Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
Objectives of the Course
The Department offers Ph. D. Programme in Library and Information Science. Hence, the programme is inter-disciplinary in nature and carried comparative perspective. Keeping the importance of research in present scenario and to enhance the quality of research the syllabus for the Course Work, named as the Ph.D. Course Work, as a pre-requisite to continue with the programme in the department, has been redesigned.
The programme aims at facilitating research students joining the programme from the current academic year (2015-16) onwards to understand essentials of quality research. The course further aims at familiarizing the perspectives, pedagogy and their implications in various areas of investigations. The course aims at developing the following skills: (i) Investigation, (ii) Evaluation, (iii) Reasoning, (iv) Comprehension, (v) Analysis, (vi) Writing, and (vii) Editing, Proof Reading and Designing.
Research in Library problems leading to the Ph.D. degree. Candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. programme will have to apply for admission Online together with copies of each of the detailed mark sheet of M.Phil., M.L.I.Sc., B.L.I.Sc./B.Lib.Sc. examination, Graduation Degree, Matriculation/ Secondary School Certificate bearing the date of birth. Please visit M.Phil./Ph.D. Admission portal of the University of Delhi.
For further details regarding Registration of Ph.D., please refer to Bulletin of Information, Admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. Programme, which is available online from M.Phil./ Ph.D. admission portal of the University of Delhi.
Major Research Areas in Library and Information Science
Marketing of LIS Products , Cataloguing, History of libraries in India and Information Systems, Library, Information and Society, Library Cataloguing, ICT Application in Libraries and Information Activities; Web Designing and Content Development; Library Classification, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics and webometrics studies; Government of India Publications, Indian Official Documents, Public Library System, Designing and evaluation of websites, Web-OPACs, e-journals, Social Networking Sites, Syntax, Discourse, Psycholinguistics.
Candidates seeking admission to the course shall satisfy the following conditions:
a) They must possess Master degree in Library and Information Science with minimum of 55% marks from the University of Delhi or from any other University recognized as equivalent thereto.
b) They must fulfil other conditions as may be laid down by the Departmental Research Committee (DRC) from time to time with regard to age, knowledge of language(s), admission test/interview, etc.
c) Any Candidate, other than the Teachers of the University of Delhi, who is employed, shall not be admitted to this course unless he/she produces a valid certificate of leave from the employer.
d) In all cases of admission the decision of the DRC of the Department shall be final.
Admission to the Programme
As per Ordinance - IV B of the University of Delhi.
Procedure for Admission: Through Entrance Examination and Interview.
For further details regarding Registration of M.Phil., please refer to Bulletin of Information, Admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. Programme, which is available online from M.Phil./ Ph.D. admission portal of the University of Delhi or Prospectus of the Department of Library and Information Science, which is available online at: http://dlis.du.ac.in.
Admission Procedure for Foreign Students :
Applications of foreign students will be considered by the Admission Committee on individual merit. Foreign students, seeking admission to Ph.D. in the Department of Library and Information Science are required to apply direct to the Foreign Students’ Advisor, Foreign Students’ Registry, Room No. 11, First Floor,
Conference Centre, University of Delhi,Delhi-110007 who will arrange for their admission in the Department. Foreign Students who are stationed in India and have passed last examination from Board/University in India may seek admission on basis of merit alongwith other students after obtaining No Objection Certificate from the Foreign Students’ Advisor.
Number of Seats:
As per the vacancies available every year, please refer to Bulletin of Information, Admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. Programme, which is available online from M.Phil./ Ph.D. admission portal of the University of Delhi.
Ph.D. Course Work
As per the university ordinance and new guidelines, the research scholars who are provisionally registered under the Ph.D.Programme in academic year 2015-16 onwards will have to undergo a Ph.D. Course Work.
The Ph. D. Course work shall comprise of one Semester (i.e. 6 months) in which there shall be three compulsory papers: (i) Paper-I: Research Methodology In Library and Information Science, (ii)Paper-II: Application and Tools of Technologies in Library and Information Science, and (iii) Paper-III: Advances in Specific Research Area.
a) Medium of instruction: English
b) Each paper will be of 6 hours instruction/studies per week.
c) The student shall be evaluated at the end of semester. Total marks for Semester-I is 300 (Paper-I 100 marks, Paper-II 100 marks and Paper-III 100 marks). Pass marks is 50% in each paper. If a student is not able to complete a course with 50% marks, the student shall be allowed to reappear only once in the examination in the subsequent academic year (As per the University Ordinance-VI-B).
d) The final research proposals will be presented before the DRC within the stipulated period as prescribed by the ordinance.
e) The minimum attendance required during the Course Work period is not less than 75% of the total classes.
Courses of Study for Ph.D. Course Work:
Paper-I: : Research Methodology In Library and Information Science
Paper-II: : Application and Tools of Technologies in Library and Information Science, and
Paper-III: : Advances in Specific Research Area.
For further details, please refer to Bulletin of Information, Admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. Programme, which is available online from M.Phil./ Ph.D. admission portal of the University of Delhi and Prospectus of the Department.