The Department established a state-of-the-art ICT Laboratory which allows the MLIS students to undertake their Information and Communication Technology Practical in every semester. The ICT Laboratory is equipped with 20 (Twenty) Computers with Internet facility. Since the Department has revised its syllabus with effect from July 2011, the curriculum stipulates Digital Library and Content Management Software (CMS) practical. For this purpose, Department acquired Dreamweaver Software for website designing, maintenance and development. Besides this, a hands-on-experience is provided in integrated Library Automation Software (KOHA), Digital Library Software (Dspace), and Content Management Software (Joomla!). The Department is also well furnished with dedicated Laptop and ceiling mount LCD Projector for teaching, demonstration. The Department also facilitates M. Phil. and Ph. D. Scholars to use the ICT Laboratory for Internet access as well as Project preparation etc.
ICT Application in Classroom:
The Department has three different classrooms for teaching-learning fully equipped with separate set of Laptop-LCD Projector-Display Screen. Faculties of the department are providing ICT based classes to respective students. The classrooms have access of free Internet service connected through free wi-fi.
The Department established a Department Library since 2005 for Faculties, Students and Research Scholars. The library is well equipped with Classification Schedules like, Colon Classification (6th Ed.), Sears List of Subject Headings, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification (23rd Ed.) Universal Decimal Classification and Cataloguing Codes like Anglo-American Catalogue Code (Rev. Ed.) to support the practical classes in the Department. The Department Library is also having user-centric Reference Materials, Project Reports, Job Diary Reports, and Curriculum Stipulated Study Tour Reports to support the students for preparing practical records and examinations. The Department Library is fully automated using SOUL 2.0.
Curriculum Stipulated Study Tour (CSST):
The Department has a provision for incorporating Curriculum Stipulated Study Tour (CSST) as a compulsory component in 4th Semester. The primary aim of the CSST is to enable the students to:
- Acquaint the organization and management of established Libraries and Information Centers at national level.
- Expose them to the automated and networked libraries on-site.
- Making them understand the services provided by these Libraries and Information Centers.
- Make a comparative and critical study among these libraries visited, and
- Get a practical exposure of the latest trends and development on Library and Information Science scenario.
The Department provides research facilities to Ph. D. & M. Phil. Scholars like, free Internet access, Department Library, and Research Scholars Room etc.