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  • The Department of Library and Information Science was established in December 1993 offers two years M.Sc degree course in Library and Information Science since its inception. The course is designed to suit to the changing needs of the modern society. Greater emphasis has been laid in the curricula on IT oriented areas and practical aspects. To facilitate this, the department is equipped with necessary classrooms, furniture and equipments. It has an independent computer lab with 15 systems and Internet facility. So far, the department has produced more than 300 students and many of them have occupied good positions in Central/State Government departments, public/private enterprises, higher education institutions, R&D organizations and multinational companies. Some of them also have moved abroad. The department is also offering M.Phil and Ph.D. program in Library and Information Science in regular mode and M.L.I.Sc & B.L.I.Sc program in distance mode. It is active in teaching, training and consultancy activities. It has organized many national level seminars, conferences, workshops and UGC sponsored Refresher Courses in Library and Information Science
  • Name of the Department    Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Library and Information Science
    Year of Establishment        1993
    Name of the Chairman      
    Dr.Biradar B.S.
    Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Library and Information Science,
    Kuvempu University,Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta 577451
    Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA
    (Off) 08282-257319,  Fax: 08282-256255
    e-mail: lib_science@kuvempu.ac.in
  • Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
    M.Sc., CBCS - Semester Scheme  (4 Semesters)  A degree (BA,BSc,B.Com etc) 24+18
    M.Phil., One Year for regular and two years for part time Masters degree in Library and Inf. Science with 55% For each guide 2 candidates
    PhD Minimum three years and maximum five years Masters degree in Library and Inf. Science with 55% For each guide 7 candidates
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Dr. Biradar B.S. M.A., M.L.I.Sc., Ph.D Professor Information Technology, Bibliometrics, Information Sources and Services, Public Libraries
    2 Dr. Padmamma S. M.A., M.L.I.Sc.,PhD., Professor Library & Info. Society,Academic Library, Public Libraries, IPR
    3 Dr. Dharani Kumar P M.Sc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor Information Technology, IPR, Management,
    4 Dr. Santhosh Kumar K T M.Sc., Ph.D Associate Professor Library Sources and Services, Classification and Cataloguing, Information and Communication Technology
    5 Mr. Shreedhar S Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    6 Mr. Vinay Kumar D M.Sc (LIS), UGC-NET, Ph.D Guest Lecturer Library Automation, Web Archives
    7 Mr. Mrs. Geetha M Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 Design and Development of Kuvempu University Digital Repositories UGC Dr. Biradar B.S. Mr. Kotesh Banateppanavar 815200 Completed
    2 Union Catalogue of Reference Sources in College Libraries of Shimoga City Kuvempu University Dr. Biradar B.S. -- 10000 Completed
    Research Scholars
    Sl.No. Faculty Name of the Supervisor Name of the Ph.D. Scholar with Aadhaar number/Photo ID Mode of Ph.D. Registration Number Date of Registration Research Topic Likely date of completion of Ph.D Availing Fellowship Funding Agency of Fellowship
    1 Science Dr. Dharani Kumar P Shivakumar A.S Part Time 370 2016-05-03 Use of newspaper and magazines by the faculty members of first grade colleges affiliated to K.U. 2018-03-12 NO NIL
    2 Science Dr. Biradar B.S. Rajashekara G.R Part Time -- 2010-09-15 Human Resource Management in special libraries a study with special references to Job Satisfaction among LIS professionals of Karnataka 2017-09-15 NO --
    3 Science Dr. Biradar B.S. Manjunath S Part Time 781 2010-06-26 Engineering Colleges Libraries of Karnataka: An Evaluation based on National and International Standards 2018-06-26 NO --
    4 Science Dr. Biradar B.S. Swapna G Part Time 1293 2011-12-21 Assessment of Information Literacy Skills among Science Post-Graduate Students in Universities of Karnataka State 2019-12-21 NO --
    5 Science Dr. Biradar B.S. Shreedhar S Part Time 150 2013-11-28 Evaluation of chemical science web resources: An evaluative study 2018-11-28 NO --
    6 Science Dr. Biradar B.S. Maruthi G Part Time 155 2013-11-28 Information use pattern by faculty members of degree colleges affiliated to Kuvempu University 2018-11-28 NO --
    7 Science Dr. Biradar B.S. Sadashiva Naik Part Time 149 2013-11-28 Use of library resources and services in selected Pharmacy colleges in Karnataka 2013-11-28 NO --
    8 Science Dr. Biradar B.S. Shivaram B.S. Part Time 365 2016-03-05 Design and Development of Open source based digital archiving framework for Grey literature in R&D institutions 2020-03-05 NO --
