Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula (CNBG), a residential gurukula for Indian performing arts is the secondary campus of CVV, in Kolwan, near Pune. CNBG focuses on preserving, promoting and propagating the performing arts through its numerous activities like music workshops, festivals, personalised courses and competitions. Sruthi, the library at CNBG, is a rich repository of historically and culturally significant collections in the field of Indian performing arts.
Important reference collections in CVV Library include Generalia, Sanskrit Literature, Bhagavad Gita, Ayurveda, Culture, Psychology, Research Methodology, Advaita Vedanta, Hinduism, Indian Philosophy, Ramayana, Sanskrit Vyakarana, Sanskrit Poetics, Linguistics, Management, Indian History, Economics, Law, Social Science, Fine Arts, English Literature, Biography, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries. All the books are classified with DDC and entered in to the KOHA software with fully barcoded collection and web enabled On-line OPAC. KOHA creates a network of libraries of Ubhaya Bharathi, Sruthi, Warriam Road and Chinmaya International Foundation.
Some elements of the future plans are as below:
- To evolve the library as a beacon for academic research through curated research resources
- Building a new state-of-the-art library to hold archival audio, video and print artefacts at the Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukulain Kolwan; Similarly, at the Chinmaya Eswar Gurukula in Veliyanad there will be facilities for full-fledged manuscript restoration, preservation, conservation and archival
- Access to an extensive array of electronic resources for dance, music, Vedic chanting
- A fully networked library where students and faculty have access to a plethora of electronic resources and physical artefacts
- Dedicated collections for major Indic subjects and performing arts
- Extensive access to resources electronically or via in-person use in the library
- Connections to other major libraries in India and abroad