Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad (UoH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cambridge University Press to design and offer a "Certificate Programme in Publishing" from the academic year starting June 2022.

Department of English has proposed the Programme under the Institution of Eminence (IoE) 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, the University said on Thursday.

UoH Vice-Chancellor Prof BJ Rao said the Certificate Program in Publishing which our Department of English has proposed with Cambridge University Press, the oldest publishing house in the world, 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," he said.

Prof Anna Kurian, Head, 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." The program will teach components like the Business of Publishing, "the life of a book", and the editorial process, Prof Kurian added.

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