The study investigates to find out the purpose and motivation factors for the LIS research. The data was collected from the Research Scholars who are presently engaged in the research. The questionnaire method was adopted to collect the data from the respondents. A total of 110 respondents have responded out of 130. It is found that majority of research scholars are doing research to upgrade their qualifications followed by to become subject expert and also to get promotion. It is further found that LIS Education, Teachers of LIS and Application of IT/ICT in Libraries have also strongly motivated the Research Scholars to pursue the research. The study is further recommended that the Teachers of LIS and Librarians should encourage the professional colleagues to produce good research output in Library and Information Science.