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  • ABOUT MES
The Office of the Maharashtra Education Society, established in 1860 and registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on November 19, 1887, and the Bombay Public Trusts Act of 1950, on December 15, 1952, is situated in Pune.

The Society began as the Poona Native Institution (a Secondary School) as a proprietary concern of Mr. Mahagaonkar, in 1860. Later, the strings of the school were handed down through several eminent educationists of that time, and in 1874, Messrs. Vaman Prabhakar Bhave and Laxman Narahar Indapurkar finally developed the school into an establishment with the motto of "imparting literacy, scientific and industrial instructions to boys of the middle and struggling classes from in and out of Poona and diffusion of useful knowledge in general". Since then, the school in whose premises the Society Office was established, is called the "Bhave Boys School".

This seed planted in 1945 is now a large spreading tree, and today has twenty-five Departments across the Science and Arts Faculties, offering more than 30 different academic programmes, including self-financed and autonomous courses.
  • ABOUT COLLEGE
Abasaheb Garware College is the only Science and Arts College of the Maharashtra Education Society. It was established in 1945, and then named as M.E.S. College of Arts and Science, it imparted primary education in languages and social sciences, and a few subjects in science.

This seed planted in 1945 is now a large spreading tree, and today has twenty-five Departments across the Science and Arts Faculties, offering more than 30 different academic programmes, including self-financed and autonomous courses

 


  • ABOUT DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Library in any organization plays very crucial role in the academic enhancement of the institution. In this rapidly changing information technology environment to cater to the diversified information needs of the users and to efficiently manage the library these personnel (staff) require certain skills. Library and information curriculum is entrusted for this task to empower the upcoming generation with this relevant knowledge. Thus the role of library and information science departments are also vital.

It is started in 1945 along with the establishment of the college. The library works as an important central support system for the entire college. It caters to the information needs of Arts and Science disciplines and serves as knowledge center for Junior, Senior, Post Graduate as well as Research Centers of all the Departments in the College.

The Maharashtra Education Society's, Abasaheb Garware College has started the Bachelor of Library and Information Science in 1992. It got permanent affiliation in 2006.Looking at the increasing demand of the students the college also started Master of Library and Information Science in 2009.

To develop over all personality of the students this department organizes several co-curriculum and extracurricular activities in which the students are encouraged to participate. Guest lectures by eminent personalities in the flied are frequently organized for their academic enrichment.


I. Bachelor of Library and Information Science (One year, Semester Course)

Establishment: 1991-92.
Eligibility: The course shall be open to graduates (in any subject) of any recognized university
Duration of the Course: One year
Medium of Instruction: English but students can write their exams in English and Marathi
No. of Seats: 30


II. MLIS. (Masters of Library and Information Science)

Establishment: 2009
Eligibility: The course shall be open to first class BLISC students from any recognized university on open merit bases.
Duration of the Course: One year
Medium of Instruction: English but students can write their exams in English and Marathi
No. of Seats: 24


As these courses are affiliated to University of Pune we follow the guidelines and syllabus provided by University of Pune.

Special features: Different teaching methods with personalized carrier guidance and good placements.

Placement: The Past students of this department are holding different position in library and Information science fields. Some of them are working in research and IT sectors also.

OBJECTIVES OF LIBRARY

  • To cater to the Curricular, Intellectual and Creative Information needs of teachers and students by providing open access to latest and relevant information sources available in the library.
  • To inculcate Reading Habits amongst students by conducting book exhibitions in the college.
  • To organize Information Literacy Programme helping the students to use the library effectively.
  • To act as facilitator in interlibrary loan service by collaborating with different libraries.