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Author(s): Santu Ram Kashyap

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Address: Kashyap (2022). SoS in Library & Information Science, PT. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.), India. Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur Chhattisgarh. (Part-A: SOCIAL-SCIENCE), 28(2), pp. 51-58.

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Kashyap (2022). Research Trends in Library and Information Science of Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur, Chhattisgarh: A Study. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: SOCIAL-SCIENCE), 28(2), pp. 51-58.



Research Trends in Library and Information Science of Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur, Chhattisgarh: A Study

Santu Ram Kashyap

SoS in Library & Information Science, PT. Ravishankar Shukla University,Raipur (C.G.),India

sr_kashyap1976@rediffmail.com

*Corresponding Author:  sr_kashyap1976@rediffmail.com

Abstract: The present study is an attempt to find out the research trends in the field of Library and Information Science of Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipurchhattiagarh.The study was based on the Ph.D. thesis awarded in the field of  Library and Information Science between 1991 to 2020. This study was conducted to achieve following objectives like most working area of reaserch in this field, highest no. of thesis done under supervisor and highest research productivity between the year 2016 to 2020. In this context,  result found that out of 24 thesis majority of thesis i.e. 07 – 07 were awarded in the area of Bibliometric study and Information seeking behavior. Highest 10 doctoral thesisawarded under the supervision of Prof. A.K. Verma. followed by Prof. Maya Verma with 09 Thesis, Dr.Superna Sengupta with 03 thesis and Dr. Md Imtiaz Ahemed  with 02 thesis respectively. The highest research productivity was produced between the year 2016 to 2020.This study will  be beneficial for the future researcher to conduct their research.

Keywords :Research Trends,  Ph – D. Thesis, Library and Information Science,  Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

 

Introduction

Library and Educational Institute are the two faces of a coin. They cannot survive without each other. It provides opportunities for people to use their leisure time to increase and upgrade their knowledge.  library is a very important institution because it is useful to teachers and researchers for research.

Research plays an important role in the expansion of knowledge and discoveries. It is a scientific program that tells us the relationship between cause and effect. In other words, Research is a systematic investigation to discover new facts and reach the conclusion. It demands accurate investigation and description. According to Francis Rummel “Research is a careful inquiry or examination to discover new information or relationships and to expand and to verify existing knowledge (Verma and Verma). Clifford Woody defines Research as comprises defining and redefining the problem, formulating hypothesis or suggested solutions; collecting, organizing and evaluating data; making deductions and research conclusions; and at last, carefully testing the conclusion to determine whether fits the formulating hypothesiss (Kothari).

Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University is one of the renowned and largest higher education institution which was founded in the year 1964. Presently there are 29 teaching departments running under this university. In which School of Studies Library & Information Science is running as an individual department. This department was started in the year 1971, Primarily only  B. Lib& I Sc course was running, in the year 1988 M. Lib & I Sc course was started and to promote research in the field of Library and information sciece Ph D degree is also being provided. First Ph D degree in was awarded in the year 1994 to Mrs. Maya Verma under the supervision of Prof. A.K. Varma.https://www.prsu.ac.in/academic-departments/utd-departments/School-of-Studies-in-Library-and-Information-Science/69

 

Review of Literature

Mittal, Rekha (2011). analyzed the research trends in Library and Information Science in India during the period January 1990 to June 2010. There are 1408 articles used for the study. The result indicated that open access, web 2.0, the World wide web, internet are some important areas that researchers are interested.

Singh, K.P. and Harish Chandar (2013). conducted a study to highlights the Publication trends of 336 articles published during the period 2006-2012 in the Library Management journal of emerald. The result found that the majority of contributions are the single author and most cited documents are journal articles. In the Institution wise distribution, the highest number of articles i.e.267 contributed by the Universities followed by the colleges/ Institution. The study is also found that the USA is the most productive country followed by Australia and UK.

Muhammad Anwar and Tang Zhiwei (2020). found the productivity of Indian authors to Library philosophy and practice from 2008-to 2013. The result revealed that the total number of papers that is 193 has been contributed to Library philosophy and practices, out of this maximum number of papers was published in 2013 with 31.08% and the least numbers of papers were published in 2009 with 6.73%. As per the Author’s collaboration, most papers were written by a single author that is 41.45%. S. Thanuslodi was identified as the most productive author with 9 research papers.

