On the 10 th of May, 2016, the college was abuzz with the number of Professors and visitors who had come to see an exhibition of books, which was one of its kind at the Bhawanipur College. As the clock neared the scheduled time around inauguration which was 10am, the enthusiasm and the attendance were such that the inauguration could not be postponed further. The ribbon was cut by the Teacher In-charge Dr. Suchandra Chakraborty. Interestingly, the first cash sale was of “Wings of Fire” by A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM happened even before the inauguration. The exhibition had 28 renowned publishers including the likes of Wiley India, Taxsman Publishers and Harvard Business School Press. But what was remarkable was that these publishers offered a 25% discount on books ranging on subjects from cookbooks to rocket science, including Bengali, Hindi and English which are available from different publishers. Also 43 colleges including 4 universities and 6 schools had been invited for the event. The college professors were requested to generously recommend books to help enrich the library collection. The interest expressed by the visitors is captured in the book and it is kept for the purpose and the general expression of the guests has been “impressive, overwhelming and excellent.” Institutions mentioned below visited our book exhibition: 1 UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA 2 PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY 3 DIAMOND HARBOUR WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY 4 CHANDANNAGORE COLLEGE 5 HALDIA COLLEGE 6 HERAMBA CHANDRA COLLEGE 7 ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE 8 NARASINGHA DUTTA COLLEGE 9 MAULANA AZAD COLLEGE 10 LORETO COLLEGE 11 ASUTOSH COLLEGE 12 GOKHEL MEMORIAL GIRLS COLLEGE 13 SETH SURAJMAL JALAN GIRL’S COLLEGE 14 VTM, KOLKATA 15 ILEAD (INSTITUTE OF LEADERSHIP, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT) 16 THE HERITAGE BUSINESS SCHOOL 17 DESHBANDHU COLLEGE FOR GIRL’S 18 WOMEN’S CHRITIAN COLLEGE 19 GUJARATI SCHOOL 20 JULIEN DAY SCHOOL Following publishers participated in the book exhibition. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ANANDA PUBLISHERS(Bengali) PEARSON EDUCATION ANAND PRAKASHAN(Hindi) PHI LEARNING PVT. LTD. RAJKAMAL PRAKASHAN SAGE PUBLICATIONS DEYS PUBLISHING(Bengali) MC GRAW HILL EDUCATION NAROSA PUBLISHING HOUSE NEW AGE INTERNATIONAL ORIENT BLACKSWAN PUBLISHERS CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS VIVA BOOKS TAXMAN PUBLISHERS RAWAT PUBLISHERS PLATINUM PUBLISHERS S. CHAND & VIKAS PUBLISHERS WILEY INDIA CENGAGE MANOHAR PUBLISHERS INFORMATICS PUBLISHING LIMITED INDIANA TAYLOR & FRANCIS SARAT BOOK HOUSE NEW AGE PUBLISHERS HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PRESS LAW POINT PUBISHERS The interest expressed by the different institutions as well as the publishers justified this unique project.