Library and Information Science

About Department

The Department of Library and Information Science has been offering two years integrated Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Ph.D. Programmes at the moment. The department is working with a vision to educate individuals for carrier as librarian, knowledge and information specialist and to undertake instruction, research and service programme that need current and emerging information and technology needs. The Department is having advanced infrastructural facilities like Info Tech Lab with latest technology such as XEON Server, 10 PC's with 256 kbps leas line, Scanner, OHP, Laser Printer etc. The department focuses mainly on the advanced teaching and research. The curriculum of the course is very comprehensive and job oriented. The department involves the student in practical, seminars, conferences, debates. The department used to arrange a study tour locally and nationally for the students to visit well established libraries and information centers to let them aware of the functioning and services of the same.

Course Name Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc.)
Duration 2 Year Integrated Course (4 Semester)
Intake 40

Course Name Bachelor of Library & Information Science (B. Lib.I.Sc.)
Intake 40

Course Name M.Phil. (Lib.I.Science)
Intake 10

Course Name Ph. D(Library & Information Science)
Intake As per Ph.D. Ordinance


NOTE: Each Theoretical and Practical Paper is given 100 Teaching Hours. In each Theory paper out of this 100 marks,68 hours are for classroom teaching; 19 hours for Assignment &13 hours for Seminar. In each Practical paper out of these 100 marks, 68 hours are for Practice; 16 hours for Assignment &16 hours for Classroom Teaching. Thus each unit of Theory paper is given 13 Classroom Teaching, 4 Assignment, 3 Seminar.
  • Semester - I
    • Paper CodePaper Name L T P Max. Marks
      MLIS - 101Foundation of Library and Information Science 3-1-0100
      MLIS - 102Library Administration and Management 3-1-0100
      MLIS - 103Knowledge Organization (Classification) 3-1-0100
      MLIS - 104Information Technology - I 3-1-0100
      MLIS - 105Practical3-1-0100

  • Semester - II
    • Paper CodePaper Name L T P Max. Marks
      MLIS - 201Information System Management 3-1-0100
      MLIS - 202Information Products: Design and Marketing 3-1-0100
      MLIS - 203Information Sources, System and Programmes 3-1-0100
      MLIS - 204Reference Sources and Services 3-1-0100
      MLIS - 205Practical3-1-0100

  • Semester - III
    • Paper CodePaper Name L T P Max. Marks
      MLIS - 301Research Methodology 3-1-0100
      MLIS - 302Library Automation 3-1-0100
      MLIS - 303Knowledge Organisation (Cataloguing) 3-1-0100
      MLIS - 304Information Retrieval and Networks 3-1-0100
      MLIS - 305Practical3-1-0100

  • Semester - IV
    • Paper CodePaper Name L T P Max. Marks
      MIT - 301Specialised Library and Information System (Elective)
      A. Academic Library and Information Systems & Services
      B. Health Science Library and Information Systems & Services
      MIT - 302Information and Communication 3-1-0100
      MIT - 303Information Technology - II 3-1-0100
      MIT - 304Practical 3-1-0100
      MIT - 305Dissertation/Guided Research Projects3-1-0100

Prof. Shilpi Verma

Information System Management Information Products:Design and Marketing, Information Retrieval and Networks, Academic Library System

Qualification:Ph.D.(LIS),MLISc,MBA,PG Mktg and Sales Mgt.
Teaching Experience:13 Years
Research Experience:13 Years
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Dr. Sharad Kumar Sonker
Assistant Professor

Electronic Resource Management, Digital Libraries, Library Automation and networking, Emerging Trends and Technology in LIS

Qualification:B.Sc., MLISc, PGDCA, Ph.D
Teaching Experience:12 Years
Research Experience:12 Years
UGC - NET Qualified Students

Sl. No.Name of the Students SessionYear
1Kumari Chitra Pandey2000-20042003
2Ranjeet Kumar Choudhary2004-20062005
3Manoj Kumar Katiyar (twice)2004-20062006
4Shweta Pandey2004-20062006
5Satish Kumar2005-20072006
6Ashwani Kumar2004-20062007
7Sandeep Yadav2006-20082008
8Yogesh Kumar2006-20082008

Well Placed Students of the Department:
  • Ranjeet Kumar Choudhary:- BBAU,Lucknow
  • Anoop Singh:- IIM Library,Lucknow
  • Tarun Chaturvedi:-Tata Chemicals, Jamnagar
  • Maduresh Singhal:- ADVINUS ( A Tata Company)
  • Shashi Nath:- DRDO
  • K.Shakti Prakash:- Cairn India
  • Rajesh Kumar Singh:-BHU, Central Library
  • Satish:-IIT Chennai Library
  • Ram Laut:-IIT Chennai Library
  • Ashwahi:- DELNET
  • Balram: BIT Mesra, Ranchi
  • Saket Kumar: BIT Mesra Ranchi
Several Students of this Deptt. are well placed in Private Engineering colleges, Degree Colleges, School Libraries as well.

Study Tour : The students of M.L.I.Sc. Semester 2nd & 4th were taken out for study tour in the month of March 2007 at IIT Chennai Library, CLRI Library, Madras University Library etc. accompanied by the Dr. K.L.Mahawar, Head of the Deptt. and Ms.Shilpi Verma, Lecturer in the deptt.

Seminars : A Seminar on the topic “Towards Knowledge Society’ was organized on the occasion of Ambedkar Jyanti, 2003. Department organizes seminars and Group discussions with the students in the deptt. on regular basis to inculcate the research habits among them.

Faculty Members : The faculty members of the department are engaged in several other developmental activities of the University other than their routine work, viz., Dr. K. L. Mahawar, Head of the Deptt. working as Dean Student welfare (DSW) and Incharge-Placement cell of the University,Ms Shilpi Verma, Lecturer working as Sports Co-coordinator of the University, Mr. Ranjeet Kr. Choudhary, Lecturer working as active member of University Hindi Cell. Faculty members are having several research publications as well.

Sl. No.Name of the Faculty No. of Publication
1Dr.K.L. Mahawar32
2Mr. Sharad Kumar Sonker18
3Dr. Ranjeet Kumar Choudhary05
4Prof. Shilpi Verma09

He is also guiding six students for Ph.D. In addition to this, one student is in the pipeline of awarding the Ph. D. degree.

Extra Curricular Activities : Most of students have participated in Cultural Programme activities on 10th Jan 2008 Foundation Day Function of the University.