Admissions Criteria


Objective
The Post-Graduate Diploma in Library & Information Science aims at creating professional manpower for librarianship. The training will enable suitable candidates to eventually upgrade the post of library officer. The job fields are High School, College, Maddrasha, Public or Private University, Governmental Institutions, NGO and many more.

The Program Is Designed To
  • Provide knowledge of the library field.
  • Develop skills in practicing of library & information work.
  • Develop management and planning abilities in running of small and medium size libraries.
  • Be the First step to further studies at Master degree level and beyond at home and abroad.

Admission Requirement
Graduation in any discipline or equivalent with minimum total GPA 7.00 (SSC + HSC + Degree or equivalent)

Duration
Post-Graduate Diploma in Library & Information Science is a one year (two semesters) program.

Class Timing

Thursday: 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Friday: 3.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Evaluation System
Each course will be evaluated in the following ways.
  • Class Test, Attendance, Assignment, Oral test: 20% Marks
  • Mid-term Examination (After 10th Lecture) 30% Marks
  • Final Examination 50% Marks
Total : 100% Marks

Admission Period
Students are admitted into Post-Graduate Diploma in Library & Information Science twice a year as follows:
SL Semester Period Admission Test
1 Spring February – July January
2 Autumn August – January July

Admission
Application for admission to Post-Graduate Diploma in Library & Information Science shall be invited through an announcement in the National/Local Dailies twice a year. An admission test (viva only) shall be conducted to select eligible candidates.

Course & Credit Hours/strong>
First Semester
SL Course Code Course Title Credit Hour Contact Hour
1 LIS-1101 Foundations of Library and Information Sciencey 4 28
2 LIS-1102 Management of Libraries & Information Institutions 4 28
3 LIS-1103 Organization of Knowledge (Classification Theory) 3 21
4 LIS-1104 Organization of Knowledge (Cataloguing Theory) 3 21
5 LIS-1105 Information Sources and Services 4 28
Total Mark = 450, Total Credit = 18, Total Contact Hour = 126
Second Semester
SL Course Code Course Title Credit Hour Contact Hour
1 LIS-1206 Management of Archives 4 28
2 LIS-1207 Documentation, Indexing and Abstracting 4 28
3 LIS-1208 Computer Application in Libraries & Info. Institutions 4 28
4 LIS-1209 Organization of Knowledge (Classification Practical) 3 21
5 LIS-1210 Organization of Knowledge (Cataloguing Practical) 3 21
6 LIS-1211 Comprehensive, Intership and Viva Voce 4 28
Total Mark = 550, Total Credit = 22, Total Contact Hour = 154

Fees and Charges
Program Post Graduate Diploma in Library & Information Science
Duration 1 Year (2 Semesters)
Total Credit Hours 40
Admission Fee ( Once & non-refundable ) Tk. 3,000/-
Tuition Fee ( @ Tk. 3,00 × 40 ) Tk. 12,000/-
Library Development Fee Tk. 2,000/-
Orientation Fee Tk. 1,500/-
Total Fees and Charges Tk. 18,500/-
First Installment (During Admission) Tk. 11,900/-
Second Installment (During 2nd Semester Registration) Tk. 6,600/- -

* In addition to the above fee structure, each student shall have to pay @ Tk.100/- per credit as an Examination Fee.
* This fee structure is liable to change if deemed suitable without any prior notice.