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The library of Bharathiar Palkalaikoodam is a Special Research Library. It has a rich collection of Books, Journals, Journal Back Volumes, Video Cassettes, Audio Cassettes, Compact Disc, Micro Film, Project Works relating to the Domain Music, Dance and Visual Arts.

Books :

Branch Subject covering Total books
Music Notation, Biography, Theory, Songs, Dictionary, Instruments 1700 nos.
Music Bharathanatyam, Theory, Songs, Biography, Karnas, Dictionary, Theatre Arts, Drama. 1000 nos.
Visual Arts Drawing, Water Colour, Design, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Photography, Temple Art, Textile, Art History, Dictionary, Computer Graphics. 3000 nos.
General Subject (Both Tamil & English) Story, Puranas, Tamil Literature, Poetry, Prose, Yoga, Medicine, Devotion, Culture, Eminent's Biography, Sanskrit Literature. 3200 nos.

Journals / Magazine :

Totally 69 magazines are being subscribed in the Library of Bharathiar Palkalaikoodam.

Music - 10 nos.
Dance - 6 nos.
Visual Arts - 25 nos.
General - 30 nos.

Branch Subject covering Total books
Journal Back Volumes (Both Indian and foreign) Music, Dance, Design, Painting, Water colour, Sculpture, Computer, Advertisement. 4000 nos.
Audio Cassette Music, Dance, Folk Arts, Devotional, Instruments (Violin, Veena & Mirudhangam) 1400 nos.
Video Cassette (UGC - EMRL programme) Music, Dance, Print Making, Art Appreciation, Street Play, Religious songs. 200 nos.
Compact Disc Vocal, Veena, Violin, Devotional, Bharathanatyam, Classical Dance, Folk Dance. 250 nos.
Project works Music, Dance, Painting, Sculpture, Advertisement, Computer Graphic 500 nos.
Micro film Journal of Indian Music Society from 1927 to 1963.  

Facities & Services :


1. Open Access System for free searching to the user's Interest.
2. Reference Service.
3. Photocopying service on request and payment.
4. Books / Journals issued for home study for both Faculties and students.
5. Books / Journals are being issued for day to day class room reference study.
6. Information Facility Counter.
7. Permitting outside readers those who are pursuing higher studies and research studies in Music, Dance, Visual Arts.
8. Separate reading room facility for reference study.
9. Net Resource Centre with 2 MB with 3 computers for students and faculties on payment basis.
10. Library opened to all the students on all working days from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. without lunch break. 
11. E-books / E-journals are available in BPK library through UGC N-List e-journal consortium.

Contact Details :

Address : LIBRARY,
Bharathiar Palkalaikoodam, Cuddalore Main Road,
Ariyankuppam, Pondicherry - 605 007.
Phone No : +91-413-2602708
E-mail : bpkcollege[at]gmail[dot]com

Contact Persons :

Dr. Z. Ayyappan

Dr. Z. Ayyappan, M.A., B.Ed.,M.L.I.S., NET, Ph.D.

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Visual Arts

  • Visual Art means, the art which is penetrating in everyone's eyes visibly. It concerns primarily with the creation of beauty by expressing one's own emotions, sensations, feelings in simple and attractive way and the creations could be seen visually.


  • It is an traditional art of moving the body in a rhythematical way in accordance with the music and lyrics to express an idea or narrate a story. It is one of the oldest art forms being found in virtually in every culture. It is a channel of communication to express the feelings, emotions, sensation and humor without word.


  • Music is an art form of short and crisply as a harmonious sound. Music is divine and touches the lives of one who gives and the one who receive it. It is a shortest path to reach the God. The music which pleases our ears has harmony, pitch, rhythm, tempo and melody.