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Library and Information Science Schools in Northern India: Present Status

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Author(s): Shabir Ahmad Ganaie

Journal: Trends in Information Management
ISSN 0973-4163

Volume: 8;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 75;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Library Science | Information Science | Library Science Education | India

ABSTRACT
Purpose: The aim of the present study is to investigate the prevalent scenario ofLibrary and Information Science (LIS) education system in Northern Indian statesto focus about the courses offered, intake capacity, faculty and other ingredientsessential for imparting qualitative education in the discipline of library andinformation science.Design/Methodology/Approach: Questionnaire tool is employed to obtain datafrom the institutions imparting education at different levels in Northern India.Findings: The study reveals that the schools are having appropriate infrastructure;however have a scope for further improvement in areas like knowledge resourcesavailable in libraries, computer labs, faculty strength, teaching methodologies andteaching aids.Limitations: The research restricted to a limited number of institutions highlightsdifferent facets of library and information science education in Northern Indiaonly.Research Implications: Findings of the study will facilitate the concernedauthorities at the national and local level to take appropriate measures inimproving the standard of Library and Information Science education.Keywords: Library Science, Information Science, Library Science Education, India.Paper type: Survey cum Research
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