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Department of Library & Information Science
Year of Establishment : 1961


The Department has undertaken the following projects.
1.     Union catalogue of social science serials: Kerala /directed by Prof K A Isaac. (Financed by INSDOC) 
2.  Union catalogue of social science periodicals: Kerala / directed by Prof. Isaac. (Financed by (ICSSR))
3.  Reading habits of students in the university / directed by M.M.Job and M. Bavakutty. (Financed by the UGC)
4.  The impact of socio-economic factors on the reading habits of students in the secondary schools in Kerala / directed by Dr. G. Devarajan. (ICSSR Project)
5.  Kerala University Research Abstract / directed by Dr. G. Devarajan. (Major UGC Project)
6.  Kerala University Research Profile / directed by Dr. G. Devarajan. ( Financed by the Kerala University) 
7.  Social Science Literature in Malayalam / directed by Dr. G. Devarajan. (ICSSR)
8.  An Index to Granthalokam, 1948-97 / directed by Dr. G. Devarajan.
9. Design and development of a multimedia resource for the teaching and learning of ready reference sources in English/ directed by Dr.K.P.Vijayakumar 

The Completed Research Studies
• National library of Bangladesh: Restrospect and Prospect /by   Nurun Nahar Rahman; guided by Prof. K. A. Isaac, 1985 
• Conceptual framework for an Indian National Agricultural information system (INAGRIS) /  by R. Subbaiah; guided by Prof. K. A. Isaac, 1985 .
• Design and development of national information system for marine fisheries in India /  by E. Johnson; guided by Prof. K. A. Isaac, 1986.
• An investigation into the financing of the Kerala, Calicut, and Cochin University libraries during the plan periods /  by G. Deverajan; guided by Prof. K. A. Isaac, 1990 .
• A study of the attitude of librarians in Kerala towards the use of information technology in library and information activities / by K.P. Somanathan Nair; guided by Dr. C. V. Rajan Pillai, 1997.
• Industrial and technological information centre for small scale sector / by V. Sivaraman; guided by Dr. E. Johnson
• Design and development of Indian National Information System for Ayurveda / by Joshi P. George; guided by Dr. G. Devarajan, 2001
• Information needs and use patterns of veterinarians in the information technology era / by Adarsh N. Gokul; guided by Dr. G. Devarajan, 2002
• Information needs and information gathering behaviour of research scholars in the pure science departments of the University of Kerala / by P. Geetha; guided by Dr. G. Devarajan, 2003
• Scientometric analysis of research productivity of faculty members in the Scienec Departments of the University of Kerala/ by A.Gopikuttan, guided by Dr.G.devarajan, 2004