Thursday, 17 January 2019

SWAYAM – Annual Refresher Programme

SWAYAM – Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT) Treated as Equivalent to Refresher Course (Career Advancement)

A  unique initiative  of online professional development  of  in-service  teachers’  of  higher education, using MOOCs  platform SWAYAM-Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching.

It has been decided by the UGC that successful completion of the courses offered under the ARPIT  programme  with  40 hour  of  instruction material  with a proctored examination  will be treated as equivalent to one Refresher Course for the purposes of Career Advancement. This is for the information of all universities and colleges.

Click here for SWAYAM Course Enrollment for ARPIT


AICTE decides to allow arts and science courses in engineering colleges

Express News Service
COIMBATORE: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to allow engineering colleges run arts and science courses in parallelly on the same campus.
Confirming the decision, AICTE chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe told Express, "If other programmes are to be run, the requirement of each programme should be available separately except playground, parking, canteen, etc."  In Tamil Nadu, engineering colleges come under the control of Anna University, whereas arts and science colleges are covered by arts and science universities like University of Madras, Bharathiar University, Madurai Kamaraj University, etc.
When asked if engineering colleges will be allowed to get affiliation for arts and science colleges from other arts and science universities, he said, "It depends on having independent facilities for each of the programmes separately."  
Welcoming this decision, a chairman of a private engineering college said that it would help utilise the resources that now remain idle given the poor patronage for engineering courses. The classrooms built for such courses can now be used for arts and science programmes.
Engineering colleges equipped with faculty members for physics, chemistry, and mathematics, and also laboratories for these subjects; these can be used effectively, the chairman suggested. He also recalled how engineering colleges were allowed to run courses like BSc and MSc in Computer Science and Information Technology till the year 2002.
However, the chairman opined that starting the courses for the academic year 2019-20 would be impossible. The last date to apply to the Directorate of Collegiate Education for permission for these arts and science courses ended on December 31. Colleges could ask for the deadline to be extended, the chairman suggested.  Meanwhile, Association of Self Financing Arts, Science and Management Colleges of Tamil Nadu president Ajeet Kumar Lal Mohan opined that the AICTE did not have the power to allow engineering colleges to run arts and science courses. The management would need a GO from the Tamil Nadu government. Besides, common land cannot be used for running engineering and arts courses, he claimed.

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Workshop on Research Methodology

SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu, India.
The Institutional Research Board of Trichy SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre is organizing a continuous research methodology training programme twice a year.
Now we are organizing VI (Sixth) National Workshop on Research Methodology from 20th to 23rd March 2019. The participants are restricted to 45 (selection based on the criteria given in the brochure).
The highlights of the workshop are
1. No registration fees
2. Accommodation free inside the campus for all the days.
3. Travel allowance for all the participants will be provided.
4. Free Breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments and local visits.
5. Best posters, Best Activity performer, Innovative thinker and Overall Best participant Awards will be given.
6. All the best poster awardees are eligible to claim their poster preparation expenses

7. The application processing fees (Rs. 400/-) will be refunded to Innovative thinker and Overall best performer Awardees.

more details: Dr. N. Prabhusaran, 
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Research
Trichy SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre
Irungalur, Tiruchirapalli - 621 105
Tamilnadu, India
Telephone: Office:  +91-431-2258691
                 Resi:   +91-4322-260824

Library Asst. at IITM Pune

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology ( IITM) Pune 

Name of post : Library Assistant (for IITM Library, Pune: recruitment through third party)
No. of  Post : 01
Location: Pune
Nature of Job: Purely temporary contractual basis
Educational Qualification: B.Lib / M.Lib degree from a recognized University,  with fluency in English and working knowledge of computer (Ms Office,  Internet etc).
Experience:  Candidates should have 2 years of work experience in the relevant field.
Skill and abilities- The candidate- 
  • Must have the ability and maturity to work independently and as part of the team.
  • Ability to interact with other Libraries, researchers, etc.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform and deliver under tight deadlines.
Desirable:  i) Working experience in DSPACE, EPRINT, LIBSYS, website content management, audio/ video resource management system, CD Mirror,   
ii) Graduation in Science
iii) Full time regular degree for Master’s degree in Library Science
Monthly Remuneration : Rs.16,000/- (approx.)
How to apply: Interested candidates can send their complete resume along with passport size photograph, reference details (of previous employer(s)),  to  by 18.1.2019.
Age: preferably below 40 years
Work Profile:
  • Managing Library Users & Library resources
  • Handling of issue counter, Membership, Circulation, Acquisition, technical processing and Serial control
  • Managing documentary delivery services (eReources) by networking with other Libraries.
  • Daily tracking of newsclippings and maintaining its archival in DSpace.
  • Digitization of IITM Resources such as Thesis, Reports, Documents
  • Installation of DSpace & maintenance of Institutional repositories using DSpace,
  • Managing eResource in Institutional archival system & managing CDs
  • Stock verification
  • Conducting various research studies/ case studies in Library
  • Assistance in writing research papers on various issues of Library & information science
  • Content uploading @ institutional webpages
  • Content uploading @ Library website
  • Audio and visual resource management
  • Assistance in all developmental activities of Institutional Library
  • Implementation of new services for Library users

