Preedip Balaji

Senior Consultant - Library | pbalaji at iihs dot ac dot in


2022    PhD, Library and Information Science REVA University Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2007    MLIS Bishop Heber College, Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
2004    BSc, Botany Scott Christian College, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu,


Countries: India, Germany, Switzerland
States: Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu
Cities: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Zurich, Berlin
Languages: English, Telugu, Tamil

Preedip Balaji holds a doctoral degree in library and information science from REVA University, Bengaluru, and graduated with a master’s degree in library and information science from Bishop Heber College, Bharathidasan University. He has been a member of the IIHS Library since 2012. As a library educator and researcher, he received the UGC-NET Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) award in December 2009 and the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan India Scholarship in May 2011. He was a Junior Research Fellow at the Documentation Research & Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bengaluru, and held various positions with IKP Knowledge Park and the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.


Preedip oversees IIHS Library services and offers information services for the academic and research communities. This involves providing reference services, user instruction, community engagement, initiatives for knowledge dissemination and scholarly communication, and information resources management.

  • 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.