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National Library Internship Programme 2016

Last date to apply

September 5, 2016

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About National Library Internship Programme

National Library Internship Programme 2016 by the Ministry of Culture National Library, Government of India aims to select the 13 personnel for the internship programme in National Library, Kolkata. The last date to apply for the National Library Internship Programme is September 5, 2016.

A total of 13 candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the exam conducted by Ministry of culture National Library, for the 7 language division. If selected under National Library Internship Programme the Intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Cataloging of books, serials, and other materials
  • Classification
  • Entry in MARC 21 format
  • Barcode label preparations and other library works

The duration of the internship will be one year along with the monthly paid stipend of Rs 18,000 to the shortlisted candidates. To apply, the candidate must be at least 28 years of age as on September 30, 2016.

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National Library Internship Programme Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Any
Region india 
Class/ Age 28 years 
  •  Applicant must be a First class in his/her MD/MS in Library and Information Science or its equivalent degree on or after January 1, 2015.
  • Must have opted for the concerned language subject in his/her Class 12 or graduation.
  • The application must be forwarded to the Head, Department of Library & Information Science from their degree awarding universities/institutions.
  • Each applicant can apply for the one language only.

National Library Internship Programme Reward

All the selected 13 candidates will be provided with the Monthly stipend of Rs. 18, 000 for a year along with the certificate of the completion of the internship. The candidates will have to do the internship at the National Library, Kolkata.

National Library Internship Programme Application form and Process

Candidates have to apply for the National Library Internship Programme before September 5, 2016. Follow the link given below to download the National Library Internship Programme Application form.

Application must be forwarded through the Head, Department of Library & Information Science from their degree awarding universities/institution

STEP 1: Fill the application form in neat and clean handwriting.

STEP 2: Send the duly filled-in application form to the given below address. (Hard copy as well as soft copy). The application form for the internship has to be forwarded through the Head, Department of Library & Information Science of University;/College from where the candidate has completed his/her degree.

Director General, National Library 1,
Belvedere Estate, Alipore Kolkata-700 027
Email: nldirector@rediffmail.com

Note:  The Applications that are without the recommendations of the Head, Department of Library & Information Science will be rejected by the Ministry of Culture National Library.

National Library Internship Programme Selection Process

Candidates will be shortlisted based on their marks secured in the examination. A minimum of 10 candidates will be called for each of the language and the decision of the selection committee in this regard will be final. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by the post of Email.

National Library Internship Exam - Guidelines


Each of the shortlisted applicants has to attempt a written examination in order to get shortlisted, Written Test will be a 2-hour examination of 150 Marks.

  • There is no negative marking for the examination
  • Applicants have to score more than the minimum qualifying marks i.e. 40% in each of the three groups of the examination.
  • Candidates will get shortlisted on the basis of the cut-off marks decided by the Authority.
  • In the case of the Tie in the marks applicant’s age will be used as the criteria.

National Library Internship Exam - Syllabus

national library internship syllabyus

Test Centers for Internship Entrance

The examination will be conducted for the short listing of the candidates in the following given cities:

Kolkata Mumbai
Chennai New Delhi


No. of Interns Required in National Library Internship

The ministry of culture National Library will select a total of 13 interns for the 7 language division as follows:


Number of Interns Required















Total Interns Required



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