Department of Library Information Science

Third Merit List
Second Merit List
M. Lib. I. Sc. First Merit List 2023-2024
Provisional Merit List of Master of Library and Information Science Program
M.L.I.Sc. Admission Notification
Notice of Selected candidates for Ph. D. In Library and Information Science for the academic year 2022-2023.
Ph.D. Admission Notification 2022-2023
Merit List of the M.LI.Sc. 2020-2021 course
Admission Notification 2020-2021
Revised MLISC IV (Regular and Backlog) Examination
Sample MCQ MLISC SEM IV Digital Libraries.Answer Key
Sample MCQ MLISC SEM IV Digital Libraries.MCQ
Sample MCQ MLISC SEM IV Information Sources in Sc & So Sc. Answer Key
Sample MCQ MLISC SEM IV Information Sources in Sc & So Sc.-converted


Department of Library and Information Science has a long historical legacy.  Library science education and training was started by the University Library, University of Bombay in year 1943 at Fort campus.  It is one of the oldest courses instituted by the University Library in Maharashtra as well as in India. The first course “Diploma in Librarianship” was introduced in pre – independence period by the University Library.

Keeping in view the increasing demand of course, a full-fledge Department of Library Science was established in year 1964.  The course ‘Diploma in Librarianship’ was converted into the Degree Course of ‘Bachelor of Library Science’.  In 1967, the Master of Library Science course was introduced. In 1984 the Department was shifted from the Fort Campus to the Jawaharlal Nehru Library at Vidyanagari Campus.


The Bachelor of Library Science course was first revised in 1978, so as to strengthen the professional contents and to include the modern techniques of Documentation and Information studies. A project report was also added as a component to introduce an element of research in the course. Practical in Indexing and Abstracting were also added. In 1995-96, project work was replaced by practical on Computer. A separate computer laboratory was set up in the Department so as to provide hands on experience to the students on computer applications. New topics in tune with the current developments in the field were introduced.

From the academic year 1997- 98 the nomenclature of the Bachelor’s degree was changed to Bachelor of Library & Information Science and Master’s degree was changed to Master of Library & Information Science respectively. The nomenclature of Department was also changed to the Department of Library and Information Science.The course was further revised in 1995-96 and partly in 2000-2001, 2005- 2006.


The Ph.D. programme in Library Science was initiated from the year 1995. The Credit Based Semester Grading System(CBSGS) for the Bachelor of Library & Information Science Course was introduced from the academic year 2012-2013.

Based on UGC guidelines, the one year Bachelor of Library & Information Science (BLISc.)and one year Master of Library & Information Science(MLISc.) courses were converted into two years integrated Master of Library & Information Science course from the academic year 2015-16. It is designed, keeping in view the changing ICT trends in the Library Science profession as well as the requirements of the academic, public and corporate sectorlibraries. This integrated course has replaced the earlier one year BLISc and one year MLISc courses. BLISc course was cease  in year 2016. The MLISC (CBSGS) was further converted into MLISc Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), and is introduced from academic year 2016-2017. 

The Department functions as a unit with University Library and is housed in ‘C’ wing of Knowledge Resource Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru Library building. The Department has made substantial contribution in the field of Library & Information Science by producing eminent professionals who are occupying key positions in Universities, Government Departments, Public Sector Undertakings and industrial establishments in India and abroad. This forms a strong and resourceful network of Alumni. The Department makes constant efforts for suitable job placements of students through its Job Watch Service.


Address : University of Mumbai,
Ranade Bhavan, Room No. 19,
Ground Floor, Vidyanagari Campus,
Kalina, Santacruz (E),
Mumbai – 400 098.
Phone: 2654 3305
Email :
Timings : 
Monday to Friday:
11.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.
01.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Department of Library and Information Science offers two courses.

  1. Master of Library and Information Science : Choice Based Credit System
    Full Syllabus : Click here
    Duration : Two years (Four Semester)
    Intake Capacity : 30
    Eligibility : Any candidate from any faculty who have passed a degree examination of the University of Mumbai or from any recognized University.


  1. Ph.D. in Library and Information Science
    Duration :  Minimum 3 years
    Intake Capacity :  Depends upon availability of Research Guides and vacant seats
    Eligibility :  Scored +55% in Master of Library and Information Science, with 3 years of professional experience and PET
    Course work syllabus : Click here


