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National Library Internship Programme for the year 2016-17

Government of IndiaMinistry of CultureNational Library, KolkataCircular

National Library Internship Programme for the year 2016-17


  • National Library Interns in language division [Assamese / Bengali / Gujarati / Hindi / Kannada / Malayalam / Marathi / Odia / Tamil / Telugu / Urdu / English]
Nature of engagement Internship
  • The selected candidate will not have any right to seek regularization in any post at National Library.
Duration (1) One Year

No. of Interns Required
  • 25 personnel (as per the table given below) in the following language concern divisions 
Language knowing Library Professionals  with  No. of Personnel required                           
  • Assamese - 1
  • Bengali - 2
  • Gujarati - 2
  • Hindi - 3
  • Kannada -2
  • Malayalam- 2
  • Marathi - 2
  • Odia -2
  • Tamil-3
  • Telugu-2
  • Urdu-1
  • English-3
Total - 25 Vacancies

Place  National Library, Kolkata

Stipend per month
  • Rs.18,000/- (Rupees eighteen thousand only) consolidated pay per head. No extra Payment on account of D.A. HRA, Transport Allowance. Lodging and Boarding should be arranged by the selected personnel at his/her own cost.
Age limit
  • Maximum 28 years
  • Applicant must have obtained 1st class in Master Degree / MS in Library & Information Science or its equivalent on or after 1.1.2015.
  • Concerned language studied at intermediate (10+2) / graduation level as one subject
  • Application must be forwarded through the Head, Department of Library & Information Science from their degree awarded universities/institutions.
Mode of Application
  • Interested candidates can send their filled-in application form to the    Director General, National Library, 1 Belvedere Estate, Alipore, Kolkata-700 027.
  • One candidate can apply for one language (subject) only. Candidates applying for more than one language (subject) will not be considered and their application will be rejected.
  • Application must be forwarded through the Head, Department of Library & Information Science from their degree awarded universities/institutions as per the format given below. Application without the recommendations of the Head, Department of Library & Information Science will be summarily rejected.
Intern Trainee responsibilities

The candidate’s major responsibilities:
  • Cataloging of books, serials, and other materials;
  • Classification;
  • Entry in MARC 21 format;
  • Preparation of barcode labels and other miscellaneous works;
  • Other special sectional / divisional works as and when required.
Selection procedure
  • All application will be scrutinized and short-listed basing on merit by a Selection Committee.
  • Minimum of 10 (ten) candidates shall be called for selection against One (1) particular language (subject) basing on receipt of the application.
  • Examination and Interview shall be conducted in four regions (East – Kolkata, North – Delhi, West – Mumbai and South – Chennai / Bangalore)
  • Final Selection shall be on Examination and Interview.
Closing date 6.4.2016

Application to be forwarded to

Director General
National Library
1, Belvedere Estate, Alipore
Kolkata-700 027

Note: Applications without supporting documents/Incomplete/not fulfilling the prescribed eligibility criteria in any respect or those received late will be rejected. The selected candidates will be informed through e-mail as well as by post on the address given by them in the application format. No interim quires in this connection will be entertained.

Director General
National Library


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