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Manoj Kumar Sinha

  • M.Sc., Ph.D. (Zoology) , MLISc, Ph.D. (Library and
  • Associate Professor and Head of the Department
  • Department of Library and Information Science, Assam University, Silchar
  • 1Followers

Research interests

Information Seeking BeahviourUser StudiesInternet LiteracyDigital Library and Institutional RepositoriesManagement of E-ResourcesLibrary Automation and NetworkingICT Application in LibraryPublic Library SystemAcademic Library System


Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha (b.1965) did Graduation, Post –Graduation and Ph.D. Degree in Zoology, Library and Information Science from T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur. Besides this, he has acquired B. Ed. Degree from Annamalai University in 1995 and also did Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from IGNOU, New Delhi in 2002. At present he has been working as Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, Assam University, Silchar and he has been appointed as the Head of the Department w. e. f December 11, 2009. Prior to this he served the Assam University, Silchar as Assistant University Librarian from January 30, 1997 to January 30, 2003; Assistant University Librarian (Sr. Scale) from January 31,2003 to November 18, 2009 and as Reader, Department of Library and Information Science from November 19, 2009 to November 18,2012. Before joining Assam University, Silchar , he served as Librarian in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Gorakhpur (Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Lucknow Region, Dept of Education, and Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India) from February 15, 1993 to January 28, 1997. Before coming to library profession, he worked as JRF and SRF in Life Sciences under the CSIR Sponsored Research Project entitled “Ecology and Phytochemistry of Biocidal Plants of Santhal Parganas, Bihar” at University Department of Botany, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur. He has published more than 135 research papers and articles mainly in the areas of Library & Information Sciences and also in his parent subjects Botany, Zoology, Environmental Sciences,. He has keen interest in learning new skills in Information & Communication Technology. His areas of interests pertaining to the Library and Information Science are Traditional Librarianship, Academic Library System, Public Library System, HRD issues, Users Study and Users Education, User Empowerment through ICT, ICT and Internet Literacy , Quality Management, Knowledge Management, Library Automation and Networking, Digital Library, e-learning, etc. He is life member of ILA, IASLIC, UPLA, SIS, MANLIBNET, JILA, AGLIS, Assam Library Association, FBAI, and actively associated with research and academic works. He has been the Chairman and Member of Board of Post-Graduate Studies (BPGS) in Library and Information Science; Member of School Board of School of Information Sciences; Member of Swami Vivekananda School of Library Sciences (Feb 2011) ; Member of Academic Council; Assam University Court since December 2009; Chairman and Member of Departmental Affairs Committee (Since November , 2009); Member of Departmental Research Committee ( Since 2013) Chairman and Member of Departmental Purchase Committee (Since April 2014). He has been nominated as a Member of School Board of Economics, Management and Information Science of Mizoram University, Aizawl since April 2014. He has been associated with many universities and institutions as subject experts. He also served as Subject Experts for UGC assignments.His biography has been included in many Biographical Directory of National and International importance. He has been associated with few journals as a Member of Editorial Board. He has guided four M. Phil. Students and 20 Masters of Library and Information Science students and also nominated as a Subject Expert in sister departments of Assam University. Since 2013 IPP Course Work programme has been introduced in the department and now he has been supervising 06 Ph.D. and 02 M. Phil. research scholars. He has wide experience in organizing events like Book Fair and Exhibition and also organised PLANNER-2005, Seminar on Digital Library Management (2008), Librarians Day and Organising Orientation Programme for Fresher’ regularly since 1997 on behalf of Assam University Library and now on behalf of the Department of Library and Information Science, Assam University, Silchar . Recently he has successfully organised National Seminar on Collection Development (NSCD-2011) in collaboration with Central Reference Library, Kolkata (Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India; National Training Programme-Cum-Workshop on Open Source Library Application Software for Library Services during March 28-31, 2013. He has been actively participating ,contributing and presenting Invited / Contributed Research Papers in National and International Seminar/ Conferences, attended several Training Programmes and Workshops pertaining to ICT Application in Library and Information Services. Besides this he has honour of Chairing Technical Sessions in many Seminars and also acted as Rapporteurs, Rapporteur General in Seminars and Conferences. He may be contacted on Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha Associate Professor & Head Department of Library and Information Science Assam University (A Central University) , Silchar-788 011, Cachar, Assam, India . E-mail : , , ,

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Professional experience

Associate Professor and Head of the Department

Department of Library and Information Science, Assam University, Silchar

November 2009 - Present


Ph. D. (Science: Zoology)

Post-Graduate Department of Zoology

November 1988 - December 1997(9 years)


Post Graduate Department of Library and Information Science, Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur

July 1989 - August 1993(4 years)

M.Sc. (Zoology)

Post-Graduate Department of Zoology

July 1984 - June 1986(2 years)

I.Sc., B.Sc. (H) Zoology

Marwari College, Bhagalpur

June 1980 - May 1984(4 years)


Zila School , Bhagalpur, Bihar, India

January 1979 - March 1980(a year)