The University of Hyderabad has entered into an MoU with Cambridge University Press to design and offer a “Certificate Program in Publishing” from the academic year June 2022. The Department of English has proposed the Program under the Institution of Eminence project of the University. One of the few such skill-based Programs in the country, the 3-month, 20-credit Program, will be taught, in the main, by experts from the industry. It will have an internship component too.

Prof BJ Rao, Vice-Chancellor, said, “I am delighted at the MoU with Cambridge University Press, the oldest publishing house in the world. The Certificate Program in Publishing which our Department of English has proposed with Cambridge under the IoE project is exactly the kind of skill-based, employment-centric program with industry tie-in that we need for both the NEP 2020 and the IoE. I congratulate the Department of English for thinking of and initiating this program, which I am sure will be a great success”.

Prof Anna Kurian, Head of the Department of English, who was one of the signatories of the MoU said, “many of our students enter the publishing industry and this is the kind of program we should launch to better professionally equip students. I am happy that English is hosting the Program under the IoE”.

The program will teach components like the Business of Publishing, “the life of a book”, the editorial process etc.