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Department of PG Studies and Research in Library and Information Science

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.

Programms Offered

Sl No Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
1 M.Sc., CBCS - Semester Scheme (4 Semesters) A degree (BA,BSc,B.Com etc) 24+18
2 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
2 Ph. D Minimum three years and maximum five years Masters degree in Library and Inf. Science with 55% For each guide 7 candidates


Dr. Biradar B.S.

Year of Establishment



Department of PG Studies & Research in Library and Information Science
Kuvempu University
Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta-577451
Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA

Teaching Faculty of Library and Information Science in Kuvempu University

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    Dr. Biradar B.S. Professor

    Qualification:M.A., M.L.I.Sc., Ph.D,
    Area of Specialisation: Information Technology, Bibliometrics, Information Sources and Services, Public Libraries

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    Dr. Padmamma S. Professor

    Qualification:M.A., M.L.I.Sc.,PhD.,,
    Area of Specialisation: Library & Info. Society,Academic Library, Public Libraries, IPR

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    Dr. Dharani Kumar P Assistant Professor

    Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D.,,
    Area of Specialisation: Information Technology, IPR, Management,

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    Dr. Vinay Kumar D Guest Lecturer

    Qualification:M.Sc (LIS), UGC-NET, Ph.D,
    Area of Specialisation: Library Automation, Web Archives

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    Dr. Geetha M Guest Lecturer

    Qualification:M.Sc., NET, Ph.D,
    Area of Specialisation: Information Sources, Cataloguing, ICT, Research Methodology

Research Project of Library and Information Science in Kuvempu University

Sl No Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
1 Design and Development of Kuvempu University Digital Repositories UGC Dr B.S. Biradar Mr. Kotesh Banateppanavar 815200 Completed
2 Union Catalogue of Reference Sources in College Libraries of Shimoga City Kuvempu University Dr. B.S. Biradar -- 10000 Completed
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 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
2 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 --
3 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 --
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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 --
9 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
10 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
11 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 --

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 Science 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