PROSPECTUS AND SYLLABUS FOR AIS (2000-2002)

 

ABOUT THE COURSE

Associateship in Information Science (AIS), the course offered by INSDOC is directed to respond to the changing global scenario in the library, documentation and information related activities and to cope with the ever increasing demand for specialized human resources in this field. It is a two-year Masters degree level professional programme, offered by INSDOC for the last 35 years. The first year, comprising of two semesters, provides comprehensive knowledge in different aspects of information science & technology with particular emphasis on practical aspects. The second year is reserved for research and preparation of a dissertation on a topic decided by each student in consultation with the faculty members, under an expert guide while working in various prestigious institutions. More often they are absorbed into the organisations they work.

The focus of the programme is on preparing the students for managing information most effectively and efficiently. This course has national and international recognition as one of the elite programme for development and supply of quality manpower for leading positions in libraries and information management institutions. Governments of various African, SAARC and other Asian countries regularly sponsor students from their countries to pursue this course. The program provides a thorough and exhaustive insight into all the techniques of information handling with special emphasis in the application of state-of-the art technologies like online search and access etc. It arms the students with necessary skill in handling Business & Industrial Information Centers, Market Research Firms, Software Development Houses, R & D Organisations, Online Information Vendors and many others.

The programme also lays stress on interactive communication skills. This is achieved through group discussions and class activities. Everybody is encouraged to have an opinion and present and defend the same before fellow students, faculty and information professionals. Seminars, colloquia, workshops and informal brainstorming sessions amongst the students themselves supplement formal lectures.

Objectives

The objectives of the course are to provide the students with

  • an understanding and  appreciation of the vital and pervasive role of information  as an essential input in all developmental activities;
  • a thorough insight into all techniques of information  handling with special  emphasis on the application of information technology;
  • full comprehension of the global nature of information for proper cooperation and   coordination among countries and
  • necessary   skills   and   information   technology   background   for  designing,   implementing, operating and managing  information systems


Academic Programme

The medium of instruction of the course is English. The course covers comprehensively all aspects of information science and technology with particular emphasis on the practical aspects. The academic programme is as follows:

FIRST YEAR

SEMESTER I

Paper 1   Information and Society
Paper 2   Information Sources
Paper 3    Information Processing and Organisation
Paper 4    Information Systems and Library Automation
Paper 5   Fundamentals of  Information Technology

SEMESTER II

Paper 6    Information Products and Services
Paper 7    Data Processing and Management Techniques
Paper 8    Computer Networking: Technology and Services
Paper 9    Information System Management
Paper 10   Elective (Any one of the following)
 1)  Informetrics
 2)  Technical Writing
 3)  Research Methodology.
 4)  Business Information Systems
 5)  Medical Information Systems
 6)  Patents Information Systems

 

SECOND YEAR

SEMESTERS III AND IV

Paper 11   Dissertation
 

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Selection of Topics for Dissertation

a)   An Expert  Committee comprising inhouse faculty members and external experts decides the topics of dissertations to be submitted by the students. The Committee also decides the Guides (both external and internal) in consultation with the students.

b)   A student may choose an external guide for his dissertation with  prior approval of the Expert Committee. In such a  case, the Committee will nominate a Scientist of INSDOC as the Internal Guide.

Colloquia and Seminars

An important feature of the course is the periodical holding of colloquia and seminars which provide the students opportunities for articulation, collective thinking and debating.  Besides, the students may also have opportunities to participate in seminars, workshops and short term courses conducted by INSDOC from time to time.

Field Work

Opportunities will be provided to the students to visit, observe and study the working  of a variety of institutions such as documentation and information centres, libraries, government departments connected with industrial development, planning,etc.
 

Faculty and Staff

The course is conducted by well-trained and experienced teachers working in the Education and Training Divisions of INSDOC.  The services of  experts from inside and outside the organisation are also availed of for running the course.
 

Admission

a)    The minimum qualification for admission to the course is a minimum of 50% aggregate  marks in:
i)  Master's degree;  or
ii)  Four-year plus degree like B.E./M.B.B.S.;  or
iii) Bachelor's degree and B.Lib.Sc. with one year of relevant experience.

Note:  Students who have appeared in the final year examination of M.A./M.Sc./M.Com./BE or MBBS will also be eligible for applying for admission to the Course.  However,  their cases will be considered only in the event of their results being declared before the final selection and their obtaining a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

b)   Candidates should be below forty years of age as on August 01, 2000. For sponsored candidates, the age limit may be raised to 50 years at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board of Studies.

c)   Barring foreigners, all candidates will have to appear in an  admission test held simultaneously in New Delhi, Calcutta,  Mumbai and Bangalore. The admission test  is of two-hour duration and is intended  to check the candidates' skill in English language, general knowledge and  basic mathematics to ascertain their aptitude towards information science. Candidates found  successful  in  the  admission  test will be interviewed for final selection in the aforesaid cities.  The result of the admission test and later the list of selected candidates will be displayed on the notice board at INSDOC and will also be made available on Internet (http://www.insdoc.org).  In case of any dispute on the selection of candidates, the decision of Director, INSDOC  will be final and binding.

d)   In all,  there  are  25  seats  for  admission.  Three seats are reserved for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and these candidates  will be considered for admission  provided the minimum admission requirements are  fulfilled by them. If  suitable SC/ST/OBC candidates are not found, the seats will be treated open.

 In addition, there are seven seats for candidates from SAARC countries.  For these   candidates,  there will be no written test, but eligibility conditions as at 6(a) will apply.

e)   Selected candidates should deposit the requisite fees within  the stipulated date failing which the seat will be offered to candidates on the waiting list.
 

Attendance

A candidate will be debarred from appearing in the examination if he/she fails to get a minimum of 75% attendance in each paper during the formal period of the course.
 

Examination

Students fulfilling all the requirements including attendance will be permitted to appear in   the examinations at the end of each semester.

Evaluation

The performance of the students during the first year is evaluated by written examination, sessionals  and seminars.  Each  theory paper along with its corresponding  sessionals carries 100 marks (50+50).  The  two seminars (one in each semester) carry 50 marks (25 marks each). The dissertation submitted by the student at the end of the second year carries 200 marks.
The total marks work out to be 1250.

 

Eligibility for the Award of Associateship

To qualify, a student should secure:

a)    a minimum of 40% marks in each theory paper and 50% in each sessional,
b)    a minimum of 50% marks in dissertation, and
c)    a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.
 

The classes awarded are:

 Distinction 75%  and above
 First Class 60%  and above, but less than 75%        Second Class 50%  and above, but less than 60%
 

 Note. A  student  will  also have  to   secure  minimum credits, as fixed by the    Teachers' Committee, in each paper to clear the  same.  The  credits required   for each paper will be made available  at the beginning of the session.
 

A student not securing the qualifying marks and credits  mentioned above in the first chance may reappear in the respective  paper/s and/or sessionals and resubmit dissertation as the case may be and on his/her clearing the aforesaid item/s, he/she will be awarded a IInd class only even if he/she obtains first class or distinction marks in aggregate.  The date of completion of the course will be reflected in the marksheet/certificate.

The dissertation is to be submitted by each student within 31st August of the due year. If for some genuine reasons, the student  fails to submit the dissertation by due date, he/she can apply for extension.  The competent authority may extend the period by one year  after reviewing the progress of the student. The extension is not automatic.

If the student fails to submit the dissertation even after the extended period, he/she can submit it within four years from the date of commencement of the course. In this case, the student will be awarded only a II class  even if he/she obtains a first class or distinction marks in aggregate.

Dissertation submitted after four years will, in no case, be accepted for evaluation.

Reappearance at the  Written Examination

Students who fail to qualify the theory papers in the first attempt may reappear in the individual papers in a semester, but they will have to reappear in these papers within a period of 4 years from the date of commencement of the course. The examination will be based on the syllabus of the current year. The number of chances for reappearance in any paper is restricted to a maximum of two. A fee of Rs. 200/- for each paper will be charged. A fee of Rs. 1500/- will be charged for reappearing in all the papers of a particular semester.

Award of the Associateship

INSDOC will award the Associateship in Information Science to the successful students.  The certificate will be signed by the Director, INSDOC.

Accreditation

The Government of India  and the Union Public Service Commission have recognised this  course as equivalent to a Master's Degree for recruitment to superior posts under the Central Government where specialisation in Information Science and Documentation is required.  The universities like Andhra, Burdwan, Dharwar, Gulbarga, Jadavpur, Jiwaji, Kerala, Kurukshetra, Poona, Rajasthan, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and Vidyasagar have recognised this course  as equivalent to M.L.I.Sc. for conducting research leading to the award of doctoral degrees.

Fees

The total fees for the course is Rs.5,000/-  payable in two equal instalments of Rs.2,500/- each.  The first instalment is to be paid at the time of admission and the second  by November 6,  2000.  The fees for students from the countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is Rs. 15,000/- and fees for students from the foreign countries is US $ 2,000/-. For students from SAARC countries, other foreign countries and sponsored  candidates, the entire fee is to be deposited in one instalment at the time of admission.
Fees once deposited will not be refunded.

 

Disqualification

A student may be disqualified from the course at any time under any one or more of the  following circumstances:

a)    Regular non-submission of assignments

b)    Regular non-appearance in class tests/seminars

c)    Unsatisfactory performance during the course

d)   Less than 75% attendance in each paper during the formal period of training

e)    Indulging in unfair means during examination

f)   Misbehaviour and misconduct within or outside INSDOC premises.
 

FACILITIES

Scholarships

a)    The number and amount of  scholarships will be recommended  by the Board of Studies and decided by the Scholarship Award Committee, INSDOC, New Delhi. The award of the scholarship will be decided on the basis of (i) admission merit list, (ii) the student's performance in class tests/internal assignments, etc during the first two months of the course and (iii) his/her performance in the interview before the Scholarship  Award  Committee.

b)   Waiver of  fees may be considered only in case of meritorious  students who  do not get scholarship otherwise.

c)   The progress of the scholarship holders will be reviewed regularly by the Scholarship Award Committee.

d)   The scholarship will be granted for a period of  eight months only.

e)   The scholarship may be terminated without assigning any reason whatsoever.
 

Divisional Facilities

The Info-Tech laboratory of ETTG is well equipped with over 50 Pentium Computers and a good number of audio-visual equipments..  The division has Internet, Network and Teletext facilities.  Every student is given adequate computer time to develop good  command over application packages like MS OFFICE, FOXPRO, CDS/ISIS; programming languages like PASCAL and C and operating systems like MS DOS, UNIX, WINDOWS, etc.
 

CD-ROM facility to search some of the International Databases like SCISEARCH, LISA, Applied Science and Technology Index, ADONIS, General Periodicals on Disk, Business Periodicals on Disk, IEE/IEEE periodicals on disk, etc. is also available.

Central Facilities

Students are provided hands-on experience in on-line searching of international  databases through DIALOG, EASYNET, STN access available at INSDOC.

The other facilities available at INSDOC include Electronic Mail, Desk Top Publishing,  Optical  Character  Reader,  Multimedia Workstation, photocopying and microcopying equipments, etc.

In addition to an extensive collection of reference material on science and technology, the National Science Library of INSDOC has a very comprehensive collection of documents in library science, documentation, information science and technology, computer science, communication, reprography and other media technologies, management, etc. The  Electronic Library Division of INSDOC has over 2000 full-text Journals on CD-ROM.  The students have a unique opportunity to make use of this excellent collection.

Hostel Facilities

Limited hostel facilities are available to a few students from outside Delhi.

Employment Opportunities

The course provides bright employment opportunities to the students.  Students who  have emanated from this course are now heading Library/Information Divisions of almost all CSIR laboratories and many other S&T institutes in the country and abroad.

CALENDAR

The  course is of  two years duration.  While the first year is the formal training period requiring compulsory attendance, the second year is devoted to the preparation of a dissertation.  The calendar of events is given elsewhere in the Prospectus.

VENUE

The course will be conducted at INSDOC premises located to the south of IIT Campus and  east of Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus near Qutab Hotel.

FEEDBACK

For all correspondences, please write to :
Mr. V.K. Gupta,  Associate Head
Education Training and Translation Group
INSDOC,14 Satsang Vihar Marg
New Delhi 110 067 (INDIA)
Phone: Direct:  91-011-686 3521 PABX: 656 0141/Extn. 29,
Telex: 031-73099, Telegram - INSDOC, NEW DELHI
E-mail: ettgedn@ndf.vsnl.net.in , ettg@sirnetd.ernet.in
Fax: 91-011-686 2228

SYLLABUS

SEMESTER - I
 

PAPER 1: INFORMATION & SOCIETY

General - Meaning, definition, properties, scope

Information & Knowledge
Boundaries of each, overlapping areas, conceptual differences

Generation & Flow
Factors responsible for generating information
Communication media: human, written, print, telecommunication, electronics & others
Flow dynamics
Technology transfer
Barriers to information flow (linguistic, religious, political, others)

Growth & Obsolescence
Factors of growth
Birth of a subject
Ramification of a subject

Use, misuse & abuse of information
Causes: political, religious, natural, translational, etc.

Economic, Societal & Cultural aspects
Information professionals & institutions
Social implications of information
Economic implications
Political implications
Cultural implications
Industrial implications

Economics of Information and Information Economics (Basics)
Economic principles relevant to information
Information as a resource and factor of production
Economics of information sources and production
Costing
Pricing
Cost benefit analysis
Information industry
Information & Government
Information policy
Right to information
Censorship, classified and declassified information
Role of information in planning, decision making, management, national development, S&T innovation, forecasting, etc.
Copyright issues
Information Science as a Discipline

Text Book: McGarry K J: Changing Context of  Information. 1993.
 

PAPER  2: INFORMATION SOURCES

General Overview: Origin, development, types, characteristics of each type, utilisation, evaluation and limitations.

Information Search: Analysis and understanding of the query; Identification of the source(s); Getting the relevant available source; Finding out the information; Preparation of the answer.

Documentary Sources (Paper based)

Primary        Primary periodicals, technical reports, conference documents,  standards, patents, theses, trade literature,monographs, treatises, etc.

Secondary      Dictionaries, encyclopaedias, yearbooks, almanacs,  handbooks, bibliographies, gazetteers, abstracting  and indexing periodicals, reviewing periodicals,  maps and atlases, guidebooks, etc.

Tertiary         Guides to reference sources, bibliography  of  bibliographies, directories, etc.

Mixed             Newspapers, popular periodicals, technical periodicals, etc.

Documentary Sources (Non-paper based)

A - V aids,  documentary films, computerised data bases, micropublications, etc.

Non-documentary Sources

Human : Consultants, experts/resource persons, extension workers, representatives of firms, technological gatekeepers, invisible colleges, common men (priest, village head, postman, receptionist, etc.), others.

Organisations: International agencies, Govt. ministries and departments, R&D organisations, academic institutions, learned societies, publishing houses, press, broadcasting stations, museums,

archives, exhibitions, trade fairs, libraries, documentation and information centres, data banks, information analysis centres, referral centres, etc.

Text Book: Grogan D J :  Science and technology: an introduction to the literature. 4th ed.1982.
 

PAPER 3 : INFORMATION PROCESSING AND ORGANISATION

Intellectual organisation of information for storage and retrieval.

Content analysis and subject representation of all types of documents.

Document Description - ISBD, AACR-II, Bibliographic record formats

Indexing: Concepts, theories and methods

Indexing Models:   Pre-coordinate  : Chain indexing, PRECIS, POPSI
  Post-coordinate: Role of computers

Indexing Languages: Semantics and syntactics; Vocabulary control; Classification schemes (UDC etc.), subject headings.

Thesauri: Design and construction

Automatic Indexing : Computer based indexing systems and methods

Indexing Systems Evaluation

Text Book: Foskett A C :  Subject approach to information. 5th ed. 1996
 

PAPER 4 : INFPRMATION SYSTEMS AND  LIBRARY AUTOMATION

Information Systems : Components, Types, Structures, Functions and Services
National Information Systems  : UK, USA, Russia, China, Japan, India
Regional Information Systems : SAARC, ASTINFO, APINMAP, PADIS etc.
Library Networks in India  : DELNET, CALIBNET, INFLIBNET, MALIBNET etc.
Global Information Systems  : AGRIS, CAS, DEVSIS, INIS, INSPEC, MEDLARS, PIPS etc. and Networks
International Bodies        :  UNISIST, UNESCO, PGI, FID, IFLA, IFIP etc.
Basics  : Retrospective Conversion Techniques, Catalogue Management, Acquisition, Circulation, Computer Assisted Classification and Cataloguing, Serials Control, Barcoding
Library Management  : Personnel, Financial, Administrative
Resource Sharing  : Interlibrary Lending, Search and Retrieval of Databases, Information Services
Electronic Library  : Electronic Journals, CD-ROM Networking, Virtual Library

Lab Work
Granthalaya, SANJAY
Online Databases              :  DIALOG, STN
CD-ROM Databases

PAPER 5 : FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Introduction to Computers

Computer Hardware
Processors
Memory Types  : Primary Memory, Secondary Memory
Peripherals  : I/O Devices, Storage Devices, Communication Devices, Multimedia Devices
Computer Software
Operating Systems  : Basic Functions, Memory Management, Job Scheduling, File Management, Types of OS
Computer Languages : Generation of Languages, Assemblers, Compilers, Interpreters
Principles of Programming  : Algorithm, Analysis and Design, Flow Charting, I/O, Conditional and Looping Statements, Procedures and Functions, Recursions, Testing

Information Storage Media
Conventional  : Paper, Microfilm, Microfiche etc.
Electronic  :  Magnetic and Optical

Computer Maintenance  : Basic Procedures, Virus Protection

Office Automation  :  Word Processing, Spread Sheet, Presentations, Documents Handling
Lab Work

DOS  : Introduction, Internal and External Commands, Batch Programming

Windows 95 : Introduction, Features, OLE, Networking
UNIX  : Introduction, Features, Commands, Mail, Shell Programming
MS Office  : MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Document Management Package
Desk Top Publishing  : Concepts, Printing Technology,  Aldus PageMaker, Corel- Draw

Text Book : Pinkerton, J M : Understanding information technology basics  terminology and practice, 1990
 

SEMESTER II

PAPER 6:  INFORMATION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Information Users:  Needs and use studies
Information Products/Services: Techniques of production; compilation of information files; structure and organisation; maintenance and use.
Specific types of information products/services
Marketing: Information products and services.
Current Awareness Type: Title announcement, SDI, Research-in-Progress, Press clipping service
Indexing Type : Indexing bulletins, subject bibliographies
Condensation Type : Abstracts bulletin, Technical digests, briefs
Consolidation products :  Trend reports, state-of-the art reports, reviews, conference proceedings.
Compilation products: Annual reports, manuals and handbooks, directories.
Literature search and Referral services
Documentation Back-up Services: Document delivery; Universal Availability of Publications(UAP), Reprographic services
Translation Services : Translation journals, Centres and Bureaux, Machine aided transaltion.
Standards :  for library, documentation and information services

Text Book:Guha B: Documentation and information: Services, techniques and systems.2nd rev
ed.1983
 

PAPER 7 : DATA PROCESSING AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

Database Management System (DBMS)
 Databases  : Concepts, Design, Security and Integrity Aspects
 Data Models  : Hierarchical, Network, Relational, Object-Oriented
 Entity Relationship Diagram, Relational Algebraic Operations, Normalisation
 Distributed Databases, Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, Object Oriented Databases
 Data Warehousing, Data Mining
Types of Databases  : Bibliographic, Factual, Full Text, Multimedia Databases

Lab Work
FoxPro under Windows  : Database Design and Handling, SQL Commands, Labels, Reports, Queries and Screen Generation, Indexing and Sorting, Multiple Database Handling, Programming, Formatting Commands, Functions, Project Development.
CDS/ISIS  : Features, Database Creation and Handling, Formatting Language, Indexing, Sorting and Retrieval
ORACLE

Text Book : Naveen Prakash: Introduction to database management. 1994.
 

PAPER 8 :  COMPUTER NETWORKING : TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES

Basics : Simple Communication System
 :  Electrical and Optical Communication Systems
  Signals and Noise, Decibels, Attenuation, Loss and Gain, Probability Concepts, Amplitude, Frequency and Phase
 : Wave Length, Frequency Spectrums, Audio Frequencies, Toll Quality Speech
 : Analog and Digital Signal, Bit Rate, Speech Digitisation

Media  : Wires and Cables, Free Space, Satellites, Optical Fibres

Networks : Data Communication in Telephone Networks, Modems, Dial-up Protocols
    Switching Techniques - Circuit, Store & Forward, Message and Packet Switching, Cell Switching, ATM
 : Network Protocols and Standards - OSI Architecture, TCP/IP, UDP, FTP, Telnet
 : Local Area Networks - Ring and Bus Networks, Access Methodology
 : Satellite Networks - ALOHA, Slotted ALOHA, VSAT Networks
 :  Integrated Services Digital Network

Network Services  : Electronic Mail, Remote Login, File Transfer, Tele-conferencing, Video Conferencing, Computer Mediated Conferencing, Facsimile Transmission, Teletext, Videotex

Information Infrastructure : Internet, Client Server Model, Domain Addressing,  Navigation and Access Tools, Services, WEB Design Concepts, National, Regional and Global Information Infrastructures
Lab Work

Novell Netware : Introduction and Installation, User Commands, Supervisor Commands, Peripheral Handling, File Handling
Internet Browsers
HTML  : Hypertext and Hypermedia, Tags, Design and Creation of Web page

Text Book : Viswanathan T : Telecommunications Switching Systems and Networks, 1997.
                    Viswanathan T :  Networked Information society: Vision & Technology Option, 1998

PAPER  9 :  INFORMATION  SYSTEM  MANAGEMENT

Management Development: Historical overview;  management of components of information system; principles of management; styles/schools of management.
Management Techniques:  With special reference to information organisation.
Planning: Planning process; types of plans; factors and steps in planning;  policy-making; decision making; objectives.
Organising: Types; organisational structure; coordination; departmentation and hierarchy.
Human resources management:  Staffing requirement, selection, employment, salary administration, development of skills and expertise to handle informtion organisation, staff communication, staff development.
Directing:  Work assignment, supervision, leadership,  span of control, motivation.
Financial Management:  Budgeting, budgeting techniques, costing, cost analysis.
Principles of Control:  System analysis, work analysis, work flow and organisation of routines, evaluation techniques, operations research, network analysis, MIS, TQM.
Physical Facilities:     Building, equipment,  furniture, environment, resources.
Library/Information Centre Management: Collection development, Management of various divisions, services and automation aspects.

Text Book: Stueart R D, Moran B B : Library & Information Centre Management. 4th ed. 1993.

PAPER 10:  ELECTIVE  (any one of the following)

10(1) :   INFORMETRICS

Meaning, definition, scope
Comparative study of bibliometrics, librametrics, informetrics and scientometrics
Bibliometric and other indicators
Citation studies
Bibliometrics laws
Bibliometric tools
SCI, SSCI, A & HCI, ISCI
Mathematical  bibliometrics
Applications of  bibliometrics
Bibliometric organisations
Institute of Scientific information; National Centre on Bibliometrics

10(2) :   TECHNICAL WRITING

Communication Process  :  General overview; Characteristic features of technical writing; Target groups in written communication; Reader-writer relationship; Level of technicality in scientific communication.

Linguistics :  Language as a medium of expression of thought; Functional style, semantics, syntax and diction; Sentence structure and readability; Aberrations in technical writing.

Structure and Functions of Technical Communications  :  Definition, purpose, types, characteristics, functions, structure; Collection, organisation and presentation of data including papers; Short communications; Technical Articles; Review articles; Technical reports; Popular articles; Monographs; Dissertations; House bulletins; Extension literature.

Technical Editing  :  Introduction; Editor: Functions, qualifications and special skills; Editorial process; Evaluation process; Editor-author-referee relationships in quality control.

Manuscript  preparation and  production.

Editorial Tools  :  Dictionaries, Style manuals, Standards specifications, etc.
 

10(3) :  RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Research :  Meaning, definition, scope

Research Types  :  Statistical  method, Historical method, Descriptive Method, Experimental

Design of Research  :   Literature survey,  formulation of  hypothesis
Research Process

Collection of data  :  sampling, field work, questionnaire, interview, surveys
Tabulation of data    :  arrangement, layout, construction of tables
Analysis of data

Presentation of data  : charts, graphs, monographs

Results and conclusions
 

10(4) : BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Business Information
       Nature and characteristics,  role, generation and utilisation

Systems View of Business Information

Components of Business Information System:  Resources, Centres, Consultants, Suppliers, Financial Organisations, Industrial Promotors, etc.

Users of Business Information  : Categories, Role, Functions, and needs.

Business information sources, products and services

Documentary:  Directories, CAS/SDI; Technical enquiry service; Digests; Market Research Reports; Trade Literature; technical Notes; Company Profiles;  Intellectual Property Rights (Copyright, Patent, Design & Trade marks); Computerised  Services; Databases; CD-ROMs and Networks, Internet, E-commerce - cocepts and scope.

Institutional:  National & International
NIDCS, IIFT, ITPO, CII, FICCI, etc.
UNIDO, UNCTAD, etc.

Standards related to Industries

Organising business information for  enduser support

Database System:  Business Measurement System; Business Planning System.

Text Management System:  Text retrieval systems; Office systems.

Management Support Systems:  Decision support systems;  Information Centres.

Text Book :   Garland, John L:  How to develop Business Information systems for End User. 1986.

10(5) : MEDICAL INFORMATION SYTEMS

Health  science information
Genesis, growth and developments; Scope and trends; Education and research in India
Users of Health Science Information
Categories, role, functions and needs
Types of Health Science Libraries/Information Centres
According to parent body i.e. Medical Colleges, Institute of higher learning, universities, research institutes, societies, hospitals etc.
Health science information and global issues
HELLIS, MEDLARS, BIOSIS etc.
The role and functions of National Medical Library
The role and function of other national and international organisations delivering Health Science Information:  WHO; ICMR; Department of Biotechnology, Council of Ayurveda and Siddha; Council of Homoeopathy; Unani System; National Institute of Health and Family Welfare; CDRI, CFTRI, NIN, NII, NIC, etc.

Medical information sources

Printed Sources :  Primary, Secondary and Tertiary

Non-print Sources:  Audio Visual Material; Microforms; Electronic form-online databases and databases on CD-ROM.

Interpersonal Sources of Information

Medical information services and products

Current Awareness Services:  SDI Services, Indexing and Abstracting Services, Literature Search, Evaulation of information services and products.

Organisation of medical information systems

 Community level; Hospital level; Academic level

Hypertext, Hypermedia, Multimedia applications in biomedical information sytems.

Expert system/Artifical intellegence applications for biomedical information.
 

10(6): PATENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Copyright

Patentability of invention; types of invention; legal protection for computer software and multimedia products; IPR in Agricultural Biotechnology.

Some Basics of Patents

Definition of patent; qualified rights; national rights; patentability; who can apply for patent?; selection of patent; patents of addition; product and process patent.

Stages of  Patenting
Needs for policy, evaluation of innovations for patenting, need for a patent agent/attorney.

Patenting in India: Special Provisions of Indian Patent Act and Mechanism for Processing of Patents
An overview; Indian Patent Office: Structure and Jurisdiction; product and process patent.

Patent Document

Drafting of patent document, structure, text, claims, typical format of invention, definition of invention, drawings, processing of an application, example of complete specification, post acceptance proceedings.

Patent as Source of  Information and sources of Patent Information

Patent search; sources of patent information in India; databases; web sites; patent classification and cataloguing; International Patent Classification

Patent Opposition and Revocation
Procedure for opposition; procedure to counter an opposition; patent revocation in India; case studies.
Enforcement of Patent
Patent rights, licensing, infringement of patents.
Harmonization
Paris Convention and World Intellectual Properties Organisation (WIPO); European Patent Convention; Patent Cooperation Treaty and other convention like Madrid Convention; The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); The Budapest Treaty; The General Agreement on Tariff and Trade (GAAT); List of  World Trade Organisatin (WTO) Convention countries.
Patenting as a Strategic Tool
Technology mapping, planning of business strategy
Lab Work

INPAT, STN, DIALOG, CD-ROM Databases, Drafting of Patent.
 

SELECT READING LIST
 

BEST DP,  ed:  The fourth resource : Information and its management. 1995.
BOSE H: Information Science: Principle and practice.1993.
SCAMMELL A, ed: Handbook of special librarianship and information work, ASLIB, 7th ed. 1997.
FID: Training for Information resources Management: Sect. A&B 1994.
GODDEN, I.P.,ed.: Advances in librarianship V.17.1993
GUHA B: Documentation and information: services, techniques and systems. 2nd rev. ed. 1983.
GUPTA B.M.,ed.: Handbook of libraries, Archives and information centre in India.New Delhi:             V 1-13. 1991.
KENT A, ed : Encylopaedia of library and information science.VI-62.
LIBRARYand information  studies Handbook: An introductoty reference.1994.
KENT A, WILLIAM JG  ed:  Encyclopedia of Microcomputers. V1-17. 1996.
RAB SAYED FAZLE: Changing Frontier of Library and Information Science: Concepts Models & Applications 1994
RAWAT PP, et al, eds: Current developments in Library and Inf. Science, 1997
ZATONSKI W ed : Advances in computers . 1996.
 

PAPER 1: INFORMATION AND SOCIETY

BANKAPUR M B: Development, diffusion and utilization of information (D&DU).1994.
EISENSCHITZ TAMARAS:Information transfer policy.1993.
FID: Finding new values and uses of information, 1994.
INFORMATION flow in non-R&D context: Seminar papers; 14th IASLIC Conf., New Delhi. 1983.
HAY WOOD T: Info-Rich Info-poor: Access and exchange in the global information society. 1995.
JOWETT P, ROTHWELL M:The economics of information technology. 1986.
McGARRY K: Communication, knowledge and the librarians. 1975.
McGARRY KJ: The changing context of information. rev. ed. 1993.
MACHLUP F: Knowledge; its creation, distribution and economic significance. VI, 1980; V2, 1982; V3. 1984.
MASUDA Y:The information society. 1980.
RODRIGUEZ MUR, Ferrante AJ: Information technology for the 21st Century : managing the change, 1996
SATYANARAYANA NR, SATYANARAYANA R, ed. : Problems of Information science. 1996.
VICKERY BC, VICKERY A  : Information science in theory and practice.1994.
WOLPERT SA, WOLPERT J F: Economics of information. 1986.
 

PAPER 2: INFORMATION SOURCES  AND MEDIA

AUGER C P: Information sources in grey literature.1994.

BOTTLE R R T: Information sources in chemistry.1993.
GROGAN D J: Science and technology, an introduction to the literature, 4th ed.  1982.
HURT C D: Information sources in science and technology libraries.1988.
ISAAC K.A.: Literature search.1990.
KATZ W A: Introduction to refernce work. 5th ed. 1987.2V.
RUOKONEN K, MOHANLAL: Indian information sources: economics and business. 1992.
SEMINAR on learned periodical publications in India : past, present and future-proc. 1989.
SENGUPTA B: Indian reference and information sources.1981.
SHARMA HD: Indian reference sources - an annotated guide to Indian reference material. 1989.
SINGH M: State government publications in India, 1947-82, 1985. 2V.
SHEEHY EP, comp: Guide to reference books. 9th ed. 1976. Supplement 1980.
STUDIES on Indian science and technology journals: a preliminary compilation brought out on the occasion of the Brain Storming Session on Indian S&T Journals. 1989.
SUBRAMANYAM K:  Scientific and technical information resources. 1981.
WALFORD A J, ed: Guide to reference materials. Vol-I,7th ed.1996; v.2,5th ed.1990; Vol.3,5th ed.1991.
 

PAPER 3: INFORMATION PROCESSING & ORGANISATION

AUSTIN D: Precis, a manual of concept analysis and subject indexing.2nd ed. 1984.
BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTIONS:BS1000 M: 985 Universal decimal classification, 1985.
BROWN A G: An introduction to subject indexing. 2nd ed. 1982.
DRABENSTOLT K.M.: Using subject headings for online retrieval: theory, practice and potential. 1994
ELLIS D: Progress Problems in information retireval. 1995.
FOSKETT A C: Subject approach to information.5th ed. 1996.
GILCHRIST A: From classificiation to knowledge organisation. 1997.
GORMAN M, WINKLER P W, eds: Anglo-American cataloguing rules. 2nd Ed.  1988.
HUNTER EJ & BAKEWELL K G B: Cataloguing.3rd ed.1991.
HUNTER E J:Examples illustrating AACR2 1988. 1989.
INTERNATIONAL  Federation  of  Library Associations and Institutions: ISBD(G). 1977.
KOWALSKI G: Information retrieval system: theory and implementation. 1997.
KRISHAN KUMAR. Cataloguing.1993
LANCASTER F W: Vocabulary control for information  retrieval. 2nd ed. 1986.
LANCASTER F W: Indexing & abstracting in theory and practice, 1991
MAXWELL M E: Handbook for AACR2 1988 revision: explaining and illustrating the Anglo-American cataloguing rules.1989.
MCLLWAINE IC: Guide to the use of UDC.FID.Rev.Ed.1995.
PIGGOTT M.: Cataloguer's way through AACR 2 from document receipt to do current retrieval. 1990.
ROWLEY J E : Abstracting and indexing. 2nd ed. 1990.
SEHGAL R.L.: Cataloguing Manual AACR-II. 1993.
STEPHEN W : Improving subject retrieval in online cataloguing. 1990.
WEIHS J, HOWARTH L : A brief guide to AACR2 1988 revision. 1988.
 

PAPER 4 : INFORMATION SYSTEMS & LIBRARY AUTOMATION

ATHERTON P : Handbook of information systems and services. 1977.
DRTC: Library Networks in India. Seminar Papers, 1993.
KENT A, ed: Encyclopedia of  Library and Information Science. VI-59.
KENT A, GALVIN  T J:  The structure  and governance of library networks.  1979.
KHANNA J K : Handbook of library information systems and services . 1996.
LUCAS A, Ed.: Encyclopedia of Information Systems and Services.3V. 9th ed. 1989.
MALWAD N M ed.  Digital libraries. 1996.
REYNOLDS D: Library automation. 1985.
ROWLEY J E:  Computers for libraries. 3rd rev. ed. 1995.
 

PAPER 5 : FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ALLEN K: Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology.1993.
BITTER G G, ed: Macmillan Encyclopedia of computers.1992.
BOSE S.K.: Hardware and software of personal computers.1991.
CHRISTIAN K: UNIX Operating System.1988.
EDMUNDS R A: Prentice-Hall encyclopedia of information technology. 1987.
INFORMATION technology: Issues and trends. 2v. 1998.
KAUJALGI V.B.ed: Computer and information science:current trends in application.1989.
KOCHAN S.G., WOOD P.H.:UNIX shell programming.1990.
KRISHNAMURTY E.V: Introductory theory of computer science. 1991.
ROWLEY  J: Computers for libraries. 3rd ed. 1995.
ROWLEY  J: The electronic library. 4th ed. 1998
ROODRIGUEZ MVR :  Information technology for the 21st Century. 1996.
ROY PK: Practical guide to  networking with UNIX, DOS and WINDOWS. 1997.
SATYANARAYANA R : Information technology and its facets . 1996.
SINGH PREM, KHANNA J.K.:Information technology in the libraries.1994.
TANEBAUM A S: Modern operating system. 1998.
TREBY A: An introduction to information technology. 1998.
 

PAPER 6 : INFORMATION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

BAGCHI T P: ISO 9000- Concepts, methods & implementation.1994.
CRONIN B, ed:The marketing of library and information services.1988.
FOSKETT D.J:Information service in libraries.1994.
GUHA B: Documentation and information: services, techniques and systems.2nd rev.ed.1983.
IYENGAR S  ed :  Technical services in libraries.1996
JAIN H C, CUPTA BM, ed: S&T Information management in India. SIS conf Papers:1991.
KALSETH K, PENAS PP, STANTON TM.Ed. Information Management for Business. FID.1994.
KEISER BE, GALVIN CK: Marketing library services: A nuts-and-bolts approach.FID.1995.
KHAN H A:Current Problems and trends in library and information services.1990.
LIBRARY and information services in India: assessment and effectiveness: 34th ILA Conference, Calcutta. 1988.
Malwad NM, et al eds: Digital Libraries : dynamics structure of digitized information, 1996
LUCAS A, MARCACCIO KY. ed: Encyclopedia of inf. systems and services. 7th ed. 1989.
MARKETING of library and information services, 13th IASLIC Seminar, Calcutta.1988.
ROWLEY J:Abstracting & indexing.2nd Ed.1990.
WHITEHALL T:Practical Current Awareness services from libraries.1986.
Standardization in Library & Information work and services. Seminar Papers of 35th ILA Conference 1989.

PAPER 7 : DATA PROCESSING AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

ADRIAANS P and AANTINGE D: Data mining. 1997.
DATE C J: Introduction to Database Systems.  1989.
CODD E F:  The Relational Model for Database management: Version 2.  1990
DELOBEL C, ADIBA M:  Relational Database Systems. 1985.
ELMASRI R, NAVATHE S B: Fundamentals of Database Systems. 1989.
FRED, F R Mc, HOFFER J A: Database Management.  1988.
GRUBER MARTIN:  Understanding SQL.  1990.
GROTH R: Data mining: a hands-on approach for business professionals. 1997.
JAMES F, COURTNEY  D and PARADICE B:  Database Systems for Management.  1988.
KAREN M L, HARBISON-BRIGGS K:  Knowledge Acquisition: Principles and  Guidelines.  1989.
KASHYAP M M: Database system: design and development.1993.
KENNEDY RL, et al: Solving data mining problems through pattern recognition. 1998.
KOCHAN S.G., WOOD P.H.: UNIX shell programming.1990.
KRISHNAMURTY E.V: Introductory theory of computer science. 1991.
MURRAY L A, RICHARDON J T E: Intelligent  Systems  in a Human Context.  1989.
MARTIN J: Principles of database management. 1988.
McNURLIN B C, SPRAGUE R H: Information Systems Management in Practice.  1989.
MORSE S and ISAAC  D: Parallel systms in the data warehouse. 1998.
NAVEEN PRAKASH :  Introduction to database management. 1994.
RANBIR SINGH: Understanding FoxPro ver. 2.6. 1998
ROODRIGUEZ MVR :  Information technology for the 21st Century. 1996.
SMITH AND BARNES: Files and Databases.
ULLMAN J D:  Principles of Database Systems.  1991.

PAPER 8: COMPUTER NETWORKING : TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES

CARLSON R L : Information superhighway . 1996.
CLARK MP: Networks and telecommunication: design and operation. 2nd ed. 1997.
COMER DE: The Internet book. 2nd ed. 1997.
COMER DE:  Computer networks and internets. 1997.
DUATO J, YALAMANCHILI S and NI L: Interconnection networks. 1997
ELLISWORTH J H, ELLISWORTH MV: Marketing on the internet: Multimedia strategies for
the World Wide Web. 1995.
FREEMAN A:  Tutorial office automation systems. 2nd ed.1986.
GLISTER P : Internet,  2nd ed. 1994
HARTER SP: On-line information retrieval: Concepts, principles and techniques. 1986.
INFLIBNET  Report. UGC, New Delhi. 1989.
MALWAD N M et al, eds:  Digital libraries: dynamic storehouse of digitized information, 1996
MEADOOW CT, TEDESCO AS: Telecommunications for management. 1985.
PRAMODE K.V.:ISDN Systems architecture, technology and applications.1990.
SAADAWI T.N.,et al :Fundamentals of telecommunication networks. 1994.
SIPPINGS G, et al: Use of information technology by information services. 1987.
STALLINGS W:ISDN: An introduction.1989.
TANENBAUM S: Computer networks. 3rd ed. 1998.
TITTEL E D, STEVE J : ISDN Network essentials . 1996.
VISWANATHAN T: Telecommunications Switching Systems and Networks. 1997.
 

PAPER 9 : INFORMATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

BAKEWELL K.G.B:Managing user-centred libraries & information services.2nd ed.1997.
BAYSON J:Effective library and information management.1990.
CHRISTOFF KURT A:Managing the information centre.1990.
DRTC:Workshop on library and information management.1992.
EIN DOR P:  Information systems management: analytical tools and techniques. 1985.
EVANS G E:  Management techniques for librarians, 2nd ed. 1983.
FID: Training for information resources management. Section A,FID Occasional paper 7
PANDA B.D.:Library Administration and management.1993.
SINGH RAM S:Fundamentals of library management and administration.1990.
STUEART R D, EASTLICK J T: Library management. 3rd ed. 1988.
STUEART RD, MORAN BB : Library and information centre management. 4th ed. 1993.
THIERAUF R J, REYNOLDS G W: Effective information systems management. 1982.
 

PAPER 10(1): INFORMETRICS & COLLATERAL AREAS

Bibliographic Studies: Seminar  papers, 15th IASLIC Conf. Bangalore, 1985.
DRTC:Theory of informetrics:Conference Papers:1991.
EGGHE  L: Introduction to informetrics.1990.
EGGE L, ROUSSEU R ed: Informetrics 87/88. 1988.
EGGE L, ROUSSEU R ed: Informetrics 88/89. 1990.
GARFIELD E: Essays of an information scientist. V.1-; 1977.
GUPTA B M, ed: Handbook of Archives and Information Centres  in India - V.13: Bibliometrics,     Scientometrics and Informetrics, 1996.
RAVICHANDRA RAO IK  ed: Informetrics 1991. 1992.
LANCASTER F.W.:Bibliometric methods in assessing Productivity and impact of Research.1994.
RAVICHANDRA RAO I K:  Quantitative methodsin library and information science.  1983.
 

PAPER 10(2):  TECHNICAL WRITING

BOOTH V: Communicating in science: writing a scientific paper and speaking at scientific meeting. 2nd ed. 1993.
CHANDLER HE: Technical writer's hand book. 1983.
HICKS TG, VAORIE C M:Handbook of effective technical communications.1989.
HOUP K W, PEARSALL TE: Reporting technical information. 4th ed. 1980.
MICHAELSON H B: How to write and publish engineering papers and reports. 1982.
SAMSON,D C: Editing Technical Writing.1993.
SARAVANAVEL P: Research and report writing.1993.
TURK C, KIRKMAN J: Effective writing.1982.
TURNER M T: Technical writing: a practical approach.1984.
VANALSTYNE J S & MADDISON G R: Professional and technical writing strategies.1994.
WEISS E H: The writing system for engineers and scientists.1982.
 

PAPER 10(3) RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

CHARLES H et al : Research methods in librarianship: Techniques and interpretations.1980
GOLDHOR, HERBERT : Introduction to scientific research in librarianship. 1972.
KOTHARI C R : Research methodology. 1990.
LEEDY, PAUL D : Practical research: Planning and design. 1980.
MANN, THOMAS :  A guide to library research methods. 1987.
MELLON, CONSTANCE ANN : Naturalistic inquiry for library science. 1990.
WEIMER W B: Notes on the methodology on scientific research. 1979.
 

PAPER 10(4) BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

AHITUV, NIV : Principles of Information Sytem for Management - USA Business & Educational Technologies, 1994
ATHERTON, PAULINE : Handbook for information systems and services, 1977.
CAMPBELL M J  ed. : Manual of  business library practice, 1975.
CURTIS, GRAHAM : Business information systems : Analysis, design & practice, 1989.
DOSSETT, PATTI, ed. : Handbook of special librarianship & information services,6th ed.1992.
NEELAMEGHAM A,  Comp: DRTC reference course on information services for business and industry, 1974.
WASSERMAN, et al : Encyclopedia of business information sources, 1983
 

PAPER 10(5) : MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

DIXIT RP : Information management in Indian medical libraries, 1995, pp 1-423
KUMAR RP, DIVYA SRIVASTAVA & GUPTA SP, eds.  Education for librarianship in information age, MLAI sp. Pub. 1995, pp. 1-287
 

GUPTA SP, etal : Information technology and health science libraries, MLAI Sp Pub. 1993

MICHAEL CARMEL, ed. : Health care librarianship and Information work.22ed, 1995

FIONA MACKAY PICKEN & ANN MC KAHN : Medical librarianship in the eighties and beyond - a world perspective, 1986

JOURNAL of American Society for Information Science: Perspectives on medical informatics: informtion technology in health care, 1995, 46(10), 723-800

VARALAKSHMI RSR : Information services in medical college libraries. 1993

Paper 10.6:PATENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

Prabudha Ganguli: Gearing up for patents: The Indian Scenario,  Universities Press (India) Ltd., Hyderabad. 1998.

F.H. Erbisch and  K.M. Maredia: Intellectual Property Rights in Agricultural Biotechnology,  Universities Press(India) Ltd., Hyderabad. (Forthcoming)

Fred Warshofsky: The Patent Wars : The Battle to own the World's Technology, John Wiley&Sons  Inc.

W.R. Cornish: Intellectual Property : Patents, Copyright, Trademarks and Allied Rights, 2nd Edition and 3rd Indian Edn.,  Universal Book Traders, New Delhi. 1995.

E. Hilary Pearson, and C.G. Miller: Commercial Exploitation of Intellectual Property, 1st Indian Edn.,   Universal Book Traders,  New Delhi. 1994.

P. Narayanan: Law of Copyright and Industrial Designs, 2nd Edn.,  Eastern Law House Pvt. Ltd., Calcutta. 1994.

H.C. Wegner, Patent Law in Biotechnology, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, 2nd Edn., Stockton Press, USA. 1994.

D. Youd A. Watson, S. Thorley, and R. Miller: Terrell on Law of Patents , Sweet and Maxwell, London. 1994.

Noel Byrne: Licensing Technology: Drafting and Negotiating Agreements, Stockton         Press, USA. 1994.

P. Narayan: Patent Law, 2nd Edn. Eastern Law House Pvt. Ltd., Calcutta. 1985.

PLACEMENT BROCHURE

THE PROGRAMME

Associateship in Information Science (AIS), the course offered by INSDOC is directed to respond to the changing global scenario in the library, documentation and information related activities and to cope with the ever increasing demand for specialized human resources in this field. It is a two-year Masters degree level professional programme, offered by INSDOC for the last 35 years. The first year, comprising of two semesters, provides comprehensive knowledge in different aspects of information science & technology with particular emphasis on practical aspects. The second year is reserved for research and preparation of a dissertation on a topic decided by each student in consultation with the faculty members, under an expert guide while working in various prestigious institutions. More often they are absorbed into the organisations they work.

The focus of the programme is on preparing the students for managing information most effectively and efficiently. This course has national and international recognition as one of the elite programme for development and supply of quality manpower for leading positions in libraries and information management institutions. Governments of various African, SAARC and other Asian countries regularly sponsor students from their countries to pursue this course. The program provides a thorough and exhaustive insight into all the techniques of information handling with special emphasis in the application of state-of-the art technologies like online search and access etc. It arms the students with necessary skill in handling Business & Industrial Information Centers, Market Research Firms, Software Development Houses, R & D Organisations, Online Information Vendors and many others.

The programme also lays stress on interactive communication skills. This is achieved through group discussions and class activities. Everybody is encouraged to have an opinion and present and defend the same before fellow students, faculty and information professionals. Seminars, colloquia, workshops and informal brainstorming sessions amongst the students themselves supplement formal lectures.

Admission Procedure

Students are admitted to the course following a rigorous selection procedure conducted at all India level, consisting of (1) a written examination to test the language proficiency, general knowledge, intelligence and general awareness in the field of information science and (2) a personal interview to judge the individuals personality and aptitude. Admission is open to the persons who hold Master's degree in any academic discipline or Bachelor's degree in a applied discipline such as Engineering, Medicine, Management etc. There are 25 seats of which some are

meant for the sponsored candidates and the rest are for freshers to be taken through open competition. This year there is one sponsored candidate, Mr. K. Mohan Das, Scientist (E-II), sponsored by INSDOC.

Program Pedagogy

The programme is conducted by experienced scientists of high academic eminence. The faculty is drawn from amongst academicians and practitioners from within as well as outside the parent organization and it is a unique feature of the pedagogy of the programme. This is an invaluable catalyst to the learning process. Concomitant to this, there is a constant interface with leading professionals in the field through seminars, guest lectures, workshops and the like.

Effective teaching of both theory and practice are vital components of the pedagogy of this program. In order to meet this twin objective, the Education, Training & Translation Group (ETTG) faculty uses a wide variety of teaching approaches such as a combination of lectures and discussions, team projects, presentations, simulated exercises, etc., which provide the students ample opportunity to hone their integrative and diagnostic skills. With the class size which allows frequent interaction between the students and faculty, INSDOC provides an atmosphere, which fosters cooperation and communication. Thus, INSDOC strives to build a real world balance in which cooperation and competitiveness co-exist.

Hands on Experience

Opportunity is provided to the students to visit, observe and study the working of a variety of information centers. On a normal working day, the morning sessions are devoted to classroom studies and the afternoon sessions to computer practicals where every student is given adequate computer time to develop good command over packages like MS-OFFICE, PAGEMAKER, DBMS like FOXPRO, CDS/ISIS, ORACLE, operating systems like MS-DOS, UNIX and WINDOWS, INTERNET browsers and HTML and www aspects.

CD-ROM facility to search some of the International Databases like SCISEARCH, LISA, Applied Science and Technology Index, ADONIS, General Periodicals on disk, IEE/IEEE periodicals on disk, etc. are also available Students are provided practical experience in on-line searching of foreign databases by DIALOG, EASYNET, STN etc. Students also get hands on experience in the use of INTERNET, Electronic Mail, Optical Character Reader, Multimedia Workstations, Desktop Publishing, etc.

INSTITUTION
 

Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC), is a premier organisation in library, documentation and information science, technology, services, products and systems in India. It is a national laboratory set up in 1952 under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. It provides information and documentation services both at the national and international level.

Wide dissemination of S&T information being an important aim of INSDOC, it has a network of regional centres located at Bangalore, Calcutta and Chennai to provide information services in these regions.

INSDOCs competency areas include library automation, CD-ROM networking, database design, multimedia information management, wide area networking, library management, electronic libraries, on-line access systems, informetrics, education and training in information science & technology, foreign language translation service and electronic publishing. INSDOC houses the National Science Library that acts as a major information center in the area of S & T in the country.

From 1964 onwards INSDOC has been offering an advanced training course in Scientific Documentation & Information to suit the needs and to incorporate the expanding dimensions of information. In addition, several short term courses on various topics, particularly in areas of information technology and computer applications are organised.

Some of the prestigious projects in which INSDOC is presently involved are listed below:
1. Database of Exporting Small Scale Industries (SSI) and SSI Clusters in India.
2. Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission Documentation and information Centre.
3. Establishment of a Rubber Database System at the Rubber Research Institute of
India, Kottayam.
4. Database of Ongoing Intramural R&D Projects in S&T Research Institutions in India.

BOARD OF STUDIES
 

The AIS programme is guided by a Board of Studies comprising eminent personalities from the profession. The Board is Chaired by Prof. T. Vishwanathan, Director, INSDOC and Head, Education, Training and Translation Group (ETTG) of INSDOC acts as the Ex- Office Member Secretary of the Board.

 
Mr. O.N. Chaddha 
Director (A/C), INSDOC 
14, Satsang Vihar Marg 
New Delhi 110 067
Dr. S.R. Ganpule 
Librarian 
Asiatic Society of Bombay 
Mumbai 400 023
Prof. P. B. Mangla 
Professor, Department of LIS 
Delhi University 
Delhi 110 007
Representative 
All India Council of Technical 
Education (AICTE), I.G. Stadium 
New Delhi 110 002
Prof. H. M. Gupta 
Dept. of Computer Sc. & Engg. 
I.I.T, New Delhi 110016
Industry Representative
Prof. Amitabha Chatterjee 
Professor; Head 
Department of LIS 
Jadavpur University 
Calcutta 700 031
Shri P. C. Shah 
Manager, Lib. & Inf. Services and 
Head (Retd.) 
National Information Centre for 
Textiles & Allied Subjects (NICTAS) 
Ahmedabad 380 013
Shri Vishwas Rao 
Director, Small Enterprises National 
Documentation Centre (SENDOC) 
Hyderabad 500 045
Head, ETTG, INSDOC 
14, Satsang Vihar Marg 
New Delhi 110 067

COURSE COVERAGE
 First Year
Semester 1

Paper 1: INFORMATION AND SOCIETY
This paper includes philosophical basis, concepts, theories and methodologies of information science. The paper s designed to aid the students in exploring the meaning, properties and scope of information, knowledge and data. It acquaints the students with generation, flow and growth of information keeping pace with the society. It equips the students to appreciate information as an essential commodity with economic dimensions.

Paper - 2: INFORMATION SOURCES
This paper provides a thorough insight into information sources of all kinds including print, audio-visual, electronic, human and organisational sources. It covers identification, provision and evaluation of information sources to meet primary needs of clientele in different institutional environments. The technique of information search and eventual delivery forms a major part of this paper.

Paper - 3: INFORMATION PROCESSING AND ORGANISATION
In all information activities, information storage and retrieval are the most crucial. For this an effective intellectual organisation of information is necessary. In this paper the emphasis is on document description, content analysis, indexing of documents and cataloging. This paper is also designed to groom the students in preparing indexing models, handle vocabulary control and construction of thesauri and computer based indexing.

Paper - 4: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND LIBRARY AUTOMATION
This paper covers the various facets of library automation, electronic library, electronic journals, CD-ROM networking, virtual library. It also covers local, regional, national and global information systems and networks. The students learn about the information promotional activities and services of organisations and networks like UNESCO, FID, IFLA, ASTINFO, SAARC, AGRIS, INIS, INSPEC, MEDLARS, DELNET, MALIBNET, CALIBNET, INFLIBNET, NISSAT, etc.

Paper - 5: FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
This paper covers computer fundamentals including basic hardware and software concepts; principles of programming; operating systems like MS-DOS, WINDOWS 98, WINDOWS NT, UNIX; Office Automation and Computer Maintenance, MS-OFFICE, DESK TOP PUBLISHING, etc.

Semester 2

Paper - 6: INFORMATION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
The scope of this paper is to identify information requirements of different categories of users and satisfy them through wide range of information products and services. It also lays emphasis on specific types of information services like CAS, SDI, technical digests, etc. Its main emphasis is on evaluating major existing electronic information services and products and also effective marketing of their products to the information users.

Paper - 7: DATA PROCESSING AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
This paper deals with various concepts of Database Management Systems (DBMS) such as types of databases, data models including distributed databases, relational databases, object oriented databases, artificial intelligence, expert system, data mining and data warehousing. This paper involves exhaustive laboratory work in FOXPRO for WINDOWS, VISUAL FOXPRO, CDS/ISIS, ORACLE 8, HTML and online databases.

Paper - 8: COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES
This paper stresses on ICT (Information Communication Technologies) and provides thorough knowledge of communication systems, media and networks (LAN, MAN, WAN, INTERNET, etc.). It also covers network services like teleconferencing (A&V), Remote login and file transfer, E-MAIL along with hypertext and hypermedia, tags, design & creation of Web Pages, Novell NetWare, etc.

Paper - 9: INFORMATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
Here the emphasis is on modern management techniques including general theories, objectives, functions, principles of management, financial management, human resource development management,

MBO, MIS, DSS, etc. and their application in information centre management.

Paper - 10: ELECTIVE PAPER
Students are required to take up one elective paper for specialisation in a particular area of information science. Students have taken up the following elective papers this year:

A. INFORMETRICS AND COLLATERAL AREAS
B. TECHNICAL WRITING
C. BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
D. MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Paper A: INFORMETRICS AND COLLATERAL AREAS
This paper covers various laws, tools, studies and applications of bibliometrics, librametrics, informetrics and scientiometrics. As INSDOC is a National Centre on Bibliometrics (NCB), students get a good practical exposure in this area.

Paper B: TECHNICAL WRITING
This paper covers the various aspects of technical communication like linguistics, target groups in writing, technical editing, etc. It provides sufficient exposure to prepare and edit technical documents like articles, reports, monographs, house bulletins, etc.

Paper C: BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
This paper covers the sources, services and use of business information. It provides the in- depth knowledge of structure, functioning, services and products of various national and international business information systems like UNIDO, UNCTAD, FICCI, NIDCS, CII, ITPO, IIFT, etc.

Paper D: MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
This paper covers the needs, sources, services and uses of health information. It provides a detailed study of structure, function, products and services of various national and international health information systems like WHO, HELLIS, MEDLARS, BIOSIS, ICMR, CDRI, CFTRI, NII, etc.

INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
 

Enriching Students Life

In INSDOC, AIS students are considered valuable resources and their talents are optimally utilized. Students learn from the practical experience of shouldering responsibilities that make a vital difference both to themselves and to the institution. To manage that kind of responsibilities effectively, it is necessary that the students have at their disposal enhanced facilities and resources. These are abundantly available at INSDOC.

National Science Library

The AIS students have easy access to a well stocked National Science Library which comprises an extensive collection in all information related subjects like Resource Management in Information Science and Technology, Computer Science, Communication, Reprography and other media technologies, etc. from various states, national and international agencies. The library houses about 1,40,000 books and monographs and receives 2,122 periodicals currently in printed form and about 4,969 periodicals on CD-ROM. The entire collection of the library is searchable online on the computer to save the time of user. The library is open to students six days a week and highly skilled personnel are available for providing every possible assistance to the users.

Divisional Facilities

The infotech laboratory of ETTG is equipped with more than 70 Pentiums. The division is also equipped with Modems, Networks & Teletext facilities. Every student is given adequate computer time to develop good command over packages like MS- OFFICE, PAGE MAKER, DBMS like FOXPRO, CDS/ISIS, ORACLE, HTML and operating systems like MS-DOS, WINDOWS and UNIX. CD-ROM facility to search some of the international Databases like SCI-SEARCH, LISA, Applied Science and Technology Index, ADONIS, General Periodical on Disk, Business Periodicals on Disk, IEEE/IEE periodical on disk, etc. is also available.

Central Facilities

Access to international databases through KNIGHT RIDDER (DIALOG), EASYNET and STN is available at INSDOC. Using the facility at this centre, students are provided practical experience in on-line searching of international databases. The other facilities available at INSDOC include E-Mail, INTERNET, DTP, Optical Character Reader, Multimedia Workstation, ORACLE, etc. It also has a number of photo copying and micro-copying equipments.

FACULTY
 
Mr. O. N. Chaddha 
(Information Science & Technology)
Acting Director, INSDOC
Mr. J. Bhardwaj, M.Tech. 
(Database Management Systems)
Scientist ( F)
Mr. V. K. Gupta, M.Sc. (Chemistry), A.I.S. 
(Polymer Chemistry and Information Science)
Scientist (E-II)
Mrs. C. M. Anand, M.Sc. (Botany), A.I.S. 
(Information Sources, Information Services and Products)
Scientist (E-II)
Dr. (Mrs.) Prema Parvatharajan, Ph.D. 
(Medicinal and Marine Chemistry, Fermentation 
Technology, Biotransformation, Biotechnology 
and Medical Information Systems)
Scientist (E-I)
Mrs. Renu Arora, M.L.I.Sc, M.Phil. 
(Information Science, Information Systems 
Programmes, Information Processing & Organisation 
and Information System Management)
Scientist (E-I)
Mrs. Kamlesh Arora, M.Sc. (Physics), B.L.I.Sc. 
(Library Management, Project Management, 
Database Design, Development & Creation )
Scientist (E-I)
Mr. Narendra Kumar, 
M.Sc. (Zoology), M.L.I.Sc, M.Phil. 
(Library Automation, Bibliometrics 
and Information Technology)
Scientist (E-I)
Mr. R. K. Verma, M.Sc, M.L.I.Sc. 
(Business Information Systems)
Scientist (E-I)
Miss V. V. Lakshmi, M.Sc. (Botany), M.L.I.Sc. 
(Bibliography and Bibliometrics)
Scientist (E-I)
Mr. Prakash Chand, M.Sc.(Chemistry), M.L.I.Sc. 
(Medical Information Systems, Library 
Management, Project Management and Consultancy)
Scientist(E-II)
Mrs. Rekha Mittal, M.Sc. (Botany), M.L.I.Sc. 
(Library Automation and Management)
Scientist (E-I)
Mrs. Nishy P, B. Tech, M.S. 
(Software Systems)
Scientist (B)
Mrs. T A Pandalai, B.Sc, A.I.S. 
(Informetrics and Bibliometrics)
Documentation Officer (E-II)
Mrs. Aruna Karanjai,B.Sc, A.I.S. 
(Informetrics and Bibliometrics)
Documentation Officer (E-I)

