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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

IGNOU Launched Internship Portal For BLIS and MLIS Programmes

New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched an internship portal for students pursuing Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) and Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) programs.

BLIS and MLIS students will be able to gain real-time experience with the LIS Internship Portal. The Library and Information Science (LIS) Internship Program was introduced keeping in mind the requirements of the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP).

Launching the internship portal by the Faculty of Library and Information Science, Professor Jaideep Sharma said, “The objectives behind the inclusion of internships as part of the BLIS & MLIS programs are designed keeping in mind the requirements of the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) where the emphasis is placed on skilled education. “

“By introducing an internship in LIS programs, students will be able to gain real-time experience that will be very beneficial to them when they enter the profession,” Mr. Sharma added.

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Elaborating on the details of the internship portal, he said that through this portal, students can now get easy access to apply for internships in their fields without any hassle.

Commending the faculty for initiating such a challenging yet rewarding project for BLIS and MLIS students, Professor Uma Kanjilal said, “As the portal is designed for all professional programs, it could be further expanded and used by all schools offering professional programs.

She was also confident that IGNOU students getting placements in various institutions and organizations would enhance their employability skills.”

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