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“To build up a library is to create a life. It’s never just a random collection of books.” ~Carlos María Domínguez A career in Library & Information Management would include being a part of system which will look after organizing and maintaining books, magazines and journals. It is a part of the job profile to categorize the information required by the people visiting the library. A librarian’s job involves wide range of reading and processing information content through cataloguing, classification and indexing, storing documents and retrieving the required information. Apart from books, now we have e-books, CDs, periodicals, e-resources such as journals and micro-films for various purposes such as education, research and reference.

Career Way

Diploma (Library Science/Library and Information Science)
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 1 year
Eligibility 10+2 (any stream) with 45% to 50%
Entrance Exam Every institution/college conduct their own entrance tests. Some of them take direct admissions on merit basis.
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹5,000 to ₹50,000
Mode Regular/Distance
Goal Library Assistant, Library Attendant, Career in Library Science


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
Bangalore University
Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar
Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur
Delhi University (DU), New Delhi
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bengaluru
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Isabella Thoburn Degree College, Lucknow
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
Jiwaji University, Gwalior
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Osmania University, Hyderabad
Punjab University, Chandigarh
Rajiv Gandhi College, Bhopal
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai University of Allahabad, Allahabad
University of Calcutta, Kolkata
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

Key Skills

Ability to anticipate user's needs
Curation skills
Customer service attitude

Career Prospectous

Assistant Librarian
Library Attendant
Documentation Officer
Library and Information Officer
Records Manager
Archivist / Indexer
Consultant / Information Analyst
Law Librarian
Deputy Librarian
Lecturer / Professor / Researcher


The remuneration in this field depends on the specialization, experience and area in which one works. One could get an initial pay of ₹15,000 to ₹40,000 per month.

Role Models

  • Professor P. B. Mangla

    Professor P. B. Mangla– He has a distinction of being the first and youngest professor of Library & Information Science in India.

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