Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Library and Information Science
Dr. N. Parvathamma
Professor
Dept. of PG Studies and Research Library and Information Science
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University
Gulbarga - 585 106 Karnataka, India
E-mail: parvathi_glb@yahoo.co.in
Tel No.: +91 8472-263276 (O)
+91 8472-263205/06 (Fax)
Residence
No.2-909 Raghoji Layout
Opp. Okali Camp University Road
Gulbarga - 585 105 Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472 246946 (R)
+91 9845920346 (Cell)
Date of Birth: 21st May, 1960
Academic Qualifications: M.A., M.Lib.Sc., Ph.D., PGDCA

MA (Kannada)

Bangalore University, Bangalore 1987
M.Lib.Sc. Bangalore University, Bangalore 1985
Ph.D.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

Trends in the Growth of Indian Earth Science Literature (1978-1988): A Bibliometric Analysis

1990
PGDCA Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 1995
Areas of Specialization

Information technology Applications; Informetrics; User Studies

Teaching Experience
1. Worked as LECTURER, at the Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga-585 106 from 1990-1995
2. Worked as READER (Selection), at the Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga-585 106 from 1995-2003
3. Joined as PROFESSOR (CAS) at the Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga-585 106 from 2003 till date
Administrative Experience
1.

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Gulbarga University since 12 September 2015 till date

2.

Member, Academic Council, Gulbarga University since 12 September 2015.

3. Co-Ordinator, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga since 30 May 2015 till date.
4. Co-Ordinator, Civil Services Exams Coaching Center, Gulbarga University from 2006 till 2010.
5. Programme Officer, NSS Ladies Unit, Gulbarga University from 2003-2005.
6. Chairperson, Department of Library & Information Science for four terms (1997-2009; 2001-2002; 2004-2006; 2008-2010).
7. Warden, University Ladies Hostel, Gulbarga University during 2002-2003.
8. Assistant Librarian, Gulbarga University P.G. Centre, Krishnadevaraya Nagar during 1986 – 1990.
Research Guidance

● Doctor of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Gavisiddappa Anandahalli Use and Misuse of Reading Materials in Engineering College Libraries in Karnataka State: A Study, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 2004
2. Devendra S. Gobbur Polymer Science Research in India (1992-2006): A bibliometric study January 2011
3. Shanker Reddy Use of Information Resources and Services of District Central Libraries and their Branches in Karnataka State: a Study December 2014

