Department of Library and Information Science

Department Profile

<p><img alt="" src="" style="height:100%; width:100%" /></p> <p style="text-align:justify">Bachelor of Library and Information Science started in Farook College in 1993, for the first time in an affiliated college in the State of Kerala. Subsequently Dept. of Library and Information Science was established in 1994 offering one-year BLISc course with two permanent teachers and an intake of ten students to this course. This is the only affiliated college under the Calicut University offering library science courses. The Dept. started offering Post-graduate course since 2013 with a two-year integrated MLISc course. Dr.Nasirudheen and Dr. K.C.Abdul Majeed were the two faculty members ever since the Dept. was formed in 1994. The former was awarded Ph.D.Degree in 2004 and the later was awarded in 2005. The Dept. was actively engaged with research and publication activities. Minor and Major research projects were awarded by the UGC to the Dept. for under taking the research activities. And a number of workshops and training programmes were conducted over this period of 25 years on a number of relevant topics. The Dept. celebrated it’s silver jubilee year in 2019 when it completed a quarter century in its growth. Dr.Nasirudheen was the first head of the Dept. and was in this position for long 23 years till he got retired in 2017.The next head of the dept. was Dr. K. C. Abdul Majeed and he was in that position for three years till he got appointed as Associate Professor in the Kannur University in 2019.Mrs.Shabna.T.P is the head of the department since 2019.</p> <p>The Library and Information Science education is professional in nature which is having green pastures with potential job opportunities. There is a great demand for the library and information professionals in the job market. Those who earn these degrees get placed as Librarians, Information Scientists, Knowledge Managers, Technical Editors, Consultants, Content Managers, etc. Those who qualify UGC- NET or SET examination can enter academics as Assistant Professor or Assistant Librarian of a University or College Librarian. Those who qualify UGC-JRF can also pursue research in the field of Library & Information Science with UGC fellowship. The Department gives hands-on training in library management software Koha and Digital library software like DSpace and Greenstone. The Department arranges internship programmes for professional training for the students and conducts seminars and webinars to keep the students updated with the current trends in the discipline.</p>

Former Teachers

Dr. Nasirudheen T.P.O.

Former HOD

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– B.Sc.

– M.Lib.Sc.

– Ph.D



– Public Library Legislation

– Library Classification

– Information Literacy

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Dr. Abdul Majeed K.C.

Former Associate Professor

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– B.Com

– M.LI.Sc.

– Ph.D


– Academic Libraries. Service Quality

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1 .M.Lib.I.Sc. (Integrated)

Master of Library and Information Science  (M.Lib.I.Sc.). Duration 4 semesters. Eligibility a pass (with eligible for higher studies) in any degree with 50% of marks for Part III or CGPA 2

M.Lib.I.Sc. (Integrated)
Duration Eligibility Intake
4 Semesters Any degree with 50% of marks for Part III or CGPA 2 20

2 .B.Lib.I.Sc.

Bachelor of Library and Information science (B.Lib.I.Sc.) Duration 1 year. Eligibility: BA / BSc / BCom with 50% of marks in aggregate / CGPA 2

Duration Eligibility Intake
1 Year B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. with 50% of marks in aggregate/ CGPA 2 15


1 .Facilities

The department is fully equipped with three classrooms, computer lab with 25 desktop computers with the digital library software’s and library automation software’s. All students got an opportunity to work in the Abussabah library complex during their course. This improves the confidence level of students to work in the library.


1 .Funded Projects


Title of the Project

Funding Agency

Date of Joining and Progress

Dr T P O Nasirudheen

Major research project-a study on

Reading Habit / Pattern of Members of Public Libraries in Kerala.



Dr T P O Nasirudheen

Minor research project-Evaluation of Information Needs and Practices of Distance-Learning Students in the Context of Emerging Information Communication Technologies.



Dr K C Abdul Majeed

Minor research project-Development of a scale for service quality of college and university libraries in India.


2006 to 2008


1 .Memberships

Sl. No.

Name of the Teacher




1.     Life member of Kerala Library Association.

2.   Life member in kelpro bulletin.


1 .Webinars conducted: National level

Name of Seminar

Name of the resource person

Date & Venue of the event

Life of the bibliophiles in midst of covid lockdown.”

Dr Manzoorbabu

19th June 2021

WEBINAR On Topic "Artificial Intelligence and Future Libraries"

Mr. Ali Riza Abdul Gafoor

2020 JULY 23

"Job opportunities in Libraries at Middle East”.


Mr.Sayed Jaleel Mashhoor,Executive of Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Science UAE

2020 August 21

"Scope and Relevance of LIS profession”

Dr. K C.  Abdul Majeed (Associate professor, Kannur University)

22 / 10/20

2 .State level

Name of the Teacher

Sponsor & Name of Seminar

Date  and venue



Webinar on “creating your google scholar profile” conducted by KELPRO

14 November 2020


3 .National level

Name of the Teacher

Sponsor & Name of Seminar

Date  and venue



National webinar on “how to write a research proposal”

18th August 2020, Department of Library and Information Science &IQAC,Christ college, Irinjalakuda


4 .International level

Name of the Teacher

Sponsor & Name of Seminar

Date  and venue



Innovative Library Services for Cultural and Educational Transformation (ILSCET)

Department of Library and Information Science, Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli during 10th and 11th January, 2020










International virtual summit on “Re-envisioning library and information science education : present status and future trends”.


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in collaboration with Telagana library Assosciation, Hyderabad.



International Conference 2021 

 Transformation of the Library ecosystem: Terrains and Trajectories

24-25 February 2021


CHMK central library, university of Calicut,24-25 February 2021



Events & Activities

1 .Papers in edited Books

Title of the Paper

Name of the Book

Publisher, place & year of publication


Relevance  of fourth law of library science

“Re-inventing the role of libraries in Digital scenario”

Publication division,2020