Master’s Degree in
Library and Information Science (MLIS)
view the need for quality professionals capable of holding senior level
positions in Library, Information Institutions, Universities, etc. and also to
build up efficient information intermediaries, the University launched its
Master’s Degree Programme in Library and Information Science (MLIS) in 1994. The
revised version of the programme was launched from July 2005.
a pervasive element in contemporary society, the development of which will
depend upon the future shape of information services particularly with the usage
of Information Communication Technologies. To this end in view, the MLIS
programme has been launched wherein information access, processing,
organization and dissemination are the core components. Unlike the MLIS Courses
of other Universities, MLIS programme puts emphasis on handling and access to
information in all forms rather than the conventional library activities. The
popularity of the course has resulted in spreading its wing to other countries
Medium of Instruction
is offered in English.
is available to the candidates who have BLIS Degree or its equivalent from any
recognized university and similar institutions.
can be completed in a minimum period of 1 year and a maximum period of 4 years.
The MLIS programme
is of 36 credits. Each course has weightage of 4 credits. One
credit involves 30 hours of study by the students. Thus, for completing one
course a student has to put in 120 hours of study. He/she can decide how many
courses can be pursued in a year, thus providing flexibility in course
The 36 credit
programme comprises 6 core courses, one project and 2 electives (to be selected
out of 6 electives being offered now).
Special Features of
features of the programme is its excellent study materials developed by the
experts in the country and have been prepared not only by the specialists and
experienced librarians but also specialists in computer, communication and media
technologies. The material is utilized by many Universities as text books. The
other feature of the programme is to offer compulsory Practical and Seminar
components which envisages to develop the communication skills of the students.
Programme adopts continuous evaluation system through assignments, practical
work, seminars and term-end examination.
The fees for
the Programme including registration fee is as follows:
Indian Residents -
has been designed and developed keeping in view the handling of information
rather than library materials as a whole. The programme consists of 6 core
courses one project and 6 electives (out of which 2 have to be selected).
Communication and Society
Sources, Systems and Services
MLIL-102: Information Processing and
MLI-102: Management of
Library and Information Centres
of Information Communication Technologies
Information Communication Technologies: Application
MLIE-101: Preservation and
Conservation of Library Materials
Scientometrics and Informetrics
Library System and Services
About the MLIS Online Programme
is now available online on the LIVE platform. LIVE (Library and Information Virtual
Education) is an initiative of IGNOU to develop in-house Learning & Content Management System for imparting online education. It is a complete virtual learning
environment suite covering all the activities from registration to certification.
The following features are available in MLIS online programme:
Walk in admission- admission will be available throughout the
year. Registration form has been specially devised with the facility of uploading
scanned certificates, other required documents and photograph. Registration will
be confirmed only after verification of the certificates and payment of the required
admission fee. Facility for online payment is available through the payment gateway
of AXIS Bank.
Integrated multimedia courseware- once registered,
learners will have access to personalized learning space (My Page).
self instructional material, related audio/ video, slides, self check exercises
etc. weaved in one platform.
Online counseling and mentoring – web cast based
counseling integrated with text based chatting facility is used for counseling purposes.
24×7 learner support- asynchronous and synchronous modes of interaction will be used to provide just in time support to learners.
Portfolio based continuous evaluation- portfolios with
individualized randomly generated assignments (both objective and subjective) is
automatically generated from the question bank. Portfolio space is used for keeping
track of course status, assignment status and grades. Objective questions will be
evaluated by the system automatically and the subjective question by the e-councellor.
E-tutor based practical- online instructions and e-tutorials for hands
on practice of WINISIS and Library Automation Packages will be used for the practical
sessions. Multimedia manuals for self learning are provided online.
Group based online seminar- Blogs, chat rooms and discussion forums
and web conferencing facility are used for group based seminars.
Online Project platform – templates are available for synopsis submission,
project uploading and evaluation. Viva voce will be conducted through through web
based video conferencing tool.
Online Term End Examination- Online examinations will be conducted in
specified centres for in proctored environment.