Academic session 2021-22.

Programme Name         Master of Science in Library and Information Science [MS (LIS)]  


This is a two-year advanced programme in Library and Information Science, with special emphasis on applications of information technology. On successful completion of this programme, a student will be able to pursue an academic career or take up responsible positions in various private and public sector organisations in the Library and Information fields. The objectives of this programme are to develop manpower capable of

• effectively and efficiently working as information professionals at higher levels in libraries and information centres; 20 Indian Statistical Institute Prospectus 2021-22 • design and development of information systems;

• contributing to the discipline of Library and Information Science in terms of research and teaching.

This programme is offered only at Bengaluru.


In order to be eligible for admission to this programme, an applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree of three or more years’ duration, in any discipline.

Selection Procedure

Please refer to the Selection Policy  for details of the selection process.


Programme     Research Fellowships (JRF)


The Institute also offers Junior Research Fellowships in several areas of the Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences. However, candidates working for Ph D in any area other than the five mentioned in Section 6.14.1 need to register with other Universities/Institutes for their Ph D degree. A student is initially admitted as a Junior Research Fellow. After two years of satisfactory progress including successful completion of mandatory course work, Junior Research Fellows are assessed for the award of Senior Research Fellowships. The combined duration of the Junior and Senior Research Fellowships is 6+1 years. The areas in which the Institute wants to recruit JRFs this year and the respective eligibility conditions for applying for admission are as follows:

Areas:          Library and Information Science


MS (LIS) awarded by ISI or Associateship in Documentation and Information Science (awarded by ISI or NISCAIR/INSDOC) or its equivalent degree (such as Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from any Indian/Foreign University)

Currently offered in: Bengaluru

Selection Procedure

Please refer to the Selection Policy for details of the selection process. Past academic records may also be taken into consideration5 .

Note: Candidates who have been awarded a Junior Research Fellowship by NBHM/ CSIR/ UGC/ICMR/ DST/ DBT based on a nationally conducted written Admission Test, are also required to clear the ISI JRF admission test or an equivalent test conducted by the relevant JRF selection committee of the institute for submitting the doctoral thesis in ISI for a PhD degree.No equivalent test will be conducted for such awardees in the academic session 2021-22.


  • Online Application                                    Starts: May 03, 2021 Ends: June 01, 2021
  • Payment of Application Fee                    Starts: May 05, 2021 Ends: June 05, 2021
  • Issue of Admit Card                                 Starts: June 30, 2021
  • ISI ADMISSION TEST                                JULY 18, 2021 (all other programmes)