Proposition of Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Integration into Pedagogy in IITs

  • Nirmal Unyial Uttaranchal University, Dehradun- 248 007
  • Baljinder Kaur Punjabi University, Patiala
Keywords: MIL curriculum, MIL pedagogy, IITs, Higher education


The purpose of the study is to identify the need of Media Information Literacy pedagogy in IITs through model curriculum if, proposed across the programme and courses. In this regard a survey was conducted with a well structured questionnaire for collection of data from targeted population with a sample of 1054 students of selected IITs of Northern India. Findings of the study demonstrate that 25 per cent to 30 per cent students welcome MIL curriculum for regular pedagogy. However, 60 per cent to 70 per cent students were of the opinion that MIL can enhance their critical thinking abilities for evaluating media messages which help the students to survive and thrive better in the digital world and prepares them for global communication and social participation.

Author Biographies

Nirmal Unyial, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun- 248 007
Mr N.C. Uniyal received his Associateship in Information Science from CSIR-NISCAIR, New Delhi and currently pursuing his PhD in Library and Information Science from Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab). Presently working as Chief Librarian in Uttaranchal University, Dehradun. His research interest include, Media and information literacy, forest management, medicinal plants.
Baljinder Kaur, Punjabi University, Patiala
Dr Baljinder Kaur obtained her BLIS and MLIS from Kurukshetra University. Presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Library & Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala. Her current reading and research interests include: Knowledge organisation and information processing, information and communication technology, library resources and services, and Dewey Decimal classification practices, users study, e-resources and services, resource sharing, information and communication technology.
How to Cite
Unyial, N., & Kaur, B. (2018). Proposition of Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Integration into Pedagogy in IITs. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 38(3), 221-226.