Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur(IIT) Recruitment For 04 Senior Project Officer – Curation Posts | Last date – 10/05/2018

Organization Name :

Indiana Institute of Technology Kharagpur(IIT)

Name of the Post :

Senior Project Officer – Curation

Number of the Posts :

Senior Project Officer – Curation – 04 Post s

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Salary :

Upto Rs.  35000 (depending upon qualification & experience)

Age Limit :


Education/ qualifications :

Masters in Library and Information Science or any other science subject including mathematical science or computational science. Excellent analytical ability and good written and spoken communication skill in English essential. English medium educated preferred.


4 years’ hands-on experience in development of a digital library especially in installation, set up, input form customization and trouble-shooting of a content management system package like Dspace and large volume metadata annotation and curation for a digital library/repository using services of programmers. Familiarity with some of the followings: o Metadata standards and schemas (Generic and Domain-specific) o DDC/LCC/LCSH/MeSH Classification Scheme o MARC/SIP/AIP/XML data handling o Harvesting Institutional Digital Repository o Linux environment/commands, TeamViewer setup, MS-Word, Excel and Power Point o Copyright issues for digital library/repository Responsibilities for the position are several of the followings: o Metadata annotation & curation of large volume sources using services programmers independently o Guiding junior curators for annotating & curating metadata and reviewing and certifying their outputs o Setting up Institutional Digital Repository o Harvesting Institutional Digital Repository o Training/hand-holding others in setting up and harvesting Institutional Digital Repository o Preparing user-community specific demonstration package for a large digital library and giving demonstration to different user communities Posting: Kharagpur or Kolkata Other Benefit: o House Rent Allowance over and above consolidated salary as per Central Government norm if posted at Kolkata. Accommodation provided if posted at Kharagpur.

Selection Criteria :

Based on Qualification and Experience

Application fee:

Demand Draft for Rs.50/- (Not for female candidates) drawn in favour of IIT Kharagpur payable at Kharagpur

About Organization :

The history of the IIT system dates back to 1946 when a committee was set up by Hon’ble Sir Jogendra Singh, Member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council, Department of Education, Health and Agriculture to consider the setting up of Higher Technical Institutions for post war industrial development in India. The 22 member committee headed by Sri N.R.Sarkar, in its report, recommended the establishment of four Higher Technical Institutions in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern regions, possibly on the lines of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, with a number of secondary institutions affiliated to it. The report also urged the speedy establishment of all the four institutions with the ones in the East and the West to be started immediately. The committee also felt that such institutes would not only produce undergraduates but they should be engaged in research, producing research workers and technical teachers as well. The standard of the graduates should be at par with those from first class institutions abroad. They felt that the proportion of undergraduates and postgraduate students should be 2:1.

With the above recommendations of the Sarkar committee in view, the first Indian Institute of Technology was born in May 1950 in Hijli, Kharagpur, in the eastern part of India. Initially the IIT started functioning from 5, Esplanade East, Calcutta and very soon shifted to Hijli in Sept. 1950. The present name ‘Indian Institute of Technology’ was adopted before the formal inauguration of the Institute on August 18, 1951, by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. IIT Kharagpur started its journey in the old Hijli Detention Camp where some of our great freedom fighters toiled and sacrificed their lives for the independence of our country. The history of IIT Kharagpur is thus intimately linked with the history of the Hijli Detention Camp. This is possibly one of the very few Institutions all over the world which started life in a prison house.

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Important Dates :

Start Date : 19/04/2018

Last Date to submit application Form : 10/05/2018

Contact Address :

Administrative Officer (Projects)
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Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur 721302

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