MLISC (Master of Library and Information Science) course is a 2 year professional postgraduation degree that deals with the advanced library principles and information science practices. It includes the study of subjects like Planning and Management, Computer Basics and Applications, Library Management, Research Methodology, Statistical Techniques and alike.
To pursue this course you must possess a minimum of 50% to 60% marks in your graduation degree from a recognized university. The qualifying percentage varies from college to college.
MLIS course embarks skills like library management, research skills, managing information technology or systems and others. This programme lays more emphasis on the handling and access of all types of information other than only library related activities.
After completing your masters in Library and Information Science sector, you can either go for jobs sectors for gaining field experience or you can go for higher studies in the same field, One can also pursue their own business in books by establising their own library. Few of the doctorate courses that can be opted after MLIS course are mentioned below:
- PhD in Library and Information Science
- M.Phil in Library and Information Science
There are a number of job prospects available too to a Master of Library and Information Science graduate. An average MLIS Salary is around INR 3-4 Lakhs per annum. As this course has wider scope of job opportunities in India and outside India.