Sunday, 20 May 2007

editing can be beautiful!

Here's a beautiful sentence this desk person encountered in a reporter's copy in May, apart from the inevitable 'not only, but also', 'that only too,' and the 'pall(s) of gloom' that accompany the reporter's repertoire 'each and every' day:

"We are planning to beautify our beautiful city in such a way so that one can be impressed after he visits a beautiful sight beautified by us in our beautification process too," said Mr. X...(in the context of a civic beautification drive)

Saturday, 19 May 2007

Bib and Doc Course -- extension of date

The course in 'research methods' at the School of Cultural Texts and Records, already blogged by Abhijit is, more accurately, a course in 'Bibliography and Documentation'. It will help you acquire some basic knowledge to work as project staff at the SCTR and similar research centres, handling documents and processing texts. It will run from 11 to 15 June 2007, more or less through the day -- exact times to be announced later.
The last date for applications has been extended to 4 June 2007. Leave your applications (on plain paper, stating your full or part Master's course results) in the SCTR Project Room (near the Film Studies Department). Preference will be given to those who have passed t
heir Master's course, or at least completed their exams, but vacant slots can be filled up by current Master's course students.
Apart from the employment potential, the course will allow a soft landing on interesting professional terrain not covered by standard Master's courses, even in language and literature, or indeed by the Editing and Publishing course.

Sukanta Chaudhuri

And just when you thought it was safe to go out, here comes another course....

The School of Cultural Texts and Records is holding a course for postgraduates in research methods from 11 to 15 June 2007 in the Project Room. Anyone who's finished their MA (ie PG2) can apply. This is being run for the fellows of the school to give them a grounding in research skills, bibliography, archival research, electronic techniques and book history, but 20 outside applicants will be selected.

You need to have passed your MA with 55%(B+) or have given your finals with 55% average in your other sems. The age limit is 25 years. The course fee is Rs 250/-

Please apply on plain paper with a copy of your marksheet or grade card with full contact details including email, phone no and address. Leave the application, addressed to the Director, SCTR, in the project room on the fourth floor next to film studies on any working day from 11.30 am and 4.30 pm. The last date is 18 May.

Publish thyselves

It would be nice to know what our past students are doing. So if you would let us know where you are working now (or earlier, if it had a editing/publishing component) and your contact details.

Friday, 18 May 2007

First proof

This is the home of the course in Editing and Publishing run every year by the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University. Through this blog, we hope to keep in touch with old and new alums, and share whatever information we may have about jobs in publishing and media.

I am in the process of sending out invites to as many of our course participants. This might take a while so please be patient if you do not get an invite straightaway.