Master of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Gavisiddappa Anandhalli Students and Librarians Attitude towards Theft, Mutilation and Hiding of Documents in Engineering and Technological College Libraries Affiliated to Gulbarga University, Gulbarga: A Survey 2000
2. Santhoshkumar Kotambri N. Impact of Mass Media on Society: A Survey of Gulbarga University, Gulbarga. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 2001
3. Veeresh C. Hiremath Bibliometric Study of Indian Bidrechnology Literature 2002
4. Sharanamma Patil Use of Internet by Medical Students in Gulbarga City : A Study 2007
5. Smitha C. Use of information resources in Management Institutes in Davanagere district, Karnataka State: a study 2008
6. Shekarappa Sharanappa Use of information resources in Mythic Society Library, Bangalore: a survey  
7. Vijayakumar Sharanappa Use of electronic media by rural community in Gulbarga district, Karnataka State  
8. Syed Jameed Information needs of farmers in Koppal District, Karntaka State  
Research Publications
1. Parvathamma N. and Rajashree R. Hadapad. Use pattern of information resources and library services By students of Ayurvedic Medical Colleges in Bangalore Region, Karnataka State. KELPRO Bulletin, 19: 2, 2015, 01-11.
2. Parvathamma N. and Mukesh M. Shinde. Use of information resources and library services by students of the University of Horticultural Sciences, Karnataka State, India. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 52 (6), 2015, 489-495.
3. Parvathamma N. and Mukesh M. Shinde. Misuse of information resources in College Libraries of University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka State, India. SALIS Journal of Library and Information Science, 7 (1), 2015, 22-30.
4. Parvathamma, N., Vijayakumar and Syed Jameed. Information for sustainable agriculture: assessment of information needs of farmers in Koppal district, Karnataka State. Library Herald, 53:2, 2015, 142-151.
5. Parvathamma, N. and Nazneen Banu. A bibliometric study on Harvard Business Review. SALIS Journal of Library and Information Science, 3:1, 2013, 1-11.
6. Parvathamma, N. and Dannappa Pattar. Digital Literacy among student community in Management Institutes in Davanagere district, Karnataka State, India. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 60, 2013, 159-166.
7. Parvathamma, N., Nazneen Banu and Shireen Kauser. Research contribution of Prof. Atul H. Chokshi to Materials Science: a scientometric study. DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology, 33: 5, 2013, 378-384.
8. Parvathamma, N., Vijayakumar and Nazneen Banu. Use of electronic media by rural community in Gulbarga district, Karnataka State, India. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 50:1, 2013, 41-46.
9. Parvathamma, N. and Danappa Pattar. Information Literacy among the rural community in an economically backward region of Karnataka State, India. Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, 14:1, 2013, 26-36
10. Parvathamma, N. and Devendra S. Gobbur. Scientific productivity and impact of Indian Polymer Scientists: an informetric study. COLLNET Journal of Informetrics and Information Management, 5:2, 2011, 205-215.
11. Parvathamma, N. and Shanker Reddy. Information resources and services in public libraries in Gulbarga district, Karnataka State, India: Users’ Perspective. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 47:3, 2010, pp. 307-315.
12. Parvathamma, N. and Gavisiddappa Anandhalli. Use of reading materials in Engineering College libraries In Karnataka State, India: a study. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 47:2, 2010, pp. 207-218.
13. Parvathamma, N. and Shanker Reddy. Use of information resources and services in public libraries: a case of Bidar district, Karnataka State, India. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 56, 2009, 249-254.
14. Parvathamma N. and Nazneen Banu. T.M. Aminabhavi: a biobibliometric study. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 55, 2008, 127-134.
15. Parvathamma N. and Devendra S. Gobbur. Mapping of Plastics Literature (1998-2002): a bibliometric study. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 44: 4, 2007, 415-420.
16. Parvathamma N. Digital Divide in India: need for correcting urban bias. Information Technology and Libraries, 22: 1, 2003, pp. 35-27.
17. Students’ and Librarians’ attitude towards book theft, mutilation and misplacement in Engineering College Libraries. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 38: 1, 2001, pp. 221-230.
18. Parvathamma, N. Coverage of Indian Literature in Social Science bibliographic databases on CD-ROM: Sociofile, Econlit, LISA and PsycLit. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, 1:1, 1996, pp. 85-92.
19. Parvathamma N. Computerized catalogue in Gulbarga University Library, Gulbarga: a development plan. Gulbarga University Research Journal, 3: 3-4, 1996, pp. 47-56.
20. Growth pattern of literature and scientific productivity of authors in Indian Earth Science (1978-1988): a Bibliometric study. Annals of Library Science with a slant to Documentation and Information Studies, 30, 1993, 54-63.
Books
21. Parvathamma N, Gunjal S R and Nijagunappa R. Core Journals in Earth Science: A Comparative Study.  Journal of Geological Society of India, 38:1991, pp367-395
22. Parvathamma N, Nijagunappa R and Sadasiva Murthy P. Creation of an in-house database Using MARC Tapes: An Experiment. IASLIC Bulletin, 31: 1986, pp1-5.
23. Parvathamma N and Nijagunappa R. Journals Cited by Indian Geoscientists (1978-82). Journal of Geological Society of India, 26: 1985, pp10-15
Research Publications (articles in Books / Conference volumes)
24. Parvathamma N. (Editor). Application of Information Technologies in India: status, strategies, Opportunities and problems: Seminar Papers. Gulbarga: Gulbarga University, 8-9 January 1998.
25. Parvathamma N. Information Literacy to Metaliteracy: Integrating Metaliteracy across the curriculum in higher education. Keynote Paper Presented at NACLIN 2015, 18th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking. Gulbarga: Gulbarga University and DELNET, 24-26 November 2015.
