Information is instrumental in socioeconomic development of a nation, and the ability to use information in effective decision-making process has been considered as a source of power. A big portion of the whole population of Bangladesh is still lagging in terms of expressing their exact information need, awareness about access to information, skills in figuring out the exact information, and the ability to apply them in the appropriate decision-making process. In the 21st century, governments have recognized this need for information use and literacy about information as a means of development. The role of information centers in this regard has also been realized, eventually, a nationwide infrastructural development of knowledge management sector at rural, semi-urban, and urban level is an on-going attention of the governments. Due to large-scale changes of information technology and sources, it is very difficult for the less trained information professionals to perform their job. Therefore, skilled information professionals at every level are key to carry-on government’s such efforts fruitfully. Only Information Studies and relevant programs with dynamic educational systems has the capability to produce such skilled workforce having ability to work individually or collaboratively with their pedagogical and vocational skills at different circumstances.
The country needs a large pool of trained information specialists to cope with the recent trends, and to carry out extensible responsibilities of the information centers in making the community ranging from rural to urban as information literate. In recognition of the urgent need for trained expert information professionals in the country and to filling the vacuum of trained experts in the field East West University offers four years integrated BSS in Information Studies.
Information Studies typically deals with all aspects of information and knowledge which include acquisition of information materials, organize and disseminate them using information retrieval tools, digitization and preservation of recorded knowledge and so on. The program has many career opportunities for the university graduates at home and abroad.