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List of First in the Library and Information Science in India


Name (Who)
Area (Known for)
Aligarh Muslim University
First Bachelor Degree in Library Science Course in India was introduced.
Baroda
First All India Conference of Librarians was held (1918).
Connemera Public Library
First Public Library in India.
D. B. Krishna Rao
First Ph.D. in Library and Information Science Awardee in India (1957) by Delhi University.
Developing Library Network (DELNET)
First Library Network to provide E-mail service in India.
Documentation Research & Training Center (DRTC)
First centre to use computer in the Library and Information activities in India.
Education and Research Network (ERNET)
First time provides E-mail service in India.
John W Mauchly
First general purpose electronic digital computer made.
Library Miscellany
First journal in Library and Information Science published in India (1912).
Library of Asiatic Society of Bengal
First library in India’s which is made open to the public.
LIS Forum
First mailing list in Library and Information Science in India.
LIS Links
First social network for Library and Information Science professionals in India.
Nihar Ranjan Roy
First time introduced DDC and AACR rule in India.
P. N. Kaula
First Emeritus Professor in Library and Information Science in India.
S. R. Ranganathan
First professionally qualified university librarian in India.
Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III
First time put the efforts for the development of libraries in India.
Sravasti
First library noticed in India.
University of Calcutta
First university in India where library committee is formed.
University of Calcutta
First University Library in India was established.
University of Calcutta
First five years integrated course in Library and Information Science in India was introduced.
University of Delhi
First University in India to introduce Master degree Programme in Library and Information Science in India.
University of Delhi
First Indian University to establish a full-fledged Department of Library Science.
University of Delhi
First university in India to introduce M.Phil. in Library and Information Science.
University of Delhi
First university in India to introduce Ph.D. in Library and Information Science.
University of Madras
First full time university librarian was appointed.
University of Madras
First Post Graduate Diploma in Library Science in India was introduced.

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