Indian Institute for Human Settlements | Preedip Balaji

Preedip Balaji

Consultant - Library | pbalaji at iihs dot ac dot in

2007    MLIS, Bishop Heber College, Bharathidasan University, Trichy
2004    BSc, Botany, Scott Christian College, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli


Countries: India
States: Karnataka, Telangana
Cities: Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Languages: English, Telugu, Tamil

Preedip graduated with a master’s degree in library and information science in 2007 from Bishop Heber College, Bharathidasan University. He has over ten years of work experience in library and information science practice and research. He was a Senior Research Fellow at Documentation Research & Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. Earlier, he had worked with ICICI Knowledge Park and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad for 3 years.


He got the UGC–NET Junior Research Fellowship Award in December 2009 and the Goethe-Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan India Scholarship in May 2011. At IIHS, Preedip is responsible for setting up the library and initiating information services for the IIHS academic and research community.  This involves providing reference services, initiatives of knowledge dissemination and information resources management.


With a few published papers to his credit, his research areas of interests are knowledge organisation, digital libraries and semantic web. His hobbies are reading, writing poetry and travelling.

  • Kumar, V., & Balaji, P. B (2018). Information management in cloud environment: Risks and mitigation strategies.  In S. Kataria, K. J. P. Anbu, R. Gartner, G. Sandhu (Eds.), IEEE 5th International symposium on emerging trends and technologies in libraries and information services (pp. 138-140). Greater Noida, India: Bennett University.
  • Madalli, Devika P., Balaji, B. P., & Sarangi, A. K. (2014). Music Domain Analysis for Building Faceted Ontological representation. In W. Babik (Ed.), Knowledge organization in the 21st century: Between Historical Patterns and Future Prospects. Paper presented at the proceedings of the Thirteenth International ISKO Conference 19-22 May, Kraków, Poland (pp. 289-296). Würzburg: Ergon-Verlag GmbH.
  • Balaji, B.P., Sarangi, A.K., & Madalli, D. P. (2012, July). Knowledge Organization Systems for Semantic Digital Libraries In D. P. Madalli, S. Amin & A. Sulochana (Eds.), Paper presented at the International Conference on Trends in Knowledge and Information Dynamics at DRTC, Bangalore, 10-13 July (pp. 988-1007). Bangalore: Documentation Research & Training Centre.
  • Shaw, A. K., & Balaji, B.P. (2012, December). Is There a Silver Lining? Cloud Computing for Libraries. Paper presented at IASLIC XXV National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights: Problems and Prospects with Special Reference to Library and Information Services, at Ananda Rangapillai Library, Pondicherry University, 10–13th December, Puducherry.
  • Balaji, B.P.& Shewale, N. (2011, February). Using Persistent Identifier Handling Systems in DSpace. In A.R.D. Prasad and D. P. Madalli (Eds.), paper presented at the DRTC Workshop 2011 on Advanced DSpace at Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, 17-18 February (pp. 23-28). Bangalore: Documentation and Research Centre.
  • Alex, P., & Balaji P.B. (2010, October). Mapping Climate Change Research in India: A Bibliometric Approach. Paper presented in 6th COLLNET International conference on Webometrics, Informetrics & Scientometrics at University of Mysore, 20-22 October, Mysore.