Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) from  Nalanda Open University (NOU) - Syllabus, Exams Pattern, Eligibility Criteria for Admission, Course Duration, Course Fee, Age Limit, Medium - English/ Hindi of Nalanda Open University (NOU). 

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Full Course Name- Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in BLIS- Done Graduation in any Discipline.

Admission Date - April to August in Every Year.

Course Duration - 1 Year.

Course Fee - 5500 for Male and 4125 Rupee for Women/Girl (Women Candidate get 25% Discount)

Medium - Hindi

Minimum Age - No Age Bar


About Nalanda Open University (NOU)


Nalanda Open University is a Public University. It is Affiliated form UGC (University Grand Commission) & Established in 1987. 

NOU is the only university in Bihar providing education through distance learning and open education. Nalanda Open University Provides Master, Degree, Diploma and Certificates Course.

Nalanda Open University is the 2nd largest open university in India after Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Nalanda Open University Address - Biscomaun Bhawan, Second, and Third Floor, Gandhi Maidan Road Patna, Bihar 800001. 
Timing - 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. 
Phone Number- 0612 220 6916

Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Gulab Chand Ram Jaiswal

Bachelor of Library Science (BLIS) -  The main objective of the program is to help those who are already employed in various libraries, to upgrade their professional knowledge and become competitive for the betterment of their career and employment.

Bachelor of Library Science (BLIS)
Bachelor of Library Science (BLIS)

The minimum qualification for admission to the BLIS program is graduation in any discipline.

The bachelor's degree program in library and information science is meant to provide the necessary training and skills for effective organization and management of libraries and information units.

The main objective of the program is to help those who have already completed a bachelor's degree in any Discipline and upgrade their professional knowledge and skills in the field of Library Science.

Betterment of their employment opportunities and career prospects. Employed in various libraries in India & Foreign.

The Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) course consists of eight papers. Six of these are Theory Papers and two are Practicals of Papers, each with 100 marks, divided between Written Examination, Home Assignment, and Practical Work.

Students admitted to the BLIS program are required to pass each paper of the course separately. To pass each paper, a student must secure at least 33% marks in each paper. 

To determine the above 33%. The marks in each paper, the marks obtained by the student, in both the written examination and assignment / practical work, as the case may be, will be clubbed and counted together and the percentage will be determined accordingly.

Nalanda Open University Syllabus of the Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) Course.


Paper I - Foundation of #Library & #Information Science (FLIS)
Written Exam- 80 Marks

Assignment - 20 Marks 
Practical - Nill
Passing Marks - 33


Paper-II - Management of Library Information Centre (MLIC)
Written Exam- 80 Marks
Assignment - 20 Marks 
Practical - Nill
Passing Marks - 33

Paper III- Library Classification Theory (LCT)
Written Exam- 80 Marks

Assignment - 20 Marks 
Practical - Nill
Passing Marks - 33


Paper IV - #Library Cataloguing Theory (LCT)
Written Exam- 80 Marks

Assignment - 20 Marks 
Practical - Nill
Passing Marks - 33


Paper V - Reference Services & Information Source (RSIS)
Written Exam- 80 Marks

Assignment - 20 Marks 
Practical - Nill
Passing Marks - 33.


Paper VI - Application of Computer in Library & Information Centre
Written Exam- 80 Marks
Assignment - Nill
Practical - 20 Marks 
Passing Marks - 33.

Paper VII - Library Classification (Practical)
Written Exam- Nill
Assignment - Nill
Practical - 100 Marks 
Passing Marks - 33.

Paper VIII- Library Cataloguing (Practical)
Written Exam- Nill.
Assignment - Nill.
Practical - 100 Marks 
Passing Marks - 33.


The candidate has failed to achieve or secure zero marks in the written examination and/or homework and practical work, as the case may be, in any paper, he/she shall be deemed to have failed in that paper.

Failing the paper will mean failure in the entire examination. As such, students should work hard to pass in all the papers individually.

In order to pass the BLIS exam, it will be necessary for every student, to secure at least 33% marks in each paper.

To determine the 33% marks in each paper, the marks obtained by the candidate, both in the term-and theoretical written examination and the practical examination/home Assignment.  

Reference -BLIS From Nalanda Open University Prospectus and Website - wwwdotnalandaopenuniversitydotcom