Sanatana Dharma College
Arun Kishore, B.L. (College Librarian - UGC)
  • (Office) 0477-2268450 | (Mobile) 9496621951 | Res. 0476-691951
  • Varesseril, Alumpeedika PO, Prayar South, Oachira - 690547
Projects / Consultancy / Other Initiatives

1) Developed a streaming media service for DCSMAT Institutions on MAC and implemented Greenstone in Leopard (MAC OS) for an internal Digital Library. As part of the digital library, a collection of Indian Advertisements of over 4000 items were created with the help of library team at DCSMAT.

2) Installed/hosted an open source client support system. Customized for DCBooks clients as well as internal staff grievances. Trained the staff and admin.

3) Implemented open source customer service portal for DCSMAT Institutions

4) Category mapping of portal for international databases/content aggregators like INGRAM, Tailor and Francis and ProQuest. The was one among the first e-book ecosystems in India.

5) Consultancy Project at GGITM Bhopal : Implementation of Moodle, Intranet, Drupal CMS. Training of systems admin and faculty.

6) Consultancy Project at OCIHE, Nagpur : Implementation of Moodle, Eprint, Intranet, Drupal CMS. Training of systems admin and faculty.

7) Member of the UGC Project by Dr. G. Deverajan - PhD Thesis Abstracts of Kerala University - In CD format
(Wrote abstracts for around 100 plus dissertations of Kerala University)

Moodle Implementation and Training

1) DCSMAT Institutions, Vagamon and Trivandrum
2) Taining of Faculty at Staff Taining Institute of Federal Bank, Aluve, Kerala
3) TKM Institute of Management, Ezhukon, Kollam
4) OCIHE, Nagpur
5) GGITM, Bhopal

Website Design and Maintenance

2) DCSMAT Institutions websites (2006-2014)
3) SDCollege Website (
4) First website of the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala (Active 2002- 2012)

Previous (Chief Librarian - DCSMAT Vagamon)

September 2002 – June 2014 (11 years 10 months)

- Library Administration and Management (2002- 2003) and (2004 - 2014)
Responsible for overall management, administration, budgeting, overseeing functions of sections, recruiting and training of staff. Developed Centre Library systems, procedures and services as per ISO 9001:2008 standards. In charge of Project Hornbill, the digital library initiative.

- In charge of Course Management Systems (2004-2014 )
Responsible for administration and content management of Moodle Platform. User Training for students, faculty and staff.

- Web Master (2006-2009) and (2012- 2014)
Designed the institution website and content management. Responsible for SEO for websites. In charge of social media platforms. Facebook Page management.

- In charge of Faculty Feedback System (2010-2014 )
Member of the core group for developing the Index Number for Faculty Feedback. In charge of online feedback collection, tabulation and presentation.

- ACCA Test Centre Administrator (2012- 2014) -
In charge of online test centre for the examinations conducted by ACCA, UK.

- Coordinator for 4 Managerial Development Programmes (MDPs) in Kerala
Coordinated 4 MDPs in different locations of Kerala for library professionals. (In Calicut, Trivandrum, Kochi and Thrissur)

The ISO- Quality objective of DCSMAT was written and selected for the Organization after a competition among business professors and other staff.