REKHA RANI VARGHESE Associate Professor

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  • Department of Library & Information Science
  • School of Media & Mass Communication
  • rekhatvm@gmail.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph. D. Information Search pattern of Doctoral Students in the Electronic Environment University of Calicut 2006
2 MLISc Library and Information Science University of Calicut 2000
3 BLISc Library and Information Science University of Calicut 1998

Area of Specializaion

User studeis, Information Representation and Retrieval, Ontology, Scientometrics, Application of ICT in libraries

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Best Teacher REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2012 -

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Assistant Professor Library and Information Science Pondicherry University
2 Assistant Professor Library and Information Science Pondicherry University
3 Lecture (on Contract) Library and Information Science University of Kerala
4 Associate Professor Library and Information Science Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Junior Research fellow Library and Information Science University of Calicut Library and Information science

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

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Patent Details

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Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 ONLINE LEARNING AMONG THE STUDENTS OF FISHERMEN COMMUNITY DURING COVID 19 Gopika and Dr. Rekha The Online Journal of Distance Education and e-Learning 10 (3), 985-392 2022 0
2 Literature on Information Literacy: A Review N.B. Nisha and Rekha DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology 41 (4) 308-315 2021 0
3 Twitter and Social movement: An analysis of tweets in response to the #metoo challenge Dr.Syamili and Dr. Rekha International Journal of Media and Information Literacy 6(1) 2021 0
4 Ontology of Library and Information Science Theses of the Central Universities in India Dr. Syamili and Dr. Rekha Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal) 5197 2021 0
5 Need for change in school library resource and organization: User study on Puducherry Government High and Higher secondary schools Nanthini and Dr. Rekha New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship (Routledge, Taylor &Francis) DOI: 10.1080/13614541.2021.1882242 2021 0
6 Media librarians and Media Asset Management Systems in Malayalam news Channels of Kerala, India: An Analysis Lijomol Jose and Dr. Rekha IASLIC Bulletin 65(4), 205-216 2020 0
7 Web Pages of Engineering College Libraries in Andhra Pradesh: An Analysis Dr. Sheshaiah, O. & Dr. Rekha Journal of Indian Library Association 55 (2), p 8-15 2019 0
8 Role of social media during Kerala floods 2018 Dr. Rekha and T A, Yadukrishnan Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal) 2754 2019 0
9 Developing Fictional Ontology for the Malayalam novel Patthummayude Adu Syamili and Dr. Rekha Kelpro Bulletin 22(1), p1-11 2018 0
10 Growth of ETDs in India: An analytical study of top contributing Universities of Shodhganga Nanthini and Dr. Rekha Library Herald vol.56 pp.152-163 2018 0
11 Developing an ontology for Greek mythology Syamili and Dr. Rekha The Electronic Library vol.36. pp. 119-132 2018 1.453
12 Do altmetric correlate with citation? A study based on PLOS one journal Syamili and Dr. Rekha Collnet Journal of Scientometrics and information management vol.11, pp.103-117 2017 0
13 Open access resources : an overview Dr. Rekha and Rupinder Sharma Kelpro Bulletin 17, pp.100-113 2013 0
14 User studies in the electronic environment: Review and brief analysis Dr. Rekha The International Information & Library Review 40.p.83-93 2008 0
15 How the Science Doctoral students are searching Electronic Information Resources: A Case Study of University of Calicut Dr. Rekha Kelpro Bulletin 11(1), p.33-39 2007 0

Papers Published in Non UGC Approved Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Engineering College websites in Andhra Pradesh: An Evaluation Study O. Seshaiah , R.V. Rekha , Ch. Veeranjenayulu Journal of Advances in Library Science 8, 7-17 2021 0
2 Perception of referencing and plagiarism detection tools among students: A case study of Pondicherry University Sanjana & Dr. Rekha Journal of Knowledge and Communication Management 11(1) 2021 0
3 Websites of engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh: A vebometric study O. Seshaiah and R. V. Rekha International journal of information dissemination and technology 6, 293- 297 2016 0
4 Information Seeking Efficiency of Agricultural Scientists in the Digital Environment: A Study on ICAR Research Institutes in Kerala Nisha and Dr. Rekha Journal of Advances in Library and Information Science Vol.53. pp.70-75 2016 0
5 Efficiency and effectiveness of accessing information in the digital environment by the Agricultural Faculty Nisha and Dr. Rekha International Research: Journal of Library & Information Science Vol5, pp. 720-725 2015 0
6 Content Analysis of the Websites of Central Universities in India Joicy and Dr. Rekha Rani Varghese Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary 2 (1) p.58-67 2014 0
7 Usability Features of State University Websites in Andhra Pradesh: A Study Sheshaiah, O. & Dr. Rekha Salis Journal of Library and Information Science 5 (2) P. 17-27 2013 0
8 Open Access Journals in Doaj (Directory Of Open Access Journals): An Analysis Dr. Rekha Rani Varghese Asian Academic Research Journal of Social Science and Humanities 1 (18) p.285-294 2013 0
9 Websites of Research and Development Institutions in India: a Webometric study Joicy A.J. & Dr. Rekha Rani Varghese International Journal of Digital Library Services 1(2), p. 90-104 2012 0
10 The information search pattern of Bio Science Doctoral students of the Universities in Kerala Dr. Rekha Rani Varghese Journal of Information Science and Technology 1, p.79-87 2008 0

