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Master of Library Science (M.Lib)

APU > Law, Education & Social Science > Master of Library Science (M.Lib)
1 Year
Full Time
Part Time

M.Lib.I.Sc. is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC). This programme is for students who wish to pursue a career in Library Management and other related fields.

Information is a pervasive element in contemporary society, the development of which will depend upon the future shape of information services particularly with the usage of Information Communication Technologies. MLIS programme puts emphasis on handling and access to information in all forms rather than the conventional library activities and earn a higher degree or an advanced certification for professional growth. MLIS impart critical thinking and reflexivity about professional practice as managers of libraries and information services and an understanding of research methods and activities of research organizations.


  1. To impart to the students a thorough understanding of patterns of knowledge development and its organization;
  2. To train the students in the advanced skills of information/knowledge, gathering, processing, organization and retrieval;
  3. To train the students in information/ knowledge analysis, repackaging, and marketing;
  4. To provide advanced practical training in ICT applications in information environment including library automation, digitization, networking and communication system;
  5. To train students in the analysis, planning, and management of the systems of library and information centers; and
  6. To provide an understanding of research methods and activities of research organizations.
  7. To provide an understanding of the vital and pervasive role of information as an essential resource in all developmental activities.
  8. To acquaint the students with the application of modern management techniques and ideas essential for library and Information systems.
  9. To provide a thorough insight into all techniques of information handling with a special emphasis on the application of information technology.
  10. To train the students to develop their insight and skills in recent trends in the collection.

We look for applicants who are curious, determined and creative. We take into account special talents or successes that might not appear on a transcript. If this sounds like you, choose APU.

Post Programme Careers:

  • Deputy Librarian
  • Librarian/Chief Librarian
  • Researcher/Scientists/Application Specialist
  • Consultant/Reference Librarian
  • Cataloguer/Technical Assistant/Records Manager
  • Director/Head of Information Centre
  • Senior Information Analyst
  • Senior Library Information Assistant
  • Law Librarian
  • Indexer
  • Information Architect
  • Archivist

Eligibility Criteria

For National Students
Bachelor Degree in Library & Information Sciences or equivalent

For International Students
The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the prerequisite subjects for admission into the desired program.



Scholarships can help you reach your goal
Apex Professional University nurtures and encourages the curious, determined, and creative minds and strongly believes that money should not be a constraint for such students.  So, the University extends Scholarship and Financial Aid Scheme for the students taking admission at APU. 

Academic Scholarship
APU extends scholarships and financial assistance to meritorious and talented students based on the basis of qualification previous to eligibility qualification. Continuation of the APU Academic Scholarships are designed to encourage and reward consistently meritorious performance through the duration of the program. The Academic Scholarships will be awarded based on CGPA at the end of each year.

Early Decision Scholarship
The amount of Scholarship also depends on the Phase in which the candidate takes Admission in the University. Admissions in APU is done in four Phases. All the Scholarships awarded will be for a specific year only and for subsequent years, it may continue / discontinue based on performance of the student in qualifying year and Scholarship policy applicable from time to time.

External Scholarship
In order to fund your studies, you will need to undertake careful research – the options available to you will differ, depending on your domicile. There are several government scholarships and stipends on offer from UGC, Central and State Governments extending to the APU Students. 

Admission Process

  • Applicants will have to go through the following process:

    • Submission of completed application form with all relevant enclosures and application fee
    • Review of applications and short-listing of candidates
    • Admission decision taken by the Admission Committee
  • The decision to short-list applicants for a personal interview and make a formal offer of admission thereafter will be taken by the Admission Committee. The committee’s decision in this regard is final and binding.

How to Apply

You have done your research and explored your options, and you know that APU is the perfect place for you. Now it is time to take the next step towards a career.