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Book Week competitions results (Shift I)

Here are the winners of the Book Week competitions (Shift I).

1. Anjali AR (XI-A)
2. Sivani R (XII-B)
3. Anagha Anil (IX-C)

Primary Section
1. Meenakshy S Nair (IV-B)
2. Keerthana S (V-B)
3. Sara Biju (V-B)

Secondary Section
1. Gowri Haby (IX-C)
2. Anagha Anil (IX-C)
3. Neha Nasim (VII-B)

1. Nandana M (VIII-B)
2. Jennifer M Jiji (VIII-B)
3. Jawad S (VIII-B)

1. Gopika B Kurup (IX-A)
2. Fathima Zahra (VIII-A)
3. Devi Ardra (IX-A) and Sandra Prasanth (IX-C)


Kendriya Vidyalayas in Ernakulam Region

The Kendriya Vidyalayas are a system of central government schools in India that have been instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It comprises over a thousand schools in India and three abroad.

The system came into being in 1963 under the name ‘Central Schools’. Later, the name was changed to Kendriya Vidyalaya. All the schools are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Its objective is to educate children of the Indian Defence Services personnel who are often posted to remote locations. With the army starting its own Army Public Schools, the service was extended (but not restricted) to all central government employees.

A uniform curriculum is followed by these schools all over India. By providing a common syllabus and system of education, the Kendriya Vidyalayas are intended to ensure that the children of government employees do not face education disadvantages while their parents are transferred from one location to another. The schools have been operational for over fifty years.

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, which literally translates to ‘Central School Organisation’, oversees the functioning of these schools and has its headquarters in New Delhi. The administration of this body is based on levels; the chairman of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is always the Minister of Human Resource Development of the Government of India, and the deputy chairman is Minister of State of MHRD. The real working power lies with the Commissioner of KVS; there are additional commissioners to accompany Commissioner in the administration of KVS in different fields. The head of a KVS region is Deputy Commissioner accompanied by an Assistant Commissioner. There are individual principals of every KV administering the school.

As of March 2016, there were 1128 schools named Kendriya Vidyalayas. Kendriya Vidyalaya is one of the longest chain of school in world with 1125 schools in india and 3 operated in foreign.[2] A total of 1,209,138 students (as of 30 September 2015) and 56,445 employees were on the rolls (as of 1 September 2013). These were divided among 25 regions, each headed by a deputy commissioner.
(from Wikipedia)

The Ernakulam Region started functioning in April 2012. There are 37 Kendriya Vidyalyas in this region.

How to shelve books in a library

If you are thinking of volunteering at your library, here are some tips you can use for shelving the library books.

In every library, books are arranged in a pre-determined order so as to enable everyone to find the book they are looking for. Most school libraries use Dewey Decimal System for this purpose.

How does the Dewey Decimal System work? Learning the system is not difficult because it is logically organized and built on a decimal base. Essentially, every class of book is assigned a category number (a whole number, such as 800) and a cutter number or numbers (numbers to the right of the decimal point). These are the numbers you see on the spine of a library book, and they are referred to as the call number. The system is comprised of ten classes, which are further divided into 10 more subcategories, and each of those subcategories contains 10 subdivisions. The 10 main classes of the Dewey Decimal System are:

  • 000—Computer science, information and general works
  • 100—Philosophy and psychology
  • 200—Religion
  • 300—Social Sciences
  • 400—Language
  • 500—Science
  • 600—Technology and applied science
  • 700—Arts and recreation
  • 800—Literature
  • 900—History and geography

The books are arranged according to the above main classes and thier sub-divisions. Here is a short example of how you would find or shelve a book on biographies. A book on biography of Mahatma Gandhi will have the class number 920.054. The first digit “9” will tell you that the book belongs to “History and geography” section. The “20” tells you that the class is further sub-divided to indicate “biography”. “.054” will mean that it is a biography of someone from India. Obviously, the more numbers, the more specific the subject. The call number will usually have a “GAN” suffix (first three letters of “Gandhi”), so that when books are arranged all biographies of Mahatma Gandhi will come together.

Make a text file of all files in a folder

It is not often that one is faced with the task of creating a list of all the files in a folder. But when one does, it is usually with a sense of great urgency, especially if the number of files in the folder are on the heavier side of fifty, or even hundred. In such a situation, you may opt for a Print Screen, but that would be a very clumsy affair. Well, you could laboriously type the names of all the files. But that you don’t have to, if you have a computer. Just follow these steps.

1. Put your files in a folder with a simple name like “myfiles” or “thefiles” and copy the folder to c drive.
2. Open a command prompt, preferably as Admin (Start -> Run -> cmd Enter)
2. Navigate (cd) to the directory whose files you want to list. In this case, the “myfiles” folder in c drive.
3. Enter dir > output_file_name (e.g., dir > C:dir.txt) and press Enter. The list of all the files in your folder will be saved as a text file called “dir.txt” in the c drive.

That’s all.

About this blog

What this blog has to offer

Welcome! This is your library’s blog. It is like a window of your library to the Web-world. Or, in other words, it is your library’s part of the Web. It offers you a wonderful opportunity to get to know your library better (if you belong to KV Port Trust, Kochi). You will find the following resources here.

  • Searchable, regularly updated Library Catalogue on the Web.
  • Online quiz. Come and check your general awareness.
  • Submit and read book reviews. You can submit book reviews by sending them to
    kvptlib [at] gmail dot com.
  • Photo gallery of most recent events in the Vidyalaya. Come and be a part of it. Find photo galleries of earlier sessions.
  • List of new arrivals in the library.
  • Interesting articles.
  • Read the classics online.
  • Download past CBSE Question Papers: Class X, Class XII
  • Give air to your opinions and suggestions. Make your library serve you better.