Training in Librarianship in Mumbai University was started in 1943, when a Diploma in Librarianship was instituted by the University Library. In 1964, a full-fledged Department of Library Science was established and the Diploma Course was converted into the Degree Course (B.Lib.Sc.) with some changes in the syllabus. The Master's Course leading to the M.Lib.Sc. degree was introduced in 1968/69.
Over the years, the B.Lib.Sc. syllabus has undergone several revisions. The B.Lib. I.Sc. syllabus was revised in the years 1978, 1996, 2001 and 2005 and the degree was changed to B.L.I.Sc., M.LI.Sc. course was revised in the year 1998,2001 and 2005 and the degree was changed to M.LI.Sc. The B.L.I.Sc. and M.L.I.Sc. revisions of 2001 were done keeping in view the recommendations made by the UGC Curriculum Development Committee Report. During this period the intake capacity of M.LI.Sc. course was increased from 10 to 15 students and the name of the department was changed from Department of Library Science to Department of Library and Information Science. In 1984 the Department was shifted from Fort Campus to Vidyanagari Campus.
Teaching Lab. : 2 classrooms, 1 seminar room, 1. A.C. Auditorium with 150 seating capacity, fully equipped with A/V facility, multimedia projector, sound system, etc.1 Laptop