Reading Habits among the Undergraduate Students of Government First Grade College Bidar (Karnataka, India): A Case Study

By Waghmare, Dr Prakash B.; Bhavikatti | Library Philosophy and Practice, December 2018 | Go to article overview

Reading Habits among the Undergraduate Students of Government First Grade College Bidar (Karnataka, India): A Case Study


Waghmare, Dr Prakash B., Bhavikatti, Library Philosophy and Practice


I.INTRODUCTION

The extent of knowledge in any field consists of information given in the books on the subject plus the periodical articles that have been published since the latest book was written. In this dynamic society, information explosion has become a common phenomenon. Information has its value only when it is used in right time and loses its significant while in delay of time. Knowledge is acquired through reading either the print or electronic media.

Even though Information Communication Technology (ICT) is burning topic of the days, traditional print media still occupies prominent place among the people to increase their knowledge. K. Isaac has expressed the same view that reading is the chief means for acquiring knowledge, values, ideas and everything else that contributes to all round development and professional skills and competence of people[1].

Reading is the art of interpreting printed or written words. S H Kabir stressed the importance of reading as regular and systematic reading sharpens once own intellect, refines his/her emotions, elevates taste and provide perspective thereby prepares his/her for an effective participation in the social and political life [2].

II.UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND THEIRE READING HABITS

Students at undergraduate level may read their curriculum, co - curriculum and extra curriculum. Curriculum reading is confined to the reading of the textbooks prescribed for the various courses. Co-curricular reading goes beyond textbooks which are related or slant to their subjects and extracurricular reading involves reading of general books like fiction, biographies and other general books. Reading habit is best formed at earlier education, but it will become goal oriented and purposeful only when they reach degree level or adolescent stage.

III. SIGNIFICANT OF THE STUDY

Learning is like a circle one cannot find where it starts and where it ends. Reading is one of the sources for learning. It is very important for the library professional to know about the reading habits and information needs of the users to connect right reader to the right books at the right time and to provide value added service to the user. Reading habit is a active habit among the librarians and information scientists. The authentic information searcher will depend on formal system like libraries, information centers in order to get satisfied.

In higher education, academic libraries and librarians play key role in realizing the objectives of higher education. Maximum studies were conducted on reading habits of students. But a closer analysis of available studies shows that the reading habits among undergraduate students are scanty.

IV. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The present study intends to study reading habits of undergraduate students and hence the study entitled as "READING HABITS AMONG THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF GOVERNMENT FIRST GRADE COLLEGE BIDAR (KARNATAKA): A CASE STUDY"

V. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

The following were the objectives of the study specific to undergraduate students.

1. To study the frequency and extent of the use of the college library.

2. To study the purpose of visiting the college library.

3. To identify the kind of literature used by the students for general reading.

4. To study the purpose of reading as perceived.

5. To identify the most preferred news dailies used.

6. To find out whether the manpower is well equipped to provide various services to the users.

7. To identify the barriers, which keep away the students from reading and using the library resources.

VI. HYPOTHESIS

The followings may define as hypotheses for the present study.

1. Undergraduate students are using the college library very rarely.

2. Manpower requirements are only minimum to provide various services.

3. External barriers, which keep away the students from using the library.

VII. …

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