Research & Development

Research & Development

Faculty members are actively engaged in research activities like guiding the students, writing the papers and taking the research projects. So far about 213 students have been guided to write their Dissertation in various fields like computer applications, computer software, citation index, abstracting, bibliometric, to prepare bibliographies etc, Abstracting indexing Biography sculptures etc.

As a part of study in more than 213 MLISc and 42 MPhil Dissertation work are completed.

Ongoing PhD work:

Number of Students:

Dr. N.D. Oza : 04
Dr. S.H. Mandalia : 04
Dr. U.A.Thaker: 05

Research Projects

Department has successfully completed two major Research project and Two minor research project so far.

Lectures delivered by Faculty Members at Various Places:
Faculty members delivered their expert lactures at various Universities as a Visiting Fellows on different aspects and topics such as Information Retrieval Models, Instituational Repository, Knowledge Management, Information Literacy, TQM, Bibliometrics, Webometrics, Citation Analysis and Impact Factor etc. 

Major Research Project

Name of the Principal Investigator/Co-investigator Title Funding Agency Duration

Prof. C.N.Rawal


Prof. Urmila. A. Thaker
“Vidyanet-Creation of database of Library Collection in R & D Institutions in Vidyanagar and Anand”. UGC 2 Years
1-1-2005 to

Prof. Urmila. A. Thaker ‘Rural Information Center for Anand District’UGC Dec-2008 to July-2011

Minor Research Project

Name of PI Title Funding Agency Duration
Prof.U.A.Thaker Library & Information Science Education in Gujarat UGC 1991-92
Dr. N.D. OzaInstitutional Repository at Sardar Patel University Campus- Vidya RepositoryUGCApril-2008 to March 2010

Ongoing Research Project

  1. One proposal has been sanctioned by UGC for major research project on “Rural Community Information Centre for Anand district” By Prof. U A Thaker
  2. One has been UGC minor research project on “Institutional Repository for Sardar Patel University –VIDYA REPOSITORY” By Mr. N D Oza


Faculty members have also published their papers in journals, seminars, conferences, symposium of National and International level. They are also actively participated to publish the books in vernacular literature; number of books are written and edited by the faculty members. Number of monographs and research articles are also published on various subjects like standardization, Digital library, library movement, TQM, Vernacular literature, terminology, users’ survey, library and Information Science education, teaching methods, libraries in 21st Century, citation index, indexing etc. The Department has published 13 books and 21 papers.