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The Education and Curriculum Structure of Library and Information Science Department of Gujarat State Universities: A Survey
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Personal development, development of society, development of country and nation is based on education. Indian culture has been the culture of Rushimunis and Vedas since time immemorial. At that time, in order to acquire knowledge, studies were done in ashrams which included knowledge, art, skills, theology, practical knowledge, etc.
Recognizing the importance of education in the country, it is imperative that every member of the society, parents of students, experts in various disciplines, and the government should always strive for the spread of education. However, since the current education system is library-based, it is appropriate to say that the library is also taking advantage of this opportunity. It is no exaggeration to say that the library is the people's university and the librarian is also called the teacher of the teacher.
From the above matter, it is clear that the responsibility of shaping the future citizens is in the hands of the library profession as the library plays an important role in education both formal and informal. For example, just as an expert doctor can save his patient's life, an expert lawyer can save his client from punishment, an expert trader can give his client the best thing, in the same way, a library professional can give accurate information to his users and can make him a subject matter expert. Thus, since the literacy rate of the country is hidden in the hands of library professionals in addition to educational institutions, every library professionals should be educated and for this, he should get an education in library science. It is also important to note that their curriculum needs to change over time.
The present article is an attempt to introduce the origins, objectives, dissemination of library science education in India, and especially the status of library science education in the field of higher education in various universities of Gujarat state and its current curriculum.