Ph.D. 3 Years
M.Phil. 1 Year, 4 seats
MLISc. 1 Year,
(18 + 8 Seats)
BLISc. 1 Year,
(40 + 10 Seats)

PGDDIM 1 Year,

 (20 + 5 seats)

Prof. V. Vishwa Mohan
M.A., M.L.I.Sc., Ph.D.
Chairperson, BOS

Prof. V. Vishwa Mohan
M.A., M.L.I.Sc., Ph.D.



The Department was established in 1959 as a result of concerted efforts made by Sri Masood Yazdani, Sri B.P. Shenoy and Sri. K. Raghava Reddy. Initially, it offered a post-graduate diploma and a post-matric certificate course. The certificate course was given up in 1962 following the recommendation of Sinha Committee appointed by the Government of India.

The Diploma was replaced by a post-graduate degree course in Library Science (BLSc) in 1965. The Department was renamed as ‘Department of Library and Information Science’ in the mid-80s as per the UGC directive. The master’s degree programme (MLISc) was started in 1979-80 and the M.Phil. programme was introduced in 1993-94. Whereas, the Ph.D programme was introduced in 1989.

A Self-financing MLISc (summer programme) spanning two summer vacations was started in 1993 for in-service librarians and it was discontinued in 2000.

PG Diploma in Digital Information Management (PGDDIM) is started in the year 2010.

Eminent academicians and librarians like Sri Masood Yazdani, Sri K. Raghav Reddy, Smt. Malathi Reddy, Sri. R.K.Gupta, Sri Abdul Mahamood, Prof. A.A.N. Raju, Prof. M.V.Venugopal, Prof. N. Laxman Rao, Prof. Y. Yadagiri Reddy have served as Heads of the Department. Prof. A.A.N.Raju also served as Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and was UGC Emeritus Fellow. Prof. S. Sudarshan Rao, served as Additional Controller of Examinations and also Principal, University College of Arts & Social Sciences, Prof. N. Laxman Rao is presently UGC Emeritus Fellow, he also served as Director, Academic Staff College, O.U. The Department has awarded 23 Ph.D. and 9 M.Phil. Degrees. The Department offers out reach and extension services, and organises campus placements.

I Semester
Library & Society
Library Classification (Theory)
Library Cataloguing (Theory)
Information Processing (Practice-I)
II Semester
Library Management
Introduction to Computers
Reference and Information Sources and Services
Information Processing (Practice-II)
I Semester

Information & Communication
Information Technology (IT)
Information Retrieval Systems (Theory)
Research Methods

Information Source (CBCS) (ID)

II Semester

Management of Library and Information Centres
Information Systems and Programmes
Library Automation and Networking

Software for Libraries and Information Centers (Practice)
Knowledge: Organization and Management (CBCS) (ID)

PG Diploma in Digital Information Management (PGDDIM)

I Semester


Digital / E-Resources
Digitization process

Development of Digital Libraries & Institutional Repositories

Development of Digital Libraries & Institutional Repositories - Practice


II Semester


Knowledge Management
Knowledge Organization

Intellectual property Rights

Project Work



Dr. V. Vishwa Mohan M.A., M.LISc, Ph.D.
Specialization: Information Retrieval (Theory and Practice), Research Methods, Community Information Service


Dr. K. Bharathi


Mr. S. Swamy (Typist -cum- Clerk)
Mr. M. A. Rasheed Khan  (Office Assistant)