26. Parvathamma, N. Status of Library and Information Science education and research in India. In: G. Saroja, G. Sujatha and V. Chandrasekhara Rao (Editors). National Seminar on LIS Education with special reference to ODL: prospects and retrospect. Hyderabad: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, 2014, pp.3-11. ISBN: 978-93-83842-53-7.
27. Parvathamma, N. Information Literacy Program to promote the use of E-Resources. In: N.S. Harinarayana, M.V. Sunil and P. Rukminamma (Editors). Twigging facets of E-Resources in Libraries. Mysore: Teresian College, 2013, pp. 72-83. ISBN: 978-93-83302-00-0.
28. Parvathamma, N. Open access to Indian agricultural research for a better future. In: Ramesha, T.D. Kemparaju and M. Krishnamurthy (Editors). International Conference Proceedings on Open Access- Scholarly Communication Reincarnated: a futuristic approach. Bangalore: Bangalore University, 2013, pp. 131-136. ISBN: 81-85216-47-9.
29. Parvathamma, N. and Gobbur, Devendra S. Polymer Science research in India (1992-2006): an informetric Study. In: S.M. Dhawan, N.K. Khatri and A. Ratnakar (Editors). Metric based Research Assessment and Evaluation. Proceedings of the National Workshop on using different Metrics for assessing Research Productivity. Delhi: Indian Statistical Institute, 16-17 February 2012, pp. 126-138. ISBN: 978-93-5067-501-4.
30. Parvathamma, N. Scientometric studies related to India in Science (2000-2012): a review. In: P. Sadasiva Murthy, D. Shivalingaiah, S.L. Sangam, B.T. Sampath Kumar and Keshava (Editors). National Conference on Scientometrics: Conference Proceedings. Tumkur: Tumkur University, 07 September 2012, pp. 27-41. ISBN: 978-81-924393-7-2.
31. Parvathamma, N. Information literacy skills among Researchers in Universities in India: need for training and assessment. In: P. Sadasiva Murthy, D. Shivalingaiah, Keshava, B.T. Sampath Kumar, B.N. Hemavathi and Rupesh Kumar (Editors). Information Literacy Competencies for Higher Education and Research. Conference Papers. Bangalore: Indian Academic Library Association, 2011, pp. 77-84. ISBN: 81-908422-2-6.
32. Parvathamma, N. Information Literacy in higher education: distance learners’ perspective. In: Ramesha and J. Shivarama (Editors). Information Literacy and Higher Education in digital environment: Conference Papers. Mysore: Karnataka State Open University, 2011, pp. 138-143. ISBN: 978-81-921306-0-6.
33. Parvathamma, N., Shanker Reddy and Devendra S. Gobbur. Citation behavior of Polymer Scientists in India. In: S.L. Sangam, B.D. Kumbar, R.R. Naik, Keshav, G.S. Hadagali and C. Krishnamurthy (Editors), Webometrics, Informetrics and Sceintometrics: Measuring scientific and technological progress of India. Proceedings of the National Seminar. Dharwad: Karnatak University, 2010, pp. 219-226. ISBN: 978-81-910099-0-3.
34. Parvathamma, N. Web based library services and applications. In: Lalitha Ashwath, N.S. Harinarayana, H.S. Umadevi and M.V. Sunil (Editors). National Seminar on Web based library services. Seminar Papers. Mysore: JSS College for Women, 2010, pp. 1-13. ISBN: 978-81-91014-50-1.
35. Parvathamma N. Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme for developing Ontology of Semantic Web. In: A.R.D. Prasad and Devika P. (Editors). International Conference on Semantic Web and Digital Libraries. Bangalore: Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, 2009, pp. 183-187.
36. Parvathamma N. IT-enabled community information services in India: training requirements. In: N. Laxman Rao, V. Vishwa Mohan, S. Sudarshan Rao and P. Padhi (Editors). Manpower development for Information Management in competitive environment. 19th IATLIS National Seminar. Bhubaneshwar: Utkal University, 2002, pp. 78-83.
37. Parvathamma N. Need for interdisciplinary approach to Library and Information Science Education in India. In: N. Laxman Rao, V. Vishwa Mohan, S. Sudarshan Rao (Editors). Changing dimensions of Library and Information Science education. Seminar Papers. 17th IATLIS National Seminar. Visakhapatnam: Andhra University, 2001, pp. 188-191.
38. PGaddagimath R.B. and Parvathamma N. Design and development of indigenous database: strategy and problems. In: A.L. Moorthy and P.B. Mangla (Editors). Information Technology Applications in academic libraries. Ahmedabad: INFLIBNET, 1997, pp. 54-58.
39. PParvathamma N. Integrating the curriculum for Library and Information Science Education in India from CCertificate to M.Phil. Course: issues and problems. In: 17th IASLIC Conference, Special Interest Group: EEducation and Training. Calcutta: IASLIC, 10-13 December 1996.
40. NNijagunappa, R., Gunjal, S.R. and Parvathamma, N. Indian Earth Science Literature (1978-88): a B bibliometric study. In: B.M. Gupta (Editor). Handbook of Libraries, Archives and Information Centres Kin India. Volume 13: Bibliometrics, Scientometrics and Informetrics. New Delhi: Segment, 1996, pp. 247-247.
41. Parvathamma N. Regional language ’Kannada’ as a medium of instruction in Library and Information Science education: problems and solutions. In: Shank.ar Reddy (Editor). LIS Teaching and Research in Telugu and other Major Indian Languages. Seminar Papers. Hyderabad: Telugu University, 23-26 April 1996, pp. 47-56
42. Parvathamma N. Emerging trends in CD-ROM technology and its use: a case study of Gulbarga University. In: C.P. Vashisth (Editor). Proceedings of 20th All India Library Conference. New Delhi: Indian Library Association, 1994, pp. 385-293. ISBN: 81-8521-27-6.
43. Parvathamma N. Bibliometrics: Its Origin and Applications. In: C.R. Karisiddappa, S.L. Sangam and B.S. Maheswarappa (Editors). Current Studies in Library and Information Science.  New Delhi: Manak,1993, pp163-183. ISBN: 81-85445-50-8.
Course Materials published by Karnataka State Open University, Mysore
44. Parvathamma N. Dewey Decimal Classification (Edition 21). Unit 3. Relative Index and its structure. Mysore: KSOU, 2001. (BLIS Practical)
45. Parvathamma N. (Course Writer and Block Editor). Unit 7: Evolution of Information Society: Economics of Information and Information Economics. Mysore: KSOU, 2005 (MLIS)
46. Parvathamma N. Unit 8. Issues in Information Society: Intellectual Property Rights; Information Policies. Mysore: KSOU, 2005 (MLIS)
47. Parvathamma N. Unit 9. Information Ethics. Information Profession. Mysore: KSOU, 2005 (MLIS)
Research Projects :

