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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BOOK PUBLISHING STUDIES (PGDBPS)
Session: 2010-11
CENTRE FOR STUDIES IN BOOK PUBLISHING (CSBP)
University of Calcutta
In collaboration with
PUBLISHERS & BOOKSELLERS GUILD, KOLKATA

Are you a graduate in any stream? Then collect your Application Form for admission to the one-year Postgraduate Diploma Course in Book Publishing Studies (PGDBPS). Application Forms are available at the C U SALES COUNTER, Asutosh Building (Ground Floor), College Street Campus, Kolkata-700073 till 22ND SEPTEMBER 2010 (Time: 11am – 3pm) on payment of Rs.200 in cash. Application Forms can also be downloaded from the University website and from the website of the Publishers & Booksellers Guild.

A UNIQUE COURSE

Unique of its kind, the PGDBPS course is being run in collaboration with the Publishers & Booksellers Guild (Kolkata), which is one of the premier forums with the country’s leading and well-known publishers. The University-Guild partnership is a path-breaking step that helps widen scope of the pass- outs.

The course covers all aspects and techniques of book publishing and aims to make you just the person the industry is looking for. It ensures creative engagement as a competent editor, pre-production and production in-charge, an innovative expert in book marketing and promotion. The course also enables you to take the challenge of starting your own publishing venture.

We offer theoretical and practical inputs of the highest standard and there are such provisions as internship, hands-on training, seminars and workshops. Much of the course is devoted to the practical work. Tutors will guide you through a series of exercises allowing you to learn by doing and to learn from your mistakes.

Eligibility

Graduation in any discipline (Honours / Pass/ General/ Vocational etc) from a recognized university.

A candidate appeared at the final examination for graduation is also eligible to apply. However, if selected, such a candidate has to submit the proof (pass certificate, mark sheet etc) of his/her graduation before admission to this course.

Age Limit

No upper age limit.

Intake

Twenty Five (25) in total. Five seats are reserved for candidates sponsored by publishing/printing organizations.

One seat for NRI/ Foreign candidates.

Reservation for SC/ST/PH candidates as per rules and University norms.

SELECTION

Strictly on merit. Candidates seeking admission to the course shall have to qualify in the written Admission Test by securing at least 25% of the marks and final selection will be made on the basis of cumulative score of the written test and interview as detailed below-

WRITTEN TEST (Total Marks - 100; Duration – 90 minutes)

Part A: Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (Marks: 70)

(General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Reasoning Ability, Comprehension Skill, Book Publishing & Production etc.)

Part B: Descriptive Type Questions (Marks 30)

INTERVIEW (Marks: 50)

In both Part A and Part B of the written test, questions are set in English. For Part B, the candidates can answer either in English or in Bengali. The list of candidates eligible for Interview is notified on the basis of results of the written test.

FEES

Course Fee: Rs.10, 000 for non-sponsored candidates/ Rs.11, 000 for sponsored candidates/ Rs.25, 000 for NRI/ Foreign candidates.

Library Fee and Examination Fee separate.

APPLICATION FORMS

Application Forms are available at the C U SALES COUNTER, Asutosh Building (Ground Floor), College Street Campus, Kolkata-700073 on payment of Rs.200 in cash from 19 July to 16 August 2010 (Time: 11am – 3pm). Application Forms can also be downloaded from the University website and from the website of the Guild

However, in such cases, please enclose with the application a crossed bank draft/ bankers cheque of Rs. 200/- drawn in favour of ‘PGDBP, CU’ payable at Kolkata.

Candidates sponsored by publishing/printing organizations, are required to collect a letter of recommendation issued for the purpose by the Publishers & Booksellers Guild and to submit the same in original along with the applications. For details, see the Application Forms.

LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 22nd September 2010.

Application Forms, properly filled-in, shall have to be submitted to the CSBP office at Asutosh Building (First Floor), College Street Campus, Kolkata-700073 between 2-00pm and 6-30 p.m. at the CSBP Office.

DISTRIBUTION OF ADMIT CARDS: 23-24th September 2010.

Candidates are to collect their Admit Cards for the Written Test/ Interview from the office of the Course in person on submission of the Acknowledgement issued. Candidates shall have to show their Admit Cards at the time of written test and interview.

WRITTEN TEST: 25th September 2010 (Saturday) from 12-30 pm to 2 pm. [Venue: Asutosh Building]

DATE OF INTERVIEW: 25th September 2010 (Saturday) at 2-30pm. Venue: Office of CSBP.

PUBLICATION OF THE LIST OF CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR ADMISSION:

28TH September 2010 [Tuesday] at 3-30 p.m. on the Notice Board of the CSBP.
ADMISSION: 29th September--8th October 2010 /2.30 p.m.-6.30p.m.
COMMENCEMENT OF CLASS: 11th October 2010 [Monday] at 4-30pm

AT A GLANCE:

Sale of Application Forms: Till 22ND SEPTEMBER 2010
Last date for receipt of applications: 22ND SEPTEMBER 2010
Distributions of admit cards: 23 - 24TH SEPTEMBER 2010
Admission Test: 25TH SEPTEMBER 2010 (Saturday) from 12-30 pm to 2 pm. [Venue: Asutosh Building]
Interview: 25TH SEPTEMBER 2010 (Saturday) at 2-30 pm [Venue: CSBP Office]
Publication of the list of candidates selected for admission : 28TH SEPTEMBER 2010 [Tuesday] at 3-30 p.m.
Admission : 29TH SEPTEMBER-- 8TH OCTOBER 2010 /2.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m.
Commencement of class: 11TH OCTOBER 2010 [Monday] at 4-30pm.

N.B.

(1) An SC/ST/PH candidate will be eligible for admission only if he/she gets at least 75 per cent of the marks obtained by the last candidate (in the general category) in the list of the selected. In case suitable candidate(s) for the reserved categories is/are not found, vacancies will be filled-in from among the general candidates duly selected.

(2) In case suitable sponsored candidate(s) is/are not found, the vacant seats will be filled from among other candidates duly selected.

(3) Applicants are to collect their Admit Cards for the Written Test/ Interview from the office of the Course in person on submission of the Acknowledgement issued.

(4) All notices regarding selection (admission test/interview/admission etc.) are put up on the Notice Board of the CSBP (Asutosh Building, First Floor) and the University is not under any obligation to send such information to any individual candidate.

Dr. D P De
Secretary, Faculty Council for PG Studies in Education
Journalism and Library Science

MODEL QUESTIONS FOR THE ADMISSION TEST

AWRITTEN TEST (Total Marks - 100; Duration – 90 minutes)

Part A: Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (Marks: 70)

(General Knowledge, Reasoning Ability, Comprehension Skill, Book Publishing & Production etc)

1.The author of the book ‘Doctor Zhivago’ is

a) Maxim Gorky
b) Boris Pasternak
c) Aldous Huxley
d) George Eliot

2.Who amongst the following is not a recipient of ‘Bharat Ratna’? a) Pt. Ravi Shankar b) Lata Mageshkar c) Amitabh Bachchan d) Prof. Amartya Sen

3. Nirmal Verma who died recently was a famous

a) Painter
b) Politician
c) Singer
d) Author

4.Raman Magsaysay Awards is not given in which of the following categories

a)Government service
b)Journalism
c)Music
d)Community leadership

5.A modem is connected in between a telephone line and a

a) network
b) computer
c) serial port
d) communication adapter

6.A computer performs all mathematical and logical operations inside its

a) CPU
b) memory unit
c) out put unit
d) visual display unit

Part B: Descriptive Type Questions (Marks 15 x2=30)

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