MLIScMaster of Library and Information Science (degree)
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The department is conducting Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLISc) and Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc).The department is also having a research programme in LIS leading to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
The Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc) course is also a one-year course with two semesters and 17 intake capacities.
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.
The MLISc syllabus of Vidyasagar University is unique in the sense that too much weightage has been given to various aspects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) which overlaps in various papers.
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.
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.
Table 1 Respondents' Qualification (n=49) Qualification Frequency Percentage MLISc Degree 46 93% MPhil Degree 02 4.1% BLISc Degree 1 2% Respondents' Job Experience
Most of the library professionals were male and hold MLISc degree.