State Central Library Thiruvananthapuram, under the Higher Education Department, Government of Kerala, has invited applications for admission to the 6 months, Certificate Course in Library & information Science being offered by it for 2019.
Eligibility: Applicant should have passed the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination / or its equivalent with eligibility for higher studies in the case of grading.
Applications: Prospectus and Application form may be obtained free of cost from the State Central Library, Thiruvananthapuram, up to July 17,2019, on all working days between 10 am and 5 pm. The application form can also be downloaded from www.statelibrary.kerala.gov.in. They may also be procured by post from the Office of the State Librarian, State Central Library, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram-695033, by sending a self addressed stamped envelope along with a request for Application form and Prospectus.
Filled applications have to reach the Office of the State Librarian, State Central Library, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram-695033, latest by 5 pm on 17th July, 2019.
Attested copy of mark list for the qualifying examination, Caste/Community Certificate (Certificate in proof of Caste/Community) and Non Creamy Layer Certificate (if applicable), in the specified proforma, should be submitted along with the application.
Date of Interview will be intimated later after the publication of rank/short list.
Selection: A rank list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the applicants in the qualifying examination, by the committee constituted by government. No weightage will be given for higher/additional qualifications. Hostel facilities are not available.
Seats: There are 41 seats for the course, distributed as follows: General Merit- 18, Kerala Ministerial Subordinate Service- 2, Library Employees- 1, Lakshadweep Candidates- 2, Kannada Knowing Candidates- 3, Tamil Knowing Candidates- 2, SC Candidates- 3, ST Candidates- 1, Ezhava- 2, Muslim- 2, Latin Cathalic- 1, SIUC and converted Christian SC/ST- 1, Backward Hindus- 2, Handicapped Candidates- 1 (Total- 41). If candidates belonging to specified categories are not available, they will be shifted to other categories as specified in the Prospectus.
Course Fee: The total fee for the course is Rs.650/-, inclusive of Registration Fees, Tuition fees, Caution Deposit and Examination Fees. SC/ST students are exempted from paying course fee. They need only to pay an amount of Rs.200/- towards Caution Deposit.
The Course is scheduled to commence during the second week of August 2019.
Course Content : C.L.I.Sc Course comprises of six papers, namely (i) Library Organisation and Management (ii) Library Classification & Cataloguing (Theory) (iii) Library Classification ( Practice) (iv) Library Cataloguing ( Practice) (v) Information Sources & Services (vi) Information Technology.
During the last two months the students will have to undergo training under ‘Earn While You Learn’, scheme and remuneration of Rs. 900/- per month will be given to them. The Departmental Candidates are not entitled to any remuneration.
Examination: A written examination for the six papers will be conducted on completion of the six months course. Each paper will be of 2 hour duration. Theory papers will carry 100 marks each and practical papers will be for 50 marks. Total marks for written examination will be 500.
For details, visit from www.statelibrary.kerala.gov.in