Being a developing country, career prospects in India in Library and Information Science is very high. Not only in Government Sectors but also in Public and Private Sectors LIS professionals are in high demand. With the exponential growth of IT, Documentation Science turned to Library Science and further to Library and Information Science. A decade ago “Career Library & Information Science” and Library Science had limited scope to Educational Institute and Public libraries, though now a day’s scope has been extended to Defense, Media, IT, Financial Institutions, Museums, Governance, Health and many more to include. Those were the days when keeping inventory of books and information material was in the form of physical printable material and needed heroic effort to maintain, update, delete, archive and retrieve the appropriate information however with the emerge of Information and Technology, it has been comfortable to access and maintain data pertaining to library and information(Career Library & Information Science) with the help of different DBMS (Database Management System), DB (Database) Severs and Information applications.
Here are the following areas where LIS professional can seek opportunities:
· Educational Institutions
· Media(Print and Non-print)
· Publishing House
Various institutes offer various course at different level. Here is the summary.
If you have done Intermediate or 10+2 you can go for Certification in Library and Information Science (CLISc) or Diploma in Library and Information Science (DLISc). If you have done Graduation, you can go for Bachelor in Library and Information Science (BLISc).If you have done BLISc or BLIB, you can go for Master in Library and Information Science (MLISc). If you have done MLISc or MLIB, you can go for MPhil in Library and Information Science. If you have done MLIB or MLISc or MPhil(LIS), you can go for PHD in Library and Information Science.
If you are finding it tough to pursue a regular or full time course, you can opt distance mode also. Here is the list of Institutes offering Distance mode education for LIS(Career Library & Information Science):
Maharshi Dayanand University, Kurukshetra University, IGNOU, Nalanda Open University, Alagappa University, Bharathidasan University, Bharathiar University, Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University,U.P.Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Institute of Distance Education-University of Kerala
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