Department of Library and Information Science

The well-established central library became a research department offering M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes since 2013. The aspirants with a Masters degree in Library and Information Science are eligible to pursue their research under experienced faculty members. The department has sufficient print and electronic resources, online databases such as scopus and web of science and necessary software available for all the areas of research in Library and Information science. The focus areas of research are User Studies/Education, Information Seeking Behaviour, Digital Libraries, Knowledge Management, Library Marketing, Library Automation and Networking, Corporate Libraries and Metric Studies.

Programmes Offered

Ph.D. (Part-Time/Full Time)


a) Master’s degree of any recognized university or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the fields of study notified from time to time by KITS.

b) Minimum eligibility is 60% marks or equivalent CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average). However, 5% relaxation is given to the candidates belonging to scheduled caste / scheduled tribe.


The duration of the programme and minimum time for submission of thesis after the date of registration for candidates will be as per the table given below:

Qualifying Degree
Full Time
Part Time
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science3 Years4 Years

University Research Fellowship is available for eligible full time Scholars.

Admission Procedure Ph.D. (Part-Time/Full Time)

Ph.D. Programme Regulations

Fee Structure for Indian Students

Fee Structure for NRI Students

M.Phil. Awarded

Sl. No.Name of the ScholarRegister No.Supervisor
Title of the Research work/ Thesis
Year of Completion
2Vimala B.08YG002Dr. J. DominicAnnals of Library and Informations Studies 2002 to 2009: A Bibliometrics StudyFeb-11
3Vasanthi R.RP12ILS2001Dr. J. DominicAwareness and use pattern of social networking sites: A study at Kathir College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamil NaduAug-15

Ph. D. Awarded

Sl. No.Name of the ScholarRegister No.
Title of the Research work/ Thesis
Year of Completion
1Naresh Chandra Verma08ZR002Dr. J. DominicMarketing of Library and Information Products and Services in Academic Libraries of Uttarkand: A StudyMay-11
2Salma Khan08ZR003Dr. J. DominicInformation Communication Technology Applications in the University Libraries of Uttar Pradesh: An AnalysisNov-12
3Lalitha Bai08ZR001Dr. J. DominicLiterature on Public Finance(1986-2010): a bibliometric analysis based on EBSCO databaseFeb-13
4Moorthy R.RP11LS003Dr. J. DominicPublishing Habits of faculties in Tamil Nadu State Universities: An Analytical StudyAug-14
5Jaculine Mary M.RP11LS004Dr. J. DominicInformation Security Systems in University Libraries of Tamil Nadu: An Analytical StudyDec-14
6Vimala B.RP11LS008Dr. J. DominicOpen Access Journals in Social Science: A Bibliometric StudyJuly-15
7Krishnakumar P.RP11LS005Dr.P.J. NirmalaWebometric Analysis of Business Schools' Library Websites in IndiaSep-15
8Jeyaprakash S.RP11LSDr.P.J. NirmalaInformation Seeking Behaviour and Use Pattern of Faculty Members under Bharathiar University Affiliated Colleges: A StudyDec-16
9Ayyappan Z.RP11LSDr. J. DominicLibrary Infrastructure Facilities and Services in Fine Arts Institutions in Tamilnadu and Puducherry: An Analytical StudyAug-17
10Thanaseelan Manohar IsaacRP11LSDr. P.J. NirmalaAn Evaluative Study of Collection Development in School Libraries: Special Reference to Kendriya Vidhyalaya Libraries in TamilnaduDec-17