Director, Knowledge Resource Center



Dr. J. N. Kulkarni

I/c Director, Knowledge Resource Center

E-Mail: kulkarnijnThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view


Dr. Jagdish Narharrao Kulkarni is working as a Librarian in Professor’s Grade since 2013 and have additional charge of University Librarian/ Director, of Knowledge Resource Center of Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded since 2012. He is having 26 years of professional experience in field of Library and Information Science on different positions.

About Center which he leads: The Knowledge Resource Center which he leads has collection of more than 74000 books and other reading material, which includes thesis, reports, reference books etc. KRC subscribes different print journals and periodicals. The KRC preserves local history through a special collection on Hyderabad Freedom Struggle Movement as this area was under the then Nizam state before independence. The KRC also have good number of Braille books collection for visually challenged divyangjan. KRC users can access number e-resources as a part of Shodhsindhu of UGC INFLIBNET program. KRC also subscribed few online e-resources as well. 

Achievements: The KRC completed a UGC- INFLIBNET project of digitization of thesis worth Rs. 17.56 lakh and digitized its entire print thesis collection. The thesis submitted to this university are uploaded on Shodhganga repository of INFLIBNET and university stands on third/fourth position in comparison with other universities of Maharashtra. KRC uploads synopsis of Ph. D. on Shodhgangontri. The university is at second position at National level in Shodhgangotri. KRC provides similarity check (Plagiarism) services since 2015 to researchers and authors of the scholarly publications. The KRC is automated with Integrated Library Management System SOUL 2.0. Users can search availability of books in the KRC through WEBOPAC. Information and Communication technology used in every walk of library activities viz. maximum communication through e-mails, preservation digital copy of accession registers, barcode readers, SMS services, KRC user group for communication etc. Users are promoted for the use of National Digital Library of India.

Basic information: Dr. Kulkarni is well known library professional in the state of Maharashtra. He born on 12th January 1972 in the village Halda in Kandhar tehsil of Nanded district.  His affection for books and reading attracted him towards education in Library and Information Science.

Educational Qualification: He did first a certificate course in Library science (1988) B. Sc. (1992) and then B. Lib & I Sc. In 1993 followed by M. Lib. & I. Sc. In 1994 from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad.  He qualified SET in 1995. He completed his Ph. D. from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University under the guidance of Prof. Ashiwini Vaishnav on the topic 'Mapping of CALIBER, NACLIN and IASLIC Proceedings: A Scientometric study’.

Experience: He selected as Library trainee in Center for Environment Education at Ahmedabad (1994-1995). After completion of training he worked as a librarian in Aptech, Aurangabad, as a Lecturer in Shri Sharadchandra Pawar College of Library Science in Aurangabad, Librarian in Maharashtra Agricultural Marketing Board Pune (1995-1996).

Smt. Chandibai Himmatmal Mansukhani College Ulhasnagar Dist Thane (1996-1998) then he shifted to Sant Janabai Arts, Commerce and Science College Gangakhed Dist Parbhani (1998-1999). Again he got opportunity as an Assistant Librarian in newly established Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded in 1999.  He promoted as Assistant Librarian to Assistant Librarian - Senior Scale (2002), Assistant Librarian – Selection Grade (2007), Assistant Librarian – Associate Professor Grade (2010), Deputy Librarian (2012) and Librarian – Professor Grade (2013).

Work on Committees: He is working as a Member Secretary of the Knowledge Resource Committee and a member of Senate of the University (since 2012), He worked on Library Committee, Research Allocation Committee, Research Recognition Committee, Affiliation committee, College inspection committee, Selection committees, Infrastructure & Learning Resources Sub-Committee of IQAC, SRTMU), UGC 12th  Plan Development Grant Scheme utilization committee for Books and Journals, BOS in LIS (in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangavad & Rajrshi  Shahu autonomous college Latur), Academic Council,  University Diary Committee, Review and Planning of Campus School Libraries, Rules for Book publication and royalty committee, Scrutiny committee for teaching and non-teaching posts in SRTMU, Nanded, and many more committees as a member or chairman.   He is the university coordinator of the Shodhanga project and the National Digital Library. 

Publications: He authored/co-authored/edited nine books, twenty two research papers in UGC approved national & international journals, twenty two research papers in reputed journals, thirty chapters in books, twelve research papers in national, international, and state-level conference proceedings, forty five popular articles in newspapers. He is editorial board member of IP Indian Journal of Library Science and Information technology.

Professional association: He associated with several professional’s associations like ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS, etc.  He is Vice president of Prof. V. R. Dadge Foundation and a Coordinator of MUCLA SRTMU sectional council.

Foreign visit and conferences attended: He visited Bangkok, Thiland to attend International conference and attended many conferences, workshops, seminars, and symposiums at state, national and state level, as a participant, guest, invited speaker, resource person, keynote speaker, etc.

Teaching experience: He is having experience of teaching to L.T.C., B. Lib. & I. Sc. M. Lib. & I. Sc. and M. Phil classes. He supervised many post-graduate projects, M. Phil. Dissertations and Ph. D. thesis. Two researchers awarded M. Phil and two researchers awarded Ph. D. under his guidance. Two Ph. D. researchers presented their Pre Ph. D. seminar. Five more researchers working under him for Ph. D. He evaluated Ph. D. thesis in Library and Information Science from different universities.

Projects: He has completed a Major and a Minor Research Project and currently he is working on a Minor Research project.

Awards: He is the recipient of Chatrapati Shivaji Raje Rashtriya Sanman Purskar 2012, Bharat Vidya Ratan Award 2017, Gurugaurav Rashtriya Sanman Purskar 2017, and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Award 2017, distinguish Researcher Award of Late BS arts, NG Science and AG Commerce College, Sakharkherda (2018), Best Librarian award of RULA, Tiruchirapali, Tamilnadu (2019) and Granthpal Seva Purskar 2020 of Marathi Newspaper Writers Association, Mumbai, Maharashtra State.

कॉपीराइट © 2020 सर्व हक्क राखीव.