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Certificate in Library Science course, conducted by this Association was started in the year 1937. The course is recognized by the Government and different statutory bodies:
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1. The course is conducted in Two Sessions :

  

(i)

WEEK-END SESSION:

November to August. Classes are held two days in a week- Saturday and Sunday (usually between 10.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.)

(ii)

SUMMER SESSION:

March to August. Classes are held five days in a week - Monday to Friday (usually between 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.)

2.

Notification for admission is generally published in the local daily newspaper. Normally the WEEK-END SESSION is advertised in the months of June / July and for SUMMER SESSION in the months of November / December every year.

3.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:

1.

Higher Secondary or equivalent examination passed

2.

Deputed candidate who's qualification is S.F/MP/Matriculate or equivalent and joined Library on or before 05.08.1985 as a full time paid Library staff with five (5) years' experience in recognised institution may also apply. She/he must forward her/his application through the appointing authority. Attested copy of letter of appointment should also accompany the Application Form for addmission.

4.

COST OF APPLICATION FORM: Rs. 100.00 (Rupees One Hundred Only).

Forms would also be sent by post against a crossed Bank Draft of Rs. 100.00 (Rupees One Hundred only) only drawn in favour of BENGAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION and a self addressed stamped envelop(27 x 11cm.) of Rs. 5.00 only. NO MONEY ORDER / POSTAL ORDER WILL BE ACCEPTED. There will be no responsibility on the part of the Association regarding the non-receipt of form sent by post. There are no fees for submission of the form. 
5. 
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM: The prescribed form duly filled in and supported by the attested copies of all documents [complete Mark sheets (both sides), SC/ST/PH Certificate, permanent residential certificate for outside candidates, and also appointment letter in case of Deputed candidate only] is to be submitted at the Association Office on week days (between 3.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.) within the closing date. No separate registration fee is needed. Each candidate will have to submit one attested copy of passport size photograph duly pasted in the form.
6.
ADMISSION: Seats are distributed district wise under each stream. Deputed candidates will get  preference. Selection will be made merit wise. SC/ST/PH/OBC candidates are selected as per  rules.
 
6.1

CANDIDATE CALLED FOR ADMISSION: A list of candidates called for admission will be displayed on the Notice Board of the Association Office or Candidates may know this personally or over phone (6533-2102) or through Association's Webiste (http://www.blacal.org).

Selected candidates will have to pay the following fees at the time of admission.          

1. Membership Fee         Rs.      75.00
2. Tuition Fee                   Rs.   3500.00
 

                      Total: Rs.   3575.00

6.2
Examination Fee for Non-Collegiate Students (Rs. 300.00) will have to be paid before the final examination.
N.B.
(1)
All correspondences should be addressed to the General Secretary, Bengal Library Association, P134, C.I.T. Scheme No. 52, Kolkata