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Kunnumpurathu Koshy Kochukoshy, was born in Puthencavu village of Chengannur Taluk, in the Alappuzha district of Kerala.  Puthencavu is on the bank of the famous river Pampa. He did his school final examination from the Metropolitan High School, Puthencavu. Then he graduated from Christian College, Chengannur with Chemistry as the main subject. He did his Masters degree in Sociology and Bachelor degree in Library Science from the Jabalpur University, Madhya Pradesh. 



He has also completed his Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Madras and at present doing  a research  with the Calcutta University.Kochukoshy started his career as a Librarian cum teacher in St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Madras in 1975. Thereafter he worked for some time with the University of Calicut, Kerala. Thereafter he joined as a sub-editor in the Indian National Bibliography unit at the Central Reference Library, Kolkata in 1977, a Govt. Of India Organisation. Since then he has been working there at different capacities.




During his tenure as Assistant Editor Malayalam he has brought out the Desiya Granthasuchi Malayalam vibhagam volumes regularly. Two ten-year cumulations were also brought out during his tenure. He has also compiled a Bibliography of Indian Bibliographies, which was published, by his department. He has contributed few articles on Library Science in Malayalam and English apart from contributing to national and international seminars. At present he is  the head of the Central Reference Library and General Editor of Indian National Bibliography and Index Indiana two prestigious Government of India publications. 



He works as an external examiner to Kalyani University and is a Member, Board of Studies, Netaji Open University of Govt. of West Bengal.He also works as expert in Library automation in different Govt. and private institutions. He has been nominated as a member of the working Group on Libraries of the National Knowledge Commision by Its Chairman ,SAM PITRODA

In the socio-cultural arena of Malayalee community of Kolkata he has been very active and familiar with almost all Malayalee associations and religious groups.  He worked as the General Secretary of the Calcutta Kerala Samajam, in the early eighties. He has been in editorial board of few journals brought out in Kolkata. It includes Calcutta Voice and Kalkata Malayalee. He used to contribute to the Journals like Marunatan Pulari and Kairali Sudha.

He is a life member of two important Library Associations of the country, Indian Library Association (ILA) and Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers (IASLIC). He has been an associated Editor of the Indian Library Science Abstract for a decade. He has presided over a few sessions in the Annual conference of IASLIC and presented papers in Calcutta Book Fair seminar.

 He stays at Behala area of Kolkata with wife Elizabeth( Kunjumol) and two school going children Vinita and Vivek. Daughter Vinita studies at St. Teresa's School in class XII and son Vivek at St. Thomas School in class VII.

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