Ignou Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking

Post Graduate Diploma in Library
Automation and Networking (PGDLAN)

The Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN) aims at developing the professional
competencies of the library and information professionals in an automated and networked environment. The programme
also provides opportunities for in depth or intensive practical to enhance technological skills of the learners to independently
develop or manage a computerized library and information centre.

Programme Objectives:

  • The objective of the programme aims to impart to the learners knowledge and skills:
  •  associated with fundamentals of computer technology;
  •  of library automation and services provided by an automated library;
  •  of the components of an information system;
  •  of networking and Internet technology in general and library and information networks in particular;
  •  of Internet with special reference to the information resources available in different forms and subjects;
  •  to develop web-enabled content;
  •  to about the legal issues associated with information;
  •  to design and develop a programme by enhancing skills on programming based on specific languages such as
  • Java or Visual Basic or C++; and
  • to undertake a practical based project in order to specialize in one of the thrust areas on library automation and

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 17,000/- for full programme

Programme Details:

The programme is essentially a judiciousmix of theory and practical components to develop technology based knowledge,
skills and aptitude of library and information professionals

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
MLI 1 Introduction to Computers 4
MLIL 1 Practical
MLI 2 Library Automation 4
MLIL 2 Practical
MLI 3 Information Systems 4
MLIL 3 Practical
MLI 4 Networking and Internet Technology 4
MLIL 4 Practical
MLI 5 Internet Resources 4
MLIL 5 Practical
MLI 6 Content Development 4
MLIL 6 Practical
MLI 7 Programming 4
MLIL 7 Practical
MLIP 8 Project 4
Total Credits 32

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