Department of Library and Information Science

Brief Profile of the Department

The Department of Library and Information Science was established in the year 2016 on 29.02.2016 with a view to furnish the libraries in the region with vivid and skilled manpower. The department is imparting one year truncated program from the academic session 2016-2017 leading to the degree of Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.Lib.I.Sc.) based on the recommendation by UGC model curriculum in LIS. The department also started 1 year Master in Library and Information Science (M.Lib.I.Sc.) course from the academic session 2017-2018 to provide advanced knowledge on the subject and equipped students with the techniques of managing modern libraries in the digital era and from academic session 2018-2019 the department has also started imparting the Ph. D. programme in Library and Information Science. The need for the skilled library professionals having a degree in LIS with technical knowledge is inevitable in any library in this digital era. The course is prepared, keeping in mind the current scenario of higher education in the field of LIS in India. The Department is working to produce well equipped manpower by offering strong theoretical foundation as well as hands on practical classes, seminars, presentations, curriculum stipulated practical visit to reputed libraries of India, and internship program in Central Library of the University. Three batches of B.Lib.I.Sc. & two batches of M.Lib.I.Sc. Students have come out successfully. It is a matter of great privilege and achievement for the department that eleven students have been placed in different capacities as Librarian, Assistant Librarian, Library Trainee in premier libraries in the state of Tripura as well as outside the state such as Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Tamilnadu, Delhi, and Arunachal Pradesh. Six students have successfully cleared the NET examination till 2019. Our students are proactively taking part in National & International seminar and conferences and co-curricular activities organised in the University and other Universities adding feathers to the department time to time. 

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Head of the Department:

Prof. Rabindra Kumar Mahapatra



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