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Indraprastha College for Women to have Extended Library from February 2015

Jan 27, 2015 16:19 IST

    In order to store rare manuscripts in various languages such as Bengali, Punjabi, Hindi, Sanskrit and English, Indraprastha College for Women (IPCW) under University of Delhi, would open a translation centre, which would be an extension to the college library situated inside the campus. This would not only help students to be able to nurture their knowledge through this vast pool of information but would help research scholars as well, who are working in the area of language and translation studies. The inauguration is likely to take place in first week of February. There would be translations of Ramayana and Padmavat in Persian that the institute has acquired from the Rampur Raza Library.

    Babli Moitra Saraf, principal of IPCW said that they are cataloguing the documents and books that will be housed in the centre. They also plan to add more titles in other languages. Along with the translation centre that is coming in place at the campus there would be opening of a recently built museum and archive for the people at the centenary celebrations. The college would complete its hundred years in 2023 and since 2013 the college has started its decade-long centenary celebrations with all these new and innovative initiatives.

    Saraf further added that they always had an archive and the intent to formally make a museum but it was decided after the exhibition (last year) to give the project a final shape. He also said that they are working towards the digitization of the museum and there are digital kiosks with projection facilities available in the museum where people could watch films on small groups.  The museum is not only focusing on the traces of history of the college but is also trying to present a perspective of transition in education thorough the colonial to post-colonial phase.

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