Library Science is a systematic process of organizing and maintaining  books, magazines and journals. Library science deals with categorization of knowledge and information. An individual who is engaged in this profession is known as librarian. Librarians are also called as information managers. Librarians are also involved in planning activities for encouraging use of the library. Librarians are also known as custodians of libraries. A well-resourced library not only contains periodicals and books but also cassettes, microfilms, videos, education records and reference books.

Objectives: -


  • To share expert skills, knowledge, and abilities with communities and the profession as a whole
  • To train professionals to meet the changing information needs of individuals and groups in a diverse and global society
  • To contribute to the librarianship and allied fields through publication, research and other creative activities.
  • To provide the information of classical library science with the current technologies.

List of Courses: -


  • Certificate Courses in Library Science
  • Certificate in ICT Application in Library
  • Certificate Course in Library and Information Science
  • Diploma Courses in Library Science
  • Diploma in Library and Information Science (DLIS)
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Library Science
  • Master of Philosophy in Library & information Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Library & information Science

Basic Eligibility



For admission in the bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as (biology, maths and chemistry).  The duration for this course is 3 years.



The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree is holding a bachelor's degree with science subjects such as (biology, maths and chemistry). The duration for this course is 2 years.


Some of its specialized fields are:  -


  • Information architecture
  • Indexing
  • Librarian
  • Information broker
  • Archiving
  • Abstractors
  • Metadata Management
  • Researchers
  • Cataloguing
  • Metadata Architecture
  • Computer, Data, and Information System
  • Preservation Administration and Conservation

Job Prospects

There are lots of career opportunities available for library science professionals. Librarians are information providers. They help people in finding information effectively. Initially, a graduate starts with a job title of a library assistant  and gets promoted gradually. Qualified librarians in this field can seek employment in academic institutions, schools, government and public libraries, news and broadcasting agencies, universities and in private libraries.

Graduates can also seek employment in galleries, archives, museums, and documentation centers. Graduates  can also work for publishing houses and statistical research centers. Some experienced librarians work independently as service providers.

Job Titles: -


  • Librarian
  • Library Attendant
  • Library Assistant
  • Deputy Librarian
  • Information Assistant
  • Senior Information Analyst
  • Junior Information Analyst
  • Director/Head Of Information Centre
  • Junior Librarian/Assistant Librarian
  • Junior Librarian/Professional Assistant
  • Junior Librarian/Semi-Professional Assistant

Remuneration: -

The compensation for librarians depends upon their qualifications and experience. Librarians working in government sectors can earn an average income with incentives. The average earnings of librarian are around Rs 1, 00,000 – 1, 50,000 lacs annually. Librarians working in academic institutions, schools, government libraries, media sector, universities and in private libraries can also earn good remuneration.

Science Colleges for Library Science

A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College

Poondi, Tamil Nadu, India

A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (AVVMSPC), Poondi was established in 1956 with a far-sighted vision of educating the rural masses; the motto of the college is 'to learn and to serve'. The college has been re-accredited with grade 'A'...

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Aarti Institute of Professional Studies

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Aarti Institute of Professional Studies (AIPS), New Delhi was established in 2001 with an aim to provide professional education to youth and newer avenues of employment. AIPS is an authorized information centre of Bharti Vidhyapeeth and...

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Abhinav Institute of Technology & Management

Thane West, Maharashtra, India

Abhinav Institute of Technology & Management (AITM), Thane(W) established in 1994 as a part of Abhinav Group of Institution, is a widely recognized educational institute in the state of Maharashtra. It is an ISO 9001:2008 approved...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education (ANU CDE), Guntur was established as part of Acharya Nagarjuna University to impart distance learning programs in various fields. The centre of distance learning offers quality...

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Adventure Academy

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Adventure Academy, Chennai is a Chennai based company committed to children’s skill development programs. Their objective is to introduce well researched, need based, quality skill development programs for children in the age...

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Ahimsa Women's Polytechnic

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Ahimsa Women's Polytechnic, New Delhi was established in 1985 is an accredited institute of NIOS (Ministry of HRD, Government of India) under the auspices of Ahimsa Shiksha Sansthan (Regd.). The college is providing career-oriented...

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Alagappa Institute of Technology

Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

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Alagappa Institute of Technology (AIT), Karaikudi established in 2001 is a service-oriented institution with the primary focus on providing education in emerging academic disciplines, vocational programs and in the field of performing...

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Alagappa University

Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Alagappa University, Karaikudi was established by a Special Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu in May 1985 with the objective of fostering research, development and dissemination of knowledge in various branches of learning. The...

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Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh was established in 1877 as Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College in Aligarh by Sir Syed. It was one of the first purely residential educational institutions set up either by the government or the...

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Amar Jyoti Research & Rehabilitation Centre

Vikas Marg, Delhi, India

Amar Jyoti Research & Rehabilitation Centre, Delhi was established in 1981. It runs under the aegis of Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, a voluntary organization rendering rehabilitative services to persons with disabilities through a...

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