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Department of Library Bharathiar University
Department of Library Bharathiar University
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Department of Library & Information Science


The Department of Library and Information Science at Bharathiar University is one of the new departments in the field of Library and Information Science education in India. The Department was established in 2008. The Department is blooming under the able leadership of Dr R. Sarangapani, Head i/c. The Department conducts a 2-years integrated Master of Library & Information Science (M.Lib.I.Sc.) Programme. Apart from M.Lib.I.Sc. Course, Department conducts Research Programme for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree I Full Time and Part-Time. Department has recently started a special certificate and Add on courses of study (self-finance) Certificate Course in Library and Information Science and Certificate Course in Library Automation and Digitations, Value Added Course on Digital Information Management and e-Resources Management which aims to provide education and training of handling Automation and Digitations - its storage, preservation, conservation, study and uses.

From 2008 onwards Department has introduced Two years of integrated Master of Library and Information Science (M.Lib.I.Sc.) programmes as per guidelines of the Curriculum Development Committee (CDC) of the University Grant Commission (UGC). M.Phil., and PhD course was initiated in the Department in 2008. Fourteen (14) M.Phil., dissertations and Fourteen (14) Ph.D., Thesis so far have been successfully defended at the Department for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (M.Phil. and PhD).

Salient Features
  • Updated & Employable Curriculum and Outcome based Education (NEP-2020)
  • Practice-led Teaching & Learning
  • Hands on Training
  • Well Qualified, Experienced & Doctoral Teaching Faculty
  • Free Education Scheme
  • Job Oriented Professional Course
  • Well Equipped Smart Class Rooms
  • A/C Seminar Hall
  • Excellent Library Facility
  • Well Equipped INFLIBNET Lab
  • Wi-Fi Enabled Campus, and 
  • Green Campus
Thrust Areas
  • User Study 
  • Information Communication Technology Study, and
  • Metric Study

2008: M.L.I.S. Programme Introduced.

2016: INFLIBNET Lab Established.

2018: M.Lib.I.Sc. (Lateral Entry) Programme Introduced.

2021: Certificate & Value Added Courses Introduced.

2022: NEP - 2020 Based Curriculum & Syllabus Updated.

Roll of Honour

Dr. P.Vinayagamoorthy      - Head i/c     -    2008 -10
Dr. R. Sarangapani        - Head i/c     -   2013 - Till