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Inauguration of Cambridge University Press ‘Centre for Excellence’ marks turning point in history of India’s academic influence across the globe


Cambridge University Press, who has been active in South Asia for the last decade is delighted to announce the launch of a world class ‘Centre for Excellence’ for the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in New Delhi.

Not only does this further demonstrate the commitment made by Cambridge University Press to promote educational excellence in South Asia, but crucially marks a turning point in the organisation’s evolution and India’s history where for the first time the majority of the world-class academic research content, produced by Cambridge University Press will be generated in India, at a Cambridge level of quality, to be distributed across the globe. The ‘Centre for Excellence’ empowers Indian academics to take their research to the world, affirming Cambridge University Press in India and South Asia as a world-leader in educational content production and research across all ages.

Inaugurated on Saturday, 20 September 2014 by the Vice Chancellor of Cambridge, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the ‘Centre for Excellence’ will further Cambridge University Press’s mission in South Asia, strengthening engagement with India by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest levels of excellence. Playing a leading role in today’s global marketplace, Cambridge University Press has over 50 offices around the globe and distributes its products to nearly every country in the world. The ‘Centre for Excellence’ in New Delhi is the third largest of the global offices, and whilst Cambridge University Press is the oldest University Press in the world (founded in 1584), the ‘Centre for Excellence’ embodies the latest cutting edge facilities with a modern, vibrant and dynamic outlook.

Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz comments: ’For more than 10 years the University of Cambridge has valued its close relationships with India. I am delighted to announce the inauguration of the ‘Centre for Excellence’ in New Delhi for Cambridge University Press. It is a significant milestone that demonstrates the commitment of Cambridge-India partnerships; the first of many such collaborations of excellence.’

Managing Director of Cambridge University Press South Asia, Ratnesh Kumar Jha said ’Cambridge University Press’s mission in South Asia is to provide students with the tools to achieve their potential, through delivering curated, quality content. We are a mission-driven organisation – profits made from publishing are invested back in publishing and education. We work sustainably in India and South Asia, providing the highest quality content at an affordable price and this new Centre for Excellence is going to help us achieve our mission, allowing us to invest even more in education, learning and research.’


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About Cambridge University Press in India
Cambridge University Press in India provides educational and academic materials to millions of learners in India and South Asia, and our focus is on the development of affordable and high-quality educational products. We publish original academic and educational textbooks and we are on track to become one of the top three education and English language teaching publishers in the country.

Our operation in India is rapidly expanding; headquartered in New Delhi, Cambridge has eight offices in India, including offices in Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram. There are resident representatives in all major cities across the country and in the subcontinent. We are committed to bringing high-quality learning materials to some of the poorest young learners; part of this commitment is fostered through partnership with MAD (Make a Difference), a charity working with 3,500 disadvantaged children in ten cities.

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