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About Department

The PG Department of Library and Information Science aims to develope as one of the best departments in LIS education landscape to provide quality education and professional training through its qualified and dedicated regular faculty members.The department offers Master in Library and Information Science (MLISc.) and PhD in Library and Information Science. Following the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), the syllabus of the academic programmes have been designed primarily focusing on the students' employability. The department conducts student-centric activities, i.e. seminar presentations, technical writing skills, internships to libraries of repute, and library visits to sharpen professional and academic development. Besides, the course of the department is designed to prepare the students for an illustrious career in research, academia, and in the corporate sector.


Transforming the students by cutting-edge Learning, empowering them by Knowledge and Research


  • To provide students with a strong foundation in LIS.
  • To impart a systematic approach to modern-day Library handling.
  • To promote a keen awareness of Librarianship in contemporary society.

List of External Mentors

  1. Dr. M.G. Sreekumar, Director Libraries, Jio Institute Adjunct Professor in Humanities & Liberal Arts in Management IIM Kozhikode, Mob-7907402985, 9447654066, Email: [email protected]
  2. Dr. D. B. Ramesh, Director, Library, SoA University, BBSR, Mob-7750029099, Email:[email protected]
  3. Shri Ashok Kumar Rai, Scientist-E (CS), INFLIBNET, Gandhinagar, Mob-7923268240, 9724409114, Email:[email protected]
  4. Dr. sandeep Pathak, Deputy Librarian, IISER Bhopal, Mob-9009093350, Email:[email protected]
  5. Dr. Neeraj Kumar Chaurasia, Deputy Librarian & Head, Hindi Cell, IIT Delhi, Mob-9968660056, Email:[email protected]


The two years integrated Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Programme under Semester-cum-Choice Based Credit System is spreading over four semesters. Master of Library and Information Science is a professional postgraduate course that covers an advanced study of the principles and practices of Library Science and Library Administration and the current technologies involved therein. The program is designed to prepare students with a strong foundation in LIS and enable them to handle the modern-day libraries and information centers effectively. The program is intended to provide a master-level library and information technology-oriented curriculum that focuses on the practices, design, and development of information systems, databases & repositories to solve real-world problems. Postgraduates of the program are expected to take significant roles in planning, organizing, managing, designing, configuring, and implementing systems using state-of-the-art technologies within organizations. Apart from this, the course essentially includes the study of cataloguing and classification, collection development and management, information systems and technology, research methods, bibliometrics, preservation of information resources, reference and information sources and services, database management, digital library, e-learning, and knowledge management, etc. It also teaches students to determine the best technical solution and effectively utilize technology to add value to the field.

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Dr. Jyotshna Sahoo
Associate Professor & Head
M.A., B.Ed., MLISc., Ph.D. (Utkal University)
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Dr. Jyotshna Sahoo, holds a Ph.D. degree in Library & Information Science from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. Currently, she is serving as an Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Library and Information Science, Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha. Prior to joining Berhampur University, she was serving as an Associate Professor in Khallikote University, Berhampur and as an Assistant Professor in Sambalpur University, Sambalpur. She has also worked as an Assistant Librarian of Odisha’s Premier Institutional Cultural Heritage, ‘Odisha State Museum’, Bhubaneswar for more than a decade. Her research interest include Preservation and Conservation of information resources especially palm-leaf manuscripts, Knowledge Organisation, Information needs and Seeking Behaviour, Bibliometrics, Open Access and Open Educational Resources. She has authored three books and 37 research papers published in different journals of national and international repute. She has been awarded with ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship in 2006 for her Ph.D. work and Junior Research Fellowship from Department of Culture, Govt. of India in 2007. She has successfully completed two ICSSR funded research projects namely “Mapping of Research Productivity in the fields Social Sciences in Odisha” and “Methodological Developments and Innovations in Social Science Research”. She has successfully guided 1Ph.D. student, 13 M.Phil. dissertations and 18 MLIS projects. Presently, six students are pursuing their Ph.D. work under her supervision. She is a Life Member of professional bodies like, ILA (New Delhi) IASLIC (Kolkata) and OLA (Bhubaneswar).

