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Master of Library and Information Sciences - MLIS
Duration : Min. Duration 1 Year
Max. Duration 2 Years


​Programme Details



Information is a pervasive element in contemporary society, the development of which will depend upon the future shape of information services particularly with the usage of Information Communication Technologies. MLIS programme puts emphasis on handling and access to information in all forms rather than the conventional library activities and earn a higher degree or an advanced certification for professional growth. MLIS impart critical thinking and reflexivity about professional practice as managers of libraries and information services and an understanding of research methods and activities of research organizations.




1.To impart to the students a thorough understanding of patterns of knowledge development and its organization;
2.To train the students in the advanced skills of information/knowledge, gathering, processing, organization and retrieval;
3.To train the students in information/ knowledge analysis, repackaging, and marketing;
4.To provide advanced practical training in ICT applications in information environment including library automation, digitization, networking and communication system;
5.To train students in the analysis, planning, and management of the systems of library and information centers; and
6.To provide an understanding of research methods and activities of research organizations.
7.To provide an understanding of the vital and pervasive role of information as an essential resource in all developmental activities.
8.To acquaint the students with the application of modern management techniques and ideas essential for library and Information systems.
9.To provide a thorough insight into all techniques of information handling with a special emphasis on the application of information technology.
10.To train the students to develop their insight and skills in recent trends in the collection.


Programme Code : 4J2H-S

(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
DLIS413 (Advanced Classification Practice) and DLIS415 (Advanced Cataloguing Practice)
courses which are to be attempted only in English Language.)

Programme Duration

Min. Duration 1 Year
Max. Duration 2 Years


Eligibility & Fee



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.

*Fee Details

Programme Fee₹ 4500 (per semester)

Examination Fee₹ 1500 (per semester)

Study Material Fee₹ 1000 (per semester)



  • Programme Fee for 1st semester will be payable at the time of admission. Fee for all other semester(s) will be payable as per the schedule prescribed by the university before the start of End Term Exam of corresponding semester/ year.

  • Examination fee will be payable along with the programme fee.

  • If a student wants to take printed Study Material, then he/ she is required to pay the Study Material fee separately at the time of receiving Study Material.

*Exclusive of one time Application Fee of Rs. 500/- to be paid at the time of new admission.


Payment Mode


Fees will be accepted online on the LPU e-Connect portal via. Debit Card/Credit Card/UPI/Wallets/Net Banking etc. or through Demand Draft in favour of “LOVELY FACULTY OF DISTANCE EDUCATION”, payable at JALANDHAR. Please DO NOT make payment in cash. The university will not assume liability for any payment made in cash at any place.


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


Further study options after MLIS

  • M.Phil.

  • Ph.D.

Higher studies in reputed universities in India and abroad can be pursued.


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

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