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

The PGDLAN programme was launched during the academic year 2009–2010. The programme is of 20 credits and comprises Two Semesters. The classes are conducted in the evenings only between 5.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.   Major Objectives  To imbibe knowledge and skills associated with ICT applications in Libraries and Information Centres;  To understand the basic requirements of library automation and services provided by the libraries in an automated environment;  To practically learn and well versed with the various activities of library house-keeping operations with the help of ‘KOHA’ – open source software for library automation.  To acquaint themselves with the components of an information system and learn about how to design and develop an information system;  To acquire knowledge and skills on networking and Internet technology;  To develop skills with special reference to the information resources available on the Internet;  To acquire web-based content development skills;  To practically learn and well versed with the Digital Library open source software ‘DSpace’ and ‘GSDL’; and  To develop confidence in handling any kind of activities/ services in an automated library or information centre.

Focus Areas


of the program

ICT for Information Management

To guide students in developing specialized knowledge and skills in information technologies, information organization, and end user services that will enable them to lead digital collection and management at academic/research institutions, cultural heritage institutions, special collections/archives, and other information centres.

ILMS and Digital Libraries

To impart in-depth knowledge on digital libraries, their characteristics, components, standards and protocols, digital rights and access management, planning and evaluation. The ultimate aim is to instil skills in learners that would enable them to set-up their own institutional digital library with all intermediate steps involved in it from planning to offering digital library services.

Knowledge Organisation

Theories, principles, and models underlying the organization of knowledge and the representation of information resources. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the basic principles and practices of information description, organization, access, and retrieval.

Who can prefer this Course


No entrance examination. Any graduate with a minimum of 45% of marks would be eligible to apply.

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