Karnataka State Women University (KSWU), Bijapur

Department Of Library Science and Information Science


The Department aspires, through its various programs, to provide outstanding education in Library and information Science. The Department educates and inspires library and information professionals to be leaders in an information-driven knowledge society. he Department provides a unique blend of programs to put post-graduates at the leading edge of the Information Society. Working in a wide variety of formats, students learn how information is created, organized, represented, stored, accessed, retrieved, managed and protected in both traditional and non-traditional media. In addition, they investigate the uses and impacts of information and technology on individuals, organizations and society, including formal and informal communities, libraries, government, and business.

Advance the well-being of women community through education, research and outreach programs in Library and Information Science.

=> To provide quality LIS education to meet national and global challenges by blending theoretical knowledge of LIS with practical skills
=> To encourage the faculty to pursue academic excellence through research and publications
=> To promote the use of ICT in teaching and research
=> To inculcate values and ethics among students in practicing the profession
=> To promote leadership qualities among LIS students
=> To prepare graduates for life-long learning and to be able to carry out information practice with competence.

=> To acquaint students with the principles of modern management of Library and Information centers
=> To provide a professional training for information specialists in order to enable them to organize information and manage different types of library and information institutions
=> To make them aware about the growth and development of universe of knowledge and its organization in different fields
=> To provide training in methods and techniques of research and their application to the problems in Library and Information Science and preparing one for further research.
=> To acquaint students with the theory and practices of Information Technology in information collection, processing, storage and retrieval.
=> To contribute to the intellectual and scientific activities on or off campus and to carry out research by organizing seminars, conferences, and scientific meetings.
=> To contribute to the continuing education of information professionals by organizing workshops and consultations.
=> To offer services to information institutions and coordinate and establish cooperation with them by organizing conferences and providing consultations and transferring expertise through the participation of the Department faculty in workshops, symposia etc
=> To cooperate and coordinate with KSWUB academic departments, by providing services with regard to the use of information sources, research methods, and search strategies on the Internet.
=> To collaborate with foreign universities and scientific institutions in the area of scientific research, exchange of experience, and the training of students.

Courses Offered

=> Master of Library and Information Science (M.LI.Sc.)
=> CLib Sc,
=> Master Of Philosophy (M Phil) Library Science and Information Science
=> Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D. ) Library Science and Information Science

Research & Development / Topic

Research Programme.

=> Areas of research in progress : Intellectual Property Rights ,User Studies, Information Literacy, Web Sites Analysis, Information Seeking Behaviour.
=> No .of Ph D students working : 07
=> No of M Phil students working: 01
=> Details of ongoing/completed project :
=> UGC – COP (Library Science 2008-09 (Rs. 7 Lakhs)
=> UGC Major Research Project “Information Support to economically weaker group of Women in Karnataka State: A study” is completed (Rs. 4.15 lakhs).


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