UGC NET December 2018 Final Answer Key

UGC NET December 2018 Final Answer Key and Question Papers

Friday, 11 January 2019

Vacancies at IIT Ropar

 IIT Ropar

There are vacancy opening for the post of Librarian & Library & Information Assistant at IIT Ropar
Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for the following non-teaching (Administrative, Academic, Services & Technical) posts on Direct Recruitment / Deputation / Contract basis.
Post: Librarian
A Master‘s Degree in Library Science / Information Science/ Documentation with at least 55% marks or its equivalent Grade of B in the UGC seven points scale and consistently good academic record set out in these Regulations.
At least thirteen years as a Deputy Librarian in a University Library or eighteen years experience as a
College Librarian.
Evidence of innovative library service and organization of published work.

A M.Phil./ Ph.D. Degree in Library Science/ Information Science/ Documentation/ Archives and Manuscript keeping.

NB: Educational Qualification and Experience will be as per UGC guidelines as amended from time to time.

Age Limit: Preferably below 57 Years
Post: Library and Information Assistant
i) M. Lib. Sc. / MLISc or equivalent from recognized University/Institute with at least 55% marks in the
qualifying degree.
Master‘s Degree in Arts/Science / Commerce or any other discipline and also B.Lib.Sc. / BLISc with at
least 55% marks in the qualifying degree from recognized University/ Institute.
ii) At least 01 years working experience in a reputed library.
iii)Proficiency in the use of a variety of computer office applications, M.S Word, Excel, Power-point or
equivalent is a must.

Desirable: Knowledge of Library Automation activities
Age Limit: Preferably below 30 Years
Last Date: 11-02-2019, 5 PM 
Detailed Advertisement : - Click below 
Click Here to apply on line
How to apply

Thursday, 10 January 2019


The S.B.E.S College of Science, Aurangabad Organizing two days National Seminar on “ Library as a Knowledge & Skill Development Centre” on 24th & 25th January 2019.

You are requested to participate and contribute in the above seminar. The
seminar is being organized to provide a platform for the library and
information professionals and also the teaching faculties of various
disciplines. Main objective of the seminar is to enrich knowledge, to
develop the skill to organise Library and Information Centres and to create
awareness amongst the library professionals about the changing the
environment in the profession.

*Theme *

*Library as a Knowledge and Skill Development Centre*

*Sub Themes*

Ø Skill development for 21st Century

Ø Library rescaling

Ø I.T. applications and rescaling

Ø Role of Librarians in rescaling/ learning skill/skill enhancement

Ø Library resources for 21st century

Ø Automation and Artificial intelligence in Libraries.

Ø Role of Libraries for start ups

Ø Social media tools

Ø Information Literacy

Ø Social Networking

Ø Massive open online courses(MOOCs)

Ø Library and Library Profession

Ø Open Distance Learning (ODL) in LIS

Ø Library Services and Utility

Ø Preservation, Publication and Sharing of Knowledge

Ø Next Generation Library Infrastructure

Ø Innovations and best practices in Knowledge Resource Center

*Call for Papers*

We are looking for qualitative research papers in Library and Information
Science on the above mentioned sub-themes. A panel of editorial board will
review each paper before publishing in the conference proceeding having *ISBN.
*Research paper accompanied by DD/Cheque, copyright form will only be
considered for paper presentation and publication in the proceeding. The
board of editors reserves the right regarding publication. Only selected
papers will be included in the Conference Proceeding.

Author’s Guidelines

Original contributions on the above theme and sub-facets are invited from
Professionals. The authors should follow the following structure and
guidelines for submission of papers; The text of paper should be in MS Word
(DOC), format with A4 size, 1.5” margins (Top, Bottom, Left and Right), 12
font size, Times New Roman, 1.5 space. Paper should be in English with
maximum 2500-3000 words along with 4-5 keywords and references according to
the APA Style Manual.

Papers can be e-mailed to Organizing Secretary at - **

Important Dates

*The last date of Full paper Submission January 15, 2019*

*The last date of Acceptance of Paper January 20, 2019*