PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(IX)/154-158/31

AUTHOR: Kavita

TITLE :INFORMATION LITERACY NEED OF POST GRADUATE STUDENTS IN MAHARISHI DAYANAND UNIVERSITY AND KURUKSHETRA UNIVERSITY KURUKSHETRA UNIVERSITY (HARYANA)

ABSTRACT:Curious nature of human beings makes them explore information now and then regarding innumerable topics. This quest is satiated trough e-resources as information on each and every aspect is easily accessible to all. However, here a strange situation is confronted by people i.e. smart access to required information and this condition aptly termed as Information literary. It enables people to locate and use information effectively available in different formats and unfiltered form. This paper aims a comparative study of two universities considering varied types of information literacy and thus finding out where it is in more effective use. Study empirical in nature makes use of 200 questionnaires, 100 in each university- 55% of male and 45% female respondents participated. Outcome shows that 22.72% of respondents from MDU are using information for purpose of assignment and which is double of KUK- as it is 11.9% here. It’s a vast study, data presenting in different 11 tables, study reveals need of library orientation program in KUK because only 9.09% and 25% in respondents from MDU learn with the help of library orientation program.

KEYWORDS:information literacy, digital, network, visual



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