How to apply for CUSAT-NBT certificate course in book publishing 2017

Searching for information on certificate courses in book publishing in India? Check out this article to know about the certificate course in book publishing conducted by CUSAT and National Book Trust India. You will get details of the eligibility criteria and application process.

National Book Trust India (Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India) in association with Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is organizing a job oriented certificate course in book publishing for the year 2017. The course will be held from 19-26 July 2017.

About NBT

The National Book Trust (NBT) is an apex body that was established by India government in the year 1957 with an aim to make people book minded.

About the course

CUSAT formerly known as University of Cochin was established in the year 1971. The reorganization of University of Cochin to Cochin University of Science and Technology was done in the year 1986.

The important feature of this course is that eminent professionals from the leading publishing houses all over India will provide knowledge into the various aspects of publishing books. If you are interested to attend this course, remember that the admission to this 8 day course will be based only on first come first serve basis. For all who participate in this program, a certificate of participation will be given at the end of the program.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Educational qualification: A graduate/post graduate in any discipline.

  2. Age: There is no age criteria to apply for the course.


The fee for the course is Rs 1500/-, inclusive of working lunch.

How to apply

Interested candidates can download the application form from

The completely filled application form should be submitted along with a DD of Rs 1500/- drawn in favor of National Book Trust India payable at New Delhi to:
Dr Veerankutty, University Librarian,
Cochin University of Science and Technology,
Kochi - 682022

Important dates

  • Last date for submitting completely filled application form: July 14, 2017
  • Date of starting certificate course: 19 July 2017
  • End date of certificate course: 26 July 2017


The course will be conducted at
  • Auditorium Hall,
    Department of Electronics,
    Cochin University of Science and Technology,
    Kochi 682022


The Department of Electronics in CUSAT is located at Main Campus, Trikakkara, Cochin 682022. From Ernakulam Junction South, you can travel in car via Palarivattom - Edappally Rd. It will take about 40 minutes to cover that distance of 11.5 km. But from Ernakulam North, you can try via NH544 OR via Banerji Rd, Palarivattom - Edappally Rd and NH544. Here it takes about 28-32 minutes to cover that distance of 9-10 km.

Contact information

If you have any doubts, feel free to contact:
  • Shri Narender Kumar,
    Training Officer,
    National Book Trust India,
    Nehru Bhawan 5,
    Institutional Area,
    Phase 11,
    Vasant Kunj,
    New Delhi 110070
    Tel: 011 26707700 / 26707843
  • Dr Veerankutty Chelatayakkot (MLISc, PGDCA,UGC-NET(JRF),PhD)
    Tel: 9249718645 / 0484 2862130

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