Master of Library and Information Science | M.L.I.Sc.

The Department of Library and Information Science, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, commences its two years Integrated Programme of Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc) from the coming academic year 2021-22. The programme will be a full-time course, comprising of four semesters. This would include lectures, practical sessions, tutorials, project work and internship.

The course aims to immerse a student in a rich learning environment that provides a strong foundation as well as opportunities to start your career in the field of Information Science and Librarianship and provide professional skills and work culture to establish a digital platform to understand applications of ICT in Library and Information Centers.

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Key Information


Teaching learning will include lectures, discussions, seminars, practical sessions, tutorials, project work, dissertation and internship.


  • To familiarize students with the fundamental philosophy of Librarianship, basic principles and professional ethics.
  • To train students in managing hybrid to digital form all types of Libraries i.e. Public, Academic, Special, Corporate, etc.
  • To train students to use ICT for in-housekeeping functions of information centres for efficient knowledge dissemination with a standard LMS system.
  • To provide professional skills and work culture to establish a digital platform to understand applications of ICT in Library and Information Centres, e-Governance, DBMS, Information Ownership and Ethics etc.

Career Options & Opportunities

  • The course will enable the information professionals to widen their horizons into diverse fields, to provide consultancy services, develop creativity through web designing and animations.
  • Exposure to working on various digitalisation projects handled in archival centres and museums
    • Academic librarian
    • Research Librarian/Digital Librarian
    • Data Ocer/Chief Information Ocer
    • Web Services Librarian
    • Manager of Information Science Information Architecture
    • Metadata Librarian
    • Data Mining and Data Analyst
    • Business Analyst
    • Manager of Information Services
    • Document Control Specialist
    • Web Content Strategist & many more accepting challenges from the corporate sector
  • Learn to work as a freelancer in a specialised area like Library Digitalisation, Research Data management and others


  • Multiple exit options with certification at each stage
  • Updated & Current Curriculum incorporating the iSchool concept
  • Exposure to latest technologies in the field of Librarianship
  • Familiarity with relevant ICT based technologies like Web technologies, Digital Libraries, etc
  • Smart Classrooms, Internet and Library Software training facilities
  • Opportunity for career building whether in Information Science or Librarianship

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, student will:

Be able to widen their horizons into diverse fields, to provide Consultancy services, develop creativity through Web designing and Animations, Digital Librarian, Information Architecture, Metadata Librarian, Data Mining and Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Web Content Strategist, and many more accepting challenges from the corporate sector.


Semester I Semester II
Information, Library and Society Information Behaviour: Needs, use, usage and user of information
Organizing Information and resources: Introduction to Classification and Cataloguing Library and Information Services
Management Principles and Techniques for Library and Information Centre (LICs) Collection Development and Management in LICs
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)for the Information Professionals Introduction to Data, Databases, and Data Management
Practicum 1: Classification Project Work : Literature Survey
Practicum 2: Classification  


  • Innovative Curriculum: adopting the iSchool concept
  • Experiential Learning
  • Access to different types of libraries within campus.
  • Seminars, Workshops, Internship and Dissertation
  • Multiple Certifications

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