Hajarika, Parishmita (2021). investigated the Research productivity trends of DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information science between the period of 2011-2020. The result shows that in 2012, the Majority of articleswere published with the highest growth of 20.68%. The average Author frequency per paper was 1.94 for 588 Publication. The degree of collaboration was highest in 2018 at 0.75 and lowest at 0.53 in 2013.

Pandey, Rahul and Shikha Awasthi (2021).studied the Research publication pattern of journal of Indian Library Association (JILA): A Bibliometric analysis during 2015-2019. The study resultedthat total 107 research papers have been published between the period of 2015 to 2019. The highest 26.16% papers published in the year 2019 whereas the lowest no. of papers that is 15.59% were published in 2016. Out of 107 papers, 51 were published by single author and 52 by double authors. The highest and lowest degree of freedom found in the year 2017 is 0.60 and in the year 2019 that is 0.52.

Objective

The objective of the study is as follows

1.     To illustrate the distribution of research output during 1991-2020.

2.     To ascertain the subject wise distribution of thesis.

3.     To ascertain the decade wise distribution of thesis.

4.     To know the supervisor wise distribution of thesis.

Methodology

The present study covered Ph.D degree awared in School of studies in Library and Information science, Pt Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The data is collected from the year 1994 to 2020.

 

 

Scope and Limitation

The Scope of the present study is restricted to the 24 thesis awarded by School of studies in Library and Information Science of Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur Chhattisgarh.

 

Data Analysis and Discussion                                                                                       

Table: 1 Distribution of Research Output (Ph.DThesis) of PRSU during1991 - 2020

S.N.

Name of Scholar

Title of thesis

Name of Supervisor

Awarded year

1

 

Mrs. Maya verma

 

 

Use Pattern of Literature in economics Researchers A Bibliometric Study

Dr. A. K. Varma

1994

2

Mr. Laxman Sahu

MadhyapradeshkeVishwavidyalinGranthalyon me karmic prabandh

Dr. A. K. Varma

1994

3

Mr. Ashutosh Mishra

Madhyapradeshke Krishi VishwavidyalinGranthalyon me Upyoktaadhyayn : ek sarvekshan

Dr. A. K. Varma

2000

4

Mr. Harish Kumar Sahu

 

 

MadhyapradeshkeVishwavidyalinGranthalyon me Manav – shakti niyojanevmkary-  vishleshan

Dr. A. K. Varma

2002

5

Mr. Prashant Bopapurkar

 

A Bibliometric Analysis of Citations of Doctoral Dissertation in economics : A Comparative study of Universities of Madhya Pradesh

Dr. A. K. Varma

2006

6

Mr. Sanjay Dongre

Financial Management and Use of Science Journals : A Bibliometric study of Documents Used in Doctoral Thesis in Chemistry in the University Libraries of Madhya Pradesh

Dr. A. K. Varma

2007

7

Mr. Md. Imtiaz  Ahmed

Management Information System in Libraries(With Special Reference to University Libraries of Chhattisgarh)

 

Dr. A. K. Varma

2010

8

Mr. Sunil Kumar Soni

Chhattisgarh evmMadhyapradeshkeVishwavidyalinGranthalyon ka VittiyPrabandh : ek AlochanatmakAdhyayn

Dr. A. K. Varma

2012

9

Mrs. Monika Awadhiya

Samajshashtriyshodhon me prayuktpralekhon  kipravittiy : Chhattisgarh keVishvawidyalyonkesamajshastrakeshodhprabandhon ka ek Granthmiti Adhyayan

Dr. A. K. Varma

2012

10

Mrs. Y. Meera Bai

Pranishastrakeshodhprabandhon me prayuktlekhakon ka udhahranvishleshan : Chhattisgarh Vishvawidyalyon ki Ph – D. shodhprabandhon ka GranthmitiAdhyayan

Dr. A. K. Varma

2012

11

Mrs. Preeti Mishra

 

Chhattisgarh keVishvawidyalyon me Itihasa Vishay keshodhprabandhon ka ek Granthmiti Adhyayan

