Mphil and PhD programmes have been introduced for the first time with two Mphil and Four PhD incumbents in the Departmen.
Mr Mayukh Biswas joined as the third full-time faculty in the Departmen.
Dr. Tapan Barui joined as the second full-time faculty in the Departmen.
Masters in Library and Information Science course of one year (two semester) was introduced.
Saptarshi Ghosh joined the Department as a full-time teacher in February 2001.
Dr. Biswajit De left the Department and rejoined in his previous post.
Dr. Biswajit De joined as the first full time faculty in the Department.
Death of Dr. Ajay Ranjan Chakraborty and the department was being looked after by the officers in the Central Library. Dr. Dilip Roy, Dr. Ladly Roy and Dr. Jyotirmoy Roy from the Central Library along with Mr. Monoj Kumar Roy, Mr. Brindaban Karmar and Mr. Jyotirindramohon Mazumder, Documentation Officer, CHS played the pivotal role in shaping the department.
Establishment of the Department of LIS under the leadership of Dr. Ajay Ranjan Chakraborty, evening shift BLIS course in the Humanities Building.