Post-Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN)

Updated on 13 Sep, 2010

Post-Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 15,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


The Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN) aims at developing the professional competencies of the library and information professionals in an automated and networked environment.

The programme also provides opportunities for in-depth or intensive practical training to enhance technological skills of the learners to independently develop or manage a computerized library and information centre.

Programme Objectives

The objectives of the Programme are to make the learners to:

  • Imbibe knowledge and skills associated with fundamentals of computer technology;
  • Understand the basic requirements of library automation and services provided by an automated library;
  • Get themselves acquainted with the components of an information system;
  • Acquire knowledge and skills on networking and Internet technology in general and library and information networks in particular;
  • Develop Internet skills with special reference to the information resources available in different forms and subjects;
  • Acquire web-based content development skills;
  • Be aware of the legal issues associated with electronic information.
  • Be able to design and development a programme by enhancing skills on programming based on specific language such as Java or Visual Basic or C++; and
  • Undertake a practical based project work in order to specialize in one of the thrust areas from which the learners will be able to gain technological expertise and apply the same in the area of library automation and netwoarking.
CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MLI-001  Introduction to Computers  4
 MLI-002  Library Automation  4
 MLI-003  Information Systems  4
 MLI-004  Networking and Internet Technology  4
 MLI-005  Internet Resources  4
 MLI-006  Content Development  4
 MLI-007  Programming  4
 MLIP 008  Project (MLIP 008)  4
 MLIL-001  Practical -MLIL-001  1
 MLIL-002  Practical -MLIL-002  1
 MLIL-003  Practical -MLIL-003  1
 MLIL-004  Practical -MLIL-004  1
 MLIL-005  Practical -MLIL-005  1
 MLIL-006  Practical -MLIL-006  1
 MLIL-007  Practical - MLIL-007  4

Examination and Evaluation

The examination relating to PGDLAN Programme, has two components 

Continuous Evaluation – 20% (Theory and Practical)

I. Terminal Examination – eighty percent (Theory and Practical)Continuous evaluation is related to Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA), which each student has to submit in the Study Centre. The Terminal Examination constitutes the second part of the examination. On the basis of the aggregate marks obtained in all the courses (Theory and Practicals), the division will be awarded as under: 

Division Aggregate

I 60% and above

II 50% and above

III 40% and above

To fulfill the requirements for award of PGDLAN Programme, a candidate has to score an minimum of fourty percent marks in both the continuous evaluation (Assignment) and in the final terminal examination.

Those candidates scoring less than fourty percent will be considered, as having failed in the examination and will not be entitled to receive Degree from the University.

Candidates who obtain a failure aggregate or who miss to attend the terminal examination may appear at the subsequent terminal examination and complete the programme within four years from the date of his/her registration into the programme.

Counselling and Practical
Counselling and practical sessions will be conducted in the Study Centre/Tele Learning Centre (TLC) allotted to you. There will be fifteen sessions of counselling for each course. One session is equivalent to 2 hours. The number of practical hours for each course except project is mentioned in curriculum structure, which is given in Appendix – 1


Admissions will be done at IGNOU Regional Centre. The Candidate will be required to submit filled in application form with necessary enclosures. The admitted students will be attached to the identified PGDLAN Study Centres is provided in Appendix-2. The List of Regional Centres is provided in Appendix-3.

Regional Centres: