Library and Information Science Education in Maharashtra: Current Status
Maharashtra is the third largest state, in India, known for its outstanding educational quality and facilities at all levels in almost all the major disciplines of study. There are 35 districts in the state with best colleges and higher education institutions. As we are moving ahead in all areas of developments and making massive investments in education to convert our younger population into globally competent human resources. LIS education in India is completing a century of its existence during the period progress have been achieved in developing LIS education to tune with current practices. This paper traces the current scenario of LIS education in Maharashtra. It provides an overview of the universities providing present LIS courses at various levels through regular courses. From the Maharashtra, nine universities are imparting regular LIS education were selected for the present study. The eligibility and admission criteria and syllabus of LIS education is discussed. It was seen that major universities in Maharashtra have to provide an integrated two-year postgraduate course in LIS, which is being widely accepted all over the country. It has been used to analyse the research programs offered by various universities in Maharashtra.
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