Natl library plans internship programmes for students' benefit

Natl library plans internship programmes for students' benefit

Open to 100 MLIS students with monthly stipend of ` 15k

In what could be a bigger opportunity for the students of library science, The National Library of India, Kolkata, is introducing internship programme for the post-graduate students from the current academic year, announced its Director General P Y Rajendra Kumar.

Addressing the gathering of faculty and students of the Department of Library Science, University of Mysore as part of the beginning of its golden jubilee celebrations on Tuesday, Kumar, also an alumni of the department, said the internship programme would benefit around 100 Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) students, who would be given a stipend of Rs 15,000 per month. The students will be introduced to the nuances of the subject, besides being given a hands-on experience in the realm. The national library is also recruiting candidates to fill up 200 vacant posts in different divisions, Kumar added.

Kumar also shared that the library had been identified as the centre for teaching capacity building programmes.

In his advise to the professionals, Kumar said one should not restrict themselves to the libraries, but take part in the social initiatives involving people, and taking the activities of the library to the people.

Kumar recalled his student days at Manasagangotri 43 years ago.

Former Vice-chancellor of University of Mysore, Prof V G Talawar who is currently the VC of Reva University in Bangalore, listed four points that leads to the success of any academic ventures - curriculum, faculty, students, and infrastructure. He rated the infrastructure available at the University of Mysore as incomparable with any other varsity.

Earlier, Shalini Urs, a faculty of the department mooted cloud computing. The department had successfully introduced the concept of digital library in the recent past.