About Department of Library and Information Science

The Department of Library and Information Science has been imparting higher education in Library and Information Science field on the basis of self-finance programs. The Department offers courses in Bachelor of Library and Information Science since 1986-87 and Master of Library and Information Science (Part-Time since 1994-95 and now Regular base 2012-13).

The Department has made an arrangement to impart education on the basis of experienced and skilled guest faculty members. Extensively, the multimedia system is being used during the lectures to make students understand the subject. After completing the course, the students are placed as librarians in various public, private, special, educational and industrial libraries. Apart from this, many other avenues are available also to them. An association of the students of this Department "LISA" (Library and Information Science Student Association) is also functioning. The association renders its services with the help of internet to its members about the vacant positions in the field as well as information related to competitive examinations like NET and SET. The university has provided facilities to the Department for the promotion of higher education; hence M. Phil and Ph.D. programmes are being introduced from the academic year 2013-14.

Programs

Bachelor of Library and Information Science
Master of Library and Information Science
M.Phil.
Ph.D.

Research and Extension

It is to be mentioned that a total of 21 research scholars’ have procured their Ph.D. degree and 11 students have procured their research degrees in M.Phil. Currently 10 research scholars’ are effective for their Ph.D. program.

Infrastructure and Research Facilities

To provide excellent knowledge in Information Technology, the department has well equipped computer laboratory consisting of eight computers. The computer laboratory is also in tie up with Central Library as an additional source for enhancing knowledge. The Department has purchased 318 books so far from the self-financed funds. Besides the facilities of the University Library, a numerous other facilities are also available to the students for accessing a different books and journals for their reading as well as practical purposes.

Placement Details

Though there is no separate placement officer in this Department.

Vision

To provide leadership in Library and Information Science education by imparting quality and innovative teaching through research, academics and the ideal youth to society.

Mission

• To impart quality and skill-based Library and Information Science education for improving leadership quality
• To furnish ingenious teaching and learning methods
• To Impart skill-based training with aptitudes for meeting the needs of Global Information Society
• To Cooperate with sister departments and achieve a center with potential for excellence in Library and Information Science

Head of the department
I/c. Head Prof. (Dr.) Kapila Manoj,
Department of Aquatic Biology,
Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat.

Course Coordinator:
Dr. B. J. Ankuya,
I/c. University Librarian,
Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat.

Contact Details
Phone: 0261-2203077
Coordinator: [email protected]
Department: [email protected]

Library and Information Science