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Bachelor of Library and Information Science or simply BLIS is an undergraduate Library Science course. Library and Information Science is associated with schools of library and information science. Library science is a social science incorporating the humanities, law and applied science and studying topics related to libraries; the collection, organization and the political economy of information. Information science is a science primarily concerned with the collection, classification, manipulation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information. The duration of the course is one year in this case but it may be different from institute to institute depending on their rules and regulations; the syllabus is divided into two semesters. The course is of wide spread value as it offers many career opportunities to the candidates after its successful completion.

How is B.Lib.I.Sc. Course Beneficial?

  • After completing the course they can go for jobs in the areas such as public/government libraries, universities and other academic institutions, news agencies and organizations.
  • They have opportunities in the private organizations and special libraries, foreign embassies, photo/film libraries.
  •  They have also the option of going for higher degrees in the very subject.
  • Candidates can also have option in the planning and coordination of the library's financial operations which are also important and essential tasks to be performed.


  • Candidates should have a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognised university board.

B.Lib.I.Sc. Syllabus

Syllabus of Library and Information Science as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Sem. I

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Subjects of Study


History of Library and Info. Science


Cataloguing and Classification


Reference Services in Library


New Trends in Information Science


Library Administration

Sem. II


Changing Dimensions of Library Mgt.


Digital Libraries


Modern Library Services


Emerging Issues in Library System


World Famous Public Libraries


B.Lib.I.Sc. Colleges

  • A.G.L. Degree and P.G. College, Vishakhapatnam
  • Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
  • Arcade Business College, Patna
  • Panjab University - PU, Chandiagrh

B.Lib.I.Sc. Course Suitability

  • They should have a basic interest in books as well as a variety of topics, good communication skills, customer service attitude and other interpersonal skills.
  • Applicants also have organizing ability, ability to anticipate user's needs, a wide general knowledge and ability to cope with frequent interruptions when doing jobs requiring concentration.
  • They must have knowledge of scholarly and public information sources, and follow trends related to publishing, computers, the media and organization of library materials.

 Job Types

  • Library Information Officer
  • Officer - Library
  • Library Information Assistant
  • Professional Assistant
  • Librarian/Asst Librarian/Library Assistant
  • Junior Library Attendant
  • Assistant Technical Manager/Library Asst/Technician
  • Library Trainee
  • Project Assistant
  • Storage Specialist
  • Project Trainee

Advance Course in B.Lib.I.Sc.

  • M.Lib.I.Sc.

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