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Gangadhar Meher University

Sambalpur, Odisha

Library & Information Science

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Qualification : B.Sc (Hons), MLIS (BHU), PhD (BHU), UGC-NET
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The School of Library and Information Science was one of the new academic programs of Gangadhar Meher University which was introduced in 2019. Realizing the importance of Library and Information Science education, research, and practice, Prof. Atanu Kumar Pati, the former Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of the university pioneered the course, intending to furnish the libraries in the region with vivid and skilled manpower. The school was started under the leadership of retired Prof. Rabi Narayan Mishra to provide the highest standard of teaching and research to produce information professionals, well equipped to face the challenges of the dynamic information environment. It is currently offering two years Master's level Programme in Library & Information Science (MLIS), a One-year Master of Philosophy(M.Phil.)(Discontinued), a Doctoral program in Library and Information Science, and One- year Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN) as a self-financing course. The course is designed, keeping in mind the current development in the field of LIS in India. The syllabus is based on the CBCS pattern and provides advanced knowledge on the subject by offering strong theoretical as well as practical classes.

To become one of the best schools in the field of library and information science and prepare efficient skilled professionals who are ready to meet the technological challenges of contemporary ever-growing knowledge society.


  • The mission of the school is to contribute through the pursuit of excellence in teaching and other innovative academic endeavours pertaining to LIS education and research, to the process of developing capable and dynamic professionals.
  • It is the endeavour of the school to contribute in the construction of knowledge, develop scientific research and promote life-long learning.
  • To equip students with skills essential to carry out library housekeeping activities and to provide various library and information services using Information and Communication Technologies."
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