Dr. Raj Kishore Kampa
Assistant Professor
M.A., PGJMC, MLISc.( Sambalpur University), Ph.D. (University of Rajasthan)
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Raj Kishor Kampa is a multi-faceted professional with 14 years of experience in teaching, library administration, and management. He graduated from Sambalpur University, Odisha, with a honours in English Literature and obtained Master's Degree in English Literature and Library & Information Science from Sambalpur University, Odisha. He has also cleared UGC NET in LIS. Presently, he is serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, Berhampur University, Odisha. Prior to this, he was associated with erstwhile Khallikote University, Berhampur, O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi,  and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. His reseach interest includes , Knowledge organization, Elearning, Open source software, Open Access and Open Educational Resources.

Mr. Mrutyunjay Sethy
Assistant Professor
Human Resource Management in LIS , Scientometrics, Library Automation
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Mrutyunjay Sethy is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science. Prior to joining Berhampur University he was served as an Assistant Professor in Khallikote University, Berhampur, associated with Institute of Mathematics and Application Bhubaneswar, and IIT Madras. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from Sambalpur University , He received his  M.Phil. degree from Sambalpur University and Master’s Degree in Library and information Science from North Orissa University. He has cleared his UGC-NET for Lectureship. He has attended more than fifteen National and International Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. He has also published about 2 articles in various International reputed Journals and also published 5 conference paper. His research interest areas are Human Resource Management in LIS, Scientometrics, Library Automation. Intellectual Property Right.

Mr. Desul Sudarsana
Assistant Professor
Ontology, Sematic Web Services and Scientometrics
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Mr. Desul Sudarsan is an Assistant Professor in the Information Science Area at Berhampur University. Sudarsan completed his Master Degree from the Pondicherry University in 2016 and B.Sc. (Computer Science) from Khallikote college in 2012. His research interests include ontology, sematic web services and scientometrics. His research has appeared in academic journals of repute such as ‘Journal of Academic Librarianship’, ‘Electronic Library’ and ‘Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication’. For the full list of his publications, please have a look at his Google Scholar profile. Before joining Berhampur University, Sudarsan worked as an Assistant Professor at Khallikote University in 2018-2021. Also, he served as a Junior Research fellow at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research in 2016-2018 with his research focusing on ontology learning. Presently, He is pursuing his PhD from Tripura University. He teaches 'Information Storage and Retrieval System', 'Knowledge Organization’ and ‘Digital Library and Automation’.

Ms. Shrutilata Mandal
Guest Faculty
MLISc., MPhil. (Utkal University) UGC NET, PGDLAN (IGNOU)
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Ms Shrutilata Mandal is currently serving as a Guest Faculty at the PG Department of Library and Information Science. Before joining Berhampur University, she worked as Library Professional Trainee at two national-level institutes, i.e. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela and Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar. She also worked as a Librarian at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Bhadrak. She completed his Master's degree & MPhil in Library and Information Science from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, in the years 2017 and 2018. She also completed one of the professional library courses, namely, PGDLAN (Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation & Networking), from IGNOU, Bhubaneswar in 2020. She has qualified UGC-NET thrice in the years 2017, 2018 & 2019.


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  • Patra, R. K., Pandey, N., & Sudarsan, D. (2022). Bibliometric analysis of fake news indexed in Web of Science and Scopus (2001-2020). Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication.
  • Mishra, M., Dash, M.K., Sudarsan, D., Santos, C.A.G., Mishra, S.K., Kar, D., Bhat, I.A., Panda, B.K., Sethy, M. and da Silva, R.M (2022). Assessment of trend and current pattern of open educational resources: A bibliometric analysis. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 48(3), 102520.


Resource Efficiency, Sustainability, and Globalization: Exploring India-European Union Cooperation
Editors: Manoranjan Mishra, PhD
Manoj Kumar Dash, PhD
Dinoj Kumar Upadhyay, PhD
Raj Kishor Kampa, PhD

Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group


  • Patra S, Sahoo J, and Mohanty B.( 2021) Research on Digital Preservation: An empirical analysis. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). 4693. 2021. Available from:
  • Sahoo, Jyotshna; Dash, Nrusingh Kumar, Mohanty, Basudev; and Mundhial, Santosini, "Indian Doctoral Research in the field of Sociology: A Mixed Method Approach" (2021). Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). 542
  • Karadia, Alekha and Sahoo, Jyotshna (2021) A Comparative Study of India and Australia Open Access Repositories in OpenDOAR, Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal) Pp. 1- 9;
  • Sahoo, Jyotshna, Sahu, S.C., and Mohanty Basudev(2021). Research on Fake News: An Empirical Analysis of Selected Library and Information Science Journals DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology Vol. 41, No. 4, July 2021, pp. 268-274, E-ISSN: 0976- 4658 Print ISSN: 0974-0643, DOI : 10.14429/djlit.41.4.17168
  • Mahapatra Namita and Sahoo J. (2021) Bibliometric Dimensions of Research in Social Sciences: An Empirical Analysis of Indian Central Universities. Library Philosophy and Practice(e-journal).4844.2021.
  • Sahoo, J., Sahu, S. C., & Mohanty, B. (2021). Research Productivity and Citation Impact of Indian institutes of Science Education and Research, DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 41(6), 455-462.
  • Mahapatra, N. and Sahoo, J. (2021), Highly cited articles in social sciences: an analytical study, Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 38 No. 10, pp. 5-9.
  • Kampa, R. K. (2021). Teaching through a Pandemic: Classes of Khallikote University go on air and online. Library Philosophy and Practice, 2021, 1-13.
  • Mishra, M., Sudarsan, D., Santos, C. A. G., Mishra, S. K., Kar, D., Baral, K., & Pattnaik, N. (2021). An overview of research on natural resources and indigenous communities: a bibliometric analysis based on Scopus database (1979-2020). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 193(2), 59.


  • Mohanty, B.Sahoo, Jyotshna &Dash, N.K.(2020). Assessing the Research Impact of Scholarly Communications using Scientometrics Indicators: A study on Information Systems Management Journal, Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). Paper 4207. ISSN 1522-0222. (SCOPUS indexed).
  • Kampa, R. K., Padhan, D. K., &Ahmad, F. (2020). Perceptions of Students and Researchers of Food Technology towards Plagiarism: A Case Study.DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology,40(6).
  • Kampa, R.K. and Patra, N.K. (2020). Determining the factors influencing the level of awareness and usage of open source digital repository software by academic librarians in India. Digital Library Perspectives. Vol. 36 No. 3, pp. 303-317. (Scopus/Web of Science Indexed, ABDC-B category, Emerald Publications)
  • Sahu, B. R., Kampa, R. K., Padhi, A., & Panda, A. K. (2020). C-reactive protein: A promising biomarker for poor prognosis in COVID-19 infection. Clinica Chimica Acta, 509, 9-94. Scopus.
  • Mishra, M., Sudarsan, D., Kar, D., Naik, A. K., Das, P. P., Santos, C. A. G., & Silva, R. M. (2020). The development and research trend of using DSAS tool for Shoreline Change Analysis: a Scientometric Analysis. Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering, 14(1), 69-77.


  • Kampa, Raj Kishor.(2019). Economics of open source library software: evidences from Indian libraries. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, Vol. 68 No. 4/5, pp. 337-355 (Scopus Indexed, ABDC-B category, Emerald Publications)
  • Sudarsana, D., & Magapu, S. B. (2019). Global nuclear fuel research during 2000 to 2017: A scientometric analysis. Annals of Library and Information Studies (ALIS), 66(3).
  • Desul, S., Venkatesh, T., Gunta, V., Gowtham, R., & Baba, M. S. (2019). Method for automatic key concepts extraction: Application to documents in the domain of nuclear reactors. The Electronic Library.


  • Kampa, Raj Kishor (2018). Opening to Open Source: Analysing the Awareness and Use of Open Source Integrated Library System by LIS Professionals of India. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication 67 (4/5), 332-348. (Scopus Indexed, ABDC-B category, Emerald Publications)
  • Sahoo, Jyotshna, Mohanty, B. & Dash Ipsita (2018). An Analytical Study on the Publication Pattern and Impact of Top Research Papers: A Case Study of Information Processing and Management, Library Philosophy and Practice, Paper 2090,ISSN 1522-0222, (ejournal)( SCOPUS indexed).
  • Sahoo, Jyotshna & Mohanty, B., Dash, N.K, (2018). Bibliometric Indicators for Assessing the Quality of Scholarly Communications: A Case Study on International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). Paper 2158. ISSN 1522- 0222. (SCOPUS indexed).


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Dr. Jyotshna Sahoo
Associate Professor & Head
Email : [email protected] & [email protected]