Eligibility for Admission

A Candidate with B.L.I.Sc degree of this University or any other University, considered as equivalent, shall be eligible for M.L.I.Sc.

Program Duration

The duration of the M.L.I.Sc Programme is 'One' academic year from the year of Admission to the Programme.

Medium of Instruction:

Medium of Instructions for MLISc programme is English. University will supply study material for the students which is in SLM pattern, in addition to face to face counseling. The guidelines will be in English medium. Each course is divided into 3 to 5 Blocks. Further, each block is divided into 3 to 5 Units. The students will receive 37 books in all for the entire programme. Students are given the option to write answer in Kannada or in English.

Title of the Programme:

The Programme is a Post-graduate course in Library & Information Science leading to the award of Master Degree in Library & Information Science, i.e. M.L.I.Sc.

Scheme of Examination

  • Internal assessment (IA) through assignments with a weightage of 20%
  • Term-end examination having a weightage of 80%
  • Each paper will be of 100 marks
  • Minimum for pass is each course is 40% [In Internal Assessment + Term End Examination]

Programme Structure:

The Following are the Courses to be studied by students who are admitted to MLISc programme.

Subject Code
MLI – 61  I Foundations of Information Science 6
MLI – 62 II Organization of Information Sources 6
MLI – 63  III Content Analysis, Organization & Development 6
MLI – 64 IV Management of Information Resources 6
MLI – 65 V Information Systems : Architecture & Retrieval 6
MLI – 66 VI Research Methods in LIS 6
MLI – 67 VII Application of IT in libraries & Information Centres (Theory) 6
MLI – 68 VIII Organization of Information Sources (Practical) 4
MLI – 69 IX Application of IT in Libraries and Information centres (Practical) 4

Instructional System :

The Instructional methodology used in this University is different from that in the conventional Universities. The Open University system is more learner-oriented, and is geared to cater to the needs of motivated students assuming that the students is an active participant in the teaching-learning process. Instruction to student is imparted through various modes such as Print, Audio, Video and supported by face to face communication rather than only face-to-face communication.

The university follows multi-channel approach for instruction. It comprises proportionate combination of :

Printed Self-instructional.

  • Audio-Video CDs and FM Radio Channel.
  • Face to Face Contact Programme by University Professors/ experienced professionals.

Credit System – General

MLISc is a Credit-based programme. A weight age of fifty credits are given for nine courses. The University follows the 'Credit system' for its M.L.I.Sc. programme. Each Credit is of 30 hours of study comprising of all learning activities. Thus, a three credit course involves 90 study hours, a six credit course involves 180 study hours and so on. This helps the students to understand the academic efforts she / he has to put in order to successfully complete the programme.