Master of Library & Information Science (M.L.I.Sc.)

Last Updated on July 28, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar

In this article, we will have an in-depth analysis of Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.Sc.) course. It is an advanced (Master’s level) course related to the field of library and information science. This article covers topics such as- course details, duration, eligibility criteria, admission process and career prospects.

After publishing articles about Library Science courses and Bachelor of Library and Information Science course, the next thing that came to my mind was to write an article about a more advanced course! That’s why I decided to publish this article!

Name of Course: Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.Sc.)
Course Duration: 1 year
Eligibility Criteria: Completed B.Lib. or B.L.I.Sc.

Let us check out the course details up close –

M.L.I.Sc. Course Details

Type of course

It is a Master’s level academic program.


The course is 1 year long. The academic program is usually divided into two semesters. Each semester lasts for a period of 6 months.

Eligibility criteria

Passed Bachelor of Library Science (B.Lib.) or Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.L.I.Sc.) from a recognized institute. Candidate must also have scored at least 55% aggregate marks in Degree course.

Admission process

Reputed institutes follow merit based admission process. Academic performance of candidate is taken into account, when it comes to merit based admission process. Some institutes are also known to conduct their entrance test or selection interview.


If you want to know more about the syllabus and course structure, you may check out the list of important subjects given below –

  • Information Systems Management
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Analysis, Consolidation and Repackaging
  • Advanced Cataloging
  • Research Method and Statistical Techniques
  • ICT Applications in Library and Information Science
  • Elective Subject

Higher studies & advanced courses

After completing M.L.I.Sc. program, interested candidates may go for further studies. Programs like M.Phil. in Library and Information Science and PhD in Library and Information Science are available in front of them.

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Career prospects

List of common recruiters  –

  • Libraries (Government, private as well as community managed)
  • Academic institutions (Schools, Colleges and Universities)
  • Special Libraries
  • Foreign Embassies
  • News agencies
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Information centres
  • Private organizations and companies

In the above mentioned work setups, librarians may don any of the following roles –

  • Chief Librarian/Librarian
  • Assistant Librarian
  • Library Attendant
  • Records Manager
  • Junior Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Law Librarian
  • Consultant
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