P K Kelkar Library: a Timeline
A chronology of key events in the history of the P K Kelkar Library
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.
The first Librarian of the Central Library, Shri M. K. Kelkar from 1963 to 1968.
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
Library Automation Software (iit-KLAS)
IIT Kanpur began with an in-house developed Kanpur Library Automation Software (iit-KLAS)
Central library renamed as the P. K. Kelkar Library in the name of First Director of IIT Kanpur.
Digitization of Theses
Digitized MTech,MDes and Ph.D Theses.
Migration of Library Management System to LibSys.
Online submission of Theses
Online submission of Theses in Library Electronic Repository.
Compactor Implementation at the Basement of the P K Kelkar Library.
Insititue Archives of IITK shifted to P K Kelkar Library on 30/11/2016
Migration of Koha (Integrated Library management software)
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).