Year of Establishment: 1970
Head of the Department
Dr. Lalit Mohan
M.A. Hindi Special Study : Bundeli
Master of Communication & Journalism, Sangeet Prabhakar
Ph.D. - "The Role of Hindi Media in Parliamentary Journalism in Independent India".
Contact No: +91-9425452128, (o) 07582-297129
Departmental IQAC Profile
Criterion 1 :- Curricular Aspects
Criterion 2 :- Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Criterion 3 :- Research , Innovations and Extension
Criterion 4 :- Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Criterion 5 :- Student Support and Progression
Criterion 6 :- Governance, Leadership and Management
Criterion 7 :- Instituional Values and Best Practices
Brief Description of the Department
The Library Science education in the University began in 1962 by granting affiliation to A.E.C. Training College, Pachmarhi M.P., up to the year 1995 to run the Bachelor and Certificate Courses in Library Science exclusively, for the Armed Forces. T.R.S. College, Rewa has also been affiliated to this university for several years. The present department of Library & Information Science was established in 1970 on the occasion of centenary year of Dr. Harisingh Gour, the founder of the University and its first Vice Chancellor. The department started functioning in the University Central Library building and moved to the current location having its separate building in the year 1989. It has been imparting regular Graduate Degree Programme in Bachelor of Library & Information Science since its inception, and Post Graduate Degree Programme of Master of Library & Information Science since 1983 and Ph.D. programme of study since the year 1987. The Department was functioning under the Faculty of Arts till 2008 and subsequently, reorganized to function under the School of Arts & Information Sciences (AIS) in the year 2009. It has adopted CBCS semester system since 2009. The Department has carved a niche in enriching its students to secure placements in prominent national level institutions over the past years. Many stalwarts of Library and Information Science such as Prof. H.S. Sengar, Prof. R.G. Prasher, Prof. K.C. Sahoo, Prof. Jagtar Singh, Dr. B.P. Shrivastava have served this Department. The Department under the dynamic leadership and contribution of teachers has achieved its own place within the country.
Vision: We envisage to be a vibrant and dynamic centre of learning for Library and Information Science providing quality information to Library and Information Science students.
Mission: Our mission is to train students in various aspects of library management. We aim to provide sound theoretical knowledge enriched with practical training on latest technology. Our goal is to prepare our students as info-literate leaders who are well trained to adopt and adapt to changing information landscape.
Uniqueness of the Department
The department believes in developing students as capable information managers of tomorrow and to achieve this goal the department has always been open to adopt good practices like alumni involvement to guide students and run an active Student Society of the department; “Earn While Learn” to encourage practical training in the Central Library of our University which has a rich collection of print and e-resources; and include “Communicative English” as a core subject at B.Lib.I.Sc. to help the students to improve their communication skills. The Department believes in holistic growth of the students.