Master of Library & Information Sciences (MLIS)

(Annual System, 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 DLIS408 “INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-APPLICATIONS” course which is to be attempted only in English Language.)

Programme Code



Min. Duration 1 Year
Max. Duration 2 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Graduation in Library & Information Sciences 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 and/ or any concerned statutory body.

Career Prospects

One can find employment opportunities in:

  • Public/Government libraries
  • Universities/colleges/schools and other academic institutions
  • News agencies and organizations
  • Private organizations and special libraries
  • Foreign embassies
  • Photo/film/radio/television libraries
  • Information centres/documentation centres
  • 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 MLIS

  • Deputy Librarian
  • Librarian/Chief Librarian
  • Researcher/Scientists/Application Specialist
  • Consultant/Reference Librarian
  • Cataloguer/Technical Assistant/Records Manager
  • Director/Head of Information Centre
  • Senior Information Analyst
  • Senior Library Information Assistant
  • Law Librarian
  • Indexer
  • Information Architect
  • Archivist

Further study options after MLIS

  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D