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Updated on 12 Oct, 2019

Doctor of Philosophy in Library & Information Science (PHDLIS)

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 16,800
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991]excluding grace mark.
Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by IGNOU at the National level.

To facilitate the research work in the field of library and information science, particularly in the context of open and distance learning, the PhD in Library and Information Science was launched in 2001 in response to the demand from the various groups of learners and different agencies.


Information related to PhD Programme is as follows:


Synopsis outline 

The structure of the synopsis should be in the following format:
1) Title
2) Introduction
3) Statement of the Problem
4) Review of Related Literature
5) Objectives and Scope
6) Hypotheses
7) Research Methodology (including sample etc.)
8) Limitations
9) Organisation of the Study (Tentative Chapterisation)
10) Conclusion
11) References and Bibliography


 i) Proposed dates for PhD Synopsis Presentation for Category 'A': To be decided by the discipline.
ii) Proposed dates for interview for both the categories: To be decided by the discipline.

Course Work for PhD students is of 16 credits. The different courses offered are a under : 

Course Code
Course Title
Research Methodology
Current Trends in LIS
Open Assess and Scholarly Communication


Fee Rs. 14000/- per annum



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