Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)

Any Graduate passed students willing to learn fundamental concepts of Library.

Duration :-1 Year

Eligibility :- 45 % in Graduation or equivalent, subject to Qualifying Essay Writing and Personal Interview.


  • Librarian in institution.
  • Librarian at corporate office.
  • Librarian at government office like, secretariat, defense, etc.

Fundamental and Information Science

Foundations of Library and Information Science

  • Information Systems and their Components Libraries, Documentation and Information Centers.
  • Five Laws of Library Science and their Implications.
  • Library Movement and Library Legislation in India.
  • Planning of Library & Information Services in State, City and Region.
  • International Information Systems and Services.
  •  Information Systems and Services in India.
  • Library Building Furniture and Equipments.
  • Library Publicity and Extension Services.
  • Library Co-operation.
  • Legal Deposit System.
  • Professional Organisations – National and International.

Library Management

  • Principles of Scientific Management and their Application in Libraries.
  • Selection of Reading Materials – Priceless, Sources, Routine and Records.
  • Acquisition and Processing of Reading Materials – Principles, Routine and Records.
  • Circulation – Methods, Routine, Records, Inter Library Loan.
  • Maitenance Conservation of Reading Materials and Stock Verification Routine and Records.
  • Library Personal Categories, Qualities and Qualification, Staff Formula, Staff Manual.
  • Library Committee need Constitution and Functions.
  • Library Finance and Budget.
  • Annual Report, Statistics.
  • Handling of Government Documents and Manuscripts.

Knowledge Organisation – Classification (Theory)

  • Definition, Need and Purpose of Classification.
  • Class number – Its Structure and its quality, Class Number as an Artificial Language of Ordinal
  • Numbers.
  • General Theory of Classification with Canons Knowledge Classification with Additional
  • Cannons.
  • Five Fundamental Categories - Main Class, Isolate, Special Isolate, Focus.
  • Enumerative and Analytic Synthetic Classification, Postilational Approach to Classification.
  • The steps in Systematic Classification, Principles of Helpful Sequence of Facets and Isolates.
  • Detailed and Comparative Study of Common Isolates, Time Isolates and Devices in Colen
  • Classification and Dewey decimal classification, Basic Concepts of UDC.
  • Book Classification with Additional Canons for Book Number, Diversification of Collision in Library Collection Number.

 Knowledge Organisation – Classification (Practical)

Steps in Classification of Documents by Colon Classification and Dewey Decimal Classification with the following details CC. Basic Subject Simple Compound and Complex Subjects. Fundamentals Categories Facet Sequence Main Classes, Division, Sectors, Sub-Sectors. Use of Notes like ‘Scope’, ‘Inclusion’, Class Elsewhere,‘Optional’, etc. Add Instruction. Auxiliary Tables Use of Schedule and Relative Index.

Note :- 20 Marks shall be Reserved for Viva-Voce.

 Knowledge Organisation – Classification (Theory) 

  • Definition, Need and Purpose of a Library Catalogue, Library Catalogue and Bibliography.
  • Kinds of Entries and thier Functions.
  • Physical Forms of Catalogue, Inner Forms of Catalogue, Autor, Tide, Subject, Dictionary and Classified.
  • Subject Cataloging – Chain Procedure, Subject Heading List.
  • Canons, Principles and Laws of Cataloging.
  • Centralised and Co-operative Cataloging, Selective and Simplified Cataloging.
  • Catalogue Codes Comparative Study of AACR-II and CCC with regard to Person, Author, Corporate
  • Author and Indic Names.
  • Filing of Catalogue Entries, Aphabetisation.

 Knowledge Organisation – Cataloging (Practical)

Cataloguing of Books and Periodicals in accordance with the latest edition of AACR and Sears List of Subject Headings. Single Personal Author, Joint Personal Author, Pseudonymous Authors Collection with Collective Title. Without Collective Title Corporately various Awareness with Classified Catalogue Code.

Note :- 20 Marks shall be Reserved for Viva-Voce.

Information Sources and Services

  • Concept of Information Sources.
  • Kinds of Information Sources - Primary, Secondary and Tertiary.
  • Basic Reference and Information Sources and Criteria of their Evaluation.
  • Bibliographical Scores, Bibliographical I.N.B. and B.N.B. Abstracting and Indexing Services.
  • Language Dictionaries.
  • Encyclopedia.
  • Year Book & Directories.
  • Geographical Sources.
  • Biographical Sources.
  • Information Services and Techniques.
  • Awareness Services, SDI, Translation, Reprography.

Computer Basics with Applications

  • Introduction to Computer: Components.
  • Kinds of Computers (Mainframe, Mini, Micro).
  • Operating Systems and their Commands : MS-DOS and UNIX. Programming Language and its Characteristics.
  • Application Software: Word Processing System.
  • Library Automation: An Overview.



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