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Department of Library & Information Sciences

Introduction

Library and Information Science (LIS) is an interdisciplinary, professional, job oriented programme. Library and Information professionals are to manage collections of information resources, evaluate, analyze, organize, package, and present information and train people in its usage. The purpose of the department is to stimulate and promote the students with theories, practices and research in the field of library and information science, archival science and museum management with modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The competent information provider and information professionals are the key element through which all citizens can effectively communicate, thereby facilitating the achievement of the information/knowledge society.

Scope:

As global society is moving towards a knowledge society with proliferation of learning and research institutes the demand and importance of LIS is growing rapidly. Wherever information needs to be organized and presented to the users in an effective, efficient and service oriented manner, the LIS professionals will be needed. The program is targeting the job market in all kinds of libraries, information centres, archives, museums, mass media, government and non-government organizations.

Courses Offered

Under Graduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Library & Information Sciences (B.Lib.I.Sc.)

    Duration:
    1 year

    Eligibility:
    Candidates must have passed graduation or an equivalent examination in any discipline from a UGC recognized University with 50% marks in aggregate.


Post Graduate Courses

  • Master of Library Information & Sciences (M.Lib.I.Sc.)

    Duration:
    1 year

    Eligibility:
    Candidates must have passed graduation in the respective branch or an equivalent examination from a UGC recognized University with 50% marks in aggregate.


Doctorate

  • Ph.D. - Lib.I.Sc.

    Eligibility:
    Candidates must have passed Post graduation in the relevant discipline from a UGC recognized University with 50% marks in aggregate. However an applicant with M.Phil/CSIR-UGC/JRF/NET/SLET cleared in the relevant subject is exempted from Entrance test.

As per UGC notification of 5th May 2016
Minimum duration for Ph.D. is 3 years including course work and maximum of 6 years (full time / part time).

Faculties

Name Designation
Dr.S.Kannan Professor / University Librarian