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Doctor of Philosophy in Library & Information Science (PhD in Library & Information Sc)

Updated on 26 Jun, 2018


Doctor of Philosophy in Library & Information Science (PhD in Library & Information Sc)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 14,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

i) For Category 'A':
a) At least 55 % of marks (50 % for SC/ST category) in Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from a recognized university 
 
And
 M Phil degree from a recognized university
                                                                                         OR
b) At least 55 % of marks (50 % for SC/ST category) in Master in Library and Information
Science (MLIS) from a recognized university 
                                                                                        And
Five years of teaching/research experience in a lecturer's grade (UGC). Such candidates may be exempted by the Doctoral Committee from undergoing course work (worth 32 credits and a minimum of one year duration). However, they cannot claim this exemption on the basis of having M Phil degree or five years of teaching/research experience as the exemption is to be decided by the Doctoral Committee on the basis of candidates' knowledge and skills in the area of research proposal by her/him.
 
ii) For Category 'B':
a) At least 55 % of marks (50 % for SC/ST category) in MLIS from a recognized University . Such candidates shall have to do course work (32 credits and in a minimum of one year duration).
 
iii) Mode of Selection
 Entrance Test + Interview + Presentation + Viva Voce
 
 
Note

 

To facilitate the research work in the field of library and information science, particularly in the context of open and distance learning, the PhD in Library and Information Science was launched in 2001 in response to the demand from the various groups of learners and different agencies.

 

Information related to PhD Programme is as follows:

 

Synopsis outline 

The structure of the synopsis should be in the following format:
1) Title
 
2) Introduction
3) Statement of the Problem
4) Review of Related Literature
 
5) Objectives and Scope
 
6) Hypotheses
 
7) Research Methodology (including sample etc.)
8) Limitations
9) Organisation of the Study (Tentative Chapterisation)
10) Conclusion
 
11) References and Bibliography

iv)

 i) Proposed dates for PhD Synopsis Presentation for Category 'A': To be decided by the discipline.
ii) Proposed dates for interview for both the categories: To be decided by the discipline.

v)
Course Work for PhD students is of 16 credits. The different courses offered are a under : 

S.No.
Course Code
Course Title
Credits
1. 
RLI-011
Research Methodology
8
2. 
RLI-012
Current Trends in LIS
4
3. 
RLI-013
Open Assess and Scholarly Communication
4

 

Fee Rs. 14000/- per annum

 

 

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 RLII-001  Research Methodology  6
 RLII-002  Information and Communication Technology in LIS Research  6
 RLI-001  Current Trends in LIS  8
 RLII-003  Digital Libraries  4
 RLII-004  Literature Review and Report Writing  4
 RLIP-001  Term Paper  4

 

Teleconferencing

Teleconferencing is a one-way video and two-way audio facility. Teleconferencing will be held every month. During teleconferencing session, you will get an opportunity to interact by phone in facility or fax with the resource persons/experts who participate in teleconferencing session and clear your doubts immediately.

The teleconferencing facility will be available at the Regional Centre and Selected Study Centres. The teleconferencing schedule will be sent to the Programme In-charge and Regional Director who would inform the students. Teleconferencing is done through Gyan Darshan Channel. Students must regularly attend these sessions. These will help them clarify doubts and interact with other learners all over the country.

Radio Counselling

Radio counselling will be held through FM and students can ask questions free of cost with phone in facilities right from their homes. A toll free telephone number 110012345 has been provided for this purpose.

Telecast

The Programme will also be telecast through DD Metro channel and schedule will be informed to students in advance.

Audio-video Programme

Audio and video programmes for each course have been prepared to support learning for the students. These Audio-video programmes in the form of cassettes are available at all Programme Study Centres. These Audio and video cassettes will be provided for viewing and listening. They can also hire the cassettes for viewing and listening.

Attendance

Students will be required to complete seventy-five percent attendance in theory counselling to become eligible for appearing in Term-end Examination. Similarly, they will be required to complete ninety percent attendance in practical contact sessions to become eligible for appearing in practical examination.

Continuous Evaluation of Theory Component

Assignments

Assignment is a means of continuing assessment of theory and practical. Assignments will help you to recapitulate the theory and go back to the text again in case students are unable to answer a particular question. Thus assignments also help to reinforce learning in distance learning system of education. These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that you will answer at your own place by referring your blocks. The assignments will cover all types of questions (long answer type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies). The assignments will carry thirty percent weightage. Students will be required to obtain fifty percent marks as pass percentage in each assignment separately. Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.

Term-end Examination

As stated earlier, term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and if carries seventy percent weightage in the Final result. The University conducts term-end examination twice a year i.e., in June and December. They can take the examination only after completion of the course, failing which students can take the same in December or June of subsequent years years within the total span of the programme. In case any student fail to get a pass score in the Tern-end Examination, the person will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when if is held, within the total span of the Programme.

Regional Centres: