Department of Library and Information Science

Department of Library and Information Science

Department of Library and Information Science

Department of Library and Information Science

Professor (Dr.) Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay

Head of the Department Professor
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    Departmental Phone No.

    033 2582-8220, 2582-8293, 2582-8750

    Extn: 238 & 338

    Mobile:+91-9434416674

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    Departmental E-mail Address

    hodlib_info_sci@klyuniv.ac.in

Library and Information Science (LISc) is a professional education aimed at developing students with adequate knowledge and skills relating to the tools and techniques of information handling, including ICT-enabled information processing and dissemination. The establishment of the Department of Library and Information Science, the tenth member in the Faculty of Arts and Commerce, at the University of Kalyani was formally conceived by an order dated March 23, 1985, by the then Vice-chancellor, Prof. S Mukherjee. In October 1985, the UGC accepted the university’s proposal for the creation of the posts of one reader and two lecturers in library and information science during the 7th plan period. The State Govt. gave its concurrence to the above posts in December 1988. After the completion of the recruitment process, the Department of Library and Information Science was formally inaugurated by the then Vice-Chancellor, Prof. K. K. Dasgupta, with a one-year Post-Graduate Course leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLISc) on April 29, 1992. The Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc) course was introduced from the academic session of 1999-2000, and the doctoral programme in 2001. The department conducts regularly workshops, conferences (under the series LiNE – Libraries in Next Era), virtual courses (Koha@Cloud), and is having research collaboration with many national (IGNOU, New Delhi, NDLI, IIT, Kharagpur) and international agencies (UNESCO, University of Notre Dame, VuFind community). The research profile of the department is available here – https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=UaMqY6oAAAAJ

Programmes offered

Sl. No. Programme Duration Intake capacity Admission criteria
1 Master of Library and Information Science (M.Lib.I.Sc) 2 years (4 semesters) 35

Admission test and weightage of the qualifying examination

2 M.Phil in Library and Information Science 2 years (4 semesters) 06

Admission test and weightage of the qualifying examination

3 Ph.D. in Library and Information Science 5 years Varies

Through KURET/RET

4 Certificate course - Koha@Cloud (mode - Online) 3 months 50

Through online admission test

Faculty Profile(Alphabetical Order)

Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay
Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay Click here for details
Sabuj Dasgupta
Sabuj Dasgupta Click here for details
Dr. Sibsankar Jana
Dr. Sibsankar Jana Click here for details

Department Details

  • ICT applications in the design and development of tools and techniques of information handling;
  • Community information services with an emphasis on local areas;
  • Resource description through content designation and metadata encoding;
  • Web-enabled search interface and Multilingual data processing;
  • Design, development, management and evaluation of mission/discipline oriented information systems and services;
  • Ontology-driven information retrieval system;
  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) on LIS; and
  • Library carpentry – applications of data carpentry in bibliographic universe.
Library One workshop cum library
Internet facilities for staff and students 25 computes with LAN/WiFi connectivity
No. of classrooms 3 classrooms
Smart class room 1 smart classroom
Students laboratories 1 ICT laboratory
Research scholars facilities Scholars’ room and network connectivity for computers

JRF scholars                – 04

URS scholars              – 01

SVMCM                     – 01

Others                         – 06

Ph.D awarded             – 33

Workshops                                          – 02

Capacity building programmes           – 02

Conferences(LiNE series)                   – 05

Cultural events                                    – 11

  • With University of Notre Dame for developing an analytical framework for Covid-19 literature (https://cord.distantreader.org/)
  • With IIT Kharagpur for organization of KEDL 2019 international conference
  • With IIT Kharagpur for organization of KEDL 2017 international conference