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LIS Education in India: Emerging Trends and Challenges

Library Herald Year : 2019, Volume : 57, Issue : 3 First page : ( 315) Last page : ( 326) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2019.00018.6

LIS Education in India: Emerging Trends and Challenges Khanchandani Vanita Assistant Librarian, Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi-110016. vanita@library.iitd.ac.in

Abstract

LIS education in India is century old. This paper deals with how LIS education in India has been started and how it has been affected by the technological advancements. It also highlights the level of courses provided by the universities, colleges, polytechnics, library associations and documentation centres. The paper also endeavoured to highlight the committees and commissions formed by the Government of India and University Grants Commission (UGC) for the development of the libraries and LIS education. Different challenges affecting LIS education and the solutions to those challenges have been carefully dealt with. This paper will be helpful for all the LIS teachers, students, and LIS professionals in understanding the need of change in LIS curriculum keeping at par with the technology.

Keywords Library and Information Science Education; Library; LIS Schools; UGC; Curriculum and CBCS.


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