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Department of Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science (LISc) is a professional education aimed to develop the students with adequate knowledge and skills relating to the tools and techniques of information handling. The Department of Library and Information Science was formally inaugurated with a one-year Post-Graduate Course leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) on 29-04-1992. The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) course was introduced from the academic session 1999-2000. The Ph.D. programme forms an integral part of departmental research activities.

Mission

To produce high-quality students who will have a good grasp of the principles of library and information science and of the professional practices derived from them, and be eagerly sought by employers both at home and abroad across a broad range of activities in the traditional and emerging sectors.

 

Aims

This mission is promoted through the following departmental aims to:

  • provide high quality teaching and learning programmes at BLIS and MLIS levels moderated through an information-based curriculum
    • emanated through a series of meetings with subject experts, practicing professionals and UGC-CDC Recommendations on LIS, and
    • developed in response to changes in society, technology, market demand and student aspiration.
  • prepare professional careers as information specialists by providing effective learning experiences for students who stem from a number of academic backgrounds;
  • promote interdisciplinary understanding of the concept and application of information science;
  • develop and use ICT in support of teaching, research, communication and administration, and to encourage creativity and innovation in the development and use of ICT applications;
  • provide students with a range of transferable skills appropriate to their needs for professional development;
  • provide a stimulating, friendly and supportive learning environment.

 

Objectives

On completion of their studies, students will have:

  • acquired knowledge, understanding and experience of the underpinning principles of information science and be able to apply them in a range of professional sectors and situations;
  • achieved enhanced knowledge and understanding in context through their contact with researchers and external experts in both public and private information sectors;
  • acquired the intellectual capacity to work effectively and independently;
  • acquired the intellectual capacity to work competently as a member of a team, being aware of group dynamics and the need for communication skills;
  • acquired an attitude to scholarship that facilitates lifelong learning and continued professional development; and
  • fulfilled the requirements for membership of relevant scholarly and professional societies.

The department has introduced the semester system for BLISc and MLISc courses from the academic session 2008-2009. The main thrust of the BLISc and MLISc curricula has been envisaged to supply skilled and responsible manpower in different types of libraries and information centres and this, in turn, will ensure employability of the students. Concentrated efforts have been made to incorporate the global trends in the curriculum of LISc. The political, socio-economic and cultural factors which shape the generation, access, dissemination and use of information are taken into consideration while finalizing the content of the curriculum. ICT applications in the

 

Head of the Department
Shri Sabuj Dasgupta

Departmental Phone No.
+91- 33--25828750 (Ext. 283)

Departmental E-mail Address

Degree and Course Offered

  • Two Year Integrated Master of Library & Information Science (MLISc) [Intake: 26]
  • Ph. D Programme in Library & Information Science

Infrastructural Facilities

  • One Information Processing Workshop cum Departmental Library
  • One Web Information Resource Discovery Laboratory
  • One Computer-aided Information Processing Laboratory

Research Interests of the Department

Total number of Full Time Research Scholarships available (URS): 4; The thrust areas of research activities of the department include:

  • Community information services with an emphasis on local areas;
  • Resource description;
  • Knowledge Management;
  • Design, development, management and evaluation of mission/discipline oriented information systems and services;
  • Study of use and users of information.

Alumni

The alumni of the department have formed ‘Kalyani University Library and Information Science Alumni Association'(KULISAA) and they undertake a number of academic and cultural programmes annually.

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