BLISc

AcronymDefinition
BLIScBachelor of Library and Information Science
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The Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLISc) course is a one-year course with two semesters and 37 intake capacities.
Students are admitted into the PG course based on their BLISc performance and admission test conducted by the department.
Interdisciplinary activities are very much prominent in this department because of the nature of the course contents of its BLISc and MLISc programmes.
The course curriculum of the BLISc and MLISc is designed to understand the fluency with current technologies which is important to all information professionals, from librarians, archivists, to information architects, Web developers, and data managers.
In BLISc first semester, Vidyasagar University offers only two papers for practice and six papers for theory but in the second semester there are only two papers for theory and six papers for practice, so the ratio of practice and theory is 50:50.
The practical sessions include hands-on experience, assignments, seminar presentations, and demonstrations by LIS students during study but the university has not followed this ratio in both the cases of BLISc and MLISc.
Basu & Sarkhel (1995)2 said that post-course internship programme for BLISc students was prevailing at Central library of Vidyasagar University but this practice has been discontinued from 1995.
9.3.1 Computer Laboratory for BLISc and MLISc Students:
The department has a well decorated Information Processing Laboratory with 20 Computers with the server computer, 1 Projector, 1 Scanner, 1 Network Laser printer etc, which allow the students of BLISc and MLISc to undertake their Information Technology practice.
The department has two classrooms, one for BLISc and another for MLISc with the air-conditioned facility.
There are seven teachers in the department and the ratio is 1:5 at BLISc level and 1:2 at MLISc level.
The department lacks behind some amenities like seminar room, adequate books and periodicals, no scholarship for both BLISc and MLISc students, insufficient infrastructure for research scholars.