Dr. MayaVerma

2014

12

Mr. Santu Ram Kashyap

VishwavidyalinPathakonke Adhyayan vyvahar par electronic sanshadhano ka prabhav (Madhyapradeshevm Chhattisgarh  kevisheshsandarbh me)

Dr. MayaVerma

2014

13

Mrs. Sudha Singh

Information Gathering Habits of engineering College faculty in Chhattisgarh State

Dr. MayaVerma

2014

14

Mrs. Kashama Thakur

Information Need and Information Seeking Behaviour of Medical Scientists in Chhattisgarh

Dr. MayaVerma

2014

15

Mrs.Sudha Sharma

Chhattisgarh keVishvawidyalyinGranthalyon me Pustkalyevm Suchana Network Kendra ka yogdan : ek Adhyayan

Dr. MayaVerma

2014

16

Mrs. Madhuri Gautam

Literature on information Technology Based on LISA : A Scientrometric Study

Dr. MayaVerma

2017

17

Mrs. Bhawana Verma

Chhattisgarh kesarvajanikPustkalyon me pathakonki  Pathan Abhiruchi : Ek Samalochanatmac  Adhyayan

Dr. Superna Sengupta

2017

18

Mrs.JharanaSoni

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chhattisgarh keAyakarAdhivaktaon ki Suchana khojvyawahar : Ek Adhyayan

Dr. Superna Sengupta

2017

19

Mrs.PurnimaKumari

Digital yug me PustakalyPrabandh :Chhttisgarhevm

MadhyapradeshkeChaynitVishvawidyalyon ka Tulnatmac  Adhyayan.

Dr. MayaVerma

2018

20

Mrs..Beauty

 Choudhary

Chhattisgarh keuchatarMadhyamicVidyalaykeAAdiwashiChhatron ka Suchana khojVyahwar : ek Adhyayan

Dr. Superna Sengupta

2018

21

Mrs. NeetiTamrakar

Chhattisgarh ke Media Vywasayion ki suchanakhojVyawhar ka Adhyayan : Raipur jilake Vishesh sandarbh me

Dr. Md. Imtiaz Ahmed

2018

22

Mrs. Megha Thakur

Digital yug me Ishpatsayantra

KePrabandhakon ka suchanakhojVyawhar :Bhilai, Raurkela evm Durgapur ishpatsayantronke Vishesh sandarbh me

Dr. MayaVerma

2018

23

Mrs. Swati Tikam

 

A Critical study of Libraries of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas of Chhattisgarh.

Dr. Md. Imtiaz Ahmed

2019

24

Mrs. Pratima Rajiv

 

ABibliometric Study of Conference Proceedings of IFLA, COLLNET & CALIBER

Dr. MayaVerma

2020

 

As shown inthe table - 1 that 24 Ph.Ddegrees were awarded between the year 1991to 2020.Table also indicates that majority of thesis awarded in the year 2014 and 2018. The University awarded its 1st Ph. D in the field of Library and Information Science in 1994 to Mrs. Maya Verma, in area of Bibliometric study, after that Mr. Laxman Sahudone his research work in 1994followed by Mr.Ashutosh Mishra(2000), Mr. Harish Kumar Sahu (2002), Mr.PrashantBopapurkar (2006), Mr. Sanjay Dongre (2007), Mr.Md. Imtiaz Ahmed (2010), Mr. Sunil Kumar Soni (2012), Mrs. Monika Avadhiya (2012) and Mrs.Y. Meera Bai (2012), under the supervision of Dr. A.K. Varma. Whereas Mrs. Preeti Mishra (2014),Mr.Santu Ram Kashyap (2014),Mrs. Sudha Singh (2014), Mrs. Kashama Thakur (2014), Mrs.Sudha Sharma (2014), Mrs. Madhuri Gautam(2017),Mrs.Purnima Kumari (2018),Mrs.Megha Thakur (2018) and Mrs. Pratima Rajiv (2020) under the supervision of Dr. Maya Vermafurther Mrs.Bhavana Varma(2017), Mrs.JharnaSoni (2017) andMrs. Beauty Chaudhary (2018)under the guidance of Dr. Superna Sengupta and Mrs.NeetiTamrakar (2018) and Mrs. Swati Tikam (2019) under the supervision of Dr.Md. Imtiaz Ahmed.

