Friday, 26 December 2008


1. Anandajit Hore
2. Anjali Kispotta
3. Arijita Chatterjee
4. Binita Roy
5. Deborina Roy
6. Dipanwita Roy Ghatak
7. Kumarjit Laha
8. Mouli Bardhan
9. Nirmal Kumar Mahato
10. Oindrila Hazra
11. Orance Mahaladar
12. Pallavi Bannerjee
13. Parama Sen
14. Parul Arya
15. Piyasa Mitra
16. Purbasha Auddy
17. Ragini Nag Rao
18. Ranjabati Das
19. Rashmila Maiti
20. Reep Pandi Lepcha
21. Rev. Morakandegoda Ariyawansa (overseas candidate)
22. Saroni Pattanayak
23. Satish C. Shambharkar
24. Shayani Bhattacharya
25. Sonal Kapur
26. Soumya Subhra Guha
27. Sreya Chatterjee
28. Sristy Ghimiray
29. Subhankar Bhattacharya
30. Suchetana Mahajan
31. Zaid al Baset

Waiting List
1. M.S. Narayanan
2. Soham Bose
3. Kalyan Kumar Das
4. Shunashir Sen
5. Subhadeep Palit
6. Sayoni Ghosh
7. Tanmoy Biswas

Selected candidates are to report for registration and payment of course fee according to the following schedule:
Monday, December 29, 2008. Time: 5:30 p.m. in the Audio-Visual Room, Department of English, UG Arts Building (1st floor), Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032
The course fee of Rs 6,000 is to be paid at the time of registration by demand draft or banker’s cheque payable in Kolkata, made out to the ‘School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University’. Personal cheques payable in Kolkata will be accepted, but if payment is refused, the fee will have to be paid in cash with an additional amount of Rs 100. Outstation cheques will not be accepted.
Selected candidates are required to produce original graduation certificates and mark-sheets on the day of admission.

Sukanta Chaudhuri,
Professor and Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records,
Jadavpur University 26 December 2008

P.S. Payments in cash will also be accepted.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Provisional schedule and faculty for 2009 course

Classes will take place four days a week (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) from 6 pm to 8 pm in the UG Arts Building. The technical classes will take place in the Arts Faculty Computer Room on the 3rd floor of the UG Arts Building

Note: This is a provisional timetable. Classes are likely to change depending on the availability of the external resource persons.

1. 29.12 M Registration and introduction
2. 30.12 T Basic proof mark-up and symbols-1
3. 1.1 Th Basic proof mark-up and symbols-2
4. 2.1 F Style sheets
5. 5.1 M Transliteration of Indian names
6 6.1 T Practice proofing
7 7.1 W Stages of a text: receipt of manuscript to camera ready copy
8 9.1 F What elements in the text need documentation? Details of format and punctuation of notes, bibliography, bracketed references, reference lists.
9 12.1 M Overview of elements of documentation and what they do. Systems of documentation (humanities, author date etc) and authorities (MLA, MHRA, CMS )
10 13.1 T Indexing
11 15.1 Th Documentation practice
12 16.1 F Indexing and proofing test/practice

13 19.1 M Introduction to Word Processing in MS-Word
14 20.1 T Using and
15 21.1 W Pagemaker-1
16 22.1 Th Pagemaker-2
17 27.1 T Photoshop-1
18 28.1 W Photoshop-2
19 29.1 Th Book design-1
20 30.1 F Book design-2
21 2.2 M Book design-3
22 3.2 T TBA
23 5.2 Th Practice
24 6.2 F Practice
25 9.2 M Quark-1
26 10.2 T Quark-2
27 12.2 Th Test/practice
28 13.2 F Test/practice

29 16.2 M Formes and Reams: calculating paper needs
30 17.2 T Preparing camera ready copy and costing out
31 19.2 Th Checking printability of visuals and graphics
32 20.2 F Old methods of printing; printing terminology and procedures
33 23.2 M Jackets, covers and binding
34 24.2 T Managing procedures
35 26.2 Th Preparing blurbs (fiction and non-fiction) and catalogues
36 27.2 F Pricing books: booksellers’ discounts and author’s royalties
37 2.3 M Distribution and bookselling
38 3.3 T New retail and e-selling
39 5.3 Th Editing textbooks
40 6.3 F Publishing textbooks
41 9.3 M Genres: Scientific, technical, medical
43 10.3 T Genres: social sciences, references
43 12.3 Th Genres: fiction
44 13.3 F Genres: translation
45 16.3 M Commissioning
46 17.3 T Copyright and permission
47 19.3 Th Tact, libel, plagiarism
48 20.3 F Author’s rights, duties and dues
49 23.3 M Dealing with authors; office correspondence
50 24.3 T Commissioning
51 26.3 Th Understanding the market-1
52 27.3 F Understanding the market-2
53 30.3 M Media synergies
54 31.3 T Visit to press
55 2.4 Th Presentation by publishing houses
56 3.4 F Presentation by publishing houses
57 6.4 M Feedback
58 7.4 T Valedictory

