National Knowledge Commission in its guidelines proposed to have more than 1500 Universities, 50,000 colleges in the country and for an academic institution library plays a pivotal role in attainment of the objectives. For managing these libraries a huge, skilled and trained workforce is paramount. One of the objectives of the department is to prepare the required human resource for the country.

Dr. Ranganathan Institute of Library and Information Science is a reputed department involved in imparting the knowledge of current as well as established practices in Library and Information Science through its various courses.

Libraries have provided services to researchers for many years. Changes in technology and new publishing models provide opportunities for library and information professionals to be more involved in the research enterprise. The department provides a seat for cutting edge research in library and information science and related interdisciplinary areas through its MPhil and PhD programs.