Department of Library and Information Science


The Department of Library & Information Science has been functioning in the University since 2006 with the aim of imparting up-to-date LIS education to the students through effective teaching programs and practical training. The department is working with a vision to educate individuals for careers such as librarians, documentalists, information professionals, archivists, information scientists and knowledge managers. The students are educated and trained in order to undertake research and service oriented programs which require a knowledge of emerging information on technological developments and market requirements. Presently the Department is offering M.Lib.I.Sc. (2 Years), M.Phil. and Ph. D. programs in Library & Information Science through regular stream and it is also offering C.L.I.Sc, B.Lib.I.Sc, M.Lib.I.Sc. and PGDLAN under distance education mode.

Objectives of the Department
  • To create an awareness of the evolution of knowledge society & its role in the social transformation & economic prosperity of the nation.
  • To analyse the complex issues of the access and use of knowledge and its productive utility in the social development.
  • Special Coaching Classes are arranged periodically for the benefit of rural students.
  • To create understanding about the methods, techniques, skills as well as approaches in the information processing and management.
  • To create the trained manpower to meet the challenges of libraries and information centers in the present day scenario.
  • To impart quality higher education in Library and Information Science.
  • To provide ingenious teaching and learning methods in Library and Information Science education.
  • To impart skill based training with aptitudes for meeting the needs of global information society.

Our students have been placed in the Library & Information Centers of top Academic Institutions including IIT, Universities, Colleges, Schools, and Research Organizations.

The department has produced 24 Ph.Ds and currently 47 scholars are pursuing their Ph.D. program. Our faculties have published over 150 research papers in the reputed international and national referred journals. The department has organized 8 National Conferences, 1 workshop, 3 International Literacy Day celebrations and 1 World Book and Copyright Day celebration.

The Department faculty members Dr. S. Thanuskodi, Professor & Head and Dr. R. Jeyshankar, Assistant Professor have received the UGC – Research Award.

Contact Details:

Dr. S. Thanuskodi,
Professor & Head
Dept. of Library and Information Science,
Alagappa University,
Karaikudi – 630 003,
Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail :
Phone No : 9442224006

S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr. S. Thanuskodi Professor & Head
2 Dr.R.Jeyshankar Associate Professor
Programmes Offered
Master of Library and Information Science (M.Lib.I.Sc.)

A two year regular master’s program offered by Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS). This programme has 20 courses with a total 90 credits. Selection is through a merit basis based on the qualifying Degree Examinations.

M.Phil. Library and Information Science

This is One year, two semester program with 36 credits. Selection is through qualifying examination and entrance process.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Direct PhD in library and information science is being offered by the department. The selection is through University norms (Entrance Test and personal Interview).

    Sl. No. Name of the Programmes Action
    1 M.Lib.I.Sc
Fee Structure
Master of Library and Information Science (M.Lib.I.Sc.)
Programme Fees (Rs.)
Tuition Fee including Guest Lecture Fee 1000
Computer Lab Fee 500
SPL Fee 2000
Other Fee 1000
Special Lecture & Industrial Visit /Camp -
First YearTotal Fee 4500
Second YearTotal Fee 3500
Third yearTotal Fee  
  • Smart Class Room
  • Computer Lab with Internet Facility (20 Computer Systems)
  • Department Library: 527 books
  • Journals: 7 Nos.
  • LCD Projector
  • Multipurpose Xerox Machine
  • Printer cum Scanner
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • 5 KV UPS

The Department has so far produced 30 Doctoral Degree holders and has completed 3 major research projects in Library and Information Science.