Muharram: 8 Jan
Netaji Birthday 23 Jan
Republic Day 26 Jan
Dol / Holi Mar 11

• Abhijit Gupta, Reader, Department of English, Jadavpur University
• Aloke Roychoudhury, CEO, DC Publishers
• Ananda Lal, Professor, Department of English, Jadavpur University
• Angshuman Chakravarty, Manager, Marketing Intelligence, Pearson Educational
• Chandrima Bhattacharya, special correspondent, The Telegraph
• Deeptanil Roy, author and graphic artist
• Mandira Sen, proprietor, Bhatkal & Sen (Stree and Samya)
• Moitreyee Chatterjee, freelance editor and entrepreneur.
• Pinaki De, designer, illustrator, typographer; Lecturer, Department of English, Uttarpara College
• Rimi B. Chatterjee, novelist; Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Jadavpur University
• Ronnie Gupta, proprietor, Argee Printers
• Sachin Rastogi, proprietor, Worldview Publishers and Booksellers
• Sreyasi Dastidar, chief subeditor, The Telegraph
• Sudeshna Banerjee, freelance editor
• Sukanta Chaudhuri, Professor, Department of English, Jadavpur University
• Supriya Chaudhuri, Professor, Department of English, Jadavpur University
• Swapan Chakravorty, Professor, Department of English, Jadavpur University
• Trinankur Banerjee, freelance designer; Dorling Kindersley

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Editing and Publishing Course 2009


Applications are invited from Honours graduates in any discipline for a PG Certificate Course in Editing and Publishing to be conducted by the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University from 29 December 2008 to 8 April 2009. Classes will normally be held four days a week from 6 to 8 p.m. Applicants have to appear for a screening test in English skills on 22 December 2008, at 5 p.m., to be held on the first floor of the UG Arts Building. Course fee: Rs 6,000. Applications may be made on plain paper or via email (no enclosures/attachments required) to, addressed to the Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032. Paper applications should be submitted to the School of Cultural Texts and Records (UG Arts/Science Building, 3rd floor, near Film Studies Department) between 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on working days. Last date for applications: 19 December 2008. Original graduation certificate and mark-sheets must be produced on the day of the screening test.

Sukanta Chaudhuri,
Professor and Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records,
Jadavpur University

P.S. Please mention your address, telephone no. and email address in your application.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Navayana Avarna

Navayana Publishers have instituted a fellowship scheme for social minorities who need income support to attend the Edit Pub course at JU. Click here to go to the Navayana site and download the application details, available as a Word file and as a PDF. The deadline for Avarna applications is 28 November 2008. We will, however, continue to accept general applications till 15 December 2008.

There will be a screening test for all candidates, both fellowship and non-fellowship, in Calcutta on 22 December 2008.

Friday, 16 May 2008

Dorling Kindersley looking for Sr. Editors/Editors

Dorling Kindersley is a based publishing house, creating high quality illustrated non-fiction books that offer comprehensive information and superb design. It is a part of the Pearson Group which also consists of The Penguin Group and The Financial Times.

Since 1974, Dorling Kindersley has published an extensive range of internationally acclaimed titles in 51 languages for adults and children. As the UK's market leader in illustrated non-fiction, we pride ourselves on creating books that combine comprehensive information and superb design.

Over the years, as the world's leading family illustrated publisher, we have inspired and informed readers who find DK books to be educational, distinctive and of consistently high quality.

Dorling Kindersley India is looking for enthusiastic individuals who can constantly deliver high quality work to fill the following vacancies:

Sr. Editors / Editors, applicants should:

• Be a Graduate/Post-graduate in English literature with 2-5 years relevant work experience, preferably in the publishing industry or news media
• Be fast, accurate on-screen English-language editors and proofreaders.
• Cope well with managing high workloads, tight deadlines and working as part of a diverse team.

Saturday, 22 March 2008

For all past and present trainees

As many of you will remember, Pearson Education India offered internships to many of the trainees of the last Editing and Publishing Course. Six of them took up the offer, and I am happy to report that five of them now have full-time employment with Pearson: Diyasree, Yajnaseni, Soumitri, Sukanya and Daniel. Congratulations to them all.
This time too, representatives from Pearson will be taking classes and conducting interviews for their internship programmes. The interviews will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, 2 and 3 April, from 2 p.m., in the Department of English, Jadavpur University. If you are a past alumni of the Editing and Publishing course and would like to appear for the interview, please get in touch with either myself or Rimi B. Chatterjee, by March 28, so that we can give you a slot.
Please note that these interviews are only open to those who have successfully completed, or are current trainees of, the Editing and Publishing course of the SCTR, JU.