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3. Book Fairs

Memorable Accolade for our CMD, Mr. Asoke K Ghosh—A doyen of Publishing Industry

We take pride in sharing news of another award for our CMD, Mr. Asoke Ghosh, the Simon Master Chairman's Award which was conferred on him at the London Book Fair on Tuesday, 10th April 2018 for his contribution and impact on global publishing.

The Simon Master Chairman’s Award is a prize of distinction, which is awarded to commend an outstanding contribution to the global publishing industry.

Throughout his extensive career, Simon Master, the first non-Executive Chairman of The London Book Fair Advisory Board, made a huge contribution to the publishing sector and the Simon Master Chairman’s Award is named in his honour. The award is now in its fourth year and this year it was given to Mr. Asoke Ghosh. With this award he joins the list of the such previous awardees as

  • His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohamad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, 2017
  • Ernest Hecht, British Publisher, producer and Philanthropist who founded Souvenir Press Ltd., 2016
  • China Publishing Group, 2015

A Moment of Pride

It is a moment of pride and great honour for PHI Learning that its Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Asoke K. Ghosh, a trendsetter and a pioneer in publishing the affordable world-class books on a mass scale in the early 1960s, has been unanimously conferred the honorary title of President Emeritus of Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP). In the past also, he has been conferred with innumerable prestigious awards and honours including the Most Distinguished Publisher Award by the FIP. His tireless and dedicated efforts brought in high regard and recognition to Indian Publishing among the global leaders.

He has also been recently adjudged as Honorary Adviser of Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO) a society which grants Licences, in respect of any Literary Work in which copyright subsists, for reproduction (with Limitations), on behalf of Rights holders, i.e. Owner of Copyright of any Literary Work such as Authors, Publishers, and so on. Established in 2000, IRRO was registered as a Copyright Society under the Indian Copyright Act, 1957 in June 2002. International Forum for Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) has recognised IRRO by including it as a Member of IFRRO.

From the very beginning, he foresaw the huge potential of Indian academia and thus decided to encourage eminent academics and scientists from reputed institutions to write standard books that prepare students of this digital age to excel in their career.

Under his leadership, the standard of PHI publications in computer science attracted the global software giant Microsoft, who has a publishing partnership with him for producing a large number of Microsoft technology books in India at an affordable price to cater to the needs of Indian students, especially economically weaker section. He has been regularly representing the country by participating in the International Book fairs to promote homegrown publications and Indian academia all over the world, and thus contributing to our Prime Ministers “Make in India” policy as well.


Awards for Excellence in Book Production for Books Printed and Published in India in 2015-2016 given by Federation of Indian Publishers

September 2016

The ceremony for Awards for Excellence in Book Production held on Friday, 2 nd September 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during 22nd Delhi Book Fair 2016. PHI Learning received the following awards:

  • First Prize for Wind Power Plants and Project Development in the category of Reference Books (English)
  • Second Prize for Information Technology : Theory and Practice in the category of Text Books: Colleges (English)

» First Prize for Wind Power Plants and Project Development in the category of Reference Books (English)

» Second Prize for Information Technology : Theory and Practice in the category of Text Books: Colleges (English)


Awards for Excellence in Book Production for Books Printed and Published in India in 2014-2015 given by Federation of Indian Publishers

September 2015

The ceremony for Awards for Excellence in Book Production held on Friday, 4th September 2015 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during 21st Delhi Book Fair 2015. PHI Learning received the following awards:

  • First Prize for Shaikshik Prabandhan (Educational Management) in the category of Reference Books (Hindi)
  • Second Prize for Financial Accounting-A Managerial Perspective, 5/E in the category of Text Books: Colleges (English)
  • Certificate of Merit for Solar PhotoVoltaics -Fundamentals, Technologies and Advanced Applications, 3/E in the category of Scientific/Technical/Medical Books (English).

» First Prize for Shaikshik Prabandhan (Educational Management) in the category of Reference Books (Hindi)

» Second Prize for Financial Accounting - A Managerial Perspective (Fifth Edition) in the category of Text Books: Colleges (English)

» Certificate of Merit for Solar Photovoltaics - Fundamentals, Technologies and Applications (Third Edition) in the category of Scientific/Technical/Medical Books (English)


Webinar on Writing a Textbook

12th June, 2021


Guidelines and Tips from Experienced Authors and Publisher’s Perspective

by PHI’s Bestselling Authors

Dr. R. NARAYANASWAMY - Author of Financial Accounting: A Managerial Perspective

Dr. V. RAJARAMAN - Author of First Book on Computer Science in India, Principles of Computer Programming and Fundamentals of Computers)


Date: 12th June 2021

Time: 6 pm IST


Interested to know How to publish my textbook? Watch the video of the webinar for guidelines and tips.  Learn the details of submitting a textbook for PHI Learning click here https://www.phindia.com/Publishwithus


Virtual Book Release – Machine Learning: A Practitioner’s
Approach

16th March, 2021




A Virtual Book Release of Machine Learning: A Practitioner’s Approach written by Chandra and Hareendran was organised by PHI Learning Private Limited – a renowned Indian Academic Publisher with 58 years of experience in the Textbook Market – on March 6, 2021 in association with CSI Chennai, ACM Chennai and IEEE CS Madras. The book was released by Dr. Amlan Chakrabarti,Professor and Director, A K Choudhury School of IT, University of Calcutta.

Complimenting the authors, Dr. Chandra and Dr. Hareendran, and the publisher for coming out with the book, Dr. Chakrabