MANGALORE UNIVERSITY, Mangalagangothri is located on a picturesque hillock, spread over 350 acres of land, 20kms away from Mangalore city. The University has 26Post-Graduate Departments on the Campus with 210 affiliated colleges/institutions that include 4 constituent, 4 law, 18 education and 5 autonomous colleges. The university has excellent infrastructure facilities like University Library, Mangala Auditorium, Cyber Lab with 1Gbps Internet Connectivity, Sports facilities and Hostels for Men and Women. University is ranked 24th among top 50 Universities in terms of publication output. There are two National Research Facilities namely Microtron Centre and Ocean & Atmospheric Science and Technology Cell. University has 19 Endowment Chairs on areas like Banking, Rural Development, Yoga, Environment, Literature, Fine Arts, Culture, Religion and Regional languages.
DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANGALORE UNIVERSITY, was established in the year 1982 and has run the one-year Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.L.I.Sc.) course from 1982 to 1996 and one year Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.Sc.) course from 1990 to 1997. An integrated two-year M.L.I.Sc., course was introduced in 1996 to date. One year M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy) course was conducted in 2008-2009. At present it offers Doctoral (Ph.D.) programme. The Department has a well -equipped computer lab with 22 computers with internet connectivity.