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M.Phil in Library and Information Science is a 2 year post graduate Library Science Course. Candidates who are willing to take this course must have a Master’s degree in Science, arts or Engineering, etc. Candidates must acquire 55% of marks in their post graduate level courses which is considered as eligibility criteria for M.Phil.

The admission process includes the merit marks and some institutes consider the score obtained in the entrance exams.

Some of the top institutions and universities that provide this course are:

  • University of Delhi, Delhi
  • Kurushetra University, Kurushetra
  • Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal
  • Vikram University, Ujjain
  • Dravidian University, Andhra Pradesh

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Library and Information Science gives more emphasis in two main categories one is library science and another is information science. This course has 2 years of duration which may vary based on the institution. The main skill required in this course is that candidate must be capable of gathering the information from various resources and also maintainability is taken in concern.

The average tuition fee for the course may vary between INR 9,000 to 20,000 for the span of 2 years. On successful completion of the course candidates are eligible to be hired in the capacities like Companies and organizations, Museums and Galleries, Information centers, Documentation centers as community librarian, library trainee, library professional assistant, information assistant etc.

Top Colleges for M.Phil. (Library & Information Science)

  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts in Delhi-NCR
  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts in Maharashtra
  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts in Chennai
  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts in Uttar Pradesh
  • M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts in Telangana

M.Phil in Library and Information Science: Highlights Table

Course LevelPost Graduate
Duration of the Course2 years
Examination TypeSemester
EligibilityMaster’s degree in Science, arts or Engineering, etc.
Admission ProcessMerit and entrance score based on institutions
Course FeeINR 9,000 to INR 20,000
Average Starting SalaryINR 2lac – 3lac per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesCompanies and organizations, Museums and
 -Galleries, Information centers, Documentation
Job PositionsCommunity librarian, library trainee, library
 -professional assistant, information assistant, Library
 -Science Technical Professional, General Librarian,
 -Researcher, tutor, Information Sourcing Analyst etc.

M.Phil in Library and Information Science: What is it about?

M.Phil in Library and Information Science encompasses of two major fields library and information science. Initially, library science is an interdisciplinary area where it applies the practices over the information technology, tools of management, education and other areas of library management such as collection, organization, preservations and gathering pieces of information from different resources.

This course aims to build in the management, organizational and preservation skills over the candidate. This course enables the students to organize information which involves classification, cataloguing, recording and maintenance of materials and books.

M.Phil in Library and Information Science: Top Institutions

InstitutionsLocationAverage fee (INR)
Delhi UniversityDelhi9,350
Loyola CollegeChennai14,400
Christ UniversityBangalore1 lac
Stella Maris CollegeChennai4,000
Madras Christian CollegeChennai65,800
St. Xavier’s CollegeKolkata59,000
St Joseph’s College DevagiriCalicut10,000
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda CollegeChennai4,449
College - -
Kongunadu Arts and Science CollegeCoimbatore23,000
Jadavpur universityKolkata16,000
The New CollegeChennai5,000
Jaipur National CollegeJaipur2 lac
Dr GR Damodaran College of ScienceCoimbatore45,000
PSG College of Arts and ScienceCoimbatore50,800
Bharathiar UniversityCoimbatore20,000
KGISL Institute of InformationCoimbatore84,000
Management - -
Karpagam UniversityCoimbatore40,000
Jyothi Nivas CollegeBangalore80,000
AJK College of Arts and ScienceCoimbatore42,000

M.Phil in Library and Information Science: Eligibility

Candidates who are wishing to apply for this course must possess 55% in their any of the courses in Master’s degree. Some colleges and Institutions may consider the scores that are obtained in the entrance tests conducted by them.

This course also requires some knowledge in computer operations, content management, communication, creation of databases and information retrieval techniques with the basic knowledge with-in the students.

M.Phil in Library and Information Science: Admission Process

Most of the colleges Provide admission based on their performance in the relevant entrance tests and personal interviews on the basis of minimum grade or score obtained in their Master’s degree.

Some institutes provide admission based on the candidates credit score in their graduate level.

M.Phil in Library and Information Science: Syllabus and Course Description

Semester ISemester IISemester III
Research Methodology and Digital Information Resources on LibraryOptional IDissertation
and Information Science(One Optional Paper is to be Opted) Digital Library System-
Group A: Research MethodologyOptional II-
Group B: Digital Information Resources on Library and InformationInformation Management and Knowledge Organisation-
ScienceRelated term Paper-
Related Term Paper--

M.Phil in Library and Information Science: Career Prospects

On successful completion of this post graduate course candidates are eligible to work in the colleges, Universities, foreign embassies, companies and organizations, museums and galleries, film libraries and information centers. This includes the job types like library trainee, library information assistant, library professional assistant, home tutor, researcher, community librarian etc.

Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage Salary (in INR)
Library Professional AssistantProcess of analyzing and collecting the information and management67
ResearcherField in which dissemination78
 -of information from various - -
 -resources - -
LecturerTeaching profession in which68
 -the training over the subject - -
 -can be taken - -
Information Sourcing AnalystAnalyzing and outsourcing the46
 -information resources - -
Library Science Technical ProfessionalDeep knowledge in the Library science as to organize, collect and preserving fields67

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