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Date of this Version

10-2020

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Article on "Research Contribution of Library and Information Science Teachers towards the Profession in India" is written on my research area of Doctoral Degree. This study used survey method to examine the research contributions of library and information science teachers in India, mainly focused on research supervision for Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees and also Minor and Major research projects based on gender, type of universities and regional offices of university grants commission (UGC) of India.


Abstract

The aim of the study was to examine the research contributions of library and information science teachers in India in terms of gender, type of universities and regional offices of university grants commission(UGC). A survey approach was used in this study and structured online questionnaire framed using google form. Responses received from 287 (81%) out of 353 LIS teachers. The scope of study was confined to the present working LIS teachers in state and central universities of India. A total of 287 respondents, 202 (70.38%) was male and 85 (29.61) was female. In this study the research contributions of LIS teachers was mainly focused on research supervision for Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees and also Minor and Major research projects in the field. The Ph.D output by male LIS teacher is significantly higher than female teachers. The M.Phil output by LIS teachers of state universities is significantly higher than the teachers of central universities. The average number of ongoing major research projects of Eastern Regional Offices of UGC is higher than the universities under other regional offices.

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