LIS CPFs from India

Following is the chronological list of Commonwealth  Fellows selected from India in the field of Library and Information Science till 2009. If someone is missing in the list, please update me.

CHAND, Prem (India). Commonwealth Fellow (Education and Technology), Middlesex University, United Kingdom (2007). Currently: Convener of National Steering Committee, UGCINFONET Digital Library Consortium, University Grants Commission, India (from 2007); Scientist C, Library, Information and Library Network Centre, India (from 2000).

Previously: Scientist B, Library, Information and Library Network Centre, India (1996–2000); Library and Information Assistant, Library, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, India (1990–1996); Senior Library Assistant, National Academy of Administration, India (1996).

Awards and Honours: Satkal Young Librarian Award, Satkal Trust, India (2007).

Email: prem65_chand@yahoo.co.in

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CHANDRAKAR, Rajesh Kumar (India). Commonwealth Fellow (Education and Technology), Middlesex University, United Kingdom (2005).

Currently: Secretary, Information and Library Network Employees’ Cooperative Credit Society, India (from 2008); Treasurer, Samprat Housing Cooperative Society, Ahmedabad, India (from 2007); Representative, Technical Committee MSD-S, Bureau of Indian Standards, India (from 2004); Voting Representative, National Information Standarad Organization (NISO), United States (from 2004); Scientific and Technical Officer, Information and Library Network Centre, India (from 1997).

Awards and Honours: Satkal Young Librarian, Satkal Trust, Chandigarh, India (2005).

Email: rchandrakar@yahoo.com

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GHOSH, Maitrayee (India). Commonwealth Fellow (Education and Technology), Middlesex University, United Kingdom (2005–2006). Currently: Head, Documentation Division, P K Kelkar Library, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (from 2005); Life Member, Indian Library Association, India (from 1994).

Previously: Librarian, S P College of Engineering, University of Mumbai, India (1997–2004); Information Coordinator, Womens’ Issues Section, International Federation of Librarians’ Association, Netherlands (2003); Librarian, Library, Dr B R Ambedkar College of Commerce, India (1992–1996); Senior Library Assistant, Library, National Council of Science Museum, India (1989–1991); Member, Emerald Literati Club.

Awards and Honours: Asian Communication Resource Centre Research Fellow, School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2007); IFLA/DANIDA Fellowship 2002, International Federation of Librarians’ Association, Netherlands (2002).

Email: maitraye@iitk.ac.in

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BABU, B Ramesh (India). Commonwealth Fellow (Subject access in OPACS), Loughborough University, United Kingdom (1999–2000). Currently: Professor, Department of Information Science, University of Madras, India (from 2001); Trustee, Professional Body, Professor Kaula Endowment of Library and Information Science, India (from 2001).

Previously: President, Foundation for Information and Communications, India (2001–2005); Reader, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Madras, India (1993–2001); Vice-President, Professional Association, Tamil Nadu Library Association, India (1999–2001); Council Member, Indian Library Association, India (1996–1998); Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Madras, India (1990).

Email: beeraka_r@yahoo.co.uk

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SINGH, Jagtar* (India). Commonwealth Fellow (Information Technology), Loughborough University, United Kingdom (1992–1993).

Currently: Council Member, Indian Librarian Association (from 2003); Council Member, Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (from 2003); Head, Department of Library and Information Science, Punjab University (from 2002).

Previously: General Secretary, Punjab Library Association (2002– 2003); Reader, Punjab University (1998–2002); Personal Affiliate, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and American Library Association (1998–1999); Senior Lecturer, Punjab University (1990–1998).

Email: kindu@glide.net.in; jagtar@pbi.ac.in

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Source: Compiled data from Directory of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows 1959-2009

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