    9 Science Dr. Dharani Kumar P Sandesh Kumar Part Time 153 2013-11-28 Use of library resources and services in BEd colleges affiliated to Kuvempu University 2018-12-30 NO NIL
    10 Science Dr. Dharani Kumar P Shankaranand Hiremath Part Time 151 2013-02-11 Indian Institute of Management Libraries Web-OPAC: an evaluative study 2018-03-01 NO NIL
    11 Science Dr. Dharani Kumar P Chandrashekhar K.L Part Time 148 2013-11-28 Awareness and use of AICTE mandated e-resources among Post Graduate students of autonomous Engineering colleges affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka 2018-12-30 NO nil
    12 Science Dr. Dharani Kumar P Narasappa Part Time 367 2016-03-05 Use of information resources and services by teachers of Pre-university colleges in Shivamogga District: a Study 2020-03-05 NO nil
    13 Science Dr. Dharani Kumar P Shashidhar A.K. Part Time 152 2013-11-28 Availability, accessibility and use of Online resources among Bio-science research scholar and faculty members of universities in Karnataka 2018-12-30 NO nil
    14 Science Dr. Dharani Kumar P Chamansab Part Time 154 2013-11-28 Mapping of Chemical science literature with reference to Web-of-science citation database: a scientometric study 2018-06-30 NO nil
  • Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency :
    Title Level Year Funding Agency
    Five days national workshop on D-Space and WINISIS National January 2006 Kuvempu University
    Five days workshop on CDS/ISIS and WINISIS for college librarians National March 2002 Kuvempu University
    4th ASSIST national seminar on Digital Resources and Services in Libraries National May 2004 Kuvempu University and INFLIBNET
    Two-day national seminar on Challenges before the College Librarians in the New Millennium National February 2000 Kuvempu University
    2nd UGC sponsored refresher course on Impact of Information Technology on Library Resources and Services National December 2002 UGC
    1st U.G.C. Sponsored Refresher Course on Management of Library and Information Centers in Digital Era National  November 2001 UGC
    Awards/ Recognition /Achievement of Faculty
    Dr. B.S.Biradar

    Both received ?I.L.A.P.V.Verghese Award? for the best research paper published in ILA Bulletin-2005. The award was presented in the ILA conference held at Srinagara, (Garhwal) during 26th to 29th December 2006.

    Dr. B.T. Sampath Kumar
    Placements :
    A necessary care has been taken by the Department to accommodate the students in reputed Institute/Colleges, Multi national/Corporate companies, a website has been created for the placement (http//www.freewebs.com/kulisc)
    Achievements of the alumni :
    Sl.No. Name Position Organization
    01 Dr.B. Ravi Asst. Librarian University of Hyderabad
    02 Dr.Vijaya Kumar Librarian Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
    03 K.T. Santhosh Kumar Lecturer Sahyadri Arts College, Shimoga
    04 M.Chidananda Swamy Librarian J.N.N.C.E., Shimoga
    05 Mr. Sridhara Scientist-C DRDO, New Delhi
    06 Sujatha Mathad M Assistant Librarian Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore
    07 Dr. Sampath Kumar B.T. Lecturer Dept. Of Library and Inf. Science, Kuvempu University
    08 Suresh Kumar K.K. Librarian Amritha Institute, Bangalore
    09 Mahesh N Juttiyavar Sr. Information Security Officer MASTEK, Mumbai
    10 Anil G Librarian Baruka Power Corporation, Bangalore
    11 Hedge Yamuna Narayanan Librarian UAE
    12 Anil Kumar M. Librarian G E Electronics, Bangalore
    13 Danappa Pattar Librarian WIPRO, Bangalore
    14 Kumar G.T. Librarian Krishnadevaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore
    15 Maranna O. Librarian General Kariappa College, Madikeri
    16 Sheela K. Information Assistant The Printers Mysore Pvt Ltd, Bangalore
    17 Dharani Kumar P. Lecturer Dept. Of Library and Inf. Science, Kuvempu Univesrity
    18 Narendra A. Librarian Govt. Junior College, Chikmagalur
    19 Raghavendra R. Librarian Javahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chamrajnagar, Mysore
    20 Rajesha K.A. Asst. Librarian HAL, Bangalore
    21 Shalini S.S. Information Officer Novel Net, Bangalore
    22 Manjunatha S Assistant Librarian Indian Air Force, Bangalore
    23 Usha H.S. Assistant Librarian IBM, BANGALORE
    24 Veena R. Bhat Assistant Librarian IIIT, PUNE
    25 Manjunatha B Librarian Vaidehi Institute of Medical Science and Research Center, Bangalore
    26 Sathisha M.V. Project Assistant (NCSI) IISc. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012
    27 Ashoka D ISD in charge WIPRO Technologies, Electronic City, Bangalore
    28 Mallikarjuna M.Kappi Asst. Librarian ISB, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
    29 Sahul Ahmed  S Librarian Oracle India Pvt, Ltd, Bangalore
    30 Usha K. ISD In charge WIPRO Technologies, Electronic City, Bangalore
    31 Rajshekar G.R. Librarian TCS, Bangalore