5th COIST Certificate Programme will Commence from 4th Dec. to 9th Dec. 2017 : Last Date 18/11/17


  • Introduction to online information sources, tools and techniques
     Online search strategy for retrieving scholarly information
     Search engines (SEs), meta SEs intelligent SEs
     Federated search tools and remote access tools
     Academic SEs (Google Scholar) and Subject Gateways
     OPAC, WebOPACs, union catalogues and archives
     Open data, Full-text open access journals and e-books
     Web 2.0 tools, cloud computing and deep web
     Electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) databases
     Online reference managers
     Machine translation
     Abstracting and indexing databases
     Web tools of academic videos and presentations
     Google Alerts, Google Books and Google Drive
     MOOCs
     Preparing and distributing questionnaires online
     Research data analysis using MegaStat and open tools
     Compiling automatic bibliography (in APA and MLA styles)
     Automatic paraphrasing
     Creative Commons and sharing of academic literature
     Annotating web resources
     Plagiarism detection softwares
     Creating unique author/researcher identity number
     Citation analysis: Impact Factor
     Building strong academic presence online
     Written test (at the end of the Course)
    *majority of the topics are practical in nature

Examination: 100 Marks (30 MCQs (of 75 Marks) + 5 Descriptive Questions (of 15 Marks) + 10 Internal Marks)


  • Admission for 5th COIST starts from: 30th Oct. 2017
  • Last date for applying for the Course: 18 November, 2017 [Apply Now]
  • Course begins from: 4th Dec. 2017 to 9th Dec. 2017

1. Eligibility: Candidates completed or pursuing Post-Graduate Course in any domain. Admission preference will be given to research scholars

2. Intake: 15 Candidates

3. Fees: Rs. 4000/-

  • Fees include course material, writing pad, pen, tea/coffee
  • Fees should be paid once the the candidate is selected for joining the Course
  • Fees once paid can’t be refunded


  • COIST is a classroom based Course not an Online Course
  • COIST is one of the innovative practices of our Library and is not recognized by any regulatory bodies
  • We do not have accommodation facility (for the outstation candidates)
  • No TA/DA is paid for the participants


  • Apply Online for 5th COIST Certificate Programme 
  • Online application starts from 30th October, 2017 till 18th Nov. 2017
  • Note: 
  • COIST is a classroom based Course not an Online Course.
  • We do not have accommodation facility (for the outstation candidates) in our College in Mumbai.

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