West Bengal
State University

(Barasat, North 24 Parganas)
  • admin@wbsu.ac.in
  • 033 2524 1976
  • Berunanpukuria, P.O. Malikapur, Barasat,
    North 24 Parganas, WB, PIN 700126

Department of Library and Information Science

A COURSE THAT OFFERS EXCELLENT CAREER AND SECURE FUTURE

If you are a people person, organized, have passion for books and love for collecting and disseminating of information; then considering Librarian or information scientist is a perfect career for you. Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.L.I.S) is a professional course that prepares a student to make career as a librarian of information specialist. In the last three decades or so, the advent of computer, information technology, internet and presently social media has put a profound impact in the field of library and Information Science; as a result the job profile of a librarian is not limited to be a custodian of books and managing the bookshelves only. In today’s world a librarian has to follow the hybrid mode of librarianship where both offline and online resources are used to provide information to their users as per their satisfaction. Therefore, today librarian is entitled as “knowledge manager”, “Data Scientist” or “Information Manager.”

Nowadays, people want information in their finger tips and students want a platform where they can get connected to the best educational institutions in their field of studies, in such scenario they prefer library as the first source where they can get desired information and guidance from a person and needless to mention, here librarian plays a big role as a milestone for the students. To become a librarian a person should have patience, listening skills, excellent communication skills, creative mindset, proactive and helping nature, adaptability skills, management skills, and knowledge of books and information resources. Unlike other professions, librarian enjoys the stress-free job, excellent work-life balance, well-paid compensation, good career growth, and secure future. In India, the government is strengthening the network of libraries, thereby not only in the private sectors, but there will also be great demand of librarians in the government sectors.

THE CAREER SCOPE OF BACHELOR OF LIBRARY SCIENCE:

  • The career opportunity of a librarian is not limited only in schools, colleges, university and government aided public libraries but also in various private organizations that include big multinationals, hospitals, leading stock exchanges, construction companies, foreign missions, medicine companies, big Indian corporate houses, law firms, private banks etc.
  • If you are looking for government jobs, then research and development centres like ICAR, CSIR, DRDO, ICSSR, ICHR, ICMR, ICFRE, INFLIBNET, NTPC, IOC, ONGC, Reserve Bank etc. recruits librarians through competitive examination.
  • Nowadays, private publishing houses and statistical research centers also hire a librarian.
  • This is the strapping stone for options of higher studies, after bachelor degree you can go for a post graduation degree for career growth, then NET and then Ph.D. Qualifying net provides you the opportunity to become an assistant professor of any government or private university.

Considering carrier opportunities and the demand of post graduate and under graduate Students, the West Bengal State University is ready to open the Library & Information Science department from the academic year 2022-2023. The aim of the department will be:

  • To enhance the employability of the students
  • To offers modern teaching curriculum, technical knowhow and theoretical knowledge with soft skills training to make them complete information managers to get quick employment.
  • To provide highly qualified, motivated and tech savvy teaching faculties, who will be committed to provide the best education and prepare qualified information managers in the sphere of library and information science.
  • To enhance the employability of the students.
  • To provide assistance for internships and placements.
Faculty Members:
Name Designation Email
DR. SUSHANTA BANERJEE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN & INCHARGE of the DEPARTMENT of LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE admin.librarian@wbsu.ac.in
Visiting Faculty Members:
Name Designation Email
Programme Level of study Eligibility
BLIS (1 Year 2 Semester) PG 10+2+3
Contact with us:

 

University Librarian, West Bengal State University,
Barasat, Kolkata-700126, WB, India
Fax: 033-25241977/ 033-25241978