First Department in India to start a Diploma course in Library Science in 1946.
First Department in British Commonwealth to start M.Lib.Sc. in 1949.
First Department in British Commonwealth to introduce doctoral programme in 1951 and first Ph.D degree was awarded in 1957. At that time, it was the only Department in whole of British Commonwealth conducting Ph.D. in Library Science.
First to start M.Phil. programme in Library and Information Science in 1978.
First to introduce two new papers in M.Lib.Sc. in 1972 on :
(i) Library Systems Analysis & Elements of Statistical Methods, and
(ii ) Computer Application in Library in M.Lib.Sc.
First to introduce the concept of workshop-cum-library which, later in 1999 was converted into state-of-the-art Computer Lab.
Delhi University has started post MLISc Internship Training Programme for the students of the Department, wherein the students will be given a chance to work for 6 months in Delhi University Library at a stipend of Rs. 7,500/- p.m.
Department pursued for re-opening the entry for LIS professionals at the levels of Library Clerk, Semi-Professional-Assistant which were blocked since 1986.
First to introduce exclusive paper on Marketing of LIS Products and Services and Management Consultancy subject in M.L.I.Sc. Course in 2004.
First to introduce Information Literacy Applications in LIS subject in M.L.I.Sc. Course in 2009.
Designed & Developed by Dr.M.Madhusudhan, Assistant Professor, DLIS,University of Delhi, Delhi