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Librarians Post different Government-aided Colleges (both General degree Colleges and Teachers’ Training Colleges) in West Bengal.
Qualifications for Recruitment in the Post of Librarian
a) A Master’s Degree in Library Science/Information Science/Documentation Science or an
equivalent professional degree with at least 55% marks (or an equivalent grade or Grade
point wherever grading system is followed) from a recognized University/ Institute with
knowledge of computerization of library.
b) Qualifying in Library Science at the National Eligibility Test conducted by the UGC or any
other test like SET/SLET accredited by the UGC for the purpose of recruitment in West
c) However, candidates, who have been awarded Ph.D. degree in accordance with the
“University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D.
Degree), Regulations 2009”, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum
eligibility condition of NET/SET/SLET.
d) A Master’s Degree in any subject from the Arts/Science/Commerce stream from a
recognized University/Institute, preceded by a three year Bachelor’s Degree with
a) Reservation: As per State Government norms.
b) Recognized University / Institute: As per the provisions of Note 2.
c) Age: 37 years as on the 1st day of January, 2012, relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST
candidates, 3 years for OBC (A and B) candidates, and 10 years for differently-abled
(physically and visually) candidates. PhD degree holders are also entitled to 5 years of
relaxation in age.
Serving whole-time Librarians in approved posts under the pay-packet scheme of the
Government in Government-aided Colleges in West Bengal are eligible to apply for
change of posting up to a maximum age of 52 years, but will have to fulfill the abovementioned
qualification and go through the normal selection process. All age
calculations shall be done as on the 1st day of January, 2012. However, the Government
will consider the claim for pay-protection only for those serving whole-time Librarians
under the pay-packet scheme of the Government, who are rendering continuous
service in some Government/ Government-aided Colleges/ State Universities in West
Bengal for at least 5 years as on 6th of February, 2013, provided they apply through
d) Language requirement: Good power of expression in Bengali and English (spoken and
written). For posting in Colleges located in the hill areas in the district of Darjeeling
(Darjeeling Sadar, Kalimpong and Kurseong), good power of expression in Nepali and
English (spoken and written) is required.
e) Marks Relaxation: The minimum qualifying marks of 55% is relaxable by 5% (from 55%
to 50%) in case of SC/ST and differently-abled candidates. Doctorate degree holders
who obtained their Masters degree in the relevant discipline (like Library
Science/Information Science/Documentation Science) before 19-9-91 will also be
extended a relaxation of 5% marks from 55% to 50%. However, no grace marks or
rounding-off will be allowed while calculating the minimum marks.
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