Library and Information Science


The Department of Library & Information Science was started in Gauhati University the year 1966; first Post Graduate LIS Department in the North East India.

Mission and Vision Statement:

Libraries are the backbone of any developed society. It is said that "the nation who reads, the nation that leads".This statement is true for the development of any society. So in this regard the department tries to make the society educated formally and informally through the classroom method by training young professionals and also help in the continuing education as well as adult education programme.


The main objectives of the course are:

1.To acquaint students with the principles of modern management of Library and Information centres.

2.To make them aware about the growth and development of universe of knowledge and its organization in different fields.

3.To provide training in methods and techniques of research and their application to the problems in Library and Information Science and preparing one for further research.

4. To acquaint students with the theory and practices of Information Technology in information collection, processing, storage and retrieval.

5.To acquaint on the principles, methods and techniques of organization and management of modern Library and Information centres.


The Department was started in 1966 with a one year Post Graduate course leading to BLibSc degree. Later in 1979; one year MLibSc course was started. The nomenclature of both the courses was changed with reference to UGC guideline in 1983 and both the courses were redesigned as BLISc and MLISc respectively. In 2001, again in conformity with the UGC’s guidelines, the course is thoroughly revised accommodating modern approaches in librarianship especially with reference to ICT use in Library and Information Centres with a two year MLISc course with four semesters. The course was revised again in 2007. From the year 2013-14 new revised syllabus with Credit and Grading system is introduced.

Facilities and Assets

Computer Laboratory 16 Computers
Projectors LCD Projectors,Printers etc
Seminar Library 1285 Books


Admission into Ph.D programme is as per guidelines of UGC & Gauhati University.

Research Areas

Computer Application in LIS, Use of ICT, Library Management, Documentation, Digital Library, Library Marketing, User Studies, Public Libraries, Special Libraries, Academic Libraries, Internet resources, Library Web site, Information Seeking Behaviour, Bibliometrics, Information Retrieval, etc.


Prof. Narendra Lahkar,DLISc, GU.,Professor
Dr. Rajani Kanta Barman,DLISc, GU.,Professor
Dr.Sanjay Kumar Singh, Associate Professor
Prof Alaka Buragohain and Prof Narendra Nath Sharma are guiding researcher scholars in PhD; due to their attaining maximum age limit, as per GU guidelines for PhD Programme, they are entitled to register with them fresh researchers. It is expected to get recognition of few more teacher/ professionals as guides at an early date.


1. Apurba Jyoti Mazumdar, Zabin Ahmed, Jyotika Devi, Mitali Goswami, Alok Kr Pathak, Gautam Sarma, Anamika Baishya (JRF) (Guide: Prof Narendra Lahkar),
2. Pranjit Thakuria, Kukila Goswami, Tonmay Sabhapandit, Olom Perme, Bipul Sarma, Gajendra Ballabh Dev Choudhury, Birender Pal, Vijay Anand, Bhupandra Nath Sarma (Guide: Prof. R.K. Barman)
3. Kishor Sharma, Nirmal Ranjan Majumdar, Kankana Baishya, Jyotirekha Bhattyacharya, Rumi Das, Bijoya Ray, Nabin Ch Dey(Guide: Dr. S.K. Singh)
4. Sanatan Deka, Pallavi Gogoi, Ranjan Jyoti Sarma, Barsha Rani Duorah, Sadananda Nath, Kishor Kalita, Deepa Baruah, Anuradha Singha, Rajib Kumar Das, Prasanta Deka, Dalimi Devi (Guide: Prof N. N. Sharma)
5. Utpal Das (Guide: Prof A. Buragohain)


