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Department of Library and Information Science

History

Year of Establishment : 1945

History of The Department : In 1943 the Inter University Board of India resolved that only graduates of any stream would be eligible for admission to the librarianship courses conducted by the Indian Universities. About the same time a library sub-committee was formed by the University of Calcutta. On August 17, 1944 the Syndicate of the University considered the resolutions of the sub-committee to the effect that “The University will institute a Diploma Course in Librarianship every year. The course including the examination will extend over one year beginning in the month of January”. Admission to the course was open to the graduates only and the intake was limited to 15 students only. A Librarianship Training Committee was to be appointed every year to run the course and there was no separate department. The arrangement was called the Librarianship Training Department placed with the faculty of Arts and was under the administrative control of the Library Department (i. e. the University Librarian). The first Dip. Lib. Training started in January, 1945. In 1959 the Training Department was separated from the Library Department. A separated and independent Faculty for Post-Graduate Studies in Library Science was created and the ‘Department of Library Science’ was placed under it. From the 1969-70 session the ‘Diploma’ was replaced by Post Graduate degree of Bachelor of library Science (B. Lib. Sc.). In 1998 the Department has been renamed as the Department of Library & Information Science and the course is being called as Bachelor of Library & Information Science (BLIS). The Department is presently under the Faculty of Post-Graduate studies in Journalism, Education and Library & Information Science. As per the UGC Notification for Specification of Degrees (No. F. 5-1/2013 (CPP-II, Gazetted in The gazette of India, July 5, 2014) from the session 2016-17 the extended form of the nomenclature of the bachelor degree course in library and information science is Bachelor of library & Information Sciences and the abbreviated form of the course is B. Lib. I. Sc.

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Academic

Faculty members :

Name Phone No. E - mail Specialization
Professors
Dr. Ratna Bandyopadhyay
[Profile]
+91 (033) 23973880,
+919830392519
rdas@hotmail.com,
ratnabandyopadhyay@yahoo.co.in
Information Processing & Retrieval; Cataloguing
Dr. Pijushkanti Panigrahi
[Profile]  
+91 94342 43522
+919434243522
panigrahipk@yahoo.com 
panigrahipk11@gmail.com
Artificial Intelligence - NLP, ES; Digital Library; Information Technology Application; Industrial Information System
Dr. Biplab Chakrabarti
[Profile]
+91 (033) 24183907
+919830504380
bclis@caluniv.ac.in Information Sources & Services, Community Information Systems
Dr. Swapna Banerjee
[Profile]
9830305624 swapna.banerjee98@gmail.com Knowledge Organization; Information processing & retrieval, Classification Preservation & Conservation, Information Management
Dr. Arabinda Maity
(Presently H.O.D.)
[Profile]
+91 9433403541 maityarabindacu@gmail.com
amaity@caluniv.ac.in
Library Classification, Information sources, Systems and Services, CIS, Legal Information Systems
Associate Professors
Dr. Susmita Chakraborty
[Profile]
+91 9830710918 susmitachakraborty94@gmail.com
http://drsusmitachakraborty.blogspot.com
Information Services to the disadvantageous population, International Librarianship, Digital Library System, LIS Education, CIS, KM, OA, OER, WEB-D, ICT-D.
Assistant Professors
Dr. Parikshit Mondal
[Profile]
+91 9432989848 parikshitmondal@yahoo.co.in Cataloguing, Library Management
Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri
[Profile]
+91 9434457215 sabujkchaudhuri@gmail.com
Sabooj_c@yahoo.co.in http://www.sabujkc.webs.com
Skype: sabooj_c
IPR, Patent, Copyright, Social Informatics, Biodiversity Informatics, cultural informatics, Scientific Informatics, ICT, Computer Networking, TK, Information System Design, IR, Research Methods
Dr. Pubalika Bhattacharya Maitra
[Profile]
+91 9433469545 pbm_1234@yahoo.co.in 
pbmcu12@gmail.com
Indigenous knowledge Management, LIS Education, LIS Education and Placement, Research Methods, Multiculturalism, Indian Communities and Culture, Health Informatics and Retrieval Systems, Information Communication Systems Management.
Eminent Personalities Visited our Department :
Name Institutions attached with
Prof. C. R. Karisidappa Emeritus Professor, DLIS, Karnataka University
Dr. John Vighen Librarian, CERN, Swizerland
Dr. Shalini Urs Executive Director, International School of Information Management, University of Mysore.
Prof. P. B. Mangla Emeritus Professor, DLIS, Delhi University
Prof. Alka Burgohain Emeritus Professor, DLIS, Gouhati University
Dr. Smita Sengupta Russian State Library, Russia
Dr. M. Chandra Sekhara Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Studies in LIS, University of Mysore
Prof. P G Tadasad Professor and Chairman, DLIS, Karnataka State Women’s University

Courses

Programme Level of Study Cut-off Mark at entry Intake Capacity Duration
B.Lib.I.Sc P.G. Admission test 55 One year
M.Lib.I.Sc P.G. On merit/Test 24 Two year
5-Year Integrated MLIS PG Academic Marks + Admission Test 40 Five Year
3-Year B.A. /B.Sc. (Hons.) in Library and Information Studies UG Academic Marks + Admission Test 20 Three year
2-Year Integrated B.Lib.I.Sc- M.Lib.I.Sc P.G. On merit/Test 20 Two year
M. Phil. Research Admission Test and Viva 22 Two year
Ph.D. Research Admission Test and Viva

Different courses of the Department [Click Here]

Research

Research Scolars :

Sl. No. Name of the Scholar SRF/JRF/URF/RGNF Name of the Supervisor Date of Enrolment
1 Adwaita Kumar Das   Prof. Arjun Dasgupta 11. 11. 2010
2 Ali Ahammad Taher Hasan   Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri 11. 02. 2015
3 Anamika Das   Prof. Pijushkanti Panigrahi 11. 11. 2010
4 Anasua Ghosh   Prof. Arjun Dasgupta 17. 11. 2011
5 Animesh Bhattacharyya   Dr. Susmita Chakrabarti 03. 10. 2013
6 Animesh singha UGC-JRF Dr. Pubalika Bhattacharya Maitra 11. 02. 2015
7 Anindita Basu   Prof. Arabinda Maity 15. 06. 2012
8 Anindita Bhowmick   Prof. Arabinda Maity 03. 10. 2013
9 Anindita santra Prof. Biplab Chakrabarti 11. 02. 2015
10 Anwesha Bhattacharya   Dr. Pubalika Bhattacharya Maitra 18. 01. 2016
11 Arindam Bagchi   Dr. Parikshit Mandal 18. 01. 2016
12 Aroja ghosh   Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty 11. 02. 2015
13 Arpita Dutta (Dey)   Prof.  Arabinda Maity 11. 02. 2015
14 Arpita Kar   Prof. Soumitra Sarkar 17. 11. 2011
15 Ashes Datta UGC-JRF Dr. Sabuj Kr. Chaudhuri 18. 01. 2016
16 Asis Kumar Karan   Prof.  Biplab Chakraborty 17. 11. 2011
17 Bahni Mukhopadhyay   Prof. Ratna Bandyopadhyay 15. 06. 2012
18 Banasree Roy   Prof. Pijushkanti Panigrahi 11. 11. 2010
19 Basudeb Adhikary   Prof. Swapna Banerjee 18. 01. 2016
20 Bibhash Ram Singh Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri 18. 01. 2016
21 Biswajit Bhattacharya   Dr. Parikshit Mondal 11. 02. 2015
22 Bonny Ghosh   Prof. Biplab Chakrabarti 03. 10. 2013
23 Chittaranjan Nayak   Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty 11. 02. 2015
24 Dibyendu Manna   Dr. Susmita Chakraborty 11. 02. 2015
25 Dibyendu Mondal UGC-JRF Dr. Pubalika Bhattacharya Maitra 18. 01. 2016
26 Duranta Mistri   Dr. Hari Prasad Sharma 11. 11. 2010
27 Gautam Mukhopadhyay   Dr. Hari Prasad Sharma 11. 11. 2010
28 Gita Sarkar Dr. Pubalika Bhattacharya Maitra 18. 01. 2016
29 Goutam Dutta   Dr. Susmits Chakraborty and Prof. Biplab Chaktabarti 15. 06. 2012
30 Jayeeta Mullick   Prof. Biplab Chakrabarti 03. 10. 2013
31 Jiban Krishna Pal   Prof. Soumitra Sarkar 11. 11. 2010
32 Kalyan Paik   Dr. Susmita Chakrabarti 03. 10. 2013
33 Krishanu Dey   Dr. Parikshit Mandal 18. 01. 2016
34 Kuheli Dutta   Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri 03. 10. 2013
35 Lipi Chatterjee   Prof. Swapna Banerjee 03. 10. 2013
36 Mahadeb Rana   Dr. Parikshit Mondal 11. 11. 2010
37 Maloy Kumar Paul   Dr. Susmita Chakrabarti 03. 10. 2013
38 Manas Kumar Ganguli   Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri 11. 02. 2015
39 Manas Samanta   Dr. Bratati Neogi 11. 02. 2015
40 Mayukh Biswas Prof. Pijushkanti Panigrahi 11. 02. 2015
41 Moumita Saha Dr. Pubalika Bhattacharya Maitra 11. 02. 2015
42 Najhat Tarannum   Dr. Parikshit Mandal 18. 01. 2016
43 Nibhas Biswas   Prof. Soumitra Sarkar 11. 11. 2010
44 Palas Adhikari   Dr. Bratati Neogi 03. 10. 2013
45 Pallabi Sarkar Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri 18. 01. 2016
46 Pankaj kumar Tanti                   Dr. Susmita Chakraborty 11. 02. 2015
47 Parimal chandra Ray   Dr. Pubalika Bhattacharya Maitra 11. 02. 2015
48 Prabhat Mandal   Dr. Parikshit Mandal 18. 01. 2016
49 Pradip Bhattacharyya   Dr. Susmita Chakraborty 11. 02. 2015
50 Pramathesh Das   Prof. Arjun Dasgupta 11. 02. 2015
51 Pratap Chandra Roy   Prof. Ratna Bandyopadhyay 03. 10. 2013
52 Prayash Tamang Dr. Pubalika Bhattacharya Maitra 11. 02. 2015
53 Prem Chand Mondal   Dr. Sharmistha Dutta 17. 11. 2011
54 Pritam Gurey   Prof  Biplab Chakraborty 17. 11. 2011
55 Prodip Das   Prof. Ratna Bandyopadhayay 11. 11. 2010
56 Prodip Kr Bhattacharyya   Prof. Arabinda Maity 03. 10. 2013
57 Rabishankar Giri   Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri 18. 01. 2016
58 Rajib Roy   Dr. Susmita Chakraborty 11. 02. 2015
59 Riptika Pal Dr. Pubalika Bhattacharya Maitra 18. 01. 2016
60 Rosalien Rout Prof. Pijushkanti Panigrahi 15. 06. 2012
61 Ruksana Sultana   Prof. Arabinda Maity 03. 10. 2013
62 Samiran Naskar   Dr. Bratati Neogi 03. 10. 2013
63 Samrat Guha Roy   Dr. Arun Kumar Chakrabarti 03. 10. 2013
64 Sanat Kumar Biswas   Dr Arun K Chakraborty 17. 11. 2011
65 Sanku Bilas Roy   Dr. Hari Prasad Sharma 11. 11. 2010
66 Saptaparni Samanta   Dr Arun Kumar Chakraborty 15. 06. 2012
67 Sheuli Sengupta   Prof. Soumitra Sarkar 11. 02. 2015
68 Shyam Prasad Ram   Prof. Arabinda Maity 15. 06. 2012
69 Sohini Sengupta   Prof.  Biplab Chakrabarti 11. 11. 2010
70 Sompita Das Prof. Soumitra Sarkar 18. 01. 2016
71 Soumen Kayal Prof. Swapna Banerjee 03. 10. 2013
72 Soumitra Biswas   Dr. Susmita Chakrabarti 03. 10. 2013
73 Sourav Chatterjee   Prof. Arabinda Maity 03. 10. 2013
74 Subir Das   Prof. Pijushkanti Panigrahi 11. 11. 2010
75 Subrata Roy Prof. Swapna Banerjee 03. 10. 2013
76 Suchismita Majumdar   Dr Swapna Banerjee 17. 11. 2011
77 Sujit kayal   Dr. Arabinda Maity 11. 02. 2015
78 Sumita Dey   Dr. Arun Kumar Chakrabarti 03. 10. 2013
79 Supta Manna   Prof. Pijushkanti Panigrahi 11. 11. 2010
80 Surojit Sanyal   Prof. Ratna Bandyopadhayay 17. 11. 2011
81 Swati Ghosh   Prof.  Swapna Banerjee 11. 11. 2010
82 Tapas Kumar Das   Prof. Biplab Chakrabarti 03. 10. 2013
83 Tilak Sarma   Dr. Parikshit Mondal 11. 02. 2015
84 Nilofer Nishat UGC-JRF Prof. Biplab Chakrabarti 17. 03. 2016 (DOJ)
85 Sk Nausad Kabir Prof. Pijushkanti Panigrahi 23. 05. 2016 (DOJ)
86 Sartak Chakraborty UGC-JRF Prof. Soumendranath Bera and Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri 16.12.2016
(DOJ)
87 Srijani Kundu UGC-JRF Prof. Soumendranath Bera and Dr. Parikshit Mondal 16.12.2016
(DOJ)
88 Aditi Das UGC-JRF (as M.Phil Candidate) Prof. Swapna Banerjee 21.03.2017
(DOJ)
89 Ananya Sarkar UGC-JRF Prof. Soumitra Sarkar 10.04.2017
90 Amita Roy UGC-JRF Prof. Soumitra Sarkar 11.04.2017
91 Nirupama Murmu UGC-JRF (as M.Phil Candidate) H.O.D. 19.04.2017
(DOJ)

Major Activities of the Department :

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops organized; and source of funding (national/international) with details of outstanding participants :

Name of programme National/international Source of funding Outstanding participant Year
Seminar on “LIS Eduvision 2010 ” National UGC Prof. B. K. Sen, Dr. S. C. Biswas, Dr. Neelamegham, Prof. Sudipti Banerjee, Prof. Ranjan Basu 2010 - 11
Seninar on “Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray o Granthagar” National UGC Prof. Shyamal Chakrabarti 2012 - 13
Seminar on “Career in LIS: Challenges & Opportunities” National UGC Prof. B. Prakash , Global Head, TCS
Dr. P. R. Goswami, Director, IGNCA
Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Director, National Library Chairman, College Service Commission
Mr. Sourav Saha, IBM
Mr. K. K. Banerjee,  Director General, RRRLF
2013 - 14
Seminar on “Sustainability of Library and Information Services” International UGC & RRRLF Dr. Refa Uddin, Dy. Librarian, Public Library, Srilanka
Dr. Smita Sengupta, Russian State Library, Russia
Dr. Salini Urs, Executive Director, International School of Information Management, University of Mysore.
Dr. Regina Akthar, Librarian, Bangladesh Childrens Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Prof. P. B. Mangla, Retired Professor, Delhi University
Dr. M. Chandra Sekhara, Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Studies in LIS, University of Mysore
Prof. P G Tadasad, Professor and Chairman, DLIS, Karnataka State Women’s University
2014 – 15
Seminar on “Rebooting Public Libraries for the 21st Century to Recreate the Future” National UGC & RRRLF Dr. Arun Chakraborty, Director General, National Library
Mr. Swarup Kumar Pal, IAS, Director, Directorate of Library Services, Govt. of West Bengal.  
2016

Refresher Courses organized by the Department :

Year Title Name of the Coordinator
  2001 – 2002   Academic Library Management in the New Millennium Prof Arjun Dasgupta
  2004 – 2005   Books Bytes & Beyond – Library without walls Prof. Bhubaneswar Chakrabarti and Prof. Biplab Chakrabarti
  2005 – 2006   Role of Information Institutions in the present era Prof. Arjun Dasgupta and Prof. Swapna Banerjee
  2006 – 2007   Dynamic Role of librarians in the digital era Prof. Ratna Bandyopadhyay and Prof. Pijushkanti Panigrahi
  2007 – 2008   High tech - High touch: expanding the horizon of library services Prof. Biplab Chakrabarti and Prof. Swapna Banerjee
2011 - 2012 Resource Management in Academic Library: Systems and Tools Prof. Dibyendu Paul
2013 - 2014 Academic Library Management Prof. Dibyendu Paul and Dr. Arabinda Maity

Short-Term Course organized by the Department :

March 3 – 4, 2014 Information Management & Research Methodology Prof. Dibyendu Paul and Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri

List of Awards own by the students of the department :

Name of the student Name of the award National/International
Arnab Mahajan Best Volunteer Award C.U. (National)

Major thrust areas in which Research activities are being actively pursued:

Bibliographic Control

LIS Education

Preservation and Conservation

Institutional Repositories

Networking

Community Information Services

Digital library

Information Management System

Knowledge Management

• Library Management

• Natural Language Processing

• Public Libraries

Scientometrics & Informetrics


Links : National Digital Library

Contact

Campus : College Street Campus

Address for communication : Asutosh Building (Third Floor), 87/1, College Street, Kolkata - 700 073, Phone: 2241 0071; ext. 308, 342