IIMK to conduct a Short Term Advanced Course
on the Trends and the Future of Publishing

Press Release

A national level executive development programme on "Publishing 2.0: Business Strategies for the 21st Century" will be held at IIM Kozhikode from August 26-28, 2013. The current mainstream publishing process, scholarly as well as trade, has been significantly influenced by the endless possibilities offered by computers, Internet, World Wide Web and its suite of technologies. ePublishing offers a way to bring a new equilibrium to the scholarly publication ecosystem. The Internet has also revolutionized businesses across the globe by streamlining their supply chains, thereby achieving instant, value added information access and substantial cost reduction. The programme shall map the changing landscape of the publishing domain and will be extensively discussing and debating on the current trends as well as the future course of publishing which is poised to have a tremendous impact both in the industry as well as society.

The 3-Day programme has been designed to provide a vivid and candid perspective of the already perfected, and fast upcoming revolution in the publishing industry. It shall help the practicing as well as prospective publishing personnel to identify the key strengths and opportunities in the new technology environment that shall help achieve organizational transformation, and in strengthening the publishing enterprise's productivity, efficiency and the future. It shall also impart the knowledge and skills (conceptual as well as technical components) required for strategy formulation for leveraging information technology for the publishing community and the information intermediaries, so as to equip them to face the challenges proactively and to position themselves at the cutting edge of technology, profession and business. Further more, it shall portray the potential of Web Technologies and the Internet Information Infrastructure for scholarly communication and scholarly publishing.

Major publishers from across the country, IT Professionals, faculty members, and those who are in information handling business are attending the programme. Interested participants can join the programme by registering online, on or before 15 August 2013, using the link http://iimk.ac.in/mdp/publishing2.0 , or contact IIMK MDP Office at 09447100539, 0495-2809208, 2809388 and 2809450.

Speaking on the theme of the workshop, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director of IIMK, said "The digital landscape is quite promising as well as unprecedentedly challenging. Publishing enterprises will need to take cognizance of the recent signals and position themselves to meet the multitude of challenges being posed by the emerging new world order in the domain of publishing."  Highly experienced faculty from IIM Kozhikode and from other prestigious institutions, both academia as well as industry, will be handling the sessions. The workshop will be offered by a team led by Dr. M.G. Sreekumar of IIMK.

About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education. PGP student's intake for 2009 was 309 students i.e. 5 times in 7 years thus making it the fastest growing management school in the country to reach that landmark. This was done keeping the quality of the programme high, as the Institute continued to maintain its sound placement record, ranking among the top 5 institutes in the country. IIMK pioneered Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) for working executives in India. The Institute is today a leader in Faculty Development Programmes (FDP) and is the major QIP (Quality Improvement Programme) Centre of the All Indian Council of Technical Education, in the field of management education. A significant step was taken for incubation of a Centre of Excellence jointly with Government of Kerala, which is one of its kinds in India, to help the Scheduled Castes/tribes students overcome their deficiencies in communication, personality, etc. Spread over about 100 acres of land, the Institute is situated on two hillocks in Kunnamangalam area of ancient city of Calicut in Kerala, is one of the most picturesque oxy-rich campuses in the country. A strong fleet of highly experienced and dedicated faculty coupled with the state-of-art knowledge resources and cutting edge computing & communication infrastructure enables IIMK offer a life time experience to the student as well as the research community. The Institute has recently opened the Indian Business Museum, the first of its kind in the country, which aims at promoting entrepreneurship among the youngsters as well as acknowledging the profound contributions of the business houses and other visionaries. IIMK, today, is synonymous with a thought leader globalizing Indian thought systems and driving its application to the current corporate scenario.

IIMK has now set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, dedicated to Executive Education.

For Further information, please contact:
Dr. M.G. Sreekumar               |  Ms. Meghana Bangalore
Head, Media Relations, IIMK    |  Adfactors PR, Kochi
+91- 9447654066                 |  +91-9742660399
mgsree@iimk.ac.in                | meghana.bangalore@adfactorspr.com

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
IIM K Campus P.O., Calicut-673 570, Kerala
Phone: 0495-2809140, Mobile: 09447654066, Fax: +91-495-2803010/11
mgsree@iimk.ac.in  Website: www.iimk.ac.in

Source: By E-mail (July 31, 2013)

Published on IndianMBA.com on August 01, 2013


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