Libraries are the spine of any elegant society and the heart of any academic institution. Thus the CENTRAL LIBRARY at ASHOKA also acquires a prominent place among the students and faculties. CENTRAL LIBRARY is one of the best engineering college libraries in the eastern UP. The institute has a spacious CENTRAL LIBRARY with an area of 30,000 sft. spread over. Library accommodates Circulation Books, Newspapers and Back Volumes of the Periodicals, Reference Books, Current Periodicals, and so on. It has modern infrastructure with a reading capacity of 500 students. Every faculty/student entering into the library has to put thumb impression through biometric machine instead of the manual gate register, which is mandatory for check in and checkout of library users.
It being a key division within ASHOKA so its services have five major areas of concern:
It has a collection of 22,012 volumes of books with 3452 Titles. It has subscribed Online Journals of IEEE, J-GATE, ASTM, EBSCO, BENTHAM etc and e-books of World eBook Library and it has subscribed more than 89 Indian and International Journals & Magazines in Print.
Digital library is equipped with 30 systems to access E-journals & E-books. In addition Multimedia E-Learning Center and photocopying are made available for the convenience of the users. NPTEL Facility (National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning) to access web & video lectures is available in the library. It also provides National Digital Library of India facility for huge collection of e-Learning resources with a single window search facility.
The Center Library is equipped with an Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) with Barcode Scanner that supports all in-house operations of the library.
Library and Information Centre provides uncompromising information and caters to the intellectual requirements of its students and faculty members with user-friendly approach. It offers a fully integrated and dynamic environment for conducting academic and research activities. Multiple copies ensure that resources are easily available in Reference Section and Stack Area as well. Central Library is Wi-Fi enabled and under CCTV surveillance.
The Cultural activities at ASHOKA aim at promoting the creativity and talent of the students and sensitizing them towards the rich and diverse culture of the India. We are actively engaged in providing the students with an extensive range of cultural and co-curricular activities. Keeping in line with this commitment our college organizes Annual Techno- Cultural Fest Synergy known as “ABHYUDAY” which is usually organized in the month of February. It is the much awaited one week festival with multiple events in dance; music; fashion, drama, literary and various other technical and cultural fields which offers a plethora of opportunities to the students to showcase their talent. Renowned artistes are also invited to perform during fest.
In addition, there are celebrity shows which add color to student's life in campus. Some of them that have taken place in the past are by famous singer of Aashiqui 2 ANKIT TIWARI and comedy show by PRATAP FAUJDAR and SUNIL PAUL and many more. There are departmental and synergized acts and programmes to make our students full of rainbow colored aura.
A healthy body houses a healthy mind. Thus to promote student interest in games and sports, many sports activities are conducted periodically. The college provides sporting facilities to students for cricket, volleyball, table tennis and many other games and sports. An annual sports fest is also conducted by the college where various sporting competitions are carried out. This develops a healthy competitive spirit among the students and fosters a feeling of cooperation among students of various departments as well. Sports play an important role in the physical development of the Students. The college teams of Football, Basketball, Volleyball and Cricket participate in various local and national level tournaments and ranks the higher positions.
Meeting the CSR considerations the institute is much careful in executing tasks of benefits to the society. ASHOKA frequently takes the initiative of social wellbeing in the same line so many social activities are executed time and again. In celebration of Pharmacy week By the Department of Pharmacy a blood donation camp with alliance of Sir Sunderlal Hospital, BHU Varanasi had been organized. A Pharmacy awareness camp was also organized on 4th December, 2014 in two villages' Gaurakala (Charaigaun) and Lallapur (Babatpur). The students in the camp provided the information and make the villagers aware about different diseases and their prevention and protection. Students and faculties take part in all types of manual work like community cleanliness, plantation etc. Students are encouraged to conduct literary classes, first aid classes, storytelling, and knowledge of traffic rules in nearby villages. Villagers are given tips on the importance of personal cleanliness, pure drinking water, balanced diet etc.
