Department of Library and Information Science

The well-established central library became a research department offering M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes since 2013. The aspirants with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science are eligible to pursue their research under experienced faculty members. The department has sufficient print and electronic resources, online databases such as Scopus and web of science and necessary software available for all the areas of research in Library and Information science. The focus areas of research are User Studies/Education, Information Seeking Behaviour, Digital Libraries, Knowledge Management, Library Marketing, Library Automation and Networking, Corporate Libraries and Metric Studies.

Programmes Offered

M.Phil. (Part-Time/Full Time)

Eligibility: P. G. Degree in the respective discipline with a minimum of 55% marks (for SC/ST: 50% marks).
Duration: Full Time – 1 Year & Part-Time – 2 Years

Ph.D. (Part-Time/Full Time)

Eligibility: P. G. Degree in the respective discipline with a minimum of 55% marks. (for SC/ST: 50% marks)
Duration: Full Time (with M. Phil.): 2 Years (without M. Phil.): 3 Years
Part-Time (with M. Phil.): 3 Years (without M. Phil.): 4 Years
University Research Fellowship is available for eligible full time Scholars.

Ph.D. Regulations

M.Phil. Awarded

Sl. No.Name of the ScholarRegister No.Supervisor
Title of the Research work/ Thesis
Year of Completion
1Kavitha.T.H08YG001Dr. J. DominicJournal of American Computing Machinery: A Citation StudyJun-11
2Vimala B.08YG002Dr. J. DominicAnnals of Library and Informations Studies 2002 to 2009: A Bibliometrics StudyFeb-11
3Vasanthi R.RP12ILS2001Dr. J. DominicAwareness and use pattern of social networking sites: A study at Kathir College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamil NaduAug-15

Ph. D. Awarded

Sl. No.Name of the ScholarRegister No.
Supervisor
Title of the Research work/ Thesis
Year of Completion
1Naresh Chandra Verma08ZR002Dr. J. DominicMarketing of Library and Information Products and Services in Academic Libraries of Uttarkand: A StudyMay-11
2Salma Khan08ZR003Dr. J. DominicInformation Communication Technology Applications in the University Libraries of Uttar Pradesh: An AnalysisNov-12
3Lalitha Bai08ZR001Dr. J. DominicLiterature on Public Finance(1986-2010): a bibliometric analysis based on EBSCO databaseFeb-13
4Moorthy R.RP11LS003Dr. J. DominicPublishing Habits of faculties in Tamil Nadu State Universities: An Analytical StudyAug-14
5Jaculine Mary M.RP11LS004Dr. J. DominicInformation Security Systems in University Libraries of Tamil Nadu: An Analytical StudyDec-14
6Vimala B.RP11LS008Dr. J. DominicOpen Access Journals in Social Science: A Bibliometric StudyJuly-15
7Krishnakumar P.RP11LS005Dr.P.J. NirmalaWebometric Analysis of Business Schools' Library Websites in IndiaSep-15
8Jeyaprakash S.RP11LSDr.P.J. NirmalaInformation Seeking Behaviour and Use Pattern of Faculty Members under Bharathiar University Affiliated Colleges: A StudyDec-16
9Ayyappan Z.RP11LSDr. J. DominicLibrary Infrastructure Facilities and Services in Fine Arts Institutions in Tamilnadu and Puducherry: An Analytical StudyAug-17
10Thanaseelan Manohar IsaacRP11LSDr. P.J. NirmalaAn Evaluative Study of Collection Development in School Libraries: Special Reference to Kendriya Vidhyalaya Libraries in TamilnaduDec-17