JK News Today

Jammu Nov 28

The  Department of Library & Information Science, University of Jammu   organized the first alumni meet.  Mukhtar-ul-Aziz, Director, Libraries and Research, J&K Government was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The meet was presided over by Prof. Rajender Gupta,  Dean Faculty of Social Sciences; Dr. Urmil Gupta, one of the  founder faculty member of Department was the guest of honour.
Over  100 candidates attended the meet. Each participant was allowed to share his/her views in professional  life.

 Aziz enlightened the participants with his experiences in India and abroad. He also shared his valuable thoughts and need to digitalize the entire services of libraries. He also stated that role of libraries is to transform societies by providing extensive services to common man. He stressed that Librarians should play a pro-active role for formation of knowledge society.


Prof. Rajender Gupta gave his valuable suggestions for the growth and development of Library profession. He motivated the alumni of the department to be proactive in the profession.

Dr Urmil Gupta  briefed about the history and foundation of the department of library and Information Science.

Prof. Sangita Gupta, Head of department stressed upon budding professionals to explore opportunities for exposure and highlighted the achievements of the department in brief for the last ten years. She also assured full cooperation and assistance in the form of training and learning latest techniques of serving users besides ICT application to Libraries.

Formal vote of thanks was given by Pramod Singh, Assistant Professor of the department and the meet was ably conducted by  Vikram Sahi, a research scholar.  Others who graced the occasion includes  Ram Rattan Sharma,  Swaran Jamwal,  Raj Rani, Vijay Gupta , P.R. Vaid, M.P. Raina, and G.R. Upadhyaye,  prominent library professionals from University of Jammu.