Dr. Akhandanand Shukla (On Lien)

Dr. Akhandanand Shukla (On Lien)

Name: Dr. Akhandanand Shukla (On Lien)
Designation: Associate Professor
Phone: 8787678998
Email: akhandanandshukla@cutn.ac.in


Biographic Sketch:
Dr. Akhandanand Shukla, PhD in Library & Information Science, is working as Associate Professor at Department of Library & Information Science, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur since December 2019. Prior to joining as Associate Professor at CUTN, he worked as Assistant Professor at Department of Library & Information Science, Mizoram University from July 2010. He graduated (B.Sc.) from Purvanchal University, Jaunpur in 2003. Further, he studied BLIS (2004), M. Lib. & Inf. Sc. (2005), and Ph.D. (2009) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He won the Gold Medal of BHU, Varanasi in M. Lib. & Inf. Sc. for securing first rank. He qualified the national level UGC research fellowship (UGC-JRF) in 2005 in his first attempt. His areas of specialization and research interest are Webometrics, Digital Library, Bibliometrics, Information Technology, and Classification Theory. He has more than 97 papers/articles in his credit published in the form of research journals, conference proceedings, books, edited books and book chapters of national and international repute. Besides this, he has also attended more than 30 conferences, seminars, workshops etc. of regional, national and international level. He is nominated as editorial board member/reviewer of many reputed LIS journals of national and international repute. He has supervised 25 students and scholars for their dissertation work at MLIS, M. Phil. and Ph.D. levels and presently 3 scholars are pursuing their research work under him at Ph.D. level. He has life membership of professional associations like ILA, IASLIC and IATLIS. Besides these, he is the member/coordinator of various administrative bodies at the department and university level. Presently he is heading the Department.

Research Highlights :

Engaged exclusively in metric studies and made substantial contributions to Scientometric research focused on LIS schools and faculties. Conducted webometric studies on Libraries and Information Centres, developed criteria for evaluating web content on library websites, identified core categories of scholarly communication in online discussion forums, and introduced the Degree of Effectiveness and Levels of Effectiveness formula. Additionally, conducted research to assess information-seeking behavior among students and completed a PhD in webometrics, producing a noteworthy work in this field, including an authored book.

Recent Publications :

1) Moyon, NG Thermi, Shukla, Akhandanand & Ngurtinkhuma, R. K. (2023). Research Trends of Middle East Countries in Library and Information Science: A Scientometric Study. Library Waves. 9(1), 81-93.

2) Das, T K, Behera, M, Makwana, J & Shukla, Akhandanand. (2022). Scientometric Discovery of Research Contributions of the Journal “Nature Climate Change” during 2011-2020. Library Herald. 60(3), 51-67.

3) Moyon, NG Thermi, Shukla, Akhandanand, Ngurtinkhuma, R K, Ravi, S. (2022). Scientometric Mapping of Library and Information Science Research among SAARC Countries during 2012-2021. RBU Journal of Library and Information Science. 24. 30-36.

4) Maurya, Sanjay Kumar, Shukla, Akhandanand & Ngurtinkhuma, R. K. (2022). Research Output of LIS Faculty Members of Central Universities of India: An Assessment. IASLIC Bulletin. 67(1), 41-52.

5) Lallawmawmi, Lalngaizuali, & Shukla, Akhandanand. (2022). Role of Human Resource Management on Employee’s Well-Being: A Case Study of Central Library, Mizoram University. Library Herald. 60(1), 137-147.

6) Maurya, Sanjay Kumar, Shukla, Akhandanand & Ngurtinkhuma, R. K. (2022). Research Performance of LIS Academia from Central Universities of India: A Glance from Scopus. Library Herald. 60(1), 106-125.

7) Maurya, Sanjay Kumar, Shukla, Akhandanand & Ngurtinkhuma, R. K. (2021). Exploring Research Performance of Library and Information Science Faculties in Google Scholar: A Scientometric Assessment. Journal of Indian Library Association. 57(3), 121-138.

8) Maurya, Sanjay Kumar, Shukla, Akhandanand & Ngurtinkhuma, R. K. (2021). Research Contribution and Impact of Indian LIS Academia in Scopus: A Study of Central University of India. College Libraries (WBCLA). 36(2), 3-29.

9) Shukla, Akhandanand. (2021). A Scientometric Analysis of Education Research in the Global Context. Mizoram Educational Journal. 7(1/2), 1-9.

10) Maurya, Sanjay Kumar, Shukla, Akhandanand&Ngurtinkhuma, R. K. (2021). Research Performance of Indian LIS Faculties from Central Universities: A Scientometric Exploration through the Lens of Web of Science (WOS). Library Progress (International). 41(1), 79-94.

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