Department of Library and Information Science
Library and information science is a branch of academic disciplines that deal generally with organization, access, and collection of information.
The Department of Library and Information science came into existence in the year 1981 on persistence demand of students as well as public at large. Initially, one year BLISc programme with 32 students on roll was started with part-time teachers. The Department had the credit of introduction of one year MLISc programme in the year 1983 with 16 students in its roll. On the recommendation of UGC sixth plan one Professor, one Reader and two Lecturers and subsequently anther one Reader and one Lecturer was sanctioned by the UGC. Since, the Department was not a regular Department up to 1984; it was kept under Officer in-Charge, Late D. Panda, Deputy Registrar of the University. When the Department became a regular Department, Professor S. N Rath of Department of Political Science was kept under charge till Dr. M. M. Mahapatra took over as its Reader and Head. He subsequently became the first Professor of the Department.