ASHOKA provides separate hostel for boys and girls with composed and hygienic environment allied with nourishing and nutritious food. We, at Hostels, sustain the environment of learning and amusement both. Our hostel embeds the highest human values, team spirit and the art of leadership to the students residing in and makes them enable enough that they may transform themselves in to competent humans of tomorrow.
Accommodation for students rolled in hostel will be provided to full time day by the college hostel committee. Application for hostel should be submitted in the prescribed form. No Ex-students shall be allotted any hostel accommodation. In boys hostel we have the figure 200 for accommodation whereas in the girls hostel there is an arrangement of 100 girls residing at a time.
The first preference for the hostel accommodation will be given to the students coming from outside Varanasi favoring the newly admitted students in B TECH, MBA & B PHARMA. Those from outside of Varanasi, but studied in Varanasi will be given hostel accommodation at par with outside Varanasi students provided they produce certificate for their stay in hostel.
Hostel has Wi-Fi facility, Prayer Hall, Recreation Hall, Visitors' Hall, Guest room, Hygienic canteen, General Store, Stationary Shop, Cosmetics and Snack Shop, Photocopier stall, PCO with ISD and STD facilities, Exhaust system along with 24 hours electricity and water supply.
Seeking the needs of the academic tasks and for expediency of the students there is an arrangement of a stationary shop to meet the need of items of academia. Students have an acknowledged shop to buy things in. Stationery, Photocopy, PCO, Fax, Keepsakes, Books and General items are available here.
For making the reach available and easy from trail to Whirlpool, College provides transportation at all the major routes with highly comfortable AC & Non AC Buses, Cabs and taxies on a conveniently affordable price. Facility to students and staff on every route keeps them punctual and timely. It covers almost all the routes of the holy city Varanasi. Transport facility is also available Outside of Varanasi
A healthy body bears a healthy mind so in the streak of academics and for the wellbeing of students .ASHOKA has the routine health and medical checkup scheme. Our experts in health education and research continuously observe the issues relating to fitness of the students and faculties as well. We have First Aid Section, Medicine Section, Health Awareness Section, Routine Checkup Section and other observatory units.
To make the students techno savvy running in today's scenario of rapidly revolutionizing world ASHOKA to its scholars provides Wi-Fi facility to access net almost at any time in the campus anywhere. Envisioning our dreams we provide high speed internet facility to go beyond the horizon of knowledge and to explore more n more emerging Technologies, Managerial skills and revolutions in Pharmaceutical world.
In one of the basic requirements of populating city ASHOKA is having sufficient space of parking to the students and visitors coming in the premises of the institute parking plot. As the potency exceeds more than 2000 the parking plot is sufficiently provided as it has the strength of 3000 vehicles to stand at a time.
Institute is having seminar hall for the purpose of lectures, seminars, symposiums etc. The hall is intended to congregate the seating intake of 500 spectators at a time with the two central air conditioners. The hall has reassuring chairs, for better echo it has digital chorus and projector with net availability. Many academic events go on throughout the year for imparting quality education to the future Engineers and Managers.
We create the potential for future transforming into a golden era and confer students an edge for Debate, Group Discussions and Presentations these methodologies are channelized at a habitual basis. Our students are also having the well furnish GD room. Numerous events are conducted there. The room is also utilized for the gigantic event held at ASHOKA pertaining to Training & Placement.
We call our college cafeteria “#memories” which reflects our conscience to keep the quality and hygiene of food facilities above the par standards. Our cafeteria serves different cuisines to satisfy the taste buds of all our students coming from different background Continental, south Indian, north Indian, Chinese and Italian dishes are a few hot favorites of our students. The quality assurance is tested by the highest authorities of campus on daily basis.
The rates in the canteen are affordable and the students come here to pacify their appetite. Both hot and cold beverages are available from 11am TO 5pm. The college administration ensures quality food is being served to the students and carries out timely inspections.