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 Masters 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.
Ph.D. (Part-Time/Full Time)
a) Master’s degree of any recognized university or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the fields of study notified from time to time by KITS.
b) Minimum eligibility is 60% marks or equivalent CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average). However, 5% relaxation is given to the candidates belonging to scheduled caste / scheduled tribe.
DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
The duration of the programme and minimum time for submission of thesis after the date of registration for candidates will be as per the table given below:
|Master’s degree in Library and Information Science||3 Years||4 Years|
University Research Fellowship is available for eligible full time Scholars.
|Sl. No.||Name of the Scholar||Register No.||Supervisor||Year of Completion|
|2||Vimala B.||08YG002||Dr. J. Dominic||Annals of Library and Informations Studies 2002 to 2009: A Bibliometrics Study||Feb-11|
|3||Vasanthi R.||RP12ILS2001||Dr. J. Dominic||Awareness and use pattern of social networking sites: A study at Kathir College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu||Aug-15|
Ph. D. Awarded
|Sl. No.||Name of the Scholar||Register No.||Year of Completion|
|1||Naresh Chandra Verma||08ZR002||Dr. J. Dominic||Marketing of Library and Information Products and Services in Academic Libraries of Uttarkand: A Study||May-11|
|2||Salma Khan||08ZR003||Dr. J. Dominic||Information Communication Technology Applications in the University Libraries of Uttar Pradesh: An Analysis||Nov-12|
|3||Lalitha Bai||08ZR001||Dr. J. Dominic||Literature on Public Finance(1986-2010): a bibliometric analysis based on EBSCO database||Feb-13|
|4||Moorthy R.||RP11LS003||Dr. J. Dominic||Publishing Habits of faculties in Tamil Nadu State Universities: An Analytical Study||Aug-14|
|5||Jaculine Mary M.||RP11LS004||Dr. J. Dominic||Information Security Systems in University Libraries of Tamil Nadu: An Analytical Study||Dec-14|
|6||Vimala B.||RP11LS008||Dr. J. Dominic||Open Access Journals in Social Science: A Bibliometric Study||July-15|
|7||Krishnakumar P.||RP11LS005||Dr.P.J. Nirmala||Webometric Analysis of Business Schools' Library Websites in India||Sep-15|
|8||Jeyaprakash S.||RP11LS||Dr.P.J. Nirmala||Information Seeking Behaviour and Use Pattern of Faculty Members under Bharathiar University Affiliated Colleges: A Study||Dec-16|
|9||Ayyappan Z.||RP11LS||Dr. J. Dominic||Library Infrastructure Facilities and Services in Fine Arts Institutions in Tamilnadu and Puducherry: An Analytical Study||Aug-17|
|10||Thanaseelan Manohar Isaac||RP11LS||Dr. P.J. Nirmala||An Evaluative Study of Collection Development in School Libraries: Special Reference to Kendriya Vidhyalaya Libraries in Tamilnadu||Dec-17|