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Sawant, Sarika & Sawant, Prachi. (2018). Indian LIS schools: Status of Job placement and Internship
The present study attempted to know the status of job placement & internship activity held in LIS schools /colleges in Maharashtra state of India. The survey found to be most suitable method for present study. The LIS teachers of all universities and affiliated colleges that offer library science course in Maharashtra were considered as a population of the study. It was observed that half of the universities/colleges responded to the questionnaire have separate job placement cell. It was revealed that all dept/colleges receive job requests for students through telephone. It was observed that nearly all (14) respondents receives job request from their Ex-students who are working at higher positions in various libraries. It was revealed that only 5 respondents arrange campus interview if there is such demand by the employer. It was generally observed that IT skills were most in demand as mentioned in almost all job descriptions of job requests received by respondents. It was observed that all respondents recommended their students to join mailing forum/lists to get informed about job advertisements. Half of the respondents (8) mentioned that they offer internship activity for the students. Half of the respondents (8) mentioned that they offer internship activity for the students. But out of 8 only 6 respondents have certain credits allotted for internship in their course.