Training in Librarianship in Mumbai University was started in 1943, when a Diploma in Librarianship was instituted by the University Library. In 1964, a full-fledged Department of Library Science was established and the Diploma Course was converted into the Degree Course (B.Lib.Sc.) with some changes in the syllabus. The Master’s Course leading to the M.Lib.Sc. degree was introduced in 1968/69.
Over the years, the B.Lib.Sc. syllabus has undergone several revisions. The B.Lib. I.Sc. syllabus was revised in the years 1978, 1996, 2001 and 2005 and the degree was changed to B.L.I.Sc., M.LI.Sc. course was revised in the year 1998,2001 and 2005 and the degree was changed to M.LI.Sc. The B.L.I.Sc. and M.L.I.Sc. revisions of 2001 were done keeping in view the recommendations made by the UGC Curriculum Development Committee Report. During this period the intake capacity of M.LI.Sc. course was increased from 10 to 15 students and the name of the department was changed from Department of Library Science to Department of Library and Information Science. In 1984 the Department was shifted from Fort Campus to Vidyanagari Campus.
The revised syllabi of both the Courses include imparting training in ‘Computer Applications to Library work’. In 2003 separate Computer Lab with 15 P.Cs. was started in the Department to give hands-on experience of computers for the students.
At present the Department has a Seminar Room, which can accommodate 30 persons. The Department also has a A.C. Auditorium Conference Hall, with sitting capacity of 150 students. (It is named as Prof.D.N. Marshall Auditorium to pay tribute to the ex Head of the Department & University Librarian, Prof.D.N. Marshall). Other infrastructure facilities include OHP, LCD Projector, Laptop Computer, Television, VCR, Multimedia Projector.
In 1995, the Ph.D. programme of the Department was revived and Dr. (Mrs.)Pratibha A. Gokhale received Ph.D. Degree in June 2001. She completed her research on the topic “Grey Literature :Generation, access and dissemination – a study”. At present five research students are registered for Ph.D Degree in Library and Information Science.
Innovations in teaching
- Some teachers are preparing Power Point Presentation for conducting lectures to demonstrate using LCD Projector.
- Teaching and Non-teaching staff ratio
Teachers – 4 Non-teaching staff – 4 Ratio: 1:1
- Teachers and students ratio
Teachers – 4 B.LI.Sc. Students – 40 Ratio: 1:10
Teachers – 2 M.LI.Sc. students – 15 Ratio: 1:8
Teachers – 2 Ph.D. students – 6 Ratio: 1:3
- New academic programme initiated
M.Phil programme is initiated with effect from 2007-08
i) Study tour to some city in India for M.L.I.Sc. students every year viz. Chennai , Lucknow.
ii)Local visits to libraries for B.L.I.Sc. students viz. IIT, TFIR, British Council, Asiatic Library.
iii) Class room quiz for Reference Service
iv) Practicum exercise for Library Management
- Interdisciplinary programme
Two seminars were organized with Computer Science Department and Department of Education during the year 2006-07 as follows:
i) Application of Information Technology to Library & Information Science with Dept. of Computer Science, 10th to 12th September, 2006.
ii) Application of Instructional Technology to Information Literacy Programmes with Dept. of Education 29th November to 1st December,2006.
Dept. of Library & Information Science
Jawaharlal Nehru Library,
University of Mumbai,
Vidyanagari, Santacruz (East),
Mumbai, 400 098.
Telephone No : 26526679, 26528201
Fax No. : 26526679
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Ranade Bhavan, Room No. 19,
Ground Floor, Vidyanagari Campus,
Kalina, Santacruz (E),
Mumbai – 400 098.
Email : email@example.com
11.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.
01.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
a) B.LI.Sc. – one year Full time post-graduate course (40 seats)
b) M.LI.Sc. – one year post B.LI.Sc. course (20 seats)
c) Ph.D – Two recognized guides Seats full
ii) (a) Admission process – The admission process begins in the month of June every year. Handbooks and admission forms are available w.e.f. 5th June. Personal interview of each candidate is conducted. Merit wise list of candidates deserving to be admitted to the courses as per reservation criteria is put up on Departmental Notice board indicating the date for payment of fees. If seats are vacant second list and third list are subsequently put up on Notice Board. M.LI.Sc. classes begin generally from 3rd week of June & B.LI.Sc. classes normally start from 1st week of July. However, commencement of B.LI.Sc. classes is subject to declaration of graduate degree results
(b) Reservation : Government’s rules as regards to reservation policy for admission, are strictly
(c) Scholarship/ Prizes: Following scholarships are available for students:
M.L.I.Sc. (Click here for Download the Syllabus)
1. Prof. D.N. Marshall Felicitation Prize consisting of Rs.250/- in cash, shall be awarded Annually to the candidate who passes the examination for the Degree of Master of Library and Information Science with highest number of marks on the aggregate at the examination.
