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
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
|Library & Society
Library Classification (Theory)
Library Cataloguing (Theory)
Information Processing (Practice-I)
Introduction to Computers
Reference and Information Sources and Services
Information Processing (Practice-II)
Information & Communication
Information Technology (IT)
Information Retrieval Systems (Theory)
Source (CBCS) (ID)
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)
Digital Libraries & Institutional Repositories
Digital Libraries & Institutional Repositories - Practice
M.A., M.LISc, Ph.D.
Specialization: Information Retrieval (Theory and
Practice), Research Methods, Community Information