  1. Dr.Nandkishor Ramrao Motewar,
    M.Lib.I.Sc., M.Phil., NET., Ph.D., PGDLAN., PGDLIM.
    Director, Knowledge Resource Centre &
    Head, Department of Library and Information Science
    University of Mumbai, Kalina,
    Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400098
  2. Sampada Virendra Jadhav
    Assistant Professor (Sr)
    Department of Library and Information Science
    University of Mumbai, Kalina,
    Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400098
    (M) : 9920349680
    Email :
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  1. Andrea Pinto
    Assistant Librarian, KRC,
    Jawaharlal Nehru Library
    (M) : 9821731688
    Email :
    Subject Specialisation : Fundamentals of Librarianship and Information Communication
  1. Chhaya Sayam
    Assistant Librarian, KRC
    Jawaharlal Nehru Library
    (M) : 8850049950
    Email :
    Subject Specialisation : Library Management, Fundamentals of Librarianship
  1. Anjali Kale
    Assistant Librarian, KRC
    Jawaharlal Nehru Library
    (M) : 9920286267
    Email :
    Subject Specialisation : Information Systems and Services, Digital Library, Information Literacy
  1. Antonette Lobo
    College Librarian
    SIES College, Sion
    (M) : 9821340641
    Subject specialization: Information Sources and Systems, Research Methodology and Statistics
  1. Madhuri Tikam
    College Librarian
    HR College, Churchgate
    (M) : 9821569536
    Subject specialization: Library Management
  1. Mahesh Dalvi
    College Librarian
    Dyansadhana College, Thane
    (M) : 9869540016
    Subject specialization: Information Literacy and Fundamentals of Library and Information Science
  1. Paritosh Pawar
    College Librarian
    Vaje College, Mulund
    (M) : 9820994189
    Subject specialization: ICT in Library and Information Science
  1. Ajay Kamble
    College Librarian
    Annasaheb Vartak College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Vasai
    (M) : 9325559959
    Subject specialization: Digital Library
  1. Mangesh Ghodke
    College Librarian
    Acharya College, Chembur
    (M) :9892201993
    Subject specialization: Scientometrics, Library Management
Sr. No. Facilities Quantity Capacity
1 Smart Classrooms 2 40 each
2 Seminar Room with Multimedia 1 30
3 Computer Lab 1 20
4 Prof. D. N. Marshall Auditorium 1 150
5 Laptop 2 2
6 Computers 25 25
7 Multimedia Projector 2 Classroom
8 Over head Projector 1
Sr. No. Learning Resources in LIS
1 Books 13087
2 Reference Books 75
3 LIS Journals : Indian 12
4 LIS Journals : Foreign 19
5 Database LISA, Emerald, Ebsco, Scopus etc
Special Tools used in Teaching Practicals
6 Dewey Decimal Classification Edition 21 20
7 Dewey Decimal Classification Edition 22 20
8 Dewey Decimal Classification Edition 23 04
9 Anglo American Cataloguing Rules 2nd Revised Edition with 2005 updates 1
10 Sears List of Subject heading Edition 10
11 Library of Congress Subject Heading List 05
  1. D Degree Awarded in Library and Information Science


Sr. No Name of the Research Scholar Title of the Research Research Guide Year of Award
1 Dr. Pratibha A. Gokhale Grey Literature, Generation, Access and Dissemination : A study Dr. S. R. Ganpule 2001
2. Dr. Dhanashree Date Web Content Management (WCM) for Library and Information Science : A Study Dr. Pratibha A. Gokhale 2007
3 Dr. Sangeeta Deokkattey Development of a Methodology for domain Ontology: an application in the area of Accelerated Driven System in Nuclear Physics : A Study Dr. Pratibha A. Gokhale 2008
4 Dr. Sachin Vaidya Electronic Information

Resources in Home Science with Special Reference to Foods and Nutrition : A Study

Dr. Pratibha A. Gokhale 2010
5 Dr. Asmita Deshmukh Labour Information in Maharashtra: An Information Consolidation Package Mrs. Vijaya Rajhansa 2010
6 Dr. Smita Chandra Digital Preservation of Geo-science Information: Development of a Model Dr. Pratibha A. Gokhale 2013
7 Dr. Antonette Lobo Preservation of Knowledge Content in the 21st Century : A study of select libraries in Greater Mumbai Dr. Pratibha A. Gokhale 2014
8 Dr. Venkat Keshavan The Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviors of the English Newspaper, Journalists in India in the Internet Era : A Study Dr. Pratibha A. Gokhale 2015
9 Dr. Santosh Hulagabbli Understanding the working of Public Libraries Established by Voluntary Groups in Mumbai and Thane District: An Analytical Study Dr. Medha Joshi 2017
10 Dr. Kaushal Giri Developing an Ontology in Banking for Information Retrieval using Open Source Software Dr. Pratibha A. Gokhale 2017
11 Dr. Sudha Kannan Patent Information Retrieval Systems: A study with Special Reference to Pharmaceutical Science Dr. Pratibha A. Gokhale 2017
12 Dr. Hanmanthraya Birader Information Retrieval System in Pharmaceutical Industrial Libraries : A Study Dr. Pratibha A. Gokhale 2018


  1. Details of ongoing Ph. D. in Library and Information Science
Sr. No. Name of Research Scholar Title of Research work Research Guide
1 Mrs. Sampada V. Jadhav An Assessment and analysis of Teaching and Learning Styles of Library & Information Science Teachers and Students : A study.


