Dr. Vinit Kumar Profile

Dr. Vinit Kumar

Assistant Professor,

School of Library and Information Science,

Central University of Gujarat,


E-mail: mailvinitkumar@gmail.com

Mobile: 9454120174 / 7007508744

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph. D in Library and Information Science.

    Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC), Indian Statistical Institute(ISI), Bangalore [University of Calcutta, Kolkata] (Thesis: A model for enrichment of library online services using semantic and social Web technologies)

  • Master of Library and Information Science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2007.
  • BSc from University of Allahabad, Allahabad, 2005.

    Specialization:Online Library services, Web Scale Discovery, Digital Libraries, User studies, Research Methodology, Digital Archiving, Semantic Web, Resource Description, Web technology and application in libraries.


Research Fellowship, Goethe Institute, Germany.

Senior Research Fellowship, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Junior Research Fellowship, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

UGC-NET with Junior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commissions.

Professional Career

  • Feb, 2017 - Present Assistant Professor, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.
  • 2010-Feb 2017 Assistant Professor(Stage 2), Dr. Ranganathan Institute of Library and Information Science, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India.


  • Developed two modules-Multimedia Information Retrieval Systems and Users of an Information Retrieval Systems for Library and Information Science in ePGPaathshala an initiative of MHRD and INFLIBNET, Ahmadabad.
  • Visiting Faculty for BLISc and MLISc courses of the Distance Education Programme of Dr Hari Singh Gaur University, Sagar M.P.
  • Taught following papers at Dr. Ranganathan Institute of Library and Information Science, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi.
    • Research Methodology and Statistical Techniques.
    • Information Technology - advanced (Theory and practice)
    • Knowledge Organisation-Cataloguing(Theory)
    • Information Technology - basics (Theory and practice)
    • Information Retrieval -basics
  • Assisted Dr. A. R. D. Prasad in teaching “Web Technology and Web based information Services” to MS-LIS students at DRTC, Bangalore.
  • Assisted Dr. K.S. Raghavan for teaching “Cataloguing and Metadata practice” to MS-LIS students at Documentation Research and Training Centre.

Professional Development

  • Completed Introduction to Modern Application Development IMAD an online course by IIT Madras available through NPTEL.
  • Attended “ISI-CODATA International Training Workshop on Big Data” at Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore during 9th-20th March 2015.
  • Completed “Faculty Development Programme” of IQAC, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi.
  • Completed Six-day course on “Research Methodology” from IQAC, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi.
  • Completed Refresher Course in Library and Information Science from Academic Staff College, Allahabad during 11th-31 Dec 2013.
  • Completed 59th Orientation Course from ASC, BHU, Varanasi during March, 2012.
  • Certificate on “General Course on Intellectual Property” during March 1 to April 15, 2009, from WIPO Worldwide Academy, World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO).
  • Certificate on “Semantic Web” from “Asian Semantic Web School” during December, 8-12, 2008, at Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Certificate course in “Six sigma Advanced Green Belt Certification For IT/ITES Industries” during February, 2008 from Statistical and Quality Control Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore.
  • Attended seven-days “Workshop on Web Designing” at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P.

Research Guidance

  • Supervising Mr. Sheel Bhadra Yadav as PhD supervisor on topic “Design and development of library portal for Indian universities: a proposed model”
  • Successfully guided three students leading to award of MPhil degree in Library and Information Science.

    Pandey, Rahul - “Reading Preferences of LIS Students with Special Reference to Books and Journals: A comparative study of Bundelkhand and CSJM university”.

    Awasthi, Shikha - “Publishing Preferences of faculty members in Bundelkhand University, Jhansi during 2012-14”.

    Rastogi, Urvashi - “Continuing Professional Development(CPD) strategies among library professionals in the district of Jhansi and Orai”.

Research and Publication

Journal Articles

  • Kumar, Vinit and Pandey, Rahul(2018), “Understanding the document selection rationale of Library and Information Science students”, Collection Building, Vol. 37 No.1.
  • Kumar, Vinit (2018), ”A model for content enrichment of institutional repositories using linked data”, Journal of Web Librarianship, Vol.12 No.1
  • Chatterjee, Usashi, Kumar, Vinit and Madalli, Devika P.(2016), “Formalizing Food Ingredients for Data Analysis and Knowledge Organization”, COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management, Vol. 10 No.2,pp. 289-309, (ISSN: 2168-930X)
  • Kumar, Vinit (2015), “Use of QR codes in Library and Information Science teaching and research”, Library Waves, Vol 1 No.1, pp. 23-27, (ISSN: 2455-2291)
  • Kumar, Vinit (2011), “Exposing library catalogues to search engines”, DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, Vol 32 Iss: 6, pp. 493-498, (ISSN: 0976-4658)(Impact factor: 0.645).
  • Kumar, Vinit and Madalli, Devika and Raj, Mithun (2011), “Building a Personalized ToC service for the Library of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin”, The Electronic Library,Vol. 30 Iss: 3, pp.339-350, (ISSN: 0264-0473)(Impact factor: 0.228).
  • Balaji B., Preedip and Kumar, Vinit (2011), “Use of web technology in providing information services by south Indian technological universities as displayed on library websites”, Library Hi Tech, Vol. 29 Iss: 3, pp.470 - 495, (ISSN: 0737-8831)(Impact factor: 0.394).

Conference Proceedings

  • Chatterjee, U., Kumar, Vinit and Madalli, D. P. (2015). “Use of formal concept analysis in data analysis and knowledge organization”. In P. K. Jain, H. Kretschmer, D. C. Kar, P. Babbar and Akash (Eds.), Bibliometrics Data and Impact Management in Information Science. Paper presented at 11th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, and Scientometrics (WIS) and the 16th Collnet Meeting 2015, New Delhi, 26- 28 November (pp. 59-67), Delhi: Bookwell.
  • Kumar, Vinit and Madalli, Devika (2012), “Content management using Web of data : a novel approach”, in proceedings of “IASLIC XXV National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights: Problems and Prospects with Special Reference to Library and Information Services”, organized by Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres, Kolkata, July 10-13th, 2012.
  • Kumar, Vinit (2012), “Embedding microdata in library online services for better discovery of content”, in proceedings of “International Conference on Trends in Knowledge and Information Dynamics (ICTK 2012)”, organized by Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, July 10-13th, 2012. ISBN: 978-83-5067-881-7
  • Kumar, Vinit and Madalli, Devika (2011), “Towards semantic framework for faceted knowledge organization systems for better contextualization”, in proceedings of “International Conference on Digital Libraries and Knowledge Organization (ICDK 2011)”, organized by MDI, Gurgaon, Feb 14-17th, 2011.
  • Kumar, Vinit (2010), “Linked Data: a best practice for better knowledge transaction”,in proceedings of “Workshop on Knowledge Transactions” organized by DRTC, Bangalore, Feb 15-17th, 2010.
  • Kumar, Vinit (2008), “Next Generation Catalogues: User’s Expectations” in proceedings of 6th CALIBER 2008 themed “From Automation to Transformation” organized at University of Allahabad, Allahabad during 29th Feb. to 1st Mar. 2008, ISBN: 978-81-902079-6-6.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Kumar, Vinit (2010) “Comparative evaluation of open source digital library packages” in Tripathi, A., Prasad, H.N. and Mishra, R., Open Source Library Solutions, New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, ISBN: 978-81-700062-3-7.

Talks as Resource Person/invited speaker

  • Delivered invited lectures on “Research Design : concept, typology and significance”, “Identification of Research Problem and Preparation of Synopsis”, “Systematic Approach to Literature review and Referencing”, and “Writing Research Monograph, Research Papers, Popular Articles and Reviews” to the Pre PhD Scholars at Bundelkhand University, Jhansi from April 20-21, 2017.
  • Delivered an invited talk as resource person on “Social Media in Academia” in Social Media Workshop organised by School of Library and Information Science, Central University of Gujarat, Feb 23-24, 2017.
  • Invited as resource person for National Workshop-cum-Training Program on DSpace from 6-8 September 2016 at the Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl.
  • Acted as Subject Expert in the National Workshop on Library Automation and Content Management Using Open Source Software, February 14-15, 2016 organised by School of Studies in Library and Information Science, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P.
  • Invited lecture on “Literature review and literature search” in Workshop on Research Methodology for PhD Scholars in Social Sciences, Sponsored by ICSSR
  • Invited lecture on “Plagiarism and How to write an academic research article” in Workshop on Research Methodology for PhD Scholars in Social Sciences, Sponsored by ICSSR
  • Invited lecture on “Doing an effective literature search” in Pre PHD Course work of the Institute of Business and Management, at CSJMU, Kanpur.
  • Invited lecture on “Writing literature review” in Pre PHD Course work of the Instituteof Business and Management, at CSJMU, Kanpur.
  • Invited lecture on “Quantitative Analysis using SPSS” in Pre PhD Course Work, at Bundelkhand University, Jhansi.
  • Invited lecture on “Design and development of Digital Libraries using DSpace” in National Workshop on Design and Development of Digital Libraries using DSpace, 12- 13 April, 2012 at INMANTEC , Ghaziabad.
  • Invited lecture on “DSpace Installation and User Administration” in National Workshop on DSpace at Galgotia Business School, Ghaziabad, 25-27 May, 2012.
  • Pre-seminar tutorial on Moodle at National Conference on Next Generation Digital Libraries and Web Technologies : challenges and opportunities organized by SALIS, 19th August, 2010 at Krishna Engineering College, Coimbatore.
  • Tutorials on DSpace administration, membership, OAIPMH, Installation and Customization at “National Workshop on Building Institutional Repositories using DSpace” held in August, 2009 at ITER, SOA University, Bhubaneswar.
  • Tutorials on DSpace at “Three Days Workshop on Developing Digital Library Using DSpace” at MSRIT Bangalore, from 27-29th August 2008.
  • Tutorials on DSpace at “National Workshop on DSpace for Building Institutional Repositories and Digital Libraries” organized by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam at FISAT Angamaly, Kerala from 21-25 October, 2008.

Administrative experience

  • Member, Proctorial Board 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, Bundelkhand University Jhansi.
  • Member, Library Purchase Committee, Bundelkhand University Jhansi.
  • Co-coordinator Coding and evaluation of annual examination answer scripts at Bundelkhand University Jhansi.
  • Member, Steering committee for implementation of ISO 9001:2008 at Bundelkhand University Jhansi.
  • Internal Auditor for NAAC visit preparations at BU, Jhansi involved evaluation and preparation of SSR and DER.
  • Internal Quality Auditor for ISO 9001:2008 at Bundelkhand University, Jhansi.