Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences (BLIS)

(English Medium)* *(Study Material may be made available in English Medium. However, a student has the option of writing the Exam in English/ Hindi/ Punjabi language except for DLIS114 (Library Classification Practice) and DLIS117 (Library Cataloguing Practice) courses which are to be attempted only in English Language.)


  1. To educate the students in the philosophy of librarianship, basic principles, fundamental laws, professional ethics.
  2. To train students in the management of Library and Information Centres.
  3. To enable students to understand and appreciate the functions and purpose of Library & Information Centres in the changing social, cultural, technological and economic environment.
  4. To provide basic knowledge of computer and its application in Library and Information activities.
  5. To give students an understanding of the basics of Information Science.
  6. To train students in the skills of information, knowledge processing, organization, and retrieval.
  7. The students are prepared in such a manner that they may be capable of taking up self- employment in the information field.
  8. The students are prepared to take up the information challenges of the coming years.


Programme Code



  • Min. Duration 1 Year
  • Max. Duration 2 Years


Eligibility Criteria

Graduation in any discipline or equivalent

Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university.

Career Prospects

One can find employment opportunities in:

  • Public/Government libraries
  • Universities/collages/schools and other academic institutions
  • News agencies and organizations
  • Private organizations
  • Foreign embassies
  • Photo/film/radio/television libraries
  • Information centres/documentation centers
  • Companies and organizations with large information handling requirements
  • Museums and galleries, which have reading rooms and research facilities
  • Law library/Special library

Some of the relevant designations related to BLIS

  • Library Assistant
  • Junior Librarian
  • Junior Information Analysts
  • Assistant Librarian
  • Deputy Librarian
  • Librarian
  • Educator
  • Consultant/Reference Librarian
  • Cataloguer/Technical Assistant/Records Manager
  • Indexer
  • Archivist

Further study options after BLIS

  • MLIS