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Growth of LIS Research During Golden Jubilee of Maharashtra State

Library Herald Year : 2011, Volume : 49, Issue : 4 First page : ( 343) Last page : ( 353) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Growth of LIS Research During Golden Jubilee of Maharashtra State

Chikate Anil Nanaji*, Deputy Librarian, Lihitkar Shalini R.**, Assistant Professor and Head, Gadge-Chikate Sharmila***, Researcher *Central Library, North Maharashtra University, Umvinagar, Jalgaon (MS) 425001. E-mail: anchikate@nmu.ac.in **Department of Library and Information Science, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), Nagpur. e-mail: shanwaghmare@yahoo.com ***Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), Nagpur E-maiI: sharmilichikate@rediffmail.com

Abstract Maharashtra state celebrated 2010 as its Golden Jubilee year. The authors point out the relevance between growth and development of Maharashtra and development of research in LIS schools of the state. The growth in the number of supervisors during the Decade, and the increase in the number of students registering for doctoral studies and awarded of the degree of Ph Ds shows that the research in library and information science discipline is at cross roads in LIS schools of Maharashtra State. In all 130 awarded Ph. Ds in LIS have been analyzed keeping using various parameters like gender, guide, subject, university and most favoured areas of research in LIS. The authors have traced LIS research trends in Maharashtra during last fifty years and also suggested some measures to improve the quality of LIS research. Keywords.: LIS, LIS education, Research, Doctoral Research, Maharashtra