VISITING FACULTY
 
Dr. Biman Basu 
National Institute of Science Communication 
(NISCOM), CSIR, New Delhi 
(Technical Writing)
Scientist (F)
Dr. B.C. Sharma 
National Institute of Science Communication 
(NISCOM), CSIR, New Delhi 
(Technical Writing)
Scientist (F)
Mr. A.K. Guha 
Kelvinator India Ltd. 
(Information System Management )
Manager (Retd.)
Dr. (Mrs.) Aparna Basu 
National Institute of Science, Technology and 
Development Studies (NISTADS) 
CSIR, New Delhi
Scientist (E-I)
Mr. P.S. Nagpal 
National Institute of Science, Technology 
and Development Studies (NISTADS) 
CSIR, New Delhi 
(Informetrics and Bibliometrics)
Scientist (Emeritus)
Mr. V. Ramchandran 
National Institute of Science Communication 
(NISCOM), CSIR, New Delhi 
(Reprography)
Scientist (Retd.)

STUDENTS PROFILE

1. Mr. Anil Pal ( 11 Sep. '72)
    M.Sc.(Mathematics), Kanpur University

2. Mr. Anup Kumar Das ( 23 Nov. '72)
   1) B.A. University of Calcutta
   2)B.L.I.Sc.IGNOU, New Delhi

3. Miss Bahni Mukhopadhyay ( 20 Sep. '72)
   1) M.A. (English), University of Calcutta
   2) B. Lib. Sc, Burdwan University (W.B.)

4. Mr. Bidyarthi Dutta ( 30 Jan. '70)
   1)M.Sc. ( Physics), Kalyani University (W.B.)
   2)B.L.I.Sc, University of Calcutta

5. Mr. Devendra Kumar ( 05 Jan. '74)
    B.Tech. (Manufacturing Engg.)
    National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Ranchi

6. Mr. Don George ( 31 May ' 72)
   1)M.A. (Anthropology), University of Calicut (Kerala)
   2) B..L.I.Sc, University of Calicut (Kerala)

7. Miss Mamta Lakhanpal ( 01 July '76)
    M.A. (Economics), Punjab University, Chandigarh

8. Mr. Mopuri Sridhar Brahma (23 Apr. '76)
    B.E. (Chemical Engg.), Shivaji University (Maharastra)

9. Mr. Naresh Kumar Sharma ( 27 Mar. '72 )
   1) M.Sc.(Operational Research), Delhi University
   2) B..Lib.Sc, Delhi University

10. Miss Rachna Kaura ( 03 Oct. '74 )
      M.Sc. (Chemistry), Delhi University

11. Mr. Rajat Kanti Ghosh ( 12 June '68)
      M.Sc. (Anthropology), Vidyasagar University (W.B.)

12. Mr. Rajeev Joshi ( 15 Dec. 74 )
      M.Sc. (Mathematics), Kumaon University, Nainital

13. Mr. Rakesh Singh ( 01 Sep. '76)
      M.Sc. ( Mathematics ), H.N.B. Garhwal University (U.P.)

14. Mr. Ramesh Kumar ( 22 Jan. '72)
      M.Sc. (Chemistry), Magadh University (Bihar)

15. Miss. Ritu Dimri ( 19 Dec. '75)
      M.Sc. (Statistics), H.N.B. Garhwal University (U.P.)

16. Miss Sanghamitra Jana ( 04 Jan. '74)
      M.Sc.(Economics ), University of Calcutta

17. Dr. Sanjay Kumar ( 10 Feb. '72)
      M.B.B.S, M.D. University, Rohtak

18. Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma ( 20 June '75)
      M.Sc. (Chemistry), Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut

19. Mr. Satyendra Nath Jha ( 09 Jan '73)
      M.Sc. (Chemistry), Delhi University

20. Mr. Soumya Bhattacharyya ( 08 Mar. '72)
     1)M.A. (Political Science), R.B. University (W.B.)
     2) B.L.I.Sc, R.B. University (W.B.)

21. Mr. Supratim Chatterjee ( 17 July '74)
      M. Sc. (Economics), University of Calcutta

PREVIOUS PLACEMENTS
 

Partial list of Institutions where the AIS students have been placed
 
  • Alpha Cybernetics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Associated Cement Companies
  • Bhaba Atomic Research Centre
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
  • British Council
  • Business India Database Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bussiness Today
  • Centre for Science and Environment Computers Today
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Department of Electronics
  • Department of Ocean development
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • DESIDOC, Delhi
  • FICCI
  • Global Information Systems Technology Pvt. Ltd.
  • ICRISAT, Hyderabad
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • India Today
  • Indian Institute of Management
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Libsys Corporation
  • Newgen Software Co.
  • Tata Energy Research Institute
  • TIFAC, DST
  • Times of India
  • Vigyan Prasar

PLACEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT FORM

(To be filled by the employer)

1. Name of organisation ____________________________________________________

2. Personal requirements with detail ___________________________________________

3. Duration of training (if any). _______________________________________________

4. Place of posting ________________________________________________________

5. Approximate Salary and Perquisites _________________________________________

During training _____________________________________

On completion of Training ______________________________

6. Proposed date(s) for pre-placement presentation _______________________________

7. Selection procedure ______________________________________________________

8. Any other terms and conditions ____________________________________________
 
NAME 

SIGNATURE 

DESIGNATION 

AIS RESULT

 

INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTATION CENTRE

ASSOCIATESHIP IN INFORMATION SCIENCE (2000 - 2001)

NOTIFICATION

LIST OF SELECTED CANDIDATES IN ORDER OF MERIT

 
GENERAL CANDIDATES
S. No.
Roll No.
Name
B13 
VARAYOGI KOUSHAL KUMAR
C17 
PARAMITA DAS
D12 
BHAARAT VIKRAM PRATAP SINGH RAWAT
D31 
MD. ZAHID SAYEED
C15 
KUMARJYOTI NANDA
D54 
SASWATI BAKSI
D11 
BALJIT SINGH GHUMAN
D49 
RAKESH SINGH
C36 
VINEETA RAI
10 
D56 
SONAL KWEERA
11 
C4 
ALOK RANJAN SINHA
12 
C8 
BHASKAR SANYAL
13 
D45 
RAJEEV KUMAR
14 
D58 
SUJIT BISWAS
15 
C10 
JAYANTA SARKAR
16 
D10 
ASHWINI CHAUHAN
17 
C25 
RUPENDU MALLICK THAKUR
18 
D53 
SANTOSH GUPTA
19 
C21 
RABISANKAR GIRI
20 
C3 
AJIT KUMAR
21 
B6 
M. MAHANDRA
22 
C13 
KANAKKANTI SARKAR
23 
C5 
AMITA SINHA
24 
D36 
PALLAVI SAH

 
 
WAITING LIST
C14 
KHURSHEED AHMED
D17 
DINESH KUMAR
D27 
KAMAL SINGH NEGI
D68 
VIVEK KUMAR SHARMA
C19 
PROTAP CHANDRA ROY
C27 
SANJOY BANERJEE
D14 
BINODA BIHARI BEHERA
D15 
DEEPAK BAHUKHANDI
D38 
PAWAN KUMAR MISHRA

10 
D39 
PIYUSH PANT

 
 
SC/ST/OBC CANDIDATES
C9 
DEBANSHU KARMAKAR
B12 
SENTHIL KUMAR R
C7 
BHARAT KUMAR
WAITING LIST
B9 
P. PAULRAJ

 
 
RESULT AWAITED CANDIDATES*
D22 
HISHMI JAMIL HUSAIN
D57 
SUJATA SANTOSH
D26 
K SHAKTI PRAKASH

* All the candidates in the 'Result Awaited Category' are to submit the final year result latest by 17th August, 2000.

Candidates from S. No. 1 to 24 in the 'General Candidates Category' and S. No. 1 to 3 in the 'SC/ST/OBC Category' have to deposit the fee (1st installment) latest by 22nd August, 2000.