The Karnataka State Open University, Mysuru is a torch-bear for distance education in Karnataka, to show the leading light to those who have been deprived the privilege of pursuing their education. The Department of Library and Information Science was started during the academic year 2002-03. The Department offers a professional Bachelor’s Degree (B.Lib.I.Sc.) and Master’s Degree programme (M.Lib.I.Sc.) both the programmes are of one year duration. Candidates who have passed any Bachelors Degree examination from a recognized university under 10+2+3 system are eligible to apply for seeking admission to B.Lib.I.Sc. programme and those who have passed B.Lib.I.Sc. are eligible to apply for M.Lib.I.Sc. programme. Since the establishment of the Department, it has fulfilled the desire of many students who wished to pursue the course leading to a noble and a prosperous profession of Librarianship.
To create an environment wherein learners can access the resources of information using state-of-
the-art ICT based information support system and thereby learn and develop a sense of
empowerment to manage diverse situations and to establish
To impart knowledge and skill through quality education
To impart the learners with requisite knowledge, skill and aptitude in Library and
To motivate the learners to develop research aptitude
To train the learners to realize the individual, corporate and social responsibilities
To impart education to the learners and thereby imbibe civic, moral and ethical values
Chairperson : Dr. ShilpaRani. N. R.
Department Of library & information science