M.A. Admissions

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

Location: Mumbai

Centre: Centre for Library and Information Management


Intake: 17

Description

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The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) programme aims to create trained human resources to handle digital libraries and electronic resources. This programme’s main objective is to enhance knowledge and skills relevant to strengthening the country’s libraries, archives, documentation and information centres. The MLIS programme comprises 15 disciplinary core courses, 1 elective foundation, 1 open elective, 1 disciplinary elective, 1 internship programme, and a dissertation - totalling 66 credits spread over four semesters. The programme incorporates theories and practicals that include concepts from foundations to new and emerging library trends. This programme is designed for graduates, practitioners and professionals to train and strengthen their skills in documentation and preservation of print and electronic resources and digital information services. The programme provides highly personalised rigorous training on various areas like developing a digital library, electronic resource management, research data management, archive and preservation, content management, classification and ontology, cataloguing and metadata, scholarly communication, research tools, managing libraries using advanced technologies and many others.

The courses are conducted through lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions. The MLIS programme provides a unique learning experience through practical based laboratory sessions and field-based internships. The courses that require hands-on experience are held at the Library and Computer Lab, which are well equipped with state-of-the-art systems with high-speed internet access. In the first year, students are placed on a month-long internship at a leading academic or research library to learn in real situations. The Internship helps them apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations under the supervision of a faculty and field supervisor and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the library and information systems. This programme has a strong orientation towards research, analysis and practice. In the second year, each student compulsorily takes up a research project and works under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. The research study enhances the knowledge and skills of students in critical thinking, problem-solving, technical writing, scholarly communication and publication. The Master’s research covers diverse areas, such as scientometrics, information storage and retrieval, digital library applications, content management systems, information and digital literacy, etc.

This programme’s salient features are a well-crafted curriculum, expert faculty, enhanced emphasis on hands-on lab experience, sound theory, and experiential learning unique to TISS. The students of this programme are well equipped to work in various sectors like academic libraries, research libraries, corporate libraries, information centres, documentation centres, school libraries, public libraries, publishers and content providers, media houses, NGOs, archives, etc.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Year

Details

Credits

First

Compulsory Foundation Course

2

Elective Foundation Course

2

Disciplinary Core Courses (8)

24

Open Elective

2

Internship

6

Second

Disciplinary Core Courses (7)

18

Disciplinary Elective

4

Dissertation / Research Project

8

Total Credits

66

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

I

LIS 01

Knowledge Society (Compulsory Foundation)

2

LIS 02

Knowledge Organisation I: Classification & Ontology

(Theory and Practice)

4

LIS 03

Knowledge Organisation II: Cataloging and Metadata

(Theory & Practice)

4

LIS 04

Information Sources, Systems and Services

2

LIS 05

Information Communication Technology and Libraries

(Theory and Practice)

4

II

LIS 06

Management of Libraries and Information Centres

2

LIS 07

Information Storage and Retrieval (Theory & Practice)

4

LIS 08

Elements of Programming and Data Structures

2

LIS 09

Research Methodology and Quantitative Techniques

2

LIS 10

Internship in a Recognised Library/Information Centre

6

MLISCB01

Digital Scholarship (Open Elective)

2

 

Elective Foundation

2

III

LIS 11

Web Technologies and Web-based Information Services (Theory and Practice)

4

LIS 12

Informetrics and Scientometrics

2

LIS 13

Digital Libraries (Theory and Practice)

4

LIS 14

Knowledge Discovery and Data Management

2

IV

LIS 15

Knowledge Management Systems

2

LIS 16

Semantic Web Technologies

2

LIS 17

Evaluation of Library & Information Services

2

LIS 18

Disciplinary Elective (Any One):*

4
 LIS-18.1*

Information Analysis, Repackaging and Consolidation

 
LIS-18.2 *  School Library and Information System and ICT  

LIS 19

Dissertation

8

 

Note: The total number of credits, list of CBCS courses, and semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

 

Due to the current pandemic situation courses may be shifted or taught across semesters.

Fee Structure:

 

Components Master of Library and Information Science
Semester
I II III IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Health Centre Charges 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 0 0 0 0
IT  Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2,000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0 0
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab/Studio Fund 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Development Fund 8,000 8,000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1,500 0 1,500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0 0 0
  Total Course Fee 34,200 25,300 18,800 19,300
  Hostel and Dining Hall Charges:      
OTHER
CHARGES
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Hostel & Electricity Charges 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
  Total Fees for Hostellers 65,200 56,300 54,800 50,300
*Details under School        
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Some Schools will organise Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, expenses for these are not shown in the above table. These expenses will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.

 

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.

 

 

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