Table: 2 - Subject wise distribution of Research Output (Thesis)of PRSU during1991 - 2020

S.No.

Categories of Subject Areas

Research Output

1

Bibliometrics Study

07

2

Information Seeking behavior (User Study)

07

3

Library Management

01

4

Personnel Management

01

5

Financial Management

01

6

Man Power Planning and job Analysis

01

7

Management Information System

01

8

Library Network

01

9

Scientometric Study

01

10

Electronic Resources

01

11

Public Library

01

12

School Library

01

 

Fig: 1 Subject wise research Output

Table 2 and figure 1 show the subject wise distribution of research output of PRSU during1991 – 2020. It indicates that maximum number of Ph- D. thesis carried out in the area of Bibliometric study 07 and Information seeking behavior (User stdies) 07followed by 01 on Library management ,01on Personnel Management, 01 on Financial Management, 01on Man Power Planning and job Analysis, 01on Management Information System,  01 on Library Network,  01 on Scientometric Study, 01 on Electronic Resources, 01 on Public Library and 01 on School Library respectively.

Table: 3 - Year wise distribution Research Output (Thesis)  ofPRSU during1991 - 2020

S. No.

Year

Research Output

1

1991 – 1995

02

2

1996 – 2000

01

3

2001 – 2005

01

4

2006 – 2010

03

5

2011 – 2015

08

6

2016 – 2020

09

 

Fig: 2 Year wise Research Output

Table -3 and Fig -2 indicatethe year wise distribution of research output of PRSU during 1991 – 2020. Itshows that the highest 09  research output produced in the year 2016 – 2020 followed by 08 research output in 2011 – 2015, 03research output in 2006 – 2010, 02 research output in 1991 – 1995, and 01 research output in 1996 – 2000 and 2001- 2005 respectively.

Table: 4 Supervisor wise distribution of Research output(Thesis)  of PRSUduring1991– 2020

S. No.

Name of Supervisor

Numbers of Scholars

1

Professor A. K. Varma

10

2

Professor Maya Verma

09

3

Dr. Superna Sengupta

03

4

Dr. Md. Imtiaz Ahmed

02

 

Total

24

 

Fig 3 : Supervisor Wise Distribution of Research Output

 

Table 4 and Figure 3 show that the Supervisor wise distribution of research output of PRSU during 1991 – 2020. It reveals that 10 Ph-D. degrees were awarded under the supervision of Dr. A. K. Verma followed by 09 Ph. Ddegrees under the supervision of  Prof. Maya Verma, 03 Ph. Ddegrees under the supervision of  Dr. Superna Sengupta (University Librarian) and 02 Ph.D.degrees under the supervision of Dr. Md. Imtiaz Ahmed (former  Librarian)respectively.

 

Finding

1.     During the study period 1991 – 2020 out of 24 scholars first Ph.D  degree was awarded to Mrs. Maya Verma in the year 1994 under the supervisionshipof Professor. A.K. Varma and last Ph.D.  degree was awarded to Mrs. Pratima Rajiv in the year 2020 under the supervisionshipof Professor Maya Verma.

2.     Out of 24 Ph.D degrees, 10 Ph­­­­.D degrees were awarded under the supervision of Dr. A.K. Varma, 09 Ph.Ddegrees under the supervision of  Prof. Maya Verma, 03 Ph.Ddegrees under the supervision of  Dr. Superna Sengupta (University Librarian) and 02 Ph.D.degrees under the supervision of Dr. Md. Imtiaz Ahmed (former  Librarian) respectively.

3.     Out of 24Ph.D degrees maximum research output (Ph.D thesis) carried out in thesubject Bibliometrics Study  with 07  and Information Seeking behavior (User Study)during the complete study period

 

4.     Highest no. of research output i.e 09 occured between the year 2016 – 2020and lowestonly 01 research output produce between the year 1996 – 2000 and 2000–2005respectively.

 

Conclusion

The present study is to enlighten the research trends of library and Information Sciencethesis awarded bythe School of studies in Library and Information science, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The maximum number of thesis awarded between the year 2016-2020.Majority of the students guided by the Dr. A.K. Verma i.e10 out of 24.In a conclusion found that the current trend of research work in progress with  Information seeking behavior, (user study) and bibliometric study.

 

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