M.Lib.I.Sc Syllabus and Subjects

Duration: 1 Year
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The MILB syllabus is a one-year program divided into two semesters focusing on advanced library principles and information science practices. The course covers planning and management, library management, research methodology, etc.

After graduating from the M.Lib.I.Sc course, candidates have a wide range of job opportunities in both the private and public sectors. They can work as Library Assistants, Professors, Academic Librarians, Research Students, etc.

Table of Contents

Semester Wise M.Lib.I.Sc Syllabus

The MILB syllabus teaches library work ethics and information science principles. The one-year course includes electives, internships, and projects. Listed below in the table is the M.ILB Syllabus broken down in the semester-wise system.

MLIS 1st Year Syllabus

In the table given below is MILS Syllabus for 1st year:

Semester I

Semester II

Knowledge, Information and Communication

Informatics and Scientometrics

ICT Application in Library Services

Information Systems and Networks

Intellectual Property Rights & Copyright

Content Management & Digital Library

Information, Communication and Society

Management and Organisation of Libraries and Information Centers

Library Classification 

Research Methodology

Information and Digital Literacy 


M.Lib.I.Sc 1st Year Practical 

The M.ILB syllabus has list of practicals that is offered in the course:

  • Library Cataloguing 
  • Information and Communication Technology Applications in LIS
  • Information, Systems and Programmes  


Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers undergraduate and postgraduate distance education courses. One of these is M.Lib.I.Sc, or MLIS. The MLIS course duration at IGNOU is one year. Below is the MILS IGNOU syllabus:

MLIS 1st Year Syllabus

In the table given below is MILS Syllabus for 1st year at IGNOU.

Semester I

Semester II

Information, Communication and Society

Research Methodology

Management of Library and Information Centres

Academic Library System

Information Sources, Systems and Services

Technical Writing

Information Processing and Retrieval

Information and Scientometrics

Fundametals of Information Communication Technologies

Public Library System and Services

Information Communication Technologies: Application


Preservation and Conservation of Library Material


M.Lib.I.Sc Subjects

In the LIB Subject for Masters, candidates study topics such as Information Systems and Technology, Cataloguing and Classification, and Public Library Systems and Services, to name a few. The MLIS subjects are divided into three parts: core, electives and practical subjects, which are given in the lists below:

M.Lib.I.Sc Core Subjects

The M.lib.sc syllabus contains a list of core subjects which is given in the list below:

  • Informatics and Scientometrics
  • Information Systems and Networks
  • Information, Communication and Society 
  • Marketing of Library and Information Products and Service
  • Information Repackaging and Retrieval
  • Advance Knowledge Organization: Cataloguing Practice
  • Information and Communication Technology Applications in LIS

M.Lib.I.Sc Electives Subjects

The MLISc syllabus offers a range of elective courses, listed below:

  • E-Resources Management
  • Planning and Management of Academic Library System
  • Research and Technical Library and Information System
  • Internet and Web Resource
  • Content Management & Digital Library

M.Lib.I.Sc Subjects In Detail

The M LIB course syllabus focuses on many subjects, such as Public Service Management, Information Communication and Society, Information and Retrieval Systems, etc. Listed in the table given below are MLISc course subjects in detail:

MLISc Subjects  Topics
Information Repackaging and Retrieval Abstract & Abstracting, Index and Indexing, Abstracts Repackaging and consolidation, Citation indexing, Information Retrieval System.
Information Technology  Information Technology and Libraries, Software packages, Library automation software packages, Human Computer interfaces, Network types.
Informetrics and Scientometrics Information Science, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Informetrics and Webometrics, Information Products.
Library Cataloguing Contributions of Cutter, Lubetzky, Ranganathan in the field of Cataloguing, Subject Cataloguing, Layout and rules for the Union Catalogues of Books, Periodicals, Indexing and Abstracting Journals and National Bibliographies.
Information Sources and Systems in Social Sciences History of Social Sciences, Secondary Sources, Web based sources, Information Systems and Networks in Social Sciences.

M.Lib.I.Sc Course Structure

The M.LIb.Sc syllabus course structure covers core subjects on important information, library management and maintenance, and skill-based electives. Additionally, other aspects of the course are listed below:

  • II Semesters
  • Core Subjects
  • Elective Subjects
  • Practicals
  • Projects
  • Internships

M.Lib.I.Sc Teaching Methodology and Techniques

The M.Lib syllabus covers various teaching methodologies and techniques, including traditional classroom-based methods and training in technical writing. Here are some of the teaching methodologies:

  • Projects
  • Conceptualized Learning
  • Traditional Classroom-Based Teaching
  • Field-Based Learning/Study Tour
  • Assignments
  • Internships

M.Lib.I.Sc Projects

The Master of Library and Information Science syllabus has projects, also known as dissertations, which candidates must complete by the end of the second semester. It evaluates the aptitude and knowledge of candidates for career prospects. Listed below are some of the MLIS project topics:

  • School Libraries as an Effective Instrument for Achieving Academic Excellence
  • The Problems and Prospect of Reference Services in Academic Libraries
  • Information Retrieval Systems in Academic Libraries
  • Development of E-Library and Management of Index in the Digital Culture
  • Maintenece, Preservance and Records of Information through Rare Collective Item Books
  • Impact Of Poor Funding Of Indian Libraries On The Literacy Level Of Indians.

M.Lib.I.Sc Reference Books

Here is a list of the books included in the Master of Library and Information Science syllabus:

Name of the Books


Making Sense of Library Automation: A Hands on Guide

Chidrupananda, Swami

Modern Library Automation

Gopal, Krishan

Handbook of Library Security

Grewal, Gagandeep

Approaches to Modern Librarianship

Siwatch, Ajit S

M.Lib.I.Sc Fee Structure


What is the syllabus of M.Lib.I.Sc science?

The M.Lib.I.Sc syllabus include Knowledge, Information and Communication, Information Communication and Society, Electronic Publishing, etc.

How many subjects are there in Mlisc?

There are about 10 core M.Lib.I.Sc subjects and electives vary based on university's syllabus.

What are the books for M.Lib.I.Sc syllabus?

The M.Lib.I.Sc syllabus books are Modern Library Automation by Gopal, Krishan, Handbook of Library Security by Grewal, Gagandeep, etc.

Is MLIS a PG degree?

Yes, MLIS is a post graduate degree generally offered for one year, but some institutes offer it for two years.