The Department of Library and Information Sciences was established in 2011 with a BLISc (Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences) program. The department aims to make Manipal Academy of Higher Education libraries ‘working laboratories’ through which students will be able to apply class room concepts through hands-on training.


Key Features

  • Updated and industry-aligned curriculum to make students employable
  • Practice-led teaching and practice-supported learning
  • Hands-on training through online and offline resources
  • Exposure to advanced techniques in the field of librarianship
  • Library practicing in world-class Manipal Academy of Higher Education Libraries


Vision and Mission


The department aspires to provide outstanding education in library and information science


To educate the students in the philosophy of librarianship, basic principles, fundamental laws and professional ethics 

To train the students in the skills of information organization, processing and retrieval 

To train the students in the management of Library and Information Centers 

To provide the students thorough understanding of applications of information and communication technology in library and information centres

Code of Conduct for the Students 

The students are advised to refer to the Code published on the following link: https://manipal.edu/mu/campus-life/around-campus/student-discipline.html