M.Phil Library & Information Science


The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program in Library and Information Science (LIS) is an advanced academic program designed for students who seek to deepen their understanding of the theory, research, and practice of information management in a rapidly evolving digital age.
Building upon foundational knowledge acquired at the undergraduate level, the MPhil program offers students the opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly inquiry, critical analysis, and advanced research in the field of LIS. The MPhil program is tailored to meet the needs of aspiring scholars, researchers, educators, and practitioners who wish to make meaningful contributions to the advancement of the field through original research, critical inquiry, and innovative practice.

Through a combination of coursework, seminars, independent study, and research projects, students delve into both foundational and cutting-edge issues shaping the field of LIS.One of the distinguishing features of the MPhil program is its emphasis on research excellence and scholarly inquiry.


  • To provide students with an advanced understanding of the theoretical foundations, research methodologies, and emerging trends in library and information science, enabling them to engage critically with scholarly literature and contribute to the advancement of the field.
  • To develop advanced research skills, including the ability to formulate research questions, design research methodologies, collect and analyze data, and interpret research findings, culminating in the completion of a thesis or dissertation that contributes new knowledge to the field.
  • To specialize in specific areas of interest within library and information science, such as information organization, digital libraries, archival studies, metadata management, knowledge management, or information policy, fostering depth of knowledge and expertise.
  • To develop critical thinking skills and analytical abilities necessary for evaluating complex issues, synthesizing diverse perspectives, and advancing innovative solutions to theoretical and practical challenges in library and information science.
  • To enhance professional skills and competencies, including communication, presentation, writing, and project management skills, preparing them for careers in academia, research institutions, libraries, archives, museums, government agencies, and private sector organizations.
  • To promote scholarly engagement and active participation in academic and professional communities, encouraging students to present their research at conferences, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and contribute to ongoing discussions and debates within the field.

Career Path

After completing a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Library and Information Science (LIS), graduates have a diverse range of career paths available to them, spanning academia, research, and professional practice. Some potential career options include:
  • Graduates can pursue careers as academic researchers, conducting advanced research in library and information science.
  • With their advanced degree, graduates may seek positions as faculty members in LIS programs at colleges and universities.
  • Graduates can work as information scientists, applying their research and analytical skills to solve complex information-related problems in various sectors, such as government agencies, research organizations, or private companies
  • With the growing importance of data management, graduates may work as data curators, responsible for organizing, preserving, and providing access to research data and other digital assets in academic or research settings.
  • Graduates can work as research analysts, conducting research for government agencies, research firms, or non-profit organizations, exploring topics such as information behavior, information literacy, or the impact of information technologies on society.

Fee Structure M.Phil Library & Information Science

M.Phil Library & Information Science
Duration 2
Total Semester 4
Total Package 374,300
At Admission Time 28,500
Additional Charges at the time of Admission 2,700
Examination Fee 3,500
Total Amount (At Admission) 31,200
Installment 43663 * 8
Additional Charges at the time of Admission
Web Portal fee per year for Learning Management Syste 0
Library Security Fee (Refundable) 2,000
Student Card 200
Library & Magazine Fund 500
Total Additional Charges 2,700
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Scheme of Study

Semester 1

Sr.# Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 LIBS601 Theoretical Foundation of Library Science& Information Science 3
2 LIBS605 Computer Application in Library & Information Science 3
3 LIBS608 Knowledge Management 3
4 GRRM602 Quantitative Research Methods 3

Semester 2

Sr.# Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 LIBS604 Seminar in Library & information science 3
2 LIBS603 Development of Library & information Science in Pakistan 3
3 GRRM603 Qualitative Research Methods 3
4 LIBS609 Academic Writing and Communication Skills 3

Semester 3

Sr.# Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
3 FYPJ699 Research Thesis 3

Semester 4

Sr.# Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 FYPJ699 Research Thesis 3
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