Diploma in Information and Library Science

The aim is to produce highly competent professionals in the field of information science, library science and information management with practical skills in the applications of Information Technology.

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Programme Availability
Sokoine National Agricultural Library
Host Department
Department of Information & Records Studies
Level of Study
Diploma Programme
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                        
CORE COURSES
ICT 0100    Introduction to Computers and their Applications                    
ILS 0101    Introduction to Library and Information Science                    
ILS 0102    Principles of Information Management                    
ILS 0103    Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Management                    
CS 0100    Communication Skills I                    
                    
ELECTIVES COURSES
MTH 0101    Basic Mathematics                    
DS 0100    Principles of Development                    
ILS 0104    Publishing and Book Trade                    
ILS 0105    Information Services for Rural Communities                    
RAM 0100    Principles of Records Management                    
                    
                    
SEMESTER 2
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                        
CORE COURSES
MTH 0100    Introduction to Statistics                    
ILS 0106    Cataloging and Classification 1                    
ILS 0109    Collection Development                    
ICT 0101    Information Literacy                    
ICT 0102    Desktop Publishing                    
ILS 0110    Abstracting and Indexing                    
SC 0101    Communication Skills II                    
                    
 
ELECTIVES
ILS 0107    Project Management                    
ILS 0108    User Services and Relations                    
ILS 0111    Current Issues and Trends in Library and Information Services                    
                    
                    
SEMESTER 3
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                        
CORE COURSES
ICT 0200    Introduction to Database Management                    
ICT 0207    Principles of Library Automation                    
ILS 0200    Research Methods in Information Management                    
ILS 0209    Cataloging and Classification II                    
ILS 0202    Research Project1                    
                    
ELECTIVES
ICT 0202    Concepts of Computer Networking                    
ICT 0203    Introduction to Web Publishing                    
ILS 0203    Principles of Management                    
ILS 0204    Repackaging and Dissemination of Information                    
                    
                    

SEMESTER 4
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                        
CORE COURSES
ILS 0206    Knowledge Management                    
ILS 0207    Marketing of Information Services                    
ICT 0208    Digital Libraries and Institutional Repositories                    
ILS 0203    Research Project 2                    
                    
ELECTIVES
ILS 0208    Policy and Planning for Information Services                    
ICT 0204    Records Systems in Digital Environment                    
ICT 0205    Digitization of Archival Materials                    
ICT 0206    Information Technology and the Society              
                    
                    
 
 

Admission for the Diploma in Information and Library Science requires  One Principal Pass in one of the following subjects, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Science and Practice of Agriculture, Geography, Economics, Commerce, History, English, French and Kiswahili A- level certificate OR Certificate in Librarianship/or other relevant disciplines with a minimum of 2nd Class and four passes at O-level certificate. 

Tshs 900,000 per year

  1. Applicants should apply directly to SUA using the online admission system “Application for Admission” button at www.suanet.ac.tz. (See guide for online application below) or physically submit the forms to the admission office (Room No. 223 and 224 in the Administration Block). 
     
  2. Applications to all programs must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of ten thousand Tanzania shillings (10,000/=) only.
     
  3. Payment can be made through M-pesa, Tigo pesa, Airtel money, Halopesa, Master card, Visa card. Instructions on these modes of payment are contained in the application form during the application process.
     
  4. Application fee cqan also be paid at CRDB bank, Sim-banking, Fahari Huduma, using the invoice number generated at preliminary registration during online application. Detailed instructions on how to effect payment are provided on the application panel.
     
  5. Some instructions, including the Invoice number are sent to your e-mail after filling the first application page.
     
  6. Applications must be accompanied (uploaded at application) by genuine copies of relevant certificates and a passport size photograph. Applications without photocopies of certificates will not be considered
     
  7. Applicants with foreign secondary school certificates should arrange with the National Examinations Council (NECTA) for equivalence translation before lodging their applications.
     
  8. Applicants should meet the minimum stated qualifications; otherwise such application will not be processed.
     
  9. Application Deadline for 2017/2018 Application = 30th August, 2017

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The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics),
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P. O. Box 3000,
MOROGORO.


Inquiries should be sent to:-
Admission Help desk
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro

Telephone No: 0765997885 OR 0692762372

Email: admission@suanet.ac.tz

 

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