M.Lib.I.Sc. Master of Library & Information Science

The M.Lib.I.Sc., a two-year integrated programme of 75 credits, is divided into four semesters including Internship in the third semester and a project in the final semester. The programme is equivalent to BLIS (one year) + MLIS (one year). To impart high level skills and training necessary for those aspiring to hold higher positions in library and information centres within the country and abroad; To prepare the library and information professionals for the changing scenario; To familiarize with the basic concepts of information and its communication in society; To teach information processing techniques and develop capability in retrieving information efficiently by applying different search techniques; To acquaint with the activities and services of different information systems and introduce them to packaging and consolidation techniques; To introduce different methods and techniques of research; To sensitize and enable them to resolve the major issues associated with the development of new technology in the libraries and information centres; To impart ICT based skills using open source software in order to make them serve competently in an automated and networked environment; and To introduce modern tools and techniques to students to manage Libraries and Information Centres effectively.

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ICT for Information Management

To guide students in developing specialized knowledge and skills in information technologies, information organization, and end user services that will enable them to lead digital collection and management at academic/research institutions, cultural heritage institutions, special collections/archives, and other information centres.

ILMS and Digital Libraries

To impart in-depth knowledge on digital libraries, their characteristics, components, standards and protocols, digital rights and access management, planning and evaluation. The ultimate aim is to instil skills in learners that would enable them to set-up their own institutional digital library with all intermediate steps involved in it from planning to offering digital library services.

Knowledge Organisation

Theories, principles, and models underlying the organization of knowledge and the representation of information resources. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the basic principles and practices of information description, organization, access, and retrieval.

Who can prefer this Course

Eligibility

Candidates seeking admissions to the programme shall be required to appear for a 2-hour written examination conducted by the University during the last week of May or first week of June or on the date announced by the University. The written examination shall consist of 100 objective type questions to test mental ability, aptitude and general knowledge of the candidate consisting of questions from current topics of general interest, books, authors, libraries, information resources, reading habits and other related areas. Any degree with a minimum of 50% of marks. The Entrance Exam consists of objective type questions from the following.
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Media, Publications, Sports
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Information Technology
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General Knowledge & English

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