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ICT Practical Components in LIS curriculum: Trend and Advancement Analysis of Selected Indian Universities



Application of ICT in LIS field is gaining importance day by day and also the need of information about the strength of ICT applications and advancement in syllabi of various universities become higher and higher. But there is no suitable study to satisfy this gap. To remove this gap, the present study has been undertaken. Total 20 universities have been selected for this study according to the NIRF rank (2019) and availability of detailed syllabus in the official website of the concerning universities and these are tabulated and analyzed according to the objectives. The study intended to identify the faculty strength of sample universities, to find out the components in ICT practical in the syllabus of B.Lib.I.Sc. andM.Lib.I.Sc., to make a comparative study to reveal the strengths and weakness of these syllabi and to suggest some areas where improvements are necessary. Aligarh Muslim University, Mizoram University and University of Delhi have sufficient faculty strength. Goa University and University of Delhi are very rich in practical of one-year B.Lib.I.Sc. In practical of one-year M.Lib.I.Sc., Goa University and Punjab University are also very strong.Andhra University, MaharshiDayanand University and Mizoram University in practical of two-year M.Lib.I.Sc have the ability to fulfill the present need.One can extend it to evaluate the relation between syllabus and employability, syllabus and question pattern, syllabus and result etc. This research work is utterly original and ends with the expectation that it must help the students, researcher, administrators and syllabus moderators to select the suitable university for study and to remove the lacunas and improve the syllabi

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