School of Library and Information Science

More and more organizations in India are embarking on new concepts in handling information. With the changing times, information formats also have changed rapidly from print on paper to digital. There is a need for qualified and trained Library and Information Science professionals to take the lead and guide developments in helping the end users in the knowledge society. Central University of Gujarat has started the Master of Library and Information Science with a view to produce trained professionals in the areas of information science and management. Being part of an institution funded by the central government makes in its unique programme. The M.LISc. is offered as cutting edge programme that incorporates the latest developments in the field of Library and Information Science. It is envisaged that this master's programme (MLISc) will cater to the growing need for library and information professionals in India. The programme covers wide range of subjects such as concepts of Digital Library and the information management, legal framework, preservation of digital objects, information file formats, standards, protocols, inter-operability, use of Digital Library, and many other related issues. Much emphasis is given in this course on integration of research, communication and education on a digital library management platform. Students are given practical training in the actual use of Digital Library software and management of library. The Centre collaborates with INFLIBNET faculty in teaching and research programmes. Librarians and experts in Library and Information Science from many premier national institutes are invited as Visiting Faculty at the Centre.


This is an academic programme that will produce trained professional for multiple fields such as libraries in educational and administrative fields, information technology and any field where knowledge management has to be done scientifically. It has vast potential in our country.

The profile of education for LIS in CUG can stand on par with many nations and has assimilated all developments impacted by the Information and Communication Technologies. Library and Information Science programme in CUG is being conducted with assistance from the experts of INFLIBNET which is the apex body providing infrastructural support to Universities in the context of digital resources.

The Master of Library and Information Science course also has the objective of democratizing access to information by training graduates from different backgrounds to become proactive knowledge workers in the process of collecting, organizing, consolidating and disseminating the knowledge for social transformation, scientific and technological growth and economic prosperity. The admission is done through an all India test and the intake of 25 students. Students are trained in all aspects of library and information science through the best professionals in the field.