| Key OUP events planned at the book fair:
· Panel discussion on ‘Emerging Trends in Hospitality – Role of Talent, Technology and Culinary Skills.
· Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Quiz on Tuesday,10 January at the OUP stall
· Discussion on ‘Contemporary Dalit Politics’ at the author’s corner on Thursday, 12 January at the author’s corner
· An English Quiz on ‘Common Errors in English’ on Friday, 13 January at the OUP stall
# All events will be organized in hall no. 18
Thursday, 09 January, New Delhi: Oxford University Press (OUP), the world’s largest university press, will participate at the New Delhi World Book Fair to be held from 7th to 15th January at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. OUP will showcase its vast range of print books, digital and blended learning solutions at stall numbers 179-202 in hall 18, which will also incorporate a digital corner.
Visitors to the OUP stall at the World Book Fair will have a chance to look at OUP’s education, reference and academic titles covering a wide range of subjects and domains, including children’s books, adult English learning material, college textbooks and general reads, journals and academic books covering subjects such as economics, medicine, sociology, politics and social sciences among others. OUP will also showcase its globally respected range of dictionaries, as also it’s more recently launched integrated learning solution for schools viz. Oxford Advantage.
Speaking about OUP’s participation in the New Delhi World Book Fair 2017, Sivaramakrishnan V, Managing Director, OUP India said “OUP is delighted to be a part of the 25th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair. This mega carnival is a great opportunity for book lovers to explore the exciting and stimulating world of books, that are now available in several digital formats in addition to print. Year-on-year, OUP displays its vast array of books and other learning material and we are overwhelmed by the positive feedback we receive for our well-curated content, high-quality texts and reader-friendly material. He added “our display at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2017 is a tribute to growing population of readers and learners in the region.”
OUP will organize events and panel discussions on contemporary themes and subjects for the benefit of book fair visitors. The details of the two prominent panel discussions are below:
|Emerging Trends in Hospitality – Role of Talent, Technology and Culinary Skills. Panellists include:
o Chef Parvinder Singh Bali, Programme Manager, Oberoi Centre for Learning & Development
o Dr. Swarup Sinha, Principal, ITC Hospitality Management Institute
o Mr. Jaideep Anand, General Manager, The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi
o Ms. Jyoti Josh, Head – Standards, Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council
|Date: Sunday, 08 January
Time: 01:30 pm to 03:30 pm
Venue: Author’s Corner, Hall No. 18
|A discussion on Contemporary Dalit Politics. Panellist include:
o Badri Narayan, former professor , Centre for Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, School of Social Sciences, JNU
o Shehla Rashid, former Vice-President, JNU Students’ Union and a member of the All India Students’ Association (AISA)
o Janhawi Ojha, Vice-President, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), JNU unit
|Date: Thursday, January 12
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Author’s Corner, Hall No. 18
Oxford University Press will also organize two interesting quiz competitions for book fair visitors to engage with them and spread awareness on dictionary usage and English language learning. The Dictionary quiz will be organized on Tuesday, 10 January from 3:00-5:00pm, while the Common Errors in English quiz will take place on Friday, 13 January from 3:00-5:00. Both competitions are open for general public and will be organized within the OUP stall space in hall 18.
The digital corner at the OUP stall will enable book fair visitors to experience some of OUP’s world-leading learning solutions viz. Oxford Advantage and Epigeum. Oxford Advantage, is an integrated learning solution designed to provide schools with a comprehensive suite of educational materials and services. This solution is based on a distinctive approach that is centred on the concept of integrated or blended learning – its modules are designed to be cross-disciplinary, theme and activity-based, and aid conceptual learning.
Epigeum, is the leading provider of exceptional online courses designed to help universities and colleges transform their core activities – in teaching, research, studying and leadership and management. Its courses are developed through global collaboration of experts and partner universities and shared by subscription. Epigeum has developed more than 78 online courses in collaboration with world’s leading academic and research institutions. Epigeum, originally a spin out from Imperial College London was acquired by Oxford University Press in May 2015 and launched in India in 2016.
Other key displays and initiatives planned in 2017
Oxford Ink, My Learning Ladder, World of Colours and Young Einstein are among some interesting Children’s books that will be exhibited at the New Delhi World Book Fair for the first time. OUP’s bilingual English learning material, for young adults desirous of learning English in their mother tongue, too will be on display – these include bilingual grammar books, dictionaries and books on specific career streams.
OUP’s Global Academic business will pre-launch some of its critically acclaimed books in e-book format in 2017. As a result of this initiative, OUP’s bestselling academic reference books will be instantly downloadable from top e-book retailers in India, enabling easy and quick access to quality resources. Plans are also afoot to launch the Indian Languages Publishing Programme (ILPP), an initiative to translate OUP’s rich academic and research content into Indian languages. Launching in early 2018, with Hindi and Bangla in the first phase, OUP will publish books of renowned authors as R.S. Sharma, Romila Thapar, Sumit Ganguly, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Austin Granville, Amartya Sen, Badri Narayan,
Jairam Ramesh, Bhikhu Parekh, among others. The ILPP initiative will bring OUP’s scholarly books within easy reach of the vast number of vernacular language readers of India. More information on the e-books and ILPP programme will be available with OUP representatives at the book fair.
About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. It currently publishes severaleducation, reference and academic publications every year, has offices in around sixty countries, and employs nearly 6,000 people worldwide. OUP’s diverse publishing programme includes scholarly work in all academic disciplines, school and college textbooks, children’s books, materials for teaching English, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals. OUP also provides digital learning solutions designed to meet learning needs of the contemporary learner. Learn more about OUP at www.oup.com