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Students pursuing their MLIS from IGNOU use to submit one project work/ dissertation (MLIP 002) of 100 marks. For that they need to select a Guide to complete the dissertation under his/her guidance. Any LIS professional who is working in UGC scale with starting grade pay Rs. 6000/- is eligible to be project/dissertation Guide. IGNOU has a provision to allow a remuneration of Rs. 100 (docuemnt attached) for guiding a candidate. Henceforth the question remains here regarding the suitability of such type of remuneration. Isn't it very much derogatory? Even the recent proforma for CAS has not kept any provision for achieving any credit for guiding the master level dissertation work. In this circumstance, most of the LIS professionals (eligible for guiding) lack motivation/ interest to guide IGNOU MLIS students for their dissertation work. Therefore IGNOU MLIS students suffer a lot to find a committed Guide for their dissertation works.
i were the only mlis student in my centre and no one interested in guiding for my project so finlly i cancelled my registration and joined in another university
A personal opinion to be mentioned here that either the said remuneration (which is ignored by the Guides who have so far guided as far as I know because of its absurdity) should be adequate or the provision should be discarded. If the second condition prevails, MLIS students have to manage to motivate eligible LIS professionals to be their dissertation guide in their own way. So at this situation it depends on the students how they will manage the selection of Guide.
I had also completed my mlis from ignou university in west bengal branch. And yes it is really very difficult to get the degree as everyone have to submit a dissertation...
Therefore professionals must be motivated to guide the student so that they can complete their degree and can enhance their knowledge in the way to research.
As well as freshers must be given an opportunity to gain experience... this is also a biggest problem in the field of LIS. a humble request to every authority pls provide a chance to the fresh candidate also..
Yes, the matter of experience creates a problem for fresher to start even for a small school librarian job. To participate in various discussions involving IGNOU LIS students of West Bengal region, you can join https://www.facebook.com/groups/123394191644921/ .