Ph.D. Awarded
Sl.No. Name of the Candidate Research Supervisor Year of Award
1 A.M. Venkatachalam Dr. K. Chinnasamy 2011
2 K.V. Velumani Dr. K. Chinnasamy 2012
3 V. Radjagopal Dr. K. Chinnasamy 2013
4 P. Muthumari Dr. K. Chinnasamy 2013
5 I.Maria Sujitha Dr. R. Jeyshankar 2014
6 S. Sirajunissa Begum Dr. K. Chinnasamy 2015
7 V. Chitra Dr. R. Jeyshankar 2015
8 Rimai Atonring Dr. K. Chinnasamy 2015
9 N. Sivakami Dr. C. Baskaran 2015
10 C. Karuilancheran Dr. C. Baskaran 2015
11 P. Mugugiah Dr. C. Baskaran 2015
12 P.S. Baghath Singh Dr. P. Ganesan 2015
13 P. Ramamoorthi Dr. R. Jeyshankar 2016
14 N. Nachiappan Dr. R. Jeyshankar 2016
15 C. Muthurasu Dr. S. Thanuskodi 2016
16 M. Lakshmi Dr. S. Raja 2016
17 G. Stephen Dr. S. Thanuskodi 2016
18 M.N. Venkatesan Dr. S. Thanuskodi 2016
19 S. Naseehath Dr. S. Thanuskodi 2016
20 U. Pramanathan Dr. C. Baskaran 2016
21 T. Thilagavathi Dr. A. Thirunavukkarasu 2016
22 Radha V. Nair Dr. S. Thanuskodi 2016
23 M. Grace Dr. R. Jeyshankar 2016
24 V. Krishnan Dr. S. Raja 2016
25 R. Perumalsamy Dr. S. Thanuskodi 2016
26 Paul Tutu Dr. P. Ganesan 2016
27 V.G. Siju Dr. P. Ganesan 2016
28 S. K. Vijaianand Dr. R. Jeyshankar 2017
29 S. Sachithanantham Dr. S. Raja 2017
30 A. Ashok Kumar Dr. S. Thanuskodi 2017

Details of Research Projects
Sl. No. Principal Investigator Project Title Project Period Funding Agency Total Grant
Rs. in Lakhs
1 Dr. S. Thanuskodi Awareness and Use of
E-Resources among Social Scientists of Alagappa University and its Affiliated Colleges
June 2014 –
May 2015
ICSSR 3.00
2 Dr. R. Jeyshankar Information Literacy Skills in the Use of Electronic Resources among the Faculty of Rural Based Universities and its Affiliated Colleges in Southern Tamil Nadu May 2013 -
April 2015
ICSSR 6.00
3 Dr. R. Jeyshankar Multiple Intelligences and Information and Communication Technology Skills among the Library and Information Science Professionals in the Universities of Tamil Nadu February 2014 – January 2016 UGC 18.59
4 Dr. S. Thanuskodi Information Literacy Skills among Library and Information Science Professionals in India June 2016 –
May 2018
UGC 32.12
Dr. A. M. Venkatachalam

Dr. A. M. Venkatachalam
KSR College of Technology

I feel proud to be an alumnus of the Department of Library and Information Science, Alagappa University. I had the advantage of doing my Ph.D. at DLIS, Alagappa University. I am the first scholar to obtain Ph.D. from this department. The seminars and Workshops organized by the department gave me a real exposure towards my personality development. After a year of study, I became accustomed to life at Alagappa University and I very much appreciate my courses, the pace of life here, and the conveniences I got which I probably would not have got at other universities. I have learned much at Department of Library and Information Science, Alagappa University, not just academic subjects only but also about the cultures of other people. I have acquired skills in communicating and working with a diverse community. This experience has truly enriched my personality in many ways.

Dr. Rimai Atonring

Dr. Rimai Atonring
Assistant Librarian
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
Roorkee -247667 (Uttarakhand) India

When I entered the university I never realized that this university would be the mentor of my life. I am happy and grateful that I had been given an opportunity to thank my alma mater. I chose to study at Alagappa University for varied reasons. First, I was impressed by LIS program of Alagappa University, curriculum and faculty. Dept of Library and Information Science, Alagappa University, offers a wide range of subjects which enhance students' quantitative and analytical skills. Similarly, the profile of the department's teaching staff is notable as the professors are experienced in their respective fields. Further, look at the university's website, convinced me of the beautiful scenery on the campus. The welcome environment for national and international students also made a good impression on me. Hence, I chose Alagappa University for my higher studies. The credit of my success in my career goes to this esteemed institution. I want to say that Alagappa University is the best university in nurturing higher education in India.

Amecha Godfrey Amecha

Amecha Godfrey Amecha
Assistant Lecturer
Department of Computing & Informatics,
Mount Kenya University Rwanda P. O Box 5826, Kigali – RWANDA.
Email: /

I am Amecha Godfrey Nyariki from Kenya and I graduated with a Master of Library and Information Science degree in 2012. I would like to take this gracious moment to thank Alagappa University fraternity for the conducive environment you created for my studies while in India. It's hard at times to adapt in a foreign land but in Karaikudi it was different since everybody was friendly and ready to assist me in all the services in I needed in the university. In the department of Library and Information Science I gained knowledge and experience that has helped me in my career. The good professors/lecturers in the department were motivating and well advanced in their area of specialization. With my classmates we worked in team as I value team work and unity to achieve in academic studies. I gained much technical skills in the central library and the whole process of information centers. As an alumnus, am grateful to the department for creating this forum to interact with all the students who have studied in the department and by this, stronger networks that will move us to the next level. Finally, I thank the Almighty God for enabling me to study in this esteemed University and especially the department of Library and Information Science.

