Master of Library & Information Science

Admissions for the academic year 2024-25

How to become a Somaiya student

We are delighted that you are considering a MLISc programme at Department of Library and Information Science, Somaiya Vidyavihar University. Please read all instructions and requirements carefully to ensure a complete and correct application.


Master of Library and Information Science

Intake: 120

Important Dates

Phases Dates
Start Date of M.L.I.Sc. Application Form 02nd May 2024
End Date of M.L.I.Sc. Application Form 15th July 2024

Admission Process

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualification: Graduate degree in any stream.


The students should fill the pre-admission form which is available on the college admission portal


Submission of 250/- (non-refundable in all cases) form fees through the online payment gateway.


Admission will be offered based on the availability of seats. The candidate will be communicated via email about his/her provisional admission or waitlisted number.


A provisional seat will be offered based on the merit, branch preference and availability of seats taken together. The candidate will be communicated via email about the seat offered to him / her or corresponding waitlisted number.

Admission Guidelines

  1. A provisional seat will be offered based on the merit list and on the availability of seats. The candidate will be communicated via email about his/her admission status, whether confirmed or waitlisted.
  2. A candidate who has been offered a provisional seat will need to pay the fees Rs. 25,000/- within 8 days of the receipt of the offer letter, to secure the confirmed admission.
  3. Candidate who does not pay the requisite amount as per the deadline will lose his/her claim on the confirmed seat during that phase.
  4. The final confirmation of admission is subject to physical verification of the documents. In case of non-availability of valid documents, the confirmation of the admission will result in cancellation.
  5. A candidate whose result is awaited is required to give an undertaking.
  6. Cancellation rules are available on the website for reference.
  7. The admission schedule may change under unavoidable circumstances or as per directive / instructions from admitting authorities of Somaiya Vidyavihar University. The revised schedule, if any, will be notified on the website.

Documents Required

  • 10th Marksheet & Passing Certificate (Board Certificate)
  • 12th Marksheet & Passing Certificate (Board Certificate)
  • First Year, Second Year & Third Year Marksheet
  • Third Year Passing & Convocation Certificate
  • Any valid address and date of birth proof; Aadhar Card
  • Marriage Certificate or Affidavit for married female candidate-(For change in name)
  • Pass-port size photograph
  • Migration certificate for students from universities other than Somaiya Vidyavihar University

Fees Structure

Master of Library and Information Science- Two years integrated programme

Tuition Fees 23,670 47,340
Exam Fees (Two semesters) 4,400 4,400
Development fees 21,930 21,930
Total fees per annum ₹ 50,000 ₹ 73,670

Academic Break

After commencement of the MLISc. programme, if a student wants to take a break for certain valid reason, then he/she can do so as per the following norms:

The academic break can be granted to any student at most once during the programme, for the period of a semester or more, with the maximum period of academic one year. The application has to be approved by the HOI.

Conditions for academic break:

  • Serious personal reasons involving hospitalization or serious family issues, on the condition of providing valid medical certificates or relevant documents.
  • Pregnancy/Maternity

The HOI will approve the academic break and forward the student's application to the admission/ department for the necessary process.

  • In case of any academic break approval from the HOI is mandatory.
  • Payment of Fees for the academic break: If the student has informed the HOI regarding academic break before the commencement of the relevant year and has not paid the total fees for that year, then if his/her academic break is granted, he/she can pay the total fee (100%) prevalent at the time when he seeks re-admission.
  • If a student wants to take academic break after the commencement of the academic year, but he/she has not attended the classes and if the fees are not paid, then while seeking readmission he/she has to pay the total fee (100%) plus 25% of the total fee as re-admission fee to continue his/her studentship.
  • If the student has paid the total fee for the entire year and then sought the academic break after commencement of that academic year in the middle of semester, he/she has to pay 25% extra on the total fees of one year of the total fee prevalent at that time, towards re-admission in subsequent years.
  • Students can exit after any semester and rejoin the programme, subject to above mentioned terms and conditions of Somaiya Vidyavihar University.
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