Friday, 25 November 2016


Certificate Course in Editing and Publishing
at the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University

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 3 January - 21 April 2017. Classes will normally be held three days a week from 6-8 p.m. (Tue, Wed, Thu). Applicants have to appear for a screening test on 16 December 2016 (Friday), at 6 p.m., to be held on the first floor of the UG Arts Building.

Course fee: Rs 10,000

Applications may be made on plain paper or by email to Paper applications should be submitted to the School of Cultural Texts and Records (5th floor, Rabindra Bhaban, JU) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on working days.

Last date for receipt of applications: 13 December 2016. 
(For details about previous courses see:

Broad course topics: role of the editor; parts of a book; copy-editing and proofing; documentation and indexing; copyright; office correspondence; overview of publishing; editing with software; book and cover design; commissioning and contracts; production; manufacture; open source philosophy and LaTeX; pagemaking using proprietary software such as Adobe Pagemaker, Quark Xpress and Adobe InDesign; publicity design; business plan analysis; e-publishing; marketing; publicity; distribution; press visits; live projects.

India’s longest running university course in Editing and Publishing has trained hundreds of professionals for some of the leading English-language publishing houses in the country, as well as for other media. Our students have been hired by Pearson Education India, Pearson Education U.K., Oxford University Press, Cambridge 
University Press, HarperCollins, Rupa, Hachette, Scholastic, Penguin India, Macmillan, Dorling Kindersley, Sage, Orient Blackswan, Anthem, Google, TCS, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Times of India, the Ananda Bazar Patrika group, and the Jadavpur University Press, among others.

1 comment:

sree vidyaniketan said...

Wish I was 20 years younger... but then I have thoroughly enjoyed my JU Eng Lit Experience during my U.G.-P.G. days during the early-mid nineties. Se-misters and career enhancing courses were associated with the Faculty of Engineering and Not with the Faculty of Arts (our side of the ditch) which was unfolding at that time more like the post glasnost Eastern Europe . The Masters' students had to take the entire syllabus consisting of 900 Marks(9 Papers ) at the end of 2 years ... at one go suffixed with 60 days of study leave. Professional courses I knew not but I had this one life time opportunity of interacting with 'real' scholars like Abhijit Gupta, Rimi B Chatterjee,Arnab Guho,Neil Mukherjee, Pablo Mukherjee, Bornita Bagchi,Tithi Bhattacharjee and they all came out of the erstwhile structure/pattern. " I caught this morning morning's minion kingdom of daylight's dauphin ... in the ecstasy of a bird.