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 Adoption of MOOC platforms in Asian countries before and during Covid 19 Gopika and Dr. Rekha Salis 2022 -- 2022
2 Credibility of selected engineering college websites in Andhra Pradesh Seshaiah, O and Dr. Rekha Role of digital libraries in making Digital India, SALIS 2017 410-414 2017
3 Ontology Engineering Methodologies: an Analytical Study Syamili and Dr. Rekha Proceedings of 11th international Caliber. Edited by Jagadish Arora, Inflibnet,2017 193-199 2017
4 Ontology of Library and Information Science Theses in the Central Universities of India: A study based on Shodganga. Syamili and Dr. Rekha Knowledge Resources and library technologies 377-381 2017
5 Information Literacy skill-ethical use of information: an evaluative study. Nisha and Dr. Rekha UGC sponsored National Seminar onSkill Approach to Information and Communication Technology for Information Problem Solving. Edited by Dr. A.T. Francis and Sr. Jolly Varghese. St. Mary’s college,2015 175-183 2015
6 Ontology for the Novel Pathummayude adu Syamili C., ShanthiBala P and Dr. Rekha National Conference on Knowledge discovery and management. 203-209 2015
7 Free and Open Source Bibliographic Reference Management Software: An overview Syamili and Dr. Rekha Proceedings of National Seminar on Academic Plagiarism and Bibliographic Reference. Edited by Mr. Jasimudeen S and others. St. Stephens college, 2014 80-87 2014
8 Trend of Research on Ontology: A Study Based on ProQuest and DART, Trend of Research on Ontology: A Study Based on ProQuest and DART, Syamili and Dr. Rekha Proceedings of International Conference on Knowledge Modeling and Knowledge Management. Edited by Biswanatha Dutta and Devika P. Madalli. Indian statistical institute, 2013 161-171 2013
9 Use of 3G services among the students of Pondicherry Dr. Rekha and P. Magesh International conference on Digital Libraries 2013, conference papers. Edited by Shantanu Ganguly and others. TERI,2013 842-848 2013
10 E-resources at the Ananda RangaPillai Library, Pondicherry University: An Analysis Dr. Rekha R. V. International Conference on Digital Libraries 2010 185-192 2010
11 Networking of Public Libraries in Kerala: A proposal Dr. M. Bavakutty and Dr. Rekha In Library co-operation in a networked world. National Seminar held at University of Calicut 175-183 2001

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Information Search pattern in Electronic environment. Dr. M. Bavakutty and Dr. Rekha Ess Ess publications 2007 8170005124

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Information Security Practices of Research Scholars of Pondicherry University Dr. Rekha and Kowsalya Smart Libraries and Information Management in Digital Environment B.R. Publishing Corporation 2022 9789391123581
2 Innovative web 2.0 applications in school libraries: A study of Kendriya Vdyalaya websites in Kerala Gopika and Dr. Rekha Innovative Library Services EduSys 2020 978-81-937002- 7-3
3 Twitter as the voice of the masses: An analysis of tweets in response to the #metoochallenge 2017 Syamili and Dr. Rekha Innovations and Transformations in Libraries University of Calicut 2019 978-93-86712- 59-2
4 Media Asset Management systems in the Malayalm News channels of Kerala Dr. Rekha and Lijomol Jose Corporate and Media Librarianship: A Prelude Kerala Library Association 2019 978-81-927778-0-2.
5 Information Policy Dr. Rekha R.V. The Encyclopedia of Science of Information Ess Ess Publications 2019 978-9387698239
6 Indian Contribution to Open Access: A Survey. Dr. Rekha and Leeladharan M Advances in Digital Library development Macmillan Publishers 2012 978-9350590775
7 Trends in social networking services Dr. Rekha R.V. Library 2.0 and information management: Essays in honour of Dr. Jalaja V Atlantic publishers 2011 978-81-269-1630-6
8 Biometric Technology for network Security Dr. Rekha R.V. Dynamics in Digital Information systems Ess Ess Publications 2008 978-81-7000-5337-7
9 The role of institutional repositories for information management in technical education institutions Dr. Rekha R.V. Recent trends in technical education Macmillan 2008 023-063-712-4
10 Advances in Communication Technology: An overview Dr. Rekha R.V. Modernisation of Libraries: A challenge in Digital Era Mahamaya Publishing House 2007 978-81-832-5054-2
11 Information Search Pattern in the Electronic Environment: An investigation among the science doctoral students in the University of Kerala Dr. Rekha R.V. Libraries in Digital Environment: Problems And Prospects Mahamaya Publishing House 2007 978-81-832-5053-5

Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

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Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

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Completed Consultancy Works

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Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2022 MLIS 9 Library and Information Science
2 2021 MLIS 8 Library and Information Science
3 2020 MLIS 6 Library and Information Science
4 2019 MLIS 5 Library and Information Science
5 2018 MLIS 3 Library and Information Science
6 2017 MLIS 4 Library and Information Science
7 2016 MLIS 3 Library and Information Science
8 2014 MLIS 4 Library and Information Science
9 2013 MLIS 5 Library and Information Science
10 2012 MLIS 4 Library and Information Science
11 2011 MLIS 2 Library and Information Science
12 2010 MLIS 2 Library and Information Science

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Syamili 19-08-2013 1300156001 Ontology of Faculty Members in Pondicherry University: A Generic Model YES 08-02-2019 YES 03-07-2019
2 O. Seshaiah 29-08-2012 R34600 Evaluation of Engineering College Websites in Andhra Pradesh YES 09-10-2017 YES 06-04-2018
3 Nisha N. B. 23-09-2010 R24142 Information Literacy Competency of Agricultural scientists in Kerala YES 11-08-2016 YES 21-02-2017
4 Nanthini R.O. 06-10-2016 1600156002 Knowledge organisation in School Libraries of Puducherry and a proposal of a subject guide to organise the resources YES 04-04-2022 NO

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

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E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Open Licensing National Workshop Tagore Arts College National 11-08-2022 11-08-2022 2022
2 “Open Licensing in a Digital World Refresher course in Library Science HRDC, Kannur University National 21-09-2022 21-09-2022 2022
3 Copyright and Open Licensing in a Digital World Refresher course-UGC-HRDC, Pondicherry University HRDC, Pondicherry University national 19-01-2021 19-01-2021 2021
4 Copyright and Open Licensing in a Digital World Refresher course-UGC-HRDC, Pondicherry University HRDC, Pondicherry University national 15-09-2021 15=09-2021 2021
5 Library resources, information sources ICSSR ten days workshop Department of education, Pondicherry University Regional 11-09-2018 20-09-2018 2018
6 Using of library resources, information sources Workshop SOMAC and IGNCA University Level 25-02-2016 27-02-2016 2016
7 Open Source Software for Libraries Workshop Dept. of LIS and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, Puducherry. Regional 07-03-2014 09-03-2014 2014
8 Technical activities in Public Libraries Workshop RRRLF Regional 23-08-2013 23-08-2013 2013
9 Open access resources Workshop RRRLF Regional 23-08-2013 23-06-2013 2013
10 Creating Digital repositories using Dspace Orientation Programme Department of Library and Information Science and Directorate of School Education & Rashtriya Madhy Regional 22-08-2011 23-08-2011 2011
11 Ananda Rangapillai: A biographical sketch Seminar Pondicherry University national 27-08-2009 27-08-2009 2009
12 Professional Mentoring in Public Libraries: A conceptual analysis Seminar KLA national seminar Sponsored by RRRLF national 08-08-2008 09=08-2008 2008
13 E-Resources in Philosophy Workshop Dept. of Philosophy, University of Kerala University Level 29-03-2008 29-03-2008 2008

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 IATLIS International Conference RRLF Pondicherry University International 19-12-2019 20-12-2019 2019

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Civil Services as a career - Department of Library and Information Science, 2 hours University 07-11-2022 07-11-2022 2022

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

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Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

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Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Head (i/c) September 2019 -8th November 2022 Taking care of departmental administrative responsibilities
2 PGDLAN Co-ordinator June 2019-2020 Taking care of PGDLAN admission, conducting exams and other things related to this programme
3 Co-ordinator, Day Care Centre& PUPPS 28.6.2022 Overall management of Day Care Centre& PUPPS

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Warden, Cauvery Hostel 2016-2019 Admission, overall management of the Hostel
2 Mess warden 2017 -2019 Taking care of Mother Theresa Mess
3 Warden, Madam Curie Hostel 24.07.2019 onwards Overall management of the Hostel
4 Mess Warden, Madam Curie Hostel 24.07.2019 onwards Taking Care of Madam Curie Mess
5 Warden, Foreign Hostel 24.07.2019 onwards Taking care of foreign hostel for girls

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

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Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

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Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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