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The origin of Library and Information Science education in the University of Madras starts with the Summer School by Dr.S.R.Ranganathan, the then librarian of the University in the year 1929 under the auspices of Madras Library Association. This led to the introduction of Certificate Course in Library Science by the University in 1931. In 1937, the Certificate Course was converted into Diploma Course. Dr.S.R.Ranganathan donated a Lac of rupees in the year 1957 (University’s Centenary Year) for establishing a teaching Department in the University.

The Sarada Ranganathan Chair in Library Science in 1959, which was the first Professorship in Library Science in the British Commonwealth. Department of Library Science was established in 1960. And it has expanded as the Department of Library and Information Science in 1976. In 1989, two years integrated course in Library & Information Science was introduced. The nomenclature of the course changed from Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) to M.Sc., (Library & Information Science) in 1993-94.


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Department of Library and Information Science, University of Calicut PDF Print E-mail

The Department was established as a full-fledged department of study and research in 1985. Though a one-year Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.L.I.Sc.) course was being offered since 1977, in 1992 the Department launched a one-year Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.Sc) course. In lieu of these two programmes, the Department now offers a two-year Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.Sc.) course through Choice Based Credit Semester System (CCSS). It has also launched M.Phil and Ph.D programmes (part-time and full-time) in Library and Information Science. The Department is leading the country in Library and Information Science education and has made a strong presence in the profession through its innovative teaching programmes, curriculum innovations, research projects, workshops, seminars, and short-term training programmes. The courses are designed to be flexible and wide-ranging, incorporating the cutting edge as well as ensuring a firm grasp of core fundamentals.


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Department of Library Science,Mumbai University. PDF Print E-mail

Training in Librarianship in Mumbai University was started in 1943, when a Diploma in Librarianship was instituted by the University Library. In 1964, a full-fledged Department of Library Science was established and the Diploma Course was converted into the Degree Course (B.Lib.Sc.) with some changes in the syllabus. The Master's Course leading to the M.Lib.Sc. degree was introduced in 1968/69.

In 1995, the Ph.D. programme of the Department was revived and Dr. (Mrs.)Pratibha A. Gokhale received Ph.D. Degree in June 2001. She completed her research on the topic "Grey Literature :Generation, access and dissemination - a study". At present five research students are registered for Ph.D Degree in Library and Information Science.

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Department of Library Science, Churchgate, Mumbai PDF Print E-mail

SNDT Women’s University is the first Women’s university in India as well as in South-East Asia. The University was founded by Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve in 1916 for a noble cause of Women’s Education. The first five women graduated in 1921 from this University.

The University Headquarters is in Churchgate Campus, Mumbai and the other two campuses of this University are at Juhu, Mumbai and Karve Road, Pune.

SNDT Women’s University is committed to the cause of women’s empowerment through access to education, particularly higher education, through relevant courses in the formal and non-formal streams. Further the university is committed to provide a wide range of professional and vocational courses for women to meet the changing socio-economic needs, with human values and purposeful social responsibility and to achieve excellence with “Quality in every Activity.


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Library & Information Science,osmania University PDF Print E-mail

Osmania University established in 1918, is the seventh oldest in the Country, third oldest in South India and the First in the princely state of Hyderabad. The establishment of Osmania University symbolizes a renaissance in the Indian Educational System and has shown a remarkable resilience throughout its existence. The university is instrumental in propagation of Higher Education to cater the needs of community in the region over nine decades and has grown into one of the major Universities of India. It has a vast sprawling green campus of 500 hectares set in picturesque and idyllic surroundings.

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