iSchools Promoting “Information Science and Technology” (IST) Domain Towards Community, Business, and Society With Contemporary Worldwide Trend and Emerging Potentialities in India

iSchools Promoting “Information Science and Technology” (IST) Domain Towards Community, Business, and Society With Contemporary Worldwide Trend and Emerging Potentialities in India

P. K. Paul (Raiganj University, India) and D. Chatterjee (Seacom Skills University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7368-5.ch064

Abstract

iSchool or I-school or information school is one of the important names in the present age. It is treated as oxygen for several organizations, institutions, and sectors such as health, government, academia, business, and commerce for solid and sophisticated information and technological solution. Owing to the extreme importance of information, several academic units around the world have established information schools (I-schools) on the line of IT schools or B-schools. I-schools are academic units which work for professional and academic solution of information and technologies. Information schools are responsible for providing manpower in the field of information and technologies and computing with the focus of information.
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Methodology

It is a fact that, still research on nature & domain of Information Science is tough to find out in academic community; hence it is urgent to find out the role of Information Science or Information Science & Technology (IST) in several community; and complete Social development by the review of literature and other mode of Scientific Research. Practically, it is still tough to dig out the latest area and field of Information Science and this research work will be helpful to find out such domain. To conduct this study various tools and techniques have been used, out of which review of literature played an important role. Web Review plays an important role to find out running courses in the field of Information Science & Technology (IST) and other information and related departments. To assess educational situation and make SWOT analysis of this field, some websites were searched; these are official websites of UGC; AICTE; Government of India. The MSc- Information Science curriculum, Courses and programme structure of more than 600+ educational institutes have been assessed during this study and the main link of UGC, AICTE and MHRD have been used to find out the latest of Education Information in India.

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