Message From Dean of Studies


Prof. Bandana Dutta

Dean of Studies,
Assam down town University 

The quest for learning has forever been a driving force for human civilization. A library is a place that embodies learning, culture, and other important secular values and manifestations of the common good, and there is a need arising from our common humanity to visit them.

Back in the days, before the advent of online search engines, people with questions commonly turned to the most reliable source they knew: their local library. All you had to do was ask, and a reference librarian would answer your question directly or point you towards a book containing the information you sought.

Libraries have evolved as the public’s needs have changed. In fact, if you haven’t visited your local public library in a while, you may be surprised at what it now has to offer. In addition to books, many libraries also loan CDs and DVDs; some now also offer digital copies of books, audiobooks, movies, and more through Internet platforms.

Today, we must respond to changes that are taking place in education, clinical care, and research, as well as in the publication of scholarly information—namely digital publications. It is as simplistic to say that all print will be replaced by digital texts as it is to say that we should encourage and motivate everyone, to enhance their knowledge of how a library is beneficial to all.

Assam down town University’s Library is named “Harinarayan Duttabaruah Library”. It is an effort to fulfil the overarching vision of today’s society. Harinarayan Duttabaruah was a famous Assamese personality who worked relentlessly for the enrichment and preservation of Assamese Literature and Vaishnavite culture. He was conferred “Sahitya Ratna” by the Assam Sahitya Sabha. He wrote several books like Prachin Kamrup Kayastha Samazor Itibritta, Chitra Darshan, etc. He edited several Vaishnavite books collecting valuable information from satras and erudite scholars. He along with his brother Bichitra Narayan Duttabaruah started the “Dutta Baruah Publishing House” and “Lawyers Book Store”. He will be always remembered for his great contribution to the Assamese society, especially to the Vaishnavite Culture.

The Librarian is an important part of any library The librarian takes care of the library and its resources. The typical job of a librarian includes managing collection development and acquisitions, cataloguing, collections management, circulation, and providing a range of services, such as reference, information, instruction, training services, etc

I hope that HNDB will be helpful for our faculties, students and researchers to enhance their knowledge and contribute to the betterment of society.

Long Live AdtU

Regards,

Prof. Bandana Dutta
Dean of Studies,
Assam down town University 

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