pragdhara
  • Pratnatattva
  • Proceedings of Society of Antiquities of Scotland
  • Punjab University Research Bulletin (Arts)
  • Purabhilekha-Puratattva
  • Purana
  • Quarterly Journal of Mythic Society
  • Resarun
  • Research Bulletin of Punjab University (Science)
  • Researcher
  • Revue Historique De Pondicherry
  • Revue Roumaine De Linguistique
  • Rivista Degli Studi Orientali
  • Rock Art Research
  • Rtam
  • S.N.D.T. University Research Journal
  • Sambhasa
  • Sambodhi
  • Samshodhak
  • Shodh Patrika
  • Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology
  • Social Thought and Practice
  • Sri Venkateswara University Oriental Journal
  • Sri-Lanka Journal of Humanities
  • Sri-Lanka Journal of South Asian Studies
  • Status Report of Speech Research
  • Studia Orientalia
  • Studies in History
  • Studies in Linguistic Sciences
  • Studies in Philology
  • Toyo Gakuho
  • Transactions of Ancient Monuments Society
  • Tribe
  • UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics
  • Vanijyoti
  • Vedanta Kesari
  • Vidyodaya
  • Vishva Bharati Quarterly
  • Vishveshvaranand Indological Journal
  • Work in Progress
  • Working Papers in Linguistics
  • ZDMG

  1. M.A. AIHC & Archaeology Question Papers (Semester I-IV)
  2. M.A. Linguistics Question Papers (Semester I-IV)
  3. M.A. Sanskrit & Lexicography Question Papers (Semester I-IV)