Completed

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Amount sanctioned

Duration

1. Design and Development of a Database of Women Teachers in Universities in India UGC, New Delhi

Rs. 4.57 Lakhs

2 Years 2012- 2014
2. Database of Teaching  Faculty of Gulbarga University and Its Affiliated Colleges UGC, New Delhi

Rs.0.90 Lakhs

06 Months 2004
3. Development of an International Database of Aerospace R & D Institutions Aeronautical R & D Board, New Delhi

Rs.2.5 Lakhs

2 Years 1992 - 1994
4. Directory of Information Centers in Earth Science in India NISSAT/DSIR, New Delhi Rs.0.30 Lakhs 1 Year 1991 - 1992
Membership of Professional Organizations
1. Life Member of Indian Library Association (ILA), New Delhi
2. Life Member of Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers (IASLIC), Kolkatta
3. Life Member of Indian Association of Teachers in Library and Information Science (IATLIS), Dharwad
4. Life Member of Karnataka Library Association (KALA), Bangalore
5. Life Member of Society for Information Science (SIS), New Delhi
6. Elected Member of Council of Indian Association of Teachers in Library and Information Science (IATLIS) for 2000-2002; 2002-2004
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Organised
1. As Organizing Secretary, organized “National Seminar on Application of Information Technologies in India: Strategies, Opportunities and Problems”. Gulbarga University, 8 -9 January 1998. Sponsored by DST, New Delhi; DSIR, New Delhi; and Department of Environment and Forests, New Delhi.
2. Organized 09 (Nine) Soft Skills development training programs to Post Graduate Students of Gulbarga University during 2007 till 2010. A total of 1645 Post Graduate Students were trained during this period. Professional Trainers: CLHRD, Mangalore (Prof. Sunney Tharappan and Team).
National Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Attended
1. Intensive Course on COBOL. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, June - July 1983
2.