2.Prof. S.R. Ganpule Felicitation Prize value of Rs.2125/- in cash, shall be awarded annually to the candidate who secures the highest number of marks in the subject of ‘Library Management’ from amongst the successful candidates at the M.LI.Sc. Degree examination.
Fee Structure for B.L.I.Sc.*
|Sr. No.||Fees||Fees (In Rupees)|
|4.||Admission Processing Fees*|
|7.||Sports & Cultural Fees*|
|9.||Group Insurance Fees*|
|10.||Disaster Relief Fund*|
|11.||Students Welfare Fund*|
|13.||Identity Card Fees*|
|16.||Computer Lab. Deposit**|
Total Refundable Deposits**
* The various fees are subject to change from time to time as per the directives of the university authorities.
** These fees are refundable on completion of the course after producing the original fee receipt. Refund of deposit, if not collected within two years of date of receipt, will lapse automatically.
The fees for the Reserved Category students will be collected as per the Government rules.
Fee Structure for M.L.I.Sc.*
Post-Graduate Registration Fee
Rs. 2000/- per term
Students’ Union Fee
Rs. 5/- per term
Rs 100/- per term
Rs 785/- ***
Library Deposit (Refundable)
Caution Money Deposit (for Computer Lab)
* The various fees are subject to change from time to time as per the Directives of the University authorities.
** This deposit is to be paid after getting admission to the Course, alongwith the First Term Fees.
*** This fee is to be paid later at the time of applying for final examination.
**** The deposit is to be paid after the registration as member of University Library.@ Refund of deposit not collected within two years from the date of payment shall lapse.
Part-I Written Examination
1. Library Development 100
2. Library Management 100
3. Library Classification 100
4. Library Cataloguing 100
5. Reference Service 100
6. Information Services and Systems 100
7. Computer Applications to Library Work 100
Part II : Practical Examination
1. Classification 70
2. Cataloguing 70
3. Indexing and Abstracting 60
4. Reference Service (Classroom Test & Oral Examination 50
5. Computer Application (Classroom Tests) 50
- Candidate shall appear for Part-I & II Simultaneously
- Duration : One academic year of two terms
- Date of Commencement of the Course: First week of July
- Date of Examination : Normally 3rd / 4th week of March
- No. of Admissions : 40
- Medium of Instruction : English
- Last day for receiving application : 15th June Every Year
* The various fees are subject to change from time to time as per directives of the university authorities.
** The fee is to be paid at the time of filling of the application form for admission to the Final Examination.
*** These deposits are refundable on completion of the course. Refund of deposit not collected within one year from the date of payment will lapse.
Research Projects – M.LI.Sc. – 14 Project reports
Ph.D. – 5 registered students
Summary of ongoing projects : The 14 M.LI.Sc. project reports are pertaining to evaluation of resources (print & electronic) on different current topics.
Summary of recently completed Ph.D. Projects:
- Dr. Dhanashri, Date (2007): Web content Management for Library & Information Science. Guide: Dr. P.A. Gokhale
- Mrs. Sangita C. Deokattey (2008) : Development of a methodology for a domain ontology: an application in the area of accelerator driven system in nuclear physics a study (submitted) Guide: Dr. P.A. Gokhale
Research papers (recent) – Dr.(Mrs.)P.A. Gokhale
- Knowledge Organization in E-Libraries: an overview (jointly with Smt. Sangeeta Deokattey) In “E-Libraries -Problems and Perspectives”. Festschrift volume in honour of Shri T. Ashok Babu edited by L.S Ramaiah and others. New Delhi, Allied Publishers, 2007, p.299-308.
- Reinventing LIS Education: Challenges and Prospects. In “Equity of LIS Education in IT based Pedagogical environment of the Knowledge Society”. Proceedings of XXIV th IATLIS National Conference held in Karnatak
University, Dharwad, 19-21 November 2007, p.142-148.
- Managing E-Learning in LIS Education In Pre-seminar volume of the UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Quality Assessment and Quality Indicators for LIS Education, conducted by Department of Library and Information Science, University of Nagpur, 10-12 November, 2006, p.215-218.