| || Library and Information Science Education in India: A Historical Perspective
Author :Krishan Kumar;Sharma, Jaideep
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :30(5) ; 2010 ; pp.03-08
Abstract : The paper presents a historical perspective of Library and Information Science (LIS) education in India, and traces the growth and development of the subject. LIS education began under the patronage of the erstwhile Maharaja of Baroda when he invited an American librarian to set up public libraries in the state. After independence, Library Associations in the country continued with the efforts of developing LIS education in India. The discipline got recognition with the introduction of various courses at the university level. It has seen periods of growth and maturation. The recommendations of National Knowledge Commission provide an opportunity for reforms and changes in the educational system that needs to be grabbed.
Keywords : LIS education-India;LIS education-History-India