Bachelor of Library and Information Science [B.Lib.I.Sc]

Bachelor of Library and Information Science or B.Lib is a 1-year degree awarded to students who excel in Library Science. Library Science is an act of managing, maintaining and preserving information using sources of information technology and education. The minimum eligibility criterion required for the course is graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Admission to B.Lib course in some of the top B.Lib colleges is based on the merit of past academic performance.The average tuition fee for this course in India ranges from INR 10,000 to 35,000.

After successful completion of B.Lib course, one has numerous career options to choose from. Job opportunities like that of a Librarian, Documentation Officer, Library and Information Officer, Deputy Librarian and Information Analyst are open for candidates of this course. The salary of a person specialized in this course ranges between INR 2 to 12 Lacs per annum increasing with experience and expertise.

B.Lib Course Eligibility 

Candidates who wish to pursue B.Lib course must fulfill the below-mentioned eligibility criteria.

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • A minimum score of 50% in the same.

Although, in some cases, minimum score and age limit for pursuing B.Lib course varies from institute to institute. However, there is no set age limit for pursuing this librarian course in some distance learning institutes. 

Colleges and universities like University of Delhi, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur provide admission with 50% aggregate in any Bachelor’s Degree or 55% in aggregate with 10+3 pattern. Open Universities like IGNOU admit students with Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks or Bachelor’s degree with a Diploma in Library Science.

B.Lib Course Duration

B.Lib course duration is generally 1-year in most of the institutes which is further sub-divided into 2 semesters in the below-mentioned organizations.

  1. Career College, Bhopal
  2. Royal PG College, Lucknow
  3. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  4. Isabella Thoburn Degree College, Lucknow

However, this librarian course can also be pursued through distance education mode which is also of 1-year duration in prominent universities like Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, Bhopal, Nalanda Open University, Patna while IGNOU offers this course with an option of the maximum duration of 4 years.

Check B.Lib course syllabus

B.Lib Admission

The process for admission to Bachelor of Library and Information Science, like most diploma courses, starts after the declaration of results for graduation exam by various universities. Students who fulfill B.Lib eligibility have to fill an admission form available with the respective universities, which later declared a cut off for admission to the program.

However, there are institutes which consider the highest marks obtained either at Graduate or Post Graduate level for admission but the candidates must have minimum 50% marks at graduate level. The same has been mentioned below:

B.Lib Top Institutes

There are various institutes and colleges that provide a bachelor’s degree. Some of the prominent colleges that offer B.Lib course are:

Name of the Institute

Location

Jadavpur University

Kolkata

Isabella Thoburn Degree College

Lucknow

Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaja University

Kanpur

University of Lucknow

Lucknow

Rajiv Gandhi College

Bhopal

College of Commerce

Patna

Chanakya Mahavidyalaya

Bhopal

Some of the open universities offering B.Lib.I.Sc. are:

What is the Course About?

The objective of B.Lib course is to meet the demand of the growing needs of experts in the fields of library management and administration, book and journal procurement. Hence, this course deals with an act of unlimited opportunities as there will always be a need of preserving and maintaining vital information all across the globe irrespective of sector or volume. People who have worked in libraries before and want to move up their position in the respective field and those who enjoy books and slower paced jobs are the ones who should study this course. A candidate should have strong organizational skills. Also, people with strong reference skills and a good memory are fit for the course.

Once B.Lib course is completed, candidates can opt for post-graduation in this stream i.e. Masters in Library and Information Science. Not only this, a number of job opportunities are also available for librarian course graduates. Check B.Lib Career Options

Bachelor of Library and Information Science [B.Lib.I.Sc] Fee Structure in India


1.9K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES180K  (Maximum Fee)
18K (Average Fee)
3.2K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES450K (Maximum Fee)
29K (Average Fee)

Bachelor of Library and Information Science [B.Lib.I.Sc] Fee Structure By state


Uttar Pradesh

55KPUBLIC COLLEGES55K
55K
7.7KPrivate COLLEGES76K
25K

Madhya Pradesh

3.2KPUBLIC COLLEGES45K
17K
6KPrivate COLLEGES35K
18K

Maharashtra

3.3KPUBLIC COLLEGES40K
14K
5KPrivate COLLEGES40K
21K

Rajasthan

24KPUBLIC COLLEGES35K
30K
8.3KPrivate COLLEGES75K
28K

Delhi NCR

6KPUBLIC COLLEGES180K
56K
10KPrivate COLLEGES450K
78K
4.5KPUBLIC COLLEGES18K
11K
8KPrivate COLLEGES38K
16K

Punjab

10KPUBLIC COLLEGES26K
17K
12KPrivate COLLEGES53K
28K

Uttarakhand

11KPUBLIC COLLEGES43K
27K
12KPrivate COLLEGES160K
38K

Tamil Nadu

3KPUBLIC COLLEGES16K
7.9K
10KPrivate COLLEGES10K
10K

Chhattisgarh

3.1KPUBLIC COLLEGES25K
9.4K
11KPrivate COLLEGES43K
20K

Gujarat

3.9KPUBLIC COLLEGES86K
29K
19KPrivate COLLEGES20K
20K

West Bengal

1.9KPUBLIC COLLEGES7.2K
4.6K
14KPrivate COLLEGES37K
26K

Haryana

7.5KPUBLIC COLLEGES180K
69K
9.5KPrivate COLLEGES450K
140K

Kerala

2.3KPUBLIC COLLEGES30K
13K
8.1KPrivate COLLEGES38K
22K

Jharkhand

14KPUBLIC COLLEGES14K
14K
13KPrivate COLLEGES40K
27K

Orissa

5KPUBLIC COLLEGES12K
8.3K
35KPrivate COLLEGES35K
35K

Andhra Pradesh

3.9KPUBLIC COLLEGES5.4K
4.6K
6KPrivate COLLEGES6K
6K

Comments


15 Comments
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atreyee chowdhury
I'M FROM KOLKATA SO C.U AND J.U WILL BE GOOD FOR ME. CAN I TAKE ADMISSON IN B.LIB.SC WITH B.A GRADUATION CERTIFICATE FROM CU?
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sakshi sharma

Hi Atreyee, yes you can apply for B.LIB.SC with your graduation degree. There is no specific requirement for it other than that. Good luck!

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atreyee chowdhury
I'LL GRADUATE SOON WITH B.A IN CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY. I HAD A SUPPLEMENTARY EXAM THAT'S WHY MY RESULTS DELAYED. AM I ELIGIBLE FOR BACHELOR'S IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES? AND WHEN WILL BE THE FROM GIVEN FOR ADMISSION 2021 ?
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sakshi sharma

Hi Atreyee, yes you are eligible to do BA in library and info. The admissions haven’t yet start in colleges as the examination is delayed of cl 12th. You can keep an eye on college’s website for admission related notifications.

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faria
Any colleges for direct admission in librarian science Bcz entrance exam dates are over and I completed my graduation.....
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kapila.gandrola

Hello Faria,

Most of the universities admit students based on the score of the entrance examination or the merit of the qualifying examination. The admissions for the 2020-2021 sessions have closed in all the universities. The forms for the next session will be available by the month of March or April. You’ll get to know about the release of the application through the official website of the college or through our page. Stay Connected. For more details on the course, visit- B.Lib.

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mary suguna
My qualification inter MPC and d.ed. am I eligible to apply? Please answer me.
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Suguna, yes, you are eligible for this course as per your educational qualification. However, percentage criteria may vary as per the college/university in which you are applying for admission.
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megha kaur
I am appearing in 1st year in blis I didn't give the exam yet as its my starting year. Can I give rsmssb librarian 3 grade exam. Before my blis degree. Am I qualified?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Megha, sorry but you are not eligible right now as only those candidates who have done graduation are eligible for this course.
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megha kaur
Can I give the exam:? Do I need degree to fill the form? Bcoz the papers of bliss will be in June and the librarian exam rsmssb is in September?! So I can the fill the form? And I will be qualified for job if I got the degree before document? Or degree is required in advance to fill the form?
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shobhna chaturvedi
You can fill the application form but you will have to produce the degree by the time of admission positively.
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nishu shrivastava
this course is avaliable in hindi or not
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Nishu, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission.
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bharat kumar
Do they have colleges in New delhi and Haryana,and how can we apply for this and when will this session be started? Can I apply there for november session?
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dalpendra singh
B. lib ke date nikal gyi h kya
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Dalpendra, kindly mention the concerned college/university so that we can provide you its admission dates.
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sarika laxman lokhande
Hi can you tell me about the b.lib course regular college in khadki Pune university and fees structure
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shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Sarika, students who have passed intermediate are eligible for this course. However, merit in qualifying examination will be the basis of admission. You may check the Fee Structure for the concerned course from here.

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bhagirath gehlot
Mere gradution me 48 parent h our b ed ki hue h kiya me b laibrian ka curas kar sacta hu
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Bhagirath, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission as the eligibility criteria for a specific course varies from college to college. However, graduates are eligible for this course.
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manisha gaikwad
Blis course konsi language main hota hain??? Please tell me
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Manisha, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission. Generally, the course is offered in English medium.
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deepika
I want to do library and information science course please suggest a college in Tamilnadu
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akhil pasanth

Hi Deepika, Please check the given Top Colleges in Tamil Nadu.

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history of world
If I do B. Lib after 12th will i be able to apply for upsc civil services?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi, yes, you will be eligible to apply for civil services as graduation (in any stream) is the eligibility to apply for UPSC.
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geeta jha
IGNOU se B.LIB.I.SC. krne se govt. exam me valid rahega ?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Geeta, mark sheet from IGNOU will be valid in every government exam. No need to worry.
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subhash gagrai
ignu se b.lib course karna hai avedan ke bare me batey
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Subhash, kindly go through the official website of the university for relevant information.

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