It is a professional course named as Bachelor of Library and Information Science. Although its name includes bachelor, it is not exactly a Graduation degree and is available for graduate candidates. The course provides knowledge and skills to make candidates capable of handling library management and related information database management.
Candidates interested for this course must have passed their Graduation degree in any specialization. The minimum passing marks required are 50%- 55% which may vary from institute to institute. There are no age criteria for this course and candidate can pursue this at any stage of his/her life.
The admissions are usually done on merit basis which are based on previous qualification and performance. Interested candidates should approach the administrative office and collect the complete information and then submit their filled application form along with all the other required documents and application fee.
The duration for this course is one year which is equivalent to 2 semesters. It may vary in case of weekend classes and distance learning mode.
Further study options
After successful completion of this course, interested candidates can go for M.L.I.Sc., that is Masters of Library and Information Science. Higher qualification always pays in terms of better opportunities and salary scale. Candidates can also consider language courses to have wider range of job aspects in future.
Lastly M.Phil and PhD are also available for these candidates to pursue research as per their own interest.
The course includes study of topics like Knowledge Organization, Information Processing and Retrieval, Basics of Information Technology, Information Sources and Services, etc. It also includes specific courses like Foundation of Library and Information Science, Library and Users, Management of Information Centers, Libraries and Institutions. Candidates learn about Types of Libraries (National, Public and Academics), details about The British Library, Special and Corporate Libraries (their functions, objectives, features, etc.). They also learn about museums, Archives, and their records management.
They learn about Document Classification and Cataloguing through this course. The Library Field Survey and User Survey is a mandatory part of this course and candidates need to submit their report on the basis of their survey and data collection.
Lastly, factors affecting the library and its development are also an important part of this course.
These candidates are ideal for working in libraries, institutes, special places for data collection and catalogue preparation, etc. They can work in national organizations, museums, Archive galleries, etc.
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