Narendra Lahkar
MLIBSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Computer application in LIS, Information system, Bibliography
Badan Barman
MLIBSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Website, Social Media, Web 2.0
Rajani Kanta Barman
MLIBSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Information Management, Manpower development in LIS, Academic Library Management, System Analysis
Dipen Deka
MLIBSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Library Classification, Library Automation, Library Preservation, Digital Resources Management
Sanjay Kumar Singh
MLIBSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Computer Application in LIS, ICT in Library Management
Tilak Hazarika
MLIBSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Information Retrieval, Library Automation,Web based information services; Bibliometrics, Scientometrics

PhD Awardees: (as on November, 2013)

Guide: Prof A Buragohain

SlNo Scholar Title (or Area) Year NET/JRF
1 Narendra Lahkar Prospects of automated catalogues in three University Libraries of Assam 1998
2 Wakidur Rahman Historical development of legal literature on customary laws of Assam: A critical study 2003
3 Bina Medhi Lahkar Earth Science Periodicals Collections in the three Universities of Assam : Their Impact on Research Activities during 1988-98: A Critical Study 2003
4 MD Syiem A study of the trend of growth of Agricultural literature in North Eastern from 1976 to 1996 and its impact upon higher studies in Agricultural Science 2005
5 Sanjay Kumar Singh A Study of impact of Information Technology on the Effective management of library operations with special reference to Assam 2006 NET
6 Hemanta Kr Barman Feasibility of library software packages for library automation in Higher Educational Institutes of Assam: A Critical Study 2007 NET
7 Ramvir Singh Yadav Impact of Academic libraries in development of human resources: with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland (colleges and Universities) 1971 to1999 2008
8 Mukut Sarma Prospects of Application of Information Technology in Academic Libraries in Assam 2008 NET
9 Smiriti Rekha Baruah A Critical Study of the Growth of Tea Literature with special reference to India from 1970-2002 2008
10 Sumana Chakraborty Use of Internet Services in the University Libraries of Assam: An Evaluative Study 2010 NET
11 Utpal Sarma Information Needs and Information seeking behavior of Urban Community and their satisfaction by public libraries in greater Ghy. 2013
12 Sanjay Kumar Barman Audio Visual Materials and their Management and Preservation in Television Media Organisations: A Case Study of the Library of Guwahati Doordarshan Kendra. 2013

Guide: Prof N N Sharma

SlNo Scholar Title (or Area) Year NET/JRF
1 Bhrigu Ram Bharali Role of special Libraries in Assam and its Socio-Economic Impact on Societies – A Study 2009
2 Pranab Kumar Barooah A model system for evaluation of the resources of a special Library on the basis of user satisfaction using bibliometric techniques: a case study at Regional Research Laboratory 2004
3 Vijay Raghav Tiwari Role of Public Libraries in the Development of Adults Education of Arunachal Pradesh: With Special View on Papumpare District- An Analytical Approach. 2006
4 A. Takatemsu Imchen A study of Public Library System as Community Information Centres in Nagaland: Reality and Challenges 2006
5 Haricharan Das Reflection of Rural information in Newspaper of Assam: A critical Study 2007
6 Mehtab Hussein Public Libraries in a multicultural society and their role in promoting solid harmony: a critical study with reference to Assam 2009
7 Nabajyoti Das Deviance in Academic :Libraries: A sociological Study with reference to Assam 2009
8 Sarita Bhattacharjee Information seeking behavior 2010

Guide: Prof Narendra Lahkar

SlNo Scholar Title (or Area) Year NET/JRF
1 Tilak Hazarika Documentation Services and Works in Indian Council Forestry Research and Education 2004 NET
2 Dhrubajit Das Document Description in University Libraries 2007
3 Bikika Laloo Information Seeking Behaviour 2008
4 Sanjib Kumar Deka Searching facilities in different Search Engines 2009
5 Anu Hazarika Library Services in Financial Institutes of Assam 2009
6 S Kannan Public Library Services in Bhutan 2009
7 M Maltesh Digitization of Buddhist Manuscripts in Arunachal Pradesh 2010
8 Kishor Sarma Prospects of Library Marketing in North East India: a Study 2011 NET
9 Badan Barman Web Resources in Library and Information Science: a Managerial Approach 2012 NET
10 Shashilemla Ao A Study on Growth and Development of Literature in Naga Languages 2012 NET
11 Dipen Deka Digital Resources Management with reference to University Libraries of India 2012 JRF
12 Tarini Goswami Citation Analysis in Science and Technology Institute Libraries of Assam 2013
13 Gauri S Karmakar Use of E-resources by the Social Science Researchers of GU 2013 NET

Guide: Prof R K Barman

SlNo Scholar Title (or Area) Year NET/JRF
1 Bibhuti Choudhuri Information needs and and Information seeking behavior of users in major science and technology libraries of NE region with special reference to Assam 2008
2 Gyandeep Saikia User Education in college and university libraries 2009
3 Niraj Barua Human Resource Development in the Institutions of Higher Education in Assam with Automated Libraries: A critical study 2012 NET
4 Amal K. Mandal Bibliometric Studies in Physics 2013
Dr NN Sharma, Prof (Retd) DLISc, GU
Sri Mahendra N Bora, Librarian (Retd), Tezpur University
Dr Baman Parida, Prof (Retd), DLISc, Utkal University
Dr Narendra Lahkar, Prof, DLISc, GU
Dr RK Barman, Prof, DLISc, GU
Dr Icylda Majao, University Librarian, NEHU, Shillong
Dr Mukesh Saikia, University Librarian, Tezpur University
Dr Bikika Laloo, Associate Prof, DLISc, NEHU
Dr SK Singh, Associate Prof, DLISc, GU
Dr M Maltesh, Dy Librarian, RGU, Arunachal Pradesh
Dr S Kannan, Librarian, SRM University, Hariyana
Sri Sanatan Deka, Addl Secretary, Govt of Assam
Sri Sahadat Hussain, Assam Judicial Service
Sri Karuna K Deka, Asst Editor, Central Reference Library, Kolkata
Sri Radhesyam Singh, University Librarian (Retd), Manipur University, Imphal
Sri Woom S Devnath, University Librarian, GU
Dr Mukut Sarma, Asst Prof, DLISc, Assam University
Dr Sumana C Sarma, Dy University Librarian, Assam University
Sri R Rajbongshi, Asst Librarian, IITGuwahati
Sri Utpal Das, Dy University Librarian, Dibrugarh University
Dr Tilak Hazarika, Asst Prof, DLISc, GU
Dr Dipen Deka, Asst Prof, DLISc, GU
Sri Bhupen Goswami, Dy University Librarian (Retd), GU
Dr Anu Hazarika, Librarian, NEIBM, Guwahati
Sri Uttam Sarma, Directory i/c, Library Services, Assam
Sri Jotam Borang, Director, Library Services, Arunachal Pradesh
Dr BR Bharali, Preservation Officer (Retd), DHAS, Guwahati
Dr Dhruba Das, Librarian (Selection Grade), SB Deorah College, Guwahati
Dr Utpal Sarma, Librarian (Selection Grade), Gauhati Commerce College
Dr Bibhuti Choudhury, Librarian (Selection Grade), LCB College, Guwahati
Ms Zabeen Ahmed, Librarian, Cotton College, Guwahati
Dr Badan Barman, Ast. Librarian, KK Handiqui State Open University
Dr Jnandeep Saikia, Librarian (Selection Grade), Dergaon KD College
Dr Kishor Sarma, Librarian (Selection Grade), Nagon Girls’ College
Sri Sangrang Brahma, Librarian, Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar
Dr Haricharan Das, Librarian (Selection Grade), Bilashipara College
Sri Debo Hazarika, Librarian (Selection Grade), Sibsagar College


Department of Library & Information Science
Gauhati University, Guwahati -781 014
Assam, INDIA
Phone No : +91 - 0361 - 2571954 ,
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