The PG Diploma in Book Publishing is meant to provide an opportunity for self-employment to aspiring/practicing publishing professionals; skill upgradation/skill acquisition in various aspects of publishing; or training aspiring/practicing publishing professionals in marketable skills in various areas of publishing, including specialised editing, copyediting and online proofreading, marketing, distribution, sales etc.
The unique aspect of the programme is the month-long training/apprenticeship at a publishing house which carries a small stipend and the possibility of employment thereafter. The training is under the auspices of Federation of Indian Publishers (FIB) with whom IGNOU has a tie-up and trainees would get a Joint Certificate both from IGNOU and FIB on successful completion of the training.
There are eight (8) courses in the programme of which courses 1-4 are compulsory and 5-7 are electives. Course 8 is a compulsory course where learners would get to work for a project with a publishing house for which they will be evaluated and get a separate Certificate of Completion.
MBP-008 Training Manual