Timeline

P K Kelkar Library: a Timeline

A chronology of key events in the history of the P K Kelkar Library

1960

Library started functioning

IIT Kanpur’s library started functioning in 1960 at the HBTI campus which was, at the time, being used as a temporary abode for the Institute.

1960

1963

First Librarian

The first Librarian of the Central Library, Shri M. K. Kelkar from 1963 to 1968.

1965

Foundation stone

IIT Kanpur’s library started functioning in 1960 at the HBTI campus, which was, at the time, being used as a temporary abode for the Institute. In 1965, the library was moved to its new (and current) building. The P K Kelkar Library, designed by   Achyut Kanvinde

1965

1988

Library Automation Software (iit-KLAS)

IIT Kanpur began with an in-house developed Kanpur Library Automation Software (iit-KLAS)

2002

Renamed

Central library renamed as the P. K. Kelkar Library in the name of First Director of IIT Kanpur.

2002

2006

Digitization of Theses



Digitized MTech,MDes and Ph.D Theses.

2008

LibSys Implementation

Migration of Library Management System to LibSys.

2008

Jan 2009

Online submission of Theses


Online submission of Theses in Library Electronic Repository.

2015

Compactor Implementation

Compactor Implementation at the Basement of the P K Kelkar Library.




2015

2016

Archives Division

Insititue Archives of IITK shifted to P K Kelkar Library on 30/11/2016

2017

Koha Implementation

Migration of Koha (Integrated Library management software)

2017

2020

RFID Implementation

Implementation of the RFID system at P.K.Kelkar Library on March 6, 2020 in the presence of  Prof. Abhay Karandikar (Director), Prof. Manindra Agrawal, (Dy. Director), Prof. R. Gurunath, (Prof. In-charge Library).