The Certificate Programme in Library and Information Science (CLIS) is being launched with an objective to cater to the staffing needs of rural libraries as well as for imparting basic skills and training in library management. Since most rural libraries are being managed by untrained persons, it will provide them an opportunity to takeup basic training in library and information science profession.
The CLIS Programme is meant to impart skills and training necessary for the effective organisation and management of libraries and information units in the country in the present day context and providing varieties of library and information services with the help of IT wherever possible. The medium of instruction is English at present. However, students can write their assignments and TEE in Hindi language as well.
The main objectives of the Programme are to:
- Sensitise library and information science professionals at grass root level.
- Impart basic skills and training in library management and information handling.
- Give an opportunity of professional slkill development to those who are already working in libraries and not having any professional qualifications.