Computer in Library Applications. Documentation Research and Training Center, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, 1989

3.

User Awareness Seminar on Earth Science Information Systems. Geological Survey of India. Department of Science and Technology, Bangalore, 1989

4.

Specialization in Library and Information Science Education. Indian Association of Teachers in Library and Information Science. Annual Seminar, Bangalore University, Bangalore, 1991

5.

Third International Conference on Informetrics. Documentation Research and Training Center, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, 20-22 May 1992

6. Workshop on Energizing Library and Information Services. Documentation Research and Training Center, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, 9-12th August 1991
7. Computerization and Automation of Libraries/Information Centers. One Day Seminar, INFLIBNET, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga. 16th June 1992
8. Six Weeks Course on Computer Applications to Library and Information Work. Documentation Research and Training Center, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, 11th May - 19th June 1992
9. Three Weeks Course on Computer Applications to Library and Information Services. INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad, 23rd November - 12th December 1992
10. Three Days Full Time Refresher Program on Informetrics. Documentation Research and Training Center, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, June 1993
11. Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Its Applications to Library ad Information Work. Documentation Research and Training Center, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, 26 - 28 May 1993
12.

Ninth All India Conference of Indian Library Association. Department of Public Libraries, Bangalore, 7 - 10 January 1994

13.

National Seminar on LIS Teaching and Research in Telugu and Other Indian Languages. Telugu University, Hyderabad, 23-26th April, 1996

