Department of Library & Information Science

About Department

The Department of Library and Information Science was started during the academic year 2007-08. The Department offers a professional Master’s Degree programme (MLIS) and a Ph.D. Degree Programme in Library and Information Science. In addition, an Add on Course – Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN), which is of one year duration with two semesters, is also offered in the evenings. MLIS course duration is of two years and comprises four semesters. Candidates who have passed any Bachelors Degree examination from a recognized university under 10+2+3 system and who have secured at least 50% of marks in aggregate in Part III (main subjects) are eligible to apply for seeking admission to this course. In case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category, relaxation in the percentage of marks shall be as per the University Guidelines issued from time to time.

Entrance Examination

M.L.I.S.

Candidates seeking admission to the programme shall be required to appear for a 2 hour written test conducted by the University during the last week of May or first week of June or on the date announced by the University. The written test shall consist of 100 objective type questions consisting of questions from current topics of general interest, books, authors, libraries, information resources, reading habits and other related areas to test mental ability, aptitude and general knowledge of the candidate.

Placements

M.L.I.S. programme is a professional degree. There is a great demand for the library professionals in the job market. M.L.I.S. postgraduates get placed as Librarians, Information Scientists, Knowledge Managers, Technical Editors, Consultants, etc. Those who qualify UGC- NET or SET examination can enter academics as Assistant Professor or Assistant Librarian of a University or Librarian of a College. Those who qualify UGC-JRF can also pursue research in the field of Library & Information Science with UGC fellowship. An added qualification of PGDLAN would place the student at a higher advantage in the job arena with knowledge of automation and networking.

Programmes Offered

M.L.I.S.

Ph.D. in Library & Information Science

P.G. Diploma in Library Automation & Networking (Add-on Course)

MLIS Student Interaction with Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam on 15.03.2011

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Department of Library & Information Science
Department of Library & Information Science
Department of Library & Information Science
Department of Library & Information Science
Department of Library & Information Science
Department of Library & Information Science

Infrastructure Facilities

The Department has modern classrooms and well established computer lab with sufficient computers installed with the required software for teaching and practice. Internet facility with higher bandwidth is also available and it may be highlighted that the campus is WiFi enabled.

Faculty

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Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

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Contact Us

Dr. R. Sevukan, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Library and information Science, Pondicherry University, Puducherry - 605 014. Fax: 0413-2656757; 2656766.
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