List of Postgraduate Courses in Information Science


Information science is a science that covers many topics. It is basically concerned with the study, collection, organization, storage and recovery of data or information. Information Science is a vast field which includes library science, management, cognitive science, museology, philosophy, social sciences etc. If the candidates wish to pursue higher studies, they can go for the postgraduate course in the subject. There are many Colleges and Universities in India which offers Master of Library Science and Information Science course. The main advantage of this course is that the students can get exceptional employment opportunities in Information industries and Libraries with a Postgraduate degree in Information Science. Some of the Universities where the course in conducted are Allahabad Agricultural Institute Andhra University, Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Karnataka State Open University, Kurukshetra University.

List of Postgraduate Courses

  • Master of Information Sciences
  • Master of Library Sc. & Information Sc.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are applying for this course must be graduates in Library Science and Information Science. The duration of this course is 1/2/3 years. It depends on the institution that is offering the program. Those students who are graduates in Business Administration, Arts, Science, Commerce, Computer Applications etc can also apply for the Information Science course too.

Career Prospects

Candidates who have finished their course successfully can find jobs in sectors like Public and Government libraries, Universities, News agencies, foreign embassies, photo & film libraries, Museum and galleries etc. Those library technicians who are self-employed can get jobs as counselors, documenters, catalogue recorders and researchers. The remuneration of graduates in information science will vary according to his/her eligibility, knowledge and skill & the category and milieu of the hiring establishment. Assistant librarians are considered to have the same grades as Lecturers; Deputy Librarians as Readers and Librarians as Professors. The typical salary of librarians is around Rs 100000 – 150000 every year.



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