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Library and Information Science

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Details of the Course
1. Course  Title Diploma course in Library and Information Science
2. Entry Qualification 10th /12th
3. Course Duration    Three years -10th  / Two years – 12th
4. Course structure Semester system
5. Course details Librarians are information managers. They manage information; and adapt new technology to facilitate better access to information and knowledge



  • To arrange books, periodicals and other reading materials in helpful sequence to facilitate easy retrieval
  • To be able to do cataloguing, the most important technique which help quick retrieval of documents and points to the address of a document in the library.
  • To be able to use Computers and Multimedia for doing day to day library operations and providing information services.
  • To have the knowledge of principles of book selection, tools for book selection and methods of procurement.
  • To provide Information Service
  • To correspond with book sellers publishers, venders etc and also with the library users.
  • To organise a library and its services and to manage library budget and space.

Main streams in diploma curriculam

  • Communication Skills 
  • Library & Society
  • Library Classification
  • Library Cataloguing
  • Computer & Information Science 
  • Book Selection
  • Information Services
  • Lib. Correspondence 
  • Library Management
  • Information Technology

Higher Study

  • Eligible for Bachelor’s & Master's Degree in Library Science from various Universities as a regular student or through correspondence after having 3 year's experience of working in a Library

Employment Opportunities

They work in different kinds of libraries and may be designated as Librarian or Assistant Librarian or Incharge Information Centre in the :

  • Public Libraries
  • Institutional/School/Colleges/ Government / Departmental  Libraries
  • Information Centres (public enterprise, industrial & commercial firms)
  • Libraries ( professional bodies, societies and research associations)
  • Self-employment by opening circulation libraries, Information packaging units and may do marketing of journals and books.


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