Pune University M.Phil (Library and Information Science) Entrance Exam – Syllabus and Reference Books


Pune University often conducts entrance exam for admission to M.Phil (Library and Information Science). Topics like Library & Information services, Information Processing, Performance Evaluation of Libraries/Information Centres, Library Networking & Networks, and Research Methods will be asked for the entrance exam.  Students can refer books such as Industrial Library and Information Systems by Sasikala C, Computers and Common sense by Hunter & Shelly, or Library and Information management by Narayan G for study.

Syllabus for Pune University M.Phil (Library and Information Science) Entrance Exam

Unit I

  • Information Literacy
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Library & Information services
  • Library and Information Policy at the National Level
  • LIS Education in India
  • LIS Profession
  • Role of UGC in the growth and development of libraries and information

Unit II

  • Databases
  • Information Processing & Organization
  • Knowledge Management
  • Current trends in Information Storage & Retrieval
  • Vocabulary Control

Unit III

  • Financial management
  • Cost-Benefit analysis
  • CPM
  • PERT
  • Resource Generation
  • Marketing of Information product and services
  • New Techniques in Library Management
  • Performance Evaluation of Libraries/Information Centres and Services
  • Total Quality Management (TQM)

Unit IV:

  • Current trends in IT
  • Digital Library
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
  • Electronic Documents
  • Hypertext, Hypermedia, & Multimedia
  • Impact of IT on Library
  • Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
  • INTERNET Components
  • Library Networking & Networks
  • Metadata
  • Network Topologies
  • Open Source Software
  • Open Systems Interconnection (OSI)
  • Search Engines Meta- Library Automation
  • Virtual Library

Unit V:

  • Bibliometrics
  • Data Analysis
  • Methods of Research
  • Report Writing
  • Research Design
  • Research Methods in Library and Information Science and Services
  • Statistical Methods
  • Types of Research

Reference Books for Pune University M.Phil (Library and Information Science) Entrance Exam

  • Basics of Information technology by Rowley
  • Challenges of Information Technology by Brown
  • Collection development: Selection of materials for libraries by Katz, William A
  • Colon Classification by Ranganathan
  • Communication, Knowledge & Librarian by McGarry, KJ
  • Computers and Common sense by Hunter & Shelly
  • Computers Today by Sunders, R
  • Conceptions of Library and Information Science by Vakkari and B. Cronin (Eds)
  • Database Systems by Kashyap, M.M
  • Industrial Libraries throughout the world by Bakewell
  • Industrial Library and Information Systems by Sasikala C
  • Information Science: Origin, Evolution and Relation by Saracevic, T
  • Information Technology and its facets by Satyanarayana, R
  • Library and Information management by Narayan G
  • Library Automation, Issues and applications by Reynolds, D
  • Library Networks: Trends an issue by Martin, Susan K
  • Library networks; India’s Experience by Kaul, H.K
  • Management techniques of Librarians by Edward, Evans G
  • Origins of Information Science by Meadows, A.J
  • Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century by Gorman, Michael
  • Sayer’s manual of Library classification by Maltby, A
  • Scientific management by Daughtry, R. and Heinrits, F.J
  • Subject approach to information by Rosket, A.c
  • The intellectual foundations of information organization by Svenonious, E
  • The organization information - Libraries unlimited by Tayllor, Arlem G
  • The structure and governance of Library networks by Kent, Allen and Clavin
  • Theory of Library Classification by Krishna Kumar

Other than reference books, study materials collected from the web can be used for study. Working out previous year’s question papers is also suitable to get through the exam.



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