Ph.D. in Library & Information Science

To produce scholars with advanced capabilities in librarianship in order to meet the challenges in the changing environment and to encourage creativity, analytical thinking, critical analysis, and innovative & information problem-solving techniques for the problems and constraints faced by the library professionals, the Ph.D. in Library and Information Science was started in 2010 through different streams viz. Full-time and Part-time (Internal & External).

Focus Areas


of the program

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.

Knowledge Organisation

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.

Who can prefer this Course


The admission to Ph.D. programme is based on the vacancies available with the eligible Research Guides and the field of specialisation in which a scholar intends to pursue research. The desirous candidates are required to take an entrance examination conducted by the University for Ph.D. admission. The written examination consists of 100 objective type questions based on BLIS and MLIS/ M.Lib.I.Sc. curriculum. A few questions from current affairs, language skills, etc. will also be included in the paper. For more information visit our university website at: admissions/eligibility.htm   Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a minimum of 55% marks.
Media, Publications, Sports
Information Technology
General Knowledge & English

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