Sunday, July 13, 2014

Kerala Library and Information Science Certificate Course 2014-15

Government of Kerala
State Central Library Thiruvananthapuram
(Higher Education Department)

No:A5/2479/14/SCL    Date: 13/06/2014.


Applications are invited for the Certificate Course in Library & information Science being offered by the Govt. of Kerala in State Central Library Thiruvananthapuram under the Department of Higher Education, Government of Kerala.

Eligibility A pass in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination / or its Equivalent is the minimum required qualification for admission. (Eligibility for higher studies in the case of grading)

Number of Seats Forty One.
 General Merit 18
 Kerala Ministerial Subordinate Service 2
 Library Employees 1
 Lakshadweep Candidates 2
 Kannada Knowing Candidates 3
 Tamil Knowing Candidates 2
 SC Candidates 3
 ST Candidates 1
 Ezhava 2
 Muslim 2
 Latin Cathalic 1
 SIUC and converted Christian SC/ST 1
 Backward Hindus 2
 Handicapped Candidates 1

 Total 41

Duration of Course Total duration of the course is Six months. During the last two months the students will have to undergo training under “Earn While You Learn” scheme and a remuneration of Rs. 900/- per month will be given to them in tune with G.O(Rt)No. 1815/05/H.Edn dated 25/10/05. The Departmental Candidates are not entitled to any remuneration.

Mode of Admission A rank list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the applicants in the qualifying examination by the committee constituted as per G.O.(MS).221/86/H.Edn. dated 29/08/86. No weightage will be given for higher/additional qualifications.

Hostel No hostel facilities are available.

How to apply The Prospectus and Application form may be obtained on all working days between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm at free of cost from the State Central Library,
Thiruvananthapuram from 2014 June 25 to 2014 July 25 Thiruvananthapuram.

The application form can also be downloaded from the website of State Central Library Thiruvananthapuram. The website of the State Central Library is  

By Post The prospectus & Application form may be obtained by post from the Office of the State Librarian, State Central Library, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram–33. For this purpose a self addressed stamped envelope should be enclosed with the request.

The Application for admission to the certificate course must be submitted in the specified proforma.
 The following documents have to be produced along with the application
i) Attested copy of mark list for the qualifying examination.
ii) Caste/Community Certificate
(Certificate in proof of Caste/Community)
iii) Non Creamy Layer Certificate

The duly filled in and signed application form along with the above documents should be sent to the State Librarian, State Central Library, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram- Pin- 695033 on or before 2014 July 25 5.00 P.M . The applications for admission will be scrutinized by a committee constituted by the Government as per G.O(Ms)No:221/86/H.Edn dated 29-08-1986 with Joint Commissioner for Government Examinations as Chairman, State Librarian as Convener and the representatives of Director
of Collegiate Education, Director of Technical Education and Director of Medical Education as members and the Rank List for admission will be released by the above committee. The certificate in Library and Information Science for the financial year 2014-15 is scheduled to commence during the Third week of August 2014.

 State Librarian

Important Dates
Last date for receipt of completed Applications is 25/07/2014 5.00PM
Date of Interview will be intimated later after the publication of rank/short list

The Department will not be responsible for any postal loss or delay.

 For any query, Contact:
Smt. P.K. Sobhana
 Deputy State Librarian, In charge of
 State Librarian & Course Director

 Tel: 0471- 2322895 (40)
 0471- 2330321
 Mob: 9447781895

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