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Role of Ranganathan's legacy in LIS education and research in India

Library Herald Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 2 First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 18) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00007.5

Role of Ranganathan's legacy in LIS education and research in India

Prof. Singh K P1 1Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi-110007, India Abstract The Department of Library & Information Science started at the initiative of S.R. Ranganathan was the first school in the country to offer Master's and PhD programmes in Library Science. This study explores the role of professionals graduating from the LIS Department of the University of Delhi in LIS education and research, an attempt has been made to present a state-wise picture of the pioneering role played by the alumni of the Department. The study finds that sixteen prominent LIS departments were setup in the country by the alumni of Delhi University. Keywords LIS Education, LIS Research, SR Ranganathan, Delhi University.

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