Panjab University, realizing the need of trained library personnel, instituted a training course in librarianship at Lahore before the partition of India. A Post-graduate Diploma in Library Science was instituted by the University at its Chandigarh Campus in 1960. It was redesignated as Bachelor of Library Science from the academic session 1968-69 and as Bachelor of Library & Information Science from the academic session 1988-89. The University instituted the Master of Library Science course from the academic session 1970-71 which was re-designated as Master of Library & Information Science course from the academic session 1988-89. Ph.D. in Library Science was introduced from the academic year 1972-73, which was also redesignated as Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the academic year 1988-89. Keeping in view the recommendations of the Curriculum Development Committee of the U.G.C., a Two-Year Integrated Course leading to Masters of Library & Information Science has been started with effect from the academic session 2003-04.
=> Bachelor of Library & Information Science
=> Master of Library & Information Science
=> Post Graduate Diploma in Library Science
=> Ph.D. in Library Science
Computer Laboratory :
The department has a well developed computer laboratory consisting of 10 computers connected to high speed Internet connection. Faculty, Students and research scholars can access scholarly web resources which are acquired by the Panjab University Library using this laboratory.
The Library subscribes to 18 journals in addition to a collection of about 2000 books and reference sources. It also provides online access to the University catalogue (OPAC). The library has at present one computer and is in the process of automation. Library has recently acquired multiple sets of classification schemes including Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) (21st edition) and Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) Scheme. The library provides the students a rich and conducive environment for the students to learn and share knowledge. It also facilitates grouplearning. The library is managed by professionally trained staff consisting of Assistant Librarian and Library Assistant.
Department of Library & Information Science
Arts Block IV
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014
Telephone: +91 172 541866, 2534769
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