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    Program Structure

    First Year
    • MLIS101
    • Information, Communication and Society
    • 4 Credits
    • MLIS102
    • Management of Library and Information Centres
    • 4 Credits
    • MLIS103
    • Information Sources, Systems and Services
    • 4 Credits
    • MLIS104
    • Information Processing and Retrieval
    • 4 Credits
    • MLIS105
    • Fundamentals of Information Communication Technologies
    • 4 Credits
    • MLIS106
    • Information Communication Technologies: Application
    • 4 Credits
    • MLIS107
    • Preservation and Conservation of Library Material
    • 4 Credits


    Second Year
    • MLIS201
    • Research Methodology
    • 4 Credits
    • MLIS202
    • Academic Library System
    • 4 Credits
    • MLIS203
    • Technical Writing
    • 4 Credits
    • MLIS204
    • Informatics and Scient metrics
    • 4 Credits
    • MLIS205
    • Public Library System and Services
    • 4 Credits
    • MLIS206
    • Dissertation
    • 4 Credits


    Program Overview

    Master of Library and Information Science or MLIS or M.Li.Sc. or M.Lib. in Distance Education is a professional postgraduate course that covers an advanced study of the principles and practices of Library Science and Library Administration along with the current technologies involved therein. Also termed as MLIS, the course essentially includes the study of collection management, information systems and technology, research methods, cataloguing and classification, preservation, reference, statistics, database management, information architecture and knowledge management, etc.

    The course aims to prepare eligible candidates to adequately and productively act as data experts in libraries and data roles. Aspirants have to design and develop information systems, contribute to the discipline of Library and Information science in terms of research and teaching.

    MLIS in Distance Education Course teaches students to evaluate situations to determine the best technical solution and effectively utilize technology to add value to the field. They are also familiarised with techniques to assess how changing technologies impact the field.

    Master of Library and Information Science in Distance Education degree holders have great employment opportunities in Archiving, Cataloguing, Computer, data and Information system, Indexing, Research, Information architecture, metadata architecture, preservation administration and conservation, etc.

    MLIS Distance Education Students are taught to conduct original research that advances the field’s knowledge base and candidate’s professional knowledge. They have to assess user information needs in order to determine what is needed to improve service in the discipline and also, develop and implement information and instructional services to address specific needs.


    Qualified Librarians are lucratively hired in fields such as universities and colleges, court houses, public schools, law offices, museums, local library buildings, showcasing, web content administration and plan, administration, database improvement, reference device advancement, data frameworks and distribution, internet coordination, and such.

    Some of the popular areas of employment for such postgraduates include:

    • Public/government libraries
    • News agencies
    • Foreign embassies
    • Photo/film libraries
    • Information /Documentation centers
    • Information Handling divisions
    • Museums and galleries

    Such professionals are hired in capacities such as Deputy Librarian, Academic Librarian, Electronic Resources Librarian, Information Architect, Integrated Library System Application Specialist, Junior Librarian/Assistant Librarian, Junior Information Analyst, Library Attendant, Librarian, Metadata Librarian, Research Instruction Librarian, Teacher Librarian, etc.

    Successful postgraduates interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for pursuing higher studies, such as Ph.D. and M.Phil. in the subject.