Madras Library Association (MALA) Leading the Library Movement Since 1928

Welcome to Madras Library Association !

Madras Library Association (MALA) was founded on 31st January 1928 by Dr. S.R. Ranganathan and Mr. K.V. Krishnanswamy Aiyar . The library movement in the former Madras Presidency originated as part of the national movement for political freedom and social development. The Indian National Congress spearheaded the movement for Swaraj and its annual conferences provided a platform for other organisations with national goals to hold their meetings. The fifth All India Library Conference was held in Madras, along with the Congress session, during the last week of December 1927. As a followup to the deliberations of this conference, through the initiative of Mr. K.V. Krishnanswamy Aiyar and Dr. S.R. Ranganathan, the Madras Library Association (MALA) was founded on 31st January 1928.

SBV notification for 

PG Certificate Health sciences Library Information Technology for 2019-20 

It is innovative and Health science Library course

 in the Health Science universities in our country. 

  • Course Name: Post Graduate certificate Health Sciences Library Information Technology(PGCHSLIT) which is regular and week end course. 
  • Duration of the course : one year with each certificate course for six months
  • Eligibility for admission  : UG in Science/B.L.I.S. /UG in Allied Health sciences with two years academic work experience are also eligible for PGHSLIT. 
  • Tuition Fee: Rs.10,000 per course.
  • Mode of Selection : Interview Method
  • Application Fee: DD for Rs.500/-    in favor of the Registrar, Sri  Balaji Vidyapeeth,  Pondicherry, Cuddalore Main Road, Pillayarkuppam, Pondicherry 607402
  • Last date for submission of filled in application: 22.06.2019      
  • Date of Interview:  26.07.2019 
  • For further clarification: www.sbvu.ac.in
  • Click here to download Application