Dr. G. Stephen

Dr. G. Stephen,
Assistant Librarian
Arunachal Pradesh

I would like to State that my 3 years stay at the Department of Library and Information Science has been one of the best periods in my life. I would not have been an LIS Professional unless I got an opportunity to study at Alagappa University. There are many things to say about the goodness of Dept of Library and Information Science, Alagappa University, including the outstanding library and computer laboratory, interesting club activities, various events with the local community, and many more. The employability enhancement training programmes such as communication development, interview handling skills had contributed to my success. These all have helped me in the success of my career.

E. Amsan

E. Amsan,
IRC Associate
Accenture Technologies Pvt. Ltd.,

I am really indebted to my Department Head and other faculty members for having given me placement opportunities to get placed in a leading corporate sector. The most unforgettable moments of my student days was the support provided by the university and department for extra-curricular activities viz to participate and to conduct cultural events. I spent useful time in the department computer lab and library. After two years of study at Alagappa University, I knew I made the right decision to come over here. If I had to choose again, I would still choose Alagappa University for its peaceful surroundings, quality education and national and international diversity.

The faculty members of the Department have been carrying out collaborative works with the following organisations:
  • University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
  • CSIR National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR)
  • Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF)
  • Indian Library Association (ILA)
  • Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC)
  • Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (IATLIS)
  • Society for Information Science (SIS)
  • Madras Library Association (MALA)
  • Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS)
  • IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania (USA)
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Most of the M.Lib.I.Sc. Students are working as Librarians in the reputed institutions.

S. No. Name Position Organisation
1 Dr. A.M. Venkatachalam Librarian K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Thiruchengode-637 215
2 K.S. Kalyani Librarian Periyar University College of Arts & Science, Pappireddipatti
3 Dr. P. Muthumari Librarian Alagappa University College of Arts and Science, Paramakudi.
4 Dr. V. Radjagopal Librarian Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering and Technology, Puducherry
5 Dr. I. Maria Sujitha Librarian Rajas Medical Institutions, Kavalkinaru, Tirunelveli Dist. Pin: 627 105
6 Dr. V. Chitra Librarian SRM Medical College Hospital &Research Centre, Chennai- 630 203
7 Dr. S. Sirajunissa Begum Librarian TBAK College for Women, Kilakkarai.
8 Dr. Rimai Atonring Assistant Librarian Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
9 Dr. N. Sivakami Librarian Sri Sai Engineering College, Chennai-44
10 Dr. C. Karuilancheran Librarian Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Agriculrural College, Madurai
11 G. Nanthini Librarian Mohamed Sathak Dastagir Teacher Training college , Ramanathapuram
12 Dr. M. N. Venkatesan Assistant Librarian Anna Centenary Library, Chennai
13 Dr. S. Naseehath Librarian Mannaniya Arts and Science College, Pangode, Trivandrum
14 Dr. M. Grace Librarian Govt. College of Arts & Science, Ponneri, Chennai
15 A. Jeyasundari Librarian St. Christoper’s College of Education, Chennai
16 Dr. E. S. Kavitha Asst. Professor Dept of Library and Information Science, Periyar University, Salem
17 Dr. R. Jayapriya Asst. Professor Library and Information Science Wing, DDE, Annamalai University
18 Dr. M. Palaniappan Asst. Professor Dept of Library and Information Science, Periyar University
19 Dr. J. Santhi Librarian Arumugam Pillai Seethai Ammal College, Tiruppatur
20 Dr. N. Nachiappan Librarian Tamil College, Karaikudi
Photos / Videos
ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on Application and Relevance of E-Resources in Academic Libraries held on February 08, 2013
World Book and Copyright Day Celebrations held on April 17, 2013
ICSSR Sponsored National Workshop on Open Source Software for Academic, Special and Public Libraries held on January 23-24, 2014
UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Knowledge Management in Electronic Environment: Opportunities and Challenges held on March 21-22, 2014
RRRLF & ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on Role of LIS Professionals in Developing Information Literacy Skills in the Digital Era held on March 19-20, 2015
International Literacy Day Celebrations held on September 8, 2015
ICSSR Sponsored National Conference on Research Methodology in Library and Information Science held on March 11-12, 2016
RRRLF Sponsored National Conference on Information for All: Changing Role of Public Libraries in Digital India Initiatives held on September 02-03, 2016
Alumni Meet