IGNOU MLIS – Master of Library and Information Science

Ignou MLIS Programme – Master of Library and Information Science

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) invites applications from the learners all over the country for admission to its Master of Library and Information Science programme for January as well as July session every year. Ignou MLIS comes under the School of Social Sciences (SOSS).

The admission to Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) programme is provided by the university under its “Walk-In admission” scheme. In this scheme, the learners can apply for admission to this programme in any of the two academic sessions.

The students who have completed their Bachelor Degree in Library Sciences can apply for admission in both January or July academic cycle to pursue their Master Degree in Library Sciences.

IGNOU MLIS Admission

The learners from all over the country can apply for Ignou MLIS admission via online mode only. In this mode of admission, the students need to visit the university official web portal at https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/.

They need to register themselves at the website and follow the general instructions to enroll them for Master of Library and Information Science programme. The students have to upload the required documents while filling up the Ignou MLIS online admission form. The admission fee has to be paid online via using their Debit Card, Credit Card or NetBanking.

Last Date of IGNOU MLIS Admission

The last date to apply for admission or submitting the application form to the concerned Regional Centre can be checked from the latest admission notification available on the university official website.

The last date will be different for January and July academic sessions. The students can find the latest admission notification on the university website at following path : www.ignou.ac.in > Student Support > Student Zone > Admission Announcement.

The university also publishes the latest admission notifications in the local daily newspapers.

Note: The candidates seeking admission to Ignou Master of Library and Information Science has been advised to check the university official website for latest admission notification, last date, etc.

Ignou MLIS Prospectus

The best way to quickly obtain the prospectus is to download it from the university official website. MLIS programme is a part of common prospectus. So, the students should not search for separate prospectus. Here, you can download Ignou MLIS prospectus.

The learners can obtain the hard copy of the “Student Handbook and Prospectus” for MLIS programme from their nearest IGNOU Regional Centers or Study Centers of the university by submitting the fee of Rs.200/- at the Cash Counters.

The common prospectus contains the complete detail about the programme. It also includes various forms which would be required for the completion of studies such as Term End Examination, Re-Registration, Revaluation, Change of Study Centre, Course, etc.

The students can also order prospectus via post as well by sending Demand Draft of Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi to the following address: “Registrar, Student Registration Division, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi,110068”. The prospectus will be sent to students only after the receiving of Demand Draft by the university.

Programme Objective

The main objective of IGNOU Master of Library and Information Science discipline is to build professionals human resource that will be able to meet the increasing demand in the Libraries and information centres all over the country and abroad. It also provides an opportunity for the learners who have completed their Bachelor degree in the Library Sciences and desires to pursue their Master Degree in the same field.

Ignou MLIS Course Details

The other details about the programme such as admission eligibility, fee structure, etc has been mentioned below:

Medium of Instruction

At present, the medium of Instruction for this programme is English only.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates seeking admission to this discipline should be having Bachelor degree in Library and/or Information Science or Associateship from NISCAIR or DRTC.

Ignou MLIS Course Fee

The candidates need to pay the total fee of Rs. 10,800/- at one time during the admission for the complete discipline.

Duration of Programme

The university provides the minimum duration of one year to the students to clear all the courses of Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) programme during the study. But the university allows the students to clear the programme within a maximum duration of four years.

Programme Coordinator Contact Details

IGNOU MLIS Syllabus & Courses

It consists of a total of 9 courses of 36 credits which include 7 core courses  and 2 elective courses. The Students can check the IGNOU Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) syllabus from university website or it is available in prospectus also. We have mentioned below the detail about the Course Code, Name and Credits:

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Compulsory Courses
MLI-101Information, Communication And Society4
MLII-101Information Sources, Systems and Services4
MLI-102Management of Library And Information Centres4
MLII-102Information Processing and Retrieval4
MLII-103Fundamentals of Information Communication Technologies4
MLII-104Information Communication Technologies: Applications4
Elective Courses (Choose any two only)
MLIE-101Preservation and Conservation of Library Material4
MLIE-102Research Methodology4
MLIE-103Academic Library System4
MLIE-104Technical Writing4
MLIE-105Informatics and Scientometrics4
MLIE-106Public Library System and Services4
 Total Credits36

IGNOU MLIS Hall Ticket

The students can download Ignou term end exam hall ticket for upcoming Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) examination ten days before the commencement of examination.

The university also sends the hard copy of Ignou MLIS admit card to the students at their physical address. In case, if any candidate does not get their hall ticket at their address via post, he or she may download it from university official website at www.ignou.ac.in.

Updated: May 5, 2018 — 2:09 pm


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