INSTITUTE OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
CENTRE FOR PROFESSIONAL AND ADVANCED STUDIES (CPAS)
(Established by the Government of Kerala)
(Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala)
ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
The Socioeconomic fabrics of our country have been undergoing fast changes. In order to combat the fast accelerating heterogeneous problems emerging from these changes, the social systems have been their probable solutions. Mobilisation and appropriate use of information are important tasks to everybody. Hence to ensure availability, accessibility and easy flow of information in all spheres of activities is of current relevance and top priority. However, constraints in identifying, locating, collecting, processing, storing and analyzing information seekers working in different establishments need skilled help for finding their required information at the right time. Now, in our country there is a very great demand for qualified and experienced personnel well equipped in specialized areas of information handling and services. The course in the Institute of Library and Information Science are designed to develop manpower capable to manage Information institutions such as Libraries, Information Systems and Information Centres with modern technology applications. The Institution provides learning opportunities in concepts and technologies related diverse areas in Library and Information Science.
The Institute of Library and Information Science was established at Mahatma Gandhi University as a Self Financing Academic Department in the Year 1995 and started its academic programmes under the administrative cover of the School of Communication and Information Science (SCIS). But, later in Ap[ril 2008 it was got delinked from the SCIS. Now the Institution functions under the Centre for Professional and Advanced Studies (Society for Self Financing Institutions previously run by M G University) established by the Government of Kerala as a full- fledged Institution in the Self Financing Sector of CPAS, Gandhinagar, Kottayam.
The Institute of Library and Information Science (ILIS) is situated in the Annexe Building of SME, Arpookara, Gandhinagar, Kottayam, and Pin. 686008.
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