Arrow For the first time in the country that a Library Science Department was constituted on par with other teaching departments at this University. and recognized as an Associated Project of UNESCO. For a long time, this was the only Department in the country which, in addition to the B.L.I.Sc., degree, it was providing education and research facilities at higher levels leading to the MLISc, MPhil, and PhD degrees.
Arrow The Department during the past 75 years of its existence has played an vital role in Library Education in the country. Already 4049 students have taken their Library Science degrees from this Department, of which 78 PhD degrees, 158 M.Phil. degrees, 1350 MLISc degrees, and 2463 BLISc & Diploma degrees (up to May 2018).
Arrow Department ever since its inception continues to play its role of leadership in Library and Information Science education with the changing and complex needs of libraries and documentation centers in the country. The Department took concrete steps in 1972 to introduce new areas of study in Information Science and Management, such as 'Computer and its Application in Libraries,' Information Storage and Retrieval,' and 'Library Systems Analysis & Statistical Methods' in its curriculum. Department revised its syllabi in 2004 both in BLISc & MLISc Programmes.