Friday, 2 November 2012

Editing and Publishing course 2013

Now in its 10th year

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 17 December 2012 to 29 March 2013. Classes will normally be held four days a week from 6-8 p.m. Applicants have to appear for a screening test on 11 December 2012, at 6 p.m., to be held on the first floor of the UG Arts Building. Course fee: Rs 8,000. Applications may be made on plain paper or by email to, addressed to the Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records. Paper applications should be submitted to the School of Cultural Texts and Records, (SCTR Annexe, 1st floor, Energy Studies Building, JU) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on working days. Last date for receipt of applications: 10 December 2012. (For details about previous courses see

No. of seats: 30

Amlan Das Gupta
Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records
Jadavpur University

India’s longest running university course in Editing and Publishing turns 10 this year. Since 2004, it 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, HarperCollins, Rupa, Hachette, Scholastic, Penguin India, Macmillan, Dorling Kindersley, Sage, Orient Blackswan, Anthem, Google, TCS, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and the Ananda Bazar Patrika group, among others.

Faculty for the 2013 course


Angshuman Chakraborty (Pearson International)
Arunava Sinha (translator)
Debajyoti Datta (Sishu Sahitya Samsad)
Diya Kar-Hazra (Bloomsbury, India)
Mandira Sen (Stree-Samya)
Padmini Ray Murray (Stirling University)
Pradipta Sarkar (Rupa)
Praveen Dev (Oxford University Press)
Ronnie Gupta (Argie Printers)
Sayoni Basu (Duckbill)
Sohini Bhattacharya (Hachette)
Sudeshna Banerjee (Thema)
Trinankur Banerjee (Times of India)
V. K. Karthika (HarperCollins)


Abhijit Gupta (JU Press)
Amlan Das Gupta (Director, SCTR)
Ananda Lal (Writer’s Workshop)
Deeptanil Ray (designer)
Devalina Mookherjee (Tulika, Women Unlimited)
Pinaki Dey (designer).
Rimi B. Chatterjee (academic, author, translator)
Somnath Basu (freelance editor)
Sukanta Chaudhuri (academic, translator)
Supriya Chaudhuri (academic, translator)
Swapan Chakravorty (Director, National Library)

Roman Books is Hiring

ROMAN Books is an independent publisher of literature and literary criticism with offices in Kolkata and London. The editorial office is now seeking consulting editors for the purpose of evaluating new submissions, mainly long fiction. The consulting editor will work as part of an editorial board headed by the Executive Editor. Candidates should have a Masters degree in English or Comparative Literature (MA final year students are also eligible). He/she must be an avid reader of contemporary fiction. A degree/diploma/experience in Editorial/Publishing is expected, but not essential.

Interested candidates are requested to send CVs to with a covering e-mail. Qualified candidates can work from anywhere, but are required to attend the monthly editorial meeting held at the company’s Kolkata office. Payments are made on per evaluation basis.