About the 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 (M.Lib.I.Sc.) and a Ph.D. Degree Programme in Library and Information Science. In addition, an Add-on Course – Postgraduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN) is also offered in the evenings. M.Lib.I.Sc. 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% 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 given as per the University Guidelines issued from time to time.
Presently working as Assistant Professor and Head (i/c) of the Department of Library and Information Science. Started the career as Lecturer (on contract) in University of Kerala in 2006 and joined in Pondicherry University in 2009 as Assistant Professor. Having a work experience of more than 13 years, I have published articles in journals of international and national repute and successfully guided three Ph.Ds in Library and Information Science.
The physical and academic infrastructure comprises centrally air conditioned well equipped class rooms with LCD Projectors and Public Address System, Computer Lab with internet facility and required hardware and software for teaching-learning, Wi-Fi facility in campus, access to e-books, e-journals and institutional repositories, subscription to national and international journals and magazines, latest books on library and information science, separate hostels on campus for girls and boys, etc. The Department also organizes several events like study tour, workshops, seminars, guest lectures by eminent academics from India and abroad, etc.
Thrust Area of Teaching & Research
Placement & Internships
M.Lib.I.Sc. programme is a professional degree. There is a great demand for the library professionals in the job market. M.L.I.S./M.Lib.I.Sc. postgraduates get placed as Librarians, Information Scientists, Knowledge Managers, Cataloguers, Indexers, Information Analysts, Reference Services Specialists, Consultants, etc. in traditional libraries & information centres and corporate sectors as well. Those who qualify UGC-NET examination can enter academics as an Assistant Professor or Assistant Librarian of a University or Librarian of a College. Those who qualify UGC-JRF can 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 the knowledge of automation and networking. Our recruiters include LIS Schools, all kinds of libraries and information centres, corporate companies like Tata Consultancy Services, Indian School of Business, etc.
The students are supposed to complete a project as part of the programme and should also undergo an internship for one month in a reputed library / information centre during summer vacation that falls between second and third semesters.