Department of  Aliah University Library System

Mr. Nihal Alam Administration / Aliah University Library System

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Address : 17 Gorachand Road, Aliah University, Park Circus Campus Kolkata 700014

Phone : +91 33 2341 6436

Room No : Library 3rd Floor

Joined : June 2016

My qualifications are based upon a unique combination of education, skills, and work experience. I have successfully completed two projects of six months each on Building a portal by using open source software on Geographic Information System and another project on State-of-art-report which gives the consolidated information to the Microbiology specialist. Furthermore I was involved in digitization projects in Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) New Delhi and TERI. I am also responsible as a teammate in different projects sponsored by the ministry to TERI in bringing out innovative information services &product for users, and proficient in designing and developing interactive library portal, promotional materials (Print, Video) in coordination with librarian and other experts.

Currently working as Assistant Librarian in Aliah University, Kolkata from June 2016 to till date.


PhD in Progress

National Eligibility Test for LectureshipCertification, University Grant Commission                                                                   

Associateship in Documentation and Information Science (Masters) Indian Statistical Institute,Bangalore 

Bachelor of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Bachelor of Science (Botany Hons), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh                                                                   


Conference Papers Published

  • Alam, N. (2009). Semantic Relation and its Application in Information Science. In E-Content Management: Challenges and Strategies (p. 600). Puducherry: INFLIBNET Centre. Retrieved from
  • Chaubey, O. N., & Alam, N. (2010). Digital Collection Building: Case study of IGNCA. In Library & Information Science in the Digital Era (pp. 277–287). Noida: Indian Library Association.
  • S. K., Panigrahi, T. M., Devendrappa, & N., Alam. (2016). Digital Authentication Systems and Remote Access to E-Resources:A Study (Vol. 1, pp. 383-393). TERI.
  • Alam, N., & Karmakar, R. (2013). Transition of Digital library in a web enabled environment: from Semantic to Social Semantic Digital library. In International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) 2013: Vision 2020: Looking back 10 years and forging new frontiers (Vol. 1, pp. 550–559). New Delhi: TERI Press. Retrieved from

Journal Papers Published

  • Alam, N., & Bhattacharya, P. K. (2014). Genesis of World Digital Libraries: An International Journal. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 61(3), 235–239.

Books Published

Alam, N., & Karmakar, R. (2014). Cloud Computing and Its Application to Information Centre. In Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries. USA: IGI Global. Retrieved from {Book Chapter}


Raising Star Award for the year 2014 awarded for the Successfully implementation of Inhouse Digitization Project.

Project Works

  • Developed a Portal on GIS and GIS Resources
  • Project on knowledge artifact of Microbiology
  • Digitization of TERI in-house Resources.

Other Notable Activities

Worked as Associate Editor to World Digital Libraries - an international peer-reviewed biannual journal published by TERI. {}

Programme Coordinator to International Conference on Digital Libraries (2013) Conference held at IHC, New Delhi organized by TERI.

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