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Abstract –Read in order to know won’t be wrong if we talk about the importance of reading in a student’s life during his/her academic career and later. Reading makes one capable of being a lifelong learner through updating and expanding one’s existing knowledge. Unfortunately, Indian Education System do not comprise of special types of Reading programs for students to nurture the habits of reading since their very early age , like other developed countries. The present study aims to find out the reading habits of college going female students studying in different streams such as Humanities, Non-Med, Pure Sciences, Commerce, IT etc..To reach any conclusion a sample of 60 female students pursuing different streams of studies were asked to fill up a well planned questionnaire. The findings of this study comprise the student’s frequency of reading, preferences, language they like to read in, types of sources they like to read, selection criteria and lastly the factors affecting their reading habits.