Dr. Pratibha A. Gokhale
2 Mr. Kiran Raiker Re-engineering of Public Library System in Maharashtra : a Public PrivatePartnership  (PPP) approach for Socio- Economic Development. Dr. Pratibha A. Gokhale
3 Mrs. Purnima Joshi Implementation of Copyright Law in University Libraries in India Dr. Medha Joshi
4 Mrs. Shubhangi Vedak Survey of Community Libraries run by NGO’s in Greater Mumbai to motivate the Children’s of the community to educate themselves and continue their studies : An Explanatory Study Dr. Medha Joshi
5 Mr. Vijay Padwal Evaluation of the utility of e-journals by users of Medical and Biomedical Research Institutes of ICMR in India Dr. Medha Joshi
6 Mr. Ramesh Paloti “Entrepreneurial Development in Library & Information Science: Opportunities and Challenges for Library and Information Science students with Special response to Maharashtra State Universities: An Explanatory Study Dr. Medha Joshi
7 Mr.Santosh Patil A Study of Growth and Development  of College Libraries Affiliated to the University of Mumbai Dr. Anjali Kale
8 Mrs. Mrunmayi Ranade A Study of Information Seeking Behaviour of Users of Performing Arts College & Institution Libraries in Maharashtra Dr. Anjali Kale
9 Mrs. Sriveena Dhagavkar Use of Artificial Intelligence for Reference Service Delivery with special reference to Voice Assistance Technology in Management College Libraries of Mumbai Dr. Anjali Kale
10 Mrs. Deepali R. Sarode Use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for Skill Development of LIS Professionals in Mumbai Dr. Anjali Kale
11 Ms. Chhaya Sayam A Study of Awareness, problems and Challenges in Self-Archiving faced by Teachers in the Departments of University of Mumbai Dr. Madhuri Tikam
12 Mrs. Suruchi Bandodkar An impact of Social Media on Reading Habits of Uses among College Libraries , Mumbai Dr. Madhuri Tikam
13. Mr. Hemant Shetye A Study of Public Libraries in Mumbai and Thane District Dr. Madhuri Tikam
14 Mr. Mangesh Ghodke The Journal of Bombay Natural History: A Scientometric Analysis Dr. Madhuri Tikam
15 Mrs. Kirti K. Giri Developing a Quality Management Framework for Knowledge Management Systems in Business School Libraries in India Dr. Madhuri Tikam
16 Mr. Dhanaji N. Lavate A Study of Information Literacy and Competencies of LIS Professionals in Colleges affiliated to University of Mumbai Dr. Madhuri Tikam


  1. Local Library visits are organized to different libraries like,IIT, Bombay, TIFR, Colaba, TISS, Deonar, American Library, IGIDR Library, WeSchool Library, Asiatic Library etc.
  2. Internship within KRC is planned for Sem I students, to give them exposure to actual functioning of a library
  3. In Sem IV, Internship with different type of Libraries is planned for 1 month. In the Internship Centre list, the prominent one’s are Tata Consultancy Services,TISS, TIFR, IIT(Bombay), SNDT Women’s University, SHPT School of LIS, EXIM Bank, and College Libraries.
  4. Arrangement of theme-based Book Exhibition at KRC &DLISC

The MLISC programme consist of Theory Papers and Practical Components. The examination pattern of Theory paper is 60 : 40.  The  examination is conducted for 60 Marks and internal examination is conducted for 40 Marks. The internal examination is conducted on different aspects

Pattern of Examination


  1. Theory Examination (60: 40)


  1. Semester End Exam – 60 marks


  • There shall be 6 questions, out of which one will be short note question. Each question carries 15 marks.


  • Candidate will attempt any 4 questions


  1. Internal Assessment – 40 marks


  1. Attendance & Participation in Class 10 marks
  2. One Classroom Test             10 marks
  3. Two Classroom Assignments 20 marks


(Field Visit Report, Book Review, Preparation of Bibliography on a given topic,Seminar, Essay Writing)


  1. Practical Examination

Practical examination will be conducted in each semester at the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mumbai, Kalina Campus. External examiners are appointed from the panel of examiners appointed by the Ad hoc BOS of LIS and approved by the University.


  1. Dissertation Evaluation

Sem IV of MLISC Programme is enriched with Dissertation component Assessment of the written dissertation and viva voce is held at Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mumbai, Kalina Campus, conducted by the panel of external and internal examiners appointed by the

Ad hoc BOS and approved by the University.



Result Statistics of 2014-2020:


Academic Year UG/PG Appeared Passed Pass %



BLISc. (CBSGS) 34 28 82
MLISc. (Annual) 19 17 89
2015-2016 MLISc. (Annual) 19 18 94
2016-2017 MLISc. (CBSGS) 20 19 95
2017-2018 MLISc. (CBCS) 18 15 83
2018-2019 MLISc. (CBCS) 21 17 80
2019-2020 MLISC (CBCS) 23 23 100