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The article makes as survey of graduate students knowledge on use of various library and learning resources and their information skills. Students across disciplines of Horticulture, Seed science, Vegetable science of G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology were assessed, questions were posed to know how they perceived themselves capable of knowing information sources, arrangement, interpretation and location of physical items in library, knowledge of bibliographical database, academic search engines, use of library website, subject gateways, and library networks etc. The survey also makes an effort to know students attitude as to how they informed themselves about latest development in their subject and how they would like to be informed about library news and learning resources. The survey was made before the commencement of one credit course on information literacy, and the limited knowledge of graduate students was expected in skill areas. The finding reveals that there are notable gaps and students’ knowledge is digitally divided. Suggests that teaching of credit bearing IL courses is imperative to enhance graduate students knowledge and information seeking skills.