30-SEP-2019: M A Library receives ISO-9001:2015 certification
Aligarh, September 30: After enriching minds and making thousands of students and scholars bury their noses in book pages for decades, the Maulana Azad (MA) Library, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) reached another milestone as it is has been awarded the ISO-9001:2015 certification.
At the function to celebrate the occasion, the Chief Guest, AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Akhtar Haseeb said that MA Library has received this honour after sustained efforts and hard work.
"The certification is a proof of 'Quality Management System' and the availability of the provision of library Services to address academic and research needs of scholars, students and teaching fraternity of University," said Prof Haseeb.
He added that it is a great achievement for AMU that M A Library is now one of a few university libraries in India which has been awarded with ISO-9001:2015 certification.
The Pro Vice Chancellor applauded the efforts of University Librarian, Dr Amjad Ali and his team for this commendable job. "Dr Amjad Ali who is also retiring today was always determined to take the library to new heights," said Prof Haseeb.
Attending the programme as the Guest of Honour, Mr Jamshed Aziz Siddiqui, Scientist F (Retd.), Bureau of Indian Standards pointed out that the M A Library has a Quality Management System, in which documented and necessary mechanisms have been established to ensure continuity and to constantly improve the Library in accordance with the requirements stipulated by the ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System standards.
Welcoming the guests, Dr Amjad Ali, University Librarian said: "We were working for this certification for a couple of years. Since, the M A Library was declared as one of the best amongst all Indian university libraries by NAAC Peer Team in 2015, it was high time to receive to get ISO 9001: 2015 certified."
He added that the M A Librray is also a recipient of the ProQuest/Theses highest usage Award.
Mr Aftab Alam presented the ISO-9001:2015 certificate to the Pro Vice Chancellor, while Dr M Yusuf proposed the vote of thanks. Mr Aslam Mehdi conducted the programme.
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