14. Digital Libraries: Dynamic Storehouse of Digitized Information. Fifteenth Annual Conference of Society for Information Science, Bangalore, 18 - 20 January 1996
15. Training Program on Scientometrics. National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi, 10 - 14 February 1997
16. Information Today and Tomorrow: Media Convergence and Knowledge Management: National Meet. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore and NISSAT, New Delhi, 22 - 24 November 2000
17. Changing Dimensions of Library and Information Science Education. XVII Indian Association of Teachers in Library and Information Science (IATLIS), National Seminar, Department of Library and Information Science, Andhra University, Vishakapatnam, 12 - 14 October 2001
18. Fourth International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries 2001. University of Mysore - Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, 10 - 12 December 2001
19. Manpower Development for Information Management in Competitive Environment. XIX IATLIS Seminar, Utkal University, Bhuvaneshwar, 1 -3 December 2002
20. Electronic Information Environment and Library Services: A Contemporary Paradigm. 48th Indian Library Association Annual Convention. ILA - NIMHANS, Bangalore, 22 - 25 January 2003
21. Workshop on Digital Libraries: Theory and Practice. Documentation Research and Training Center, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, 10 - 14 March 2003
22. National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, March 2005
23. Fourth International Convention on Dynamic Interoperable Web Based Information Systems. CALIBER 2006. Gulbarga University - INFLIBNET, Gulbarga, 2 - 4 February 2006. Serves as Rapporteur General
24. International Conference on Semantic Web and Digital Libraries. Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, 21-23 February, 2007.
25. LIS Profession in E-Environment. Dept. of Library and Information Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad, 26th March, 2007.
26. Training Programme of "Facilitators Certification in Human Resource Development" College for Leadership and HRD, AIM INSIGHTS, Mangalore, 4-13 November, 2007.
27. Sensitization-cum-Awareness Programme for Technology Information Facilitation Programme. Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 17th November, 2007.
28. National Seminar on Empowerment of Backward Class Women. Devaraj Urs Research Institute, Bangalore and Gulbarga University, 29-30 March 2008. Chaired a Technical Session.
29. National Workshop on Redefining Educational Objectives and Reimagining Institutional Social Relevance. College for Leadership and HRD, AIM INSIGHTS, Mangalore, 01-02 November 2008.
30. Emerging Trends and Technologies in Academic Libraries in India; Challenges and Opportunities. University Grants Commission, New Delhi. BLDEA’s Arts and Commerce College for Women, Bijapur, 10-11 April 2009.
31. Capacity building of Women Managers in Higher Education. University Grants Commission, Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College, Bangalore, 27-31 July 2009.
32. Natioinal Seminar on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) under UGC-SAP. UGC, New Delhi. Karnatak University, Dharwad, March 2010. Presented a Paper.
33. National Seminar on Web based Library Services. UGC, New Delhi. JSS College for Women, Mysore, 5-6 March 2010. Presented a Paper.
34. 6th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics and 11th COLLNET Meeting. University of Mysore, Mysore, 19-22 October 2010. Presented two papers.
35. National Conference on Information Literacy and Higher Education in Digital Environment. Karnataka State Open University, Mysore, 20 March 2011. Presented a Paper. Served as Rapporteur General.
36. Impact of Electronic Media on Libraries. NV Degree College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Gulbarga, 16-17 September 2011. Presented a Paper and served as a Rapporteur Gneral.
37. Information Literacy Competencies for Higher Learning and Research. Tumkur University, Tumkur, 21-22 October 2011. Presented a Paper and chaired a session.
38. National Conference on Empowering Libraries for Lifelong Learning skills: Excellence, Creativity and Challenges. Gulbarga Division College Librarians Association and Karnataka College Librarians Association. PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga, 17-18 August 2012.
39. National Conference on ‘Scientometrics’. Tumkur University and Institute of Scientometrics, Tumkur, 07 September 2012. Presented a Paper.
40. 25th IASLIC National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights: Prospects and Challenges. Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 10-13 December 2012.
41. International Conference on ‘Open access: Scholarly communication Reincarnated: a futuristic approach. Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), Korea and Bangalore University. Bangalore University, Bangalore, 19-20 August 2013. Presented a Paper. Chaired a technical session.
42. National Conference on ‘Sustainable development and Planning 2013’. ICSSR, New Delhi. Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga, 06 September 2013. Presented a paper.
43. National Seminar on Emerging trends in E-Resource Management and Services in College Libraries. UGC, New Delhi. Teresian College, Mysore, 27-28 September 2013. Presented an Invited Paper & Chaired a Technical Session.
44. LIS Education in India with special reference to ODL: Prospects and Retrospect. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, 29-30 May 2014. Presented a Theme paper.
45. Workshop on Digital Shift in Public Libraries. Department of Public Libraries, Government of Karnataka and RRRLF, Kolkotta, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, 11 August 2014. Participated in Panel Discussion as Member on the topic ‘Reading Habits’.
46. International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Future of Libraries: Issues and Challenges. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga. 30-31 January 2015. Chaired a Technical Session.
47. Saksham – IT Champion Training Program. Microsoft India and Gulbarga University, 14-19 September 2015.
48. Fourth National Conference on Scientometrics and The Internet of Things (IOT). NCSI Net and Institute of Scientometrics, Bangalore, 25-26 September 2015. Participated in Panel Discussion as a Member.
49. 18th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking (NACLIN). DELNET, New Delhi and Gulbarga University, Gulbarga. 24-26 November 2015. Presented a Theme Paper and participated in Panel Discussion as one of the Panelists.
Other Co-curricular Activities
1. Served in many campus-enrichment committees of the University.
2. Served / Serving as a Member / Chairman of Board of Studies of Gulbarga University, Mysore University, Osmania University and Karnatak University.
3. Served / serving as a Member / Chairman of Board of Examiners of Gulbarga University, Kuvempu University, Mysore University, Bangalore University, Karnataka State Open University.
4. Served as a Member of Board of Appointment at G.B.Pant Agricultural University, Pant Nagar, Uttarakhand; Gulbarga University, Kuvempu University, Osmania University, Rani Channamma University and Bangalore University.
5. Served as a Resource Person for the Refresher Courses organized by Academic Staff Colleges of Mysore University, Karnatak University, Bangalore University.
6. Served as an Adjudicator of Ph.D. Theses from Osmania University, Kerala University, Cochin University of Science and Technology, and Mangalore University.
7. Served as a Paper Setter / Examiner for Kakatiya University, Osmania University, Pondicherry University and other universities in Karnataka State.
8. Completed short-term courses ini Computer Programming in PASCAL, FORTRAN and C++ Courses at New Mexico Institute of Technology, USA during 1981-1982.