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




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Updated On - February 11th 2019 By SAKSHI GUPTA

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% marksin 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


Jadavpur University


Isabella Thoburn Degree College


Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaja University


University of Lucknow


Rajiv Gandhi College


College of Commerce


Chanakya Mahavidyalaya


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



Sarika Laxman Lokhande

Hi can you tell me about the b.lib course regular college in khadki Pune university and fees structure

26 Aug, 2019 14:17
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.

26 Aug, 2019 14:32
Bhagirath Gehlot

Mere gradution me 48 parent h our b ed ki hue h kiya me b laibrian ka curas kar sacta hu

17 Aug, 2019 18:09
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.

17 Aug, 2019 18:12
Manisha gaikwad

Blis course konsi language main hota hain??? Please tell me

13 Aug, 2019 21:22
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.

14 Aug, 2019 00:00

I want to do library and information science course please suggest a college in Tamilnadu

23 Jul, 2019 13:27
Akhil Pasanth

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

23 Jul, 2019 16:56
history of world

If I do B. Lib after 12th will i be able to apply for upsc civil services?

16 Jul, 2019 17:49
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.

16 Jul, 2019 18:18

IGNOU se B.LIB.I.SC. krne se govt. exam me valid rahega ?

10 Jul, 2019 16:58
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Geeta, mark sheet from IGNOU will be valid in every government exam. No need to worry.

10 Jul, 2019 17:59
Subhash Gagrai

ignu se b.lib course karna hai avedan ke bare me batey

27 Feb, 2019 18:15
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Subhash, kindly go through the official website of the university for relevant information.

27 Feb, 2019 18:28

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