About KIIKM


Kesavan InstItute of Information and Knowledge Management (KIIKM) is a not-for-profit trust created to honour the memory of late Mr. B.S. Kesavan, Independent India's first National Librarian, first Director of Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC). Mṛ Kesavan was a pioneer institution builder and humanist. The Trust was created by four of Mr. Kesavan's former colleagues: 1 Mr. S. Parthasarathy, 2. Mr. T.N. Rajan, 3, Mr. A.K. Dasgupta and 4. Mr. L.J. Haravu who is now the Managing Trustee of KIIKM. The initial corpus of the Trust was funded by voluntary contributions from many of Mr. Kesavan's former colleagues, students, relatives and admirers. Subsequently, KIIKM has generated operating funds from projects and publication royalties.

KIIKM is a registered non-governmental Trust for the study, training and advocacy in library, information and knowledge management.

Regretably, one of the founding trustees: Mr. A.K. Dasgupta, a doyen among librarians and a scholar in his own right passed away in 2014. We offer our deep respects to his memory and know that his inspiration and guidance has founded many a career. Many young and middle-aged professionals, librarians, users of libraries where he worked and scholars who looked up to him, will remember him fondly as a shining example of enlightened leadership and dedication. Another founder member Mṛ Ṭ. N. Rajan also passed away in 2017. Mr. Rajan was a scholar and founding teacher of the erstwhile INSDOC's (Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre) Associateship in Documentation and Information Science Mr. Rajan was a highly committed teacher and author. Students remember him fondly for his patience and perseverance in his teaching work and his encouragement to students to think for themselves. The Associateship of INSDOC is recognized as equivalent to a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science. Alumni of the Associateship programme have occupied prime positions in Indian and overseas libraries and information centres.


Kesavan Inst. of Information and Knowledge Management (KIIKM) is a not-for-profit trust created to honour the memory of late Mr. B.S.Kesavan, Independent India's first National Librarian, first Director of Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC). Mṛ Kesavan was a pioneer institution builder and humanist. The Trust was created by four of Mr. Kesavan's former colleagues: 1 Mr. S. Parthasarathy, 2. Mr. T.N. Rajan, 3, Mr. A.K. Dasgupta and 4. Mr. L.J. Haravu who is now the Managing Trustee of KIIKM. The initial corpus of the Trust was funded by voluntary contributions from many of Mr. Kesavan's former colleagues, students, relatives and admirers. Subsequently, KIIKM has generated operating funds from projects and publication royalties.

KIIKM is a registered non-governmental Trust for the study, training and advocacy in library, information and knowledge management.

Regretably, one of the founding trustees: Mr. A.K. Dasgupta, a doyen among librarians and a scholar in his own right passed away in 2014. We offer our deep respects to his memory and know that his inspiration and guidance has founded many a career. Many young and middle-aged professionals, librarians, users of libraries where he worked and scholars who looked up to him, will remember him fondly as a shining example of enlightened leadership and dedication. Another founder member Mṛ Ṭ. N. Rajan also passed away in 2017. Mr. Rajan was a scholar and founding teacher of the erstwhile INSDOC's (Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre) Associateship in Documentation and Information Science Mr. Rajan was a highly committed teacher and author. Students remember him fondly for his patience and perseverance in his teaching work and his encouragement to students to think for themselves. The Associateship of INSDOC is recognized as equivalent to a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science. Alumni of the Associateship programme have occupied prime positions in Indian and overseas libraries and information centres.

Kesavan Institute of Information and

Knowledge Management (KIIKM)