PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(XI)/69-77/11

AUTHOR: Geetha M. and Dr.S.Padmamma

TITLE :AWARENESS AND USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS BY SCIENCE RESEARCH SCHOLARS AT KUVEMPU UNIVERSITY

ABSTRACT:The purpose of this study is to identify how the research scholars of Kuvempu University are using social media tools for their academic purposes. The study adopted survey method and questionnaire tool to collect data from the respondents. The study found that most of the respondents are aware of social media applications. Almost 99.1% of research scholars were having the knowledge of social media tools. Majority of the research scholars opted WhatsApp (76.5%) as the most effective tool for communication. The study also sought the positive opinion from the respondents about application of social media tools in library services.

KEYWORDS:Internet, ICT, Social Media, Kuvempu University.

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