Master of Library and Information Science through Distance Learning

The Master of Library and Information Science through distance learning is a good option for the ones who have already done their graduation in the same field and are currently working. After pursuing this course, the candidates will be able to add a value to their CV and find better jobs. Distance education is a good way for professionals to opt for higher studies as it does not require them to resign from their current positions and attend classes in the university on a regular basis.

Distance Learning Institutes Offering Master of Library & Information Science


Given below are the names of the institutes that offer Master of Library & Information Science through distance education in India:

Name of the Institute Contact Details
Andhra University Visakhapatnam – 530 003,

Andhra Pradesh, India

Fax: 91-891-2525611

Tel: 91-891-2575464

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University Prof. G. Ram Reddy Marg,

Road No. 46,

Jubilee Hills,

Hyderabad – 500 033

Andhra Pradesh

Fax: +91 040 23544830


Tel: +91 040 23680000

Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068

Fax: 91-11-29536588

Tel: 91-11-29532321

E-mail :

Alagappa University Alagappapuram,


Tamil Nadu-630003


Fax: 91-04565-35202

Tel: 91-04565-35205

Karnataka State Open University Manasagangotri,



Tel: +91-49254900-99


Fax: +91-49254999

Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal-26

Madhya Pradesh.


Tel: 2677700(700)

Allahabad Agricultural Institute Directorate of Distance Education

Allahabad Agricultural Institute – Deemed University

Naini, Allahabad – 211 007


Tel: (0532) 2684317

Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra University Campus

Kurukshetra, Haryana

Fax: +91-1744-238628

Tel: +91-1744-238518

Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya Sagar, Madhya Pradesh-470003


Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Dnyangangotri,

Near Gangapur Dam,


Maharashtra, India


Tel: 0253-2231714

Nalanda Open University 2nd/3rd Floor,

Biscomaun Bhawan,

Gandhi Maidan,

Patna 800 001

Email :

Fax: 0612-2201001

Tel: 0612-2201013

Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar – 608 002

Tamil Nadu


Tel: 91 – 4144 – 238248

Fax: 91 – 4144 – 238080

UP Rajarshi Tandon Open University Shantipuram (Sector-F),

Phaphamau, Allahabad,

Uttar Pradesh, India – 211 013


Tel: 0532-2447035

Eligibility Criteria:

The minimum eligibility criteria required to apply for Master of Library & Information Science through distance education is a Bachelor’s degree in the same field. However, some institutes also allow graduates in the field of commerce, humanities and science to apply for the course.

Duration of the Course:

The duration of the course varies from one university to the other. For some institutes, the course is of one year duration and for some it could extend till three years. The course can however be completed within a period of one to four years.


The fee for the Master of Library & Information Science course through distance education will be an estimated INR 6,000 to INR 10,000 per year.

Career Prospects:

After the successful completion of the correspondence course in Master of Library and Information Science, the postgraduates will be able to find jobs as information executives, documentation officers, librarians, information analysts, knowledge managers, deputy librarians, library and information officers in the following fields:

  • Library networks
  • Educational institutes like schools, universities and colleges
  • National Museum and Archives
  • Digital library projects
  • International centers like WHO and UNESCO
  • Firms that provide databases
  • National level documentation centers
  • Publishing companies
  • Libraries of the central government
  • Libraries of radio stations
  • Newspaper libraries