The present era, the 21st century has seen an unprecedented boom in the production of documents in almost all fields of knowledge, especially in Science and Technology. The ever-increasing bulk of recorded information available in book form, non-book form or electronic form together with satellite data has created a formidable phenomenon called 'Knowledge or Information Explosion' or more appropriately, 'Information Revolution'. Under these circumstances, users find themselves at their wits end to know what is published where in their own areas of interest and how to gain access to a required piece of information pin pointedly, exhaustively and expeditiously. Consequently, libraries as information centers and librarians as Information Scientists have attained significant positions in the modern society.
Inadequacy of traditional methods of information handling have recently led to the growing use of computer and communication technologies in the storage and retrieval of information and its communication through various networks at local, national and international level. In fact, the traditional view of the library, as a store of information held locally, is being eroded as the library is becoming a gateway to information resources worldwide.
The Department of Library and Information Science was established in the year 2015. The Department offers a one-year B.LI.Sc. programme from that year onwards. In accordance with the UGC recommendation regarding the uniformity in nomenclature of the UG in Library & Information Science at the national level, the nomenclature of the degree was changed to B.Lib.I.Sc. (Bachelor of Library and Information Science) with effect from the academic year 2019-2020. The syllabus of the programme got revised for the admission of 2020 onwards, to meet the newly emerged challenges and needs in the field of library and information science.
From 2018, the Department offers an Advanced Certificate Programme in Library Automation and Digital Archiving as a skill development programme for aspirant library science graduates. The Department gives hands-on training in library management software koha and Digital library software like D Space and Greenstone. The Department arranges internship programmes for professional training for the students and conducts seminars and webinars to keep the students updated with the current trends in the discipline.