Documentation Research & Training Centre's

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DRTC was established in January 1962 as a division of the Indian Statistical Institute. It developed as a result of social forces. Soon after independance, the Government of India created the Indian Standards Institution in 1947. In the same year, its Documentation (Sectional) Committee was formed with Prof.S R Ranganathan as chairman.

Aims and Objectives
  • To contribute to the development of different branches of the discipline. This includes

Information Science


Library Science

by carrying out, guiding and supporting research and development activities in the concerned fields.

  • To help development of Information Centres including


Documentation centres

Data centres

Information clearing houses

Information analysis

Consolidation centres


  • To disseminate results of research, information analysis and consolidation, in the differentbranches ofInformation Sciences through publications and extension services, as the case may be.
  • To develop manpower for information management and for advanced teaching in Library and Information Science.
  • To help DRTC Alumini and students in finding appropriate job opportunities by establishingcontact with prospective employers.
  • To ensure and promote professional advancement of the educated and trained manpower byoffering continuing education and training programs.

To ensure and promote professional advancement of the members of the DRTC faculty.

Scope of ADIS Course (Discontinued from 2008)

The course leading to the award of a Master of Science in Library and Information Science offers comprehensive instruction in the theory and practice of documentation and information science.

Teaching programmes include

Class discussions, Group Discussions, Assignment, Colloquia, Project Work, Intensive Computer Training

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