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      Academic programmes on offer 2015-2016
Updated on 21 Jan, 2014

Doctor of Philosophy in Library & Information Science (PhD in Library & Information Sc)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 14,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


i) For Category 'A':
a) At least 55 % of marks (50 % for SC/ST category) in Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from a recognized university 
 M Phil degree from a recognized university
b) At least 55 % of marks (50 % for SC/ST category) in Master in Library and Information
Science (MLIS) from a recognized university 
Five years of teaching/research experience in a lecturer's grade (UGC). Such candidates may be exempted by the Doctoral Committee from undergoing course work (worth 32 credits and a minimum of one year duration). However, they cannot claim this exemption on the basis of having M Phil degree or five years of teaching/research experience as the exemption is to be decided by the Doctoral Committee on the basis of candidates' knowledge and skills in the area of research proposal by her/him.
ii) For Category 'B':
a) At least 55 % of marks (50 % for SC/ST category) in MLIS from a recognized University . Such candidates shall have to do course work (32 credits and in a minimum of one year duration).
iii) Mode of Selection
 Entrance Test + Interview + Presentation + Viva Voce
  • Those who have qualified UGC NET are exempted from Entrance Test.
  • The application should be accompanied by a synopsis complete in all respect (see the synopsis outline given in the section ahead).
  • Applications without synopsis will not be considered.
  • Short-listing of applications will be done on the basis of minimum eligibility criteria laid down and the appropriateness and viability of the synopsis.


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.
v) Course Work for Category 'B': Course work is of 32 credits. The minimum duration of the course work of 12 months. Course Work could also be assigned for Category A, if Doctoral Committee desires.


Course Code
Course Title
Research Methodology
Information and Communication Technology in
Current Trends in LIS
Digital Libraries
Literature Review and Report Writing
Term Paper


Fee Rs. 14000/- per annum


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