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CBSE introduced a new subject – Library and Information Science

Introduction of ‘Library and Information Science’ (079) as a new elective for classes XI-XII from session 2014-15.

In view of the Libraries playing a very distinct role in serving the needs of—students, teachers, various professionals and researchers, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce ‘Library and Information Science’(Code No. 079) an academic elective at senior secondary level from academic year 2014-15 on pilot basis in some selected schools.

One of the important aspects of this elective is to improve the education system for Library and Information Science at school level which may be equivalent to Diploma holders in Library and Information Science. The elective will import some of the basic of those who aspire to pursue higher studies in Library and Information Science.

The Course is defined with the following objectives:-

  •  To develop the basic understanding of theory and practical part of Library & Information Science among student;
  • To develop knowledge and skill to pursue the subject for higher education in future; and
  • To develop basic skill to work as Library Semi Professional in the Library, if drop out after +2 Level.

The Library and Information Science, an academic elective (Code No 079) would nurture the interest of students and expose them to the nuances of skills and approaches required in this field. The elective can be offered by students as one of the four elective subjects and also as an additional elective subject at senior secondary stage in combination with any of the subjects that are already available in the Scheme of Studies of the Board.

The Senior Secondary Schools desirous to introduce this new elective from the academic session 2014-15 in classes XI-XII (Subject Code 079) from April 2014 may apply immediately in the proforma along with a bank draft* of the requisite amount in favour of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi, payable at Delhi. The application completed in all respects along with the draft may be sent to the Director (Academic, Research, Training and Innovation) CBSE, Shiksha Sadan, 17- Rouse Avenue, New Delhi-110002 on or before February 25, 2014

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Type of the school



Independent schools within the country

Rs. 3,000/-


Overseas Independent schools

Rs. 10,000/-


For further enquiries you may revert to the undersigned at [email protected] alternatively Dr. B.N. Singh, Deputy Director & Assistant Librarian, CBSE may be approached either at – 011­23220153 or through email at [email protected]