About Us

About the COPAL

Privately managed universities, and other institutions of higher learn-ing, numbering more than 700, account for nearly 60% of the student population in India. Libraries play a very significant role in delivering quality education and facilitating research in IHEs. However, despite very fast growth, libraries in these institutions have been deprived the benefits of national programmes, which predominantly target the state run institutions. Existing consortia operating at a national and sectoral levels have not made much impact on the status of libraries in private academic institutions, private academic libraries are hardly on their pri-ority list, offer very little participation in decision making, and their ac-tivities by-and-large is limited to subscriptions of journals. Consortium of Private Academic Libraries in India (COPAL) was launched in 2017, to address the unique needs of academic libraries in the private sector with an aim to improve accessibility to resources at all levels of educa-tion, school, colleges, professional and university..

Organizational Structure

COPAL will be registered as Section-8 Not-for-profit company without a share. Day-to-day activities are controlled by Board of Management. Members of the Board are elected from amongst the Institutional mem-bers, and coopted from Associated and Nominated members. Council of Members is the apex body responsible for matters related to policy..

Membership

All academic institutions that are funded by the state are eligible for In-stitutional Membership. Publishing organizations are eligible to enroll as Associate Members.

Currently we are enrolling University level in-stitutions as Institutional Members.Please visit the COPAL website for more details and application form.

Membership Fee

Registration fee (One time) for all catego-ries: Rs 5000/-

Annual Fee: Institutional Members: Rs 5000/-

Associate Members: Rs 2000/-

Members

B P Chauhan

President

Dr. Shri Ram

Vice President

Dr. Rajesh Kumar

Secretory

Delivery of Services

Skill Development

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Low Cost Automation

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Cooperation

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Discussion

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What Our Member Says

What we do

Automation and Skill Development

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Library Collaborations

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Centralized Common Resources

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Help to Develop Quality Library

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