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Respected LIS Professionals,
Please confirm whether PGDLAN & PGDCA are equal or not. If they are equal please give any official notification for that.
Both the courses are different.
Dear Sri Yarlagadda Prasanna Kumar,
Thanks for your mail.
The two courses are different;run by the respective departments. The PGDLAN is basically a LIS Course while PGDCA is an IT Course .
Siddhartha S. Ray, Calcutta
Besides, PGDLAN & PGDCA, another equivalent course is PGDLIM (Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Library & Information Management). Recently in India, already 4-5 institutions have introduced the PGDLIM course. They are all Post Graduate Diploma level courses which indicate that one should have Bachelor's degree to take admission in these courses. So, in this sense you can say they all are equivalent level of courses. To prove that you don't need to produce any notification because the level of programs is same.
But PGDLAN or PGDLIM is specialized LIS courses whereas PGDCA is a computer application program. So the course contents is completely different and their objective is also different.
Sir I am completed B.Tech information technology regular, and completed BLISc,MLISc distance mode and I also qualify AP SET . So my doubt is I want a govt job. many iit, iiit,nit's are asked PGDLAN or PGDCA. So I need these courses or not. I don't know about these. Plz sussest to me