Knowledge Resource Centre

Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC) aims to be one of the best Business School libraries in Mumbai. Its ever growing collection includes of some of the best resources on contemporary management thought. It includes books, journals, Magazines, newspapers in different disciplines of management and allied sciences. It also subscribe to good number of bibliographic, statistical and full text databases in digital format in order to meet the changing information needs of faculty members and students.

KRC is centrally air conditioned, it is brightly lit with comfortable seating capacity of 100 users. It has Wi-Fi facility and all the e-resources are accessible in entire campus as well as remotely too with login passwords.

KRC is automated with Koha integrated library management software (ILMS) and users can access the catalog (OPAC) to search and reserve the books and other print resources of KRC. All the books are classified with the help of Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and are arranged in stack area subject-wise for easy access. It’s an open access KRC and all the books are barcoded.

KRC working hours : Monday to Saturday from 8:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M and Sundays and Public Holidays it remains closed. During the exam time it opens for long hours.

About Shri Murlidhar Karwa Knowledge Resource Centre

With generous donations offered by Shri Murlidhar Karwa, the institute has set up a commendable Knowledge Resource Centre, which has become a centre of excellence in collection building with high quality resources for post graduate education and research activities. It has been named after Shri Murlidhar Karwa as ‘Muralidhar Karwa Knowledge Resource Centre’.KRC aims to be one of the best Business and Management Science libraries in the country. Its ever growing collection includes some of the best resources on contemporary management thought, and it includes nearly 50 journals in different disciplines of management and allied sciences. It also subscribes to good number of bibliographic, statistical and full text databases in digital format in order to meet the changing information
needs of faculty members and students. It continuously tries to add all documents as needed by the curriculum and aims to become a single hub to meet the needs of academic information.Every day around 150 to 175 students visit to KRC to fulfill their academic requirements. KRC staff tries their best to help users by providing the required information.

KRC Committee

KRC has an advisory committee consists of the Director as a Chairperson, Area Heads of the Departments, Librarian and others included in the committee as an when suggested by the Director.

Following responsibilities are undertaken by the committee:

  • To allocate appropriate budget to procure resources to meet the curricula of courses
  • Formulation of rules and regulations for the users of KRC
  • To ensure relevant collection of books, journals and other information sources to support courses offered in the college
  • To advise for the implementation of the KRC policies prepared by the Librarian
  • To review and finalize the proposals of the Librarian for the development of the KRC

To offer KRC extension services to the students and teachers.

KRC Collection

Collection Type Numbers*
Books (Volumes) 8911
Book (Titles) 5520
Ebooks 10000
E-journals 1072
Journals 25
Magazines 25
Newspapers 8
Audio – Visuals 450
SIP Reports 776
Capstone Projects 760
* Data as of 05-07-2022

Circulation of Resources

Access to the KRC is restricted to faculty, students and staff of DSIMS who are in possession of current valid identification card [ID] issued by DSIMS. The Circulation policy of KRC expects the users to adhere to following guidelines.

Borrowing Rights:


Collection Type Numbers* Collection Type Numbers*
Core Faculty Books 12 – 15 30 days
Back issues of periodicals / Newspapers / Project Reports / Audio-Visuals 3 3 days
Reference Books 1 Overnight
Visiting Faculty Books 5 15 days
Back issues of periodicals 3 3 days
Students Books 4 7 days
Back issues of periodicals 1 1 day
Reference Books 1 Same day
Staff Books 2 15 days
Back issues of periodicals 1 1 day
Alumni Books 2 15 days


Renewals :

Renewals are allowed only when there is no outstanding claim against it, and also if there is no demand from the other users.

Reservations :

  • A faculty/staff/student can reserve one book at a time.
  • The reserved books will be kept on ‘hold‘only for 24 hrs. If the book is not collected within the stipulated time, the reservation stands cancelled and move to the next person who has the 2nd reservation for the same book.

Period of borrowing during vacation :

To enable the students to make maximum use of the books during vacation, the period for borrowing books is extended as per the discretion of the librarian.

New / Reference Books :

  • Latest books are displayed in the ‘New Arrivals’ section for 15 days. These books can be borrowed after a week.
  • Reference book, rare books, newspapers etc., will not be issued out of KRC premises.

Late Fee :

If a KRC document is not returned on or before the due date & time, then it will attract late fee as mentioned below to maintain the disciplinary system:


Sr. No. Document Type Stipulated Duration Fine Per Day after the stipulated period
1 Books/ Periodicals 7 days Rs. 10/day for 3 days.
Rs. 15/- for next 3 days
Rs. 20/- day for the remaining days
2 Books issued for overnight use Overnight Rs. 20/- day


Loss or Damage to Library Books:

  • When Book/s is/are issued, students should check the pages of the issued books and if pages are found missing, they should report the same to the KRC Staff before leaving the circulation counter. On returning the books, if pages are found missing, then the last borrower of the book shall be held accountable for the missing pages and shall accordingly be fined.
  • Students are required to handle books and reading materials very carefully. Marking on KRC books with pencil or ink, tearing the pages or spoiling the same in any other way will be viewed very seriously. In such cases, the last reader will be held responsible unless he/she shows to the KRC staff, at the time of barrowing, that the book has been previously marked or damaged. In the event of damage of any kind, the last reader will be liable to compensate for damage or Book/s will have to be replaced.
  • In case a Reader loses a book he/ she should replace the book. If the book cannot be replaced by the borrower, the current price of the book will be paid by the borrower. If the book is not available in the market then the borrower has to pay the double amount of the book price.(As newer editions costs more)
  • Membership card is non-transferable. Students must not lend their Readers Ticket to any other students to borrow books from KRC. KRC facilities will be withdrawn for students mis-using cards.
  • No Due Certificate will be issued to students only after he/ she has returned all the books and cleared all the dues.
  • First year students should get their Reader’s Ticket issued from the KRC by the prescribed date. No Reader’s Ticket will be issued to any student after the prescribed date. However, only in special cases or genuine circumstances, the Reader’s Ticket will be issued to the students after obtaining the Librarian’s permission.
  • In case a student loses his/ her Reader’s Ticket, then the student should report the loss of ticket immediately to the Librarian and apply for a duplicate card by paying Rs. 50/- per ticket.

Book Bank Facility:

  • Book bank is a separate facility of KRC having collection on course related text books.
  • This facility is extended to those students, who are economically not sound.
  • Membership to the Book Bank will be granted on completing the prescribed application form and submitting necessary documents.
  • Every year this facility is extended only to 5 students on first come first serve basis.
  • Students are given prescribed text books against their cards for the entire semester and they have to return the books immediately after the semester examinations
  • For late return of books borrowers will be charged Rs.10 fine per day/ book.
  • If any books are lost or damaged or mutilated then borrower has to replace the book, or need to pay the current price of the book. Also writing with pencil or ink anywhere in the book is strictly forbidden. If any such thing has been noticed, then the student is liable to replace the book.

KRC Rules & Regulations

Rules and regulations of the KRC are applicable to all the members

  • Members should have their Identity Card whenever they visit the KRC.
  • Members should keep their bags in the property counter only. They are advised NOT to keep any valuable in the bag.
  • Members should issue the books on his/her KRC Cards.
  • Members are requested to return all the books in time.
  • Reference Books should be used within KRC premises; they cannot be taken out of the KRC without permission. If found Rs.50/- fine will be charged per day.
  • Members should maintain silence in KRC
  • Mobile phones should be on silent mode or switched off in KRC premises. Else a fine of Rs. 100/- will be charged.
  • Eatables are not allowed inside the KRC premises.

KRC Services

Reference Service:

Reference service is a personalized service extended to KRC clientele to assist them in finding the required information from the KRC resources, use of online catalogue, databases and other sources. This service in addition to providing assistance also addresses questions of users regarding finding brief information such as addresses, statistics, phone numbers, getting articles from other libraries etc. The KRC staff also suggests appropriate online and offline resources for consultation of KRC users based on their areas of research and teaching.

Bibliographic Service:

On the request of clientele, KRC provides bibliographic service by preparing a bibliography of articles, books and other resources available on their topic of research/teaching. This will help them in finding out relevant information.

Current Awareness Service:

In order to keep the KRC clientele abreast about latest developments in the field of management science and allied subjects, KRC provides current awareness service in the form of e-alerts informing about latest articles, books, news items, blog posts, tools etc over

User Orientation:

User’s orientation is provided to new KRC users such as students and faculty members as and when they join the institute. The orientation programme provides overall overview of the KRC, its services and resources, use of catalogue, location of resources etc to enable new KRC users make effective use of the KRC and its resources.

Literature Search / Inter-library loan:

KRC has established contacts with different libraries to meet the varied information needs of KRC clientele. KRC procures the resources which are not available in its own collection required for the clientele from other libraries on inter library loan.


Apart from providing membership to its regular faculty members, students and staff KRC also extends membership facility to DSIMS Alumnae members and visiting faculty members.

Book Bank:

Through Book bank service, KRC provides textbooks to economically week students. Membership to the book bank is granted on filling the prescribed application form and submitting necessary documents. This service has been extended maximum 5 students on first come first serve basis.  The text books issued for the entire semester to these students.


KRC has an E-Library zone, wherein members can access the KRC portal and KRC Online Catalog, online databases, Journals and other e-resources

KRC Facilities

With the total area of 174.82 (16.24 sq. meter), it has 100 seating capacity and provides the following facilities:


  • Reading Room
  • Discussion Room
  • Circulation: Borrowing facility
  • Book Stack Area
  • Periodicals Section
  • E-Library Zone

KRC Portal

Online Open Access Resources

Bibliographic Databases Guides and Manuals
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine [BASE] Case Writing Guide
e-Social Sciences Citation Guides and Manuals
Google Scholar How to write a research paper?
ISID Index to Indian Social Science Journals [Registration Required]
Open Index Initiative [OII] Open Access E-Books
Research Papers in Economics [RePEc] Directory of Open Access Books [DOAB]
Social Science Research Network [SSRN] Ebrary [No Downloads]
Hathi Trust Digital Library
E-Journals Directories / E-Discussion / Working Papers Library of Economics and Liberty
e-Social Sciences National Digital Library of India [NDLI]
Research Papers in Economics [RePEc] Open Text Books
Research Papers in Economics [RePEc] Open Text Books
E-Journals Portals Open Access Journals
Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ] Business Intelligence Journal
Electronics Journal Library Developing Economies, The [Upto 2005]
Magportal European Financial Review
MIT Open Courseware in Management Finance and Development
Open Courseware Vikalpa
Open Courseware [OCW] Consortium
Open University UK Courseware in Management Statistical Databases
Scholars Portal Journals Census of India [Population Data]
E-Newspapers [Business] Government of India
Afternoon ICSSR Data Service
Asian Wall Street Journal – India IMF Data
Business Standard UN Data
Economic Times World Bank Data
Financial Times – India Worlds Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) – [Registration Required]
Financial Times – International
Financial Express Theses, Dissertations and Case Studies
Loksatta – Marathi Caseplace [Find Case Studies]
Mid Day MIT Management Slogn School [Free Case Studies]
Mint NDTLD [Find Theses and Dissertations]
Navbharat Times – Hindi Shodhaganga [Find Theses and Dissertations – Indian Universities]
Times of India Shodhgangotri – Indian Research in Progress
Open Educational Resources (OERs) Tutorials
SWAYAM Plagiarism Tutorial
EDX SPSS Tutorial
TOER Commons Tools for preparing literature reviews

Remote Access