Library and Information Science

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

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 Department was started in 1966 with a one year Post Graduate course leading to BLibSc degree. Later in 1979, one yearMLibSc 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 was 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.

Courses Offered

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Department of Library and Information Science
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : +91-98640-53349
Email : lis@gauhati.ac.in
Web   : gauhati.ac.in/arts/lis

Assistant Professor

Badan Barman
MLIBSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Website, Social Media, Web 2.0
badanbarman@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Dipen Deka


dipendeka@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Narendra Lahkar
MLIBSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Computer application in LIS, Information system, Bibliography
nlahkar@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Rajani Kanta Barman
MLIBSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Information Management, Manpower development in LIS, Academic Library Management, System Analysis
rkbarman@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Sanjay Kumar Singh Head of the Department
MLIBSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Computer Application in LIS, ICT in Library Management
sksgu1@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Tilak Hazarika
MLIBSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Information Retrieval, Library Automation,Web based information services; Bibliometrics, Scientometrics
tilakdlis@gauhati.ac.in