Library in any organization plays very crucial role in the academic enhancement of the institution. In this rapidly changing information technology environment to cater to the diversified information needs of the users and to efficiently manage the library these personnel (staff) require certain skills. Library and information curriculum is entrusted for this task to empower the upcoming generation with this relevant knowledge. Thus the role of library and information science departments are also vital.
The Maharashtra Education Society's, Abasaheb Garware College has started the Bachelor of Library and Information Science in 1992. It got permanent affiliation in 2006.Looking at the increasing demand of the students the college also started Master of Library and Information Science in 2009.
To develop over all personality of the students this department organizes several co-curriculum and extracurricular activities in which the students are encouraged to participate. Guest lectures by eminent personalities in the flied are frequently organized for their academic enrichment.
I. Bachelor of Library and Information Science (One year, Semester Course)
Establishment: 1991-92. Eligibility: The course shall be open to graduates (in any subject) of any recognized university Duration of the Course: One year Medium of Instruction: English but students can write their exams in English and Marathi No. of Seats: 30
II. MLIS. (Masters of Library and Information Science)
Establishment: 2009 Eligibility: The course shall be open to first class BLISC students from any recognized university on open merit bases. Duration of the Course: One year Medium of Instruction: English but students can write their exams in English and Marathi No. of Seats: 24
As these courses are affiliated to University of Pune we follow the guidelines and syllabus provided by University of Pune.
Special features: Different teaching methods with personalized carrier guidance and good placements.
Placement: The Past students of this department are holding different position in library and Information science fields. Some of them are working in research and IT sectors also.
Our outstanding NET qualified students
1.Ms Madhuri Sarote (2012)
2. Mrs Smita Kulkarni (2012)