Departments
Department of Library and Information Science

Brief Profile of the Department

The Department of Library and Information Science was established in the year 2016 on 29.02.2016 with a view to furnish the libraries in the region with vivid and skilled manpower. The department is imparting one year truncated post graduate diploma program leading to degree of Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) based on the recommendation by UGC model curriculum in LIS. The department also started 1 year Master of Library and Information Science(MLIS) course from the academic session 2017-2018 to provide advanced knowledge on the subject and equipped students with the techniques of managing modern libraries in the digital era. The need for the skilled library professionals having degree in LIS with technical knowledge is inevitable in any library in this digital era. The course is prepared, keeping in mind the current scenario of higher education in the field of LIS in India. The Department is working to produce well equipped manpower by offering strong theoretical foundation as well as hands on practical classes, seminars, presentation, study tour, and internship program.  

Year of Establishment:

2016 

Head of the Department:

Dr. R.K. Mahapatra

Programme & Intake Capacity:

Bachelor of Library & Information Science (BLIS)

Intake: 20 seats

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

Intake: 20 seats

Syllabus for Various Courses Offered::

Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher/Orientations etc. Organized

  • Teacher’s Day & Tribute to Sir (Dr) S. Radhakrishan, celebrated on 5th Sept., 2016.
  • National Librarian’s Day & Memorial Lecture on Dr. S. R. Ranganathan, the father and the doyen of library and information science in India, celebrated on 12th August, 2016.

Address for Communication

Department of Information and Library Science, TU, Suryamaninagar-799022
E-mail: hod_libinfoscience[at]tripurauniv.in, rkmahapatra[at]tripurauniv.in
Contact numbers: 0986103368(R.K. Mahapatra, HOD)/08794299657(M.A. Gayan)/07005867804(A. Zimik)
 

Prominent Visitors

  • Dr. Parthasarathi Mukhapadhyay, Associate Professor, DLIS, Burdwan University, visited to the DLIS, TU, on 9th Nov. 2016 and interacted with students.
  • Eminent Professors of Library & Information Science Prof. C. R. Karisiddappa, formerly Professor, Karnataka University, Prof. Pravakar Rath, Mizoram University, Prof. Pitambar Padhi, Retd. Professor, Utkal University and Prof. Sanjay Kumar Singh visited to the Department of Library and Information Science, TU and interacted with students on 18th Nov. 2017.
  • Prof. K. C. Panda, formerly Professor, Dean, Sambalpur University and presently Principal, College of Library and Information Science, Berhampur University, visited to the Department on 20th Dec. 2017 and advised the students in pursuing career in library science.

Felicitations:

      • Dr. R. K. Mahapatra, Associate Professor , Department of Library & Information Science, Tripura University felicitated along with others in the International Conference on “Marching Beyond the Libraries: Role of Social Media and Networking” held on 25th-26th Nov. 2016 at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
    • Felicitation and welcome to the Librarian and Deputy Librarian of Central Library Tripura University by the Department of Library and Information Science on 9th January 2017.
  • Ms. Joyita Saha, student BLIS, earned third prize in the Rangoli competition held on the eve of Freedom Fortnight “Azadi 70-Yaad Karo Kurbani” 2016 organised by Tripura University.

Students Activities:

    • Students are participating on the Swacha Bharat Abhiyan and cleaning the department premises.
    • Tripura University observed the Matribhasha Diwas of this year on 21 February 2017 Dr. R. K. Mahapatra, HOD, and Mr. Saumen Das, guest faculty both participated and performed odia song and bengali song respectively. Ms. Mithu Anjali Gayan, Asst. Professor put an impression on the canvas. Mr. Augustine Zimik, Asst. Professor acted as one member of the organizing committee.
  • The Department of Library and Information Science, TU, has facilitated a Current Awareness Service (Contents List to link) on Latest New on Science, Technology, Research & Innovation and other news in the University home page dedicated to faculty, research scholar and students.

Guest Faculty & Contact Details

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Saumen Das Library automation, ICT, Information sources and services

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Pritam Dasgupta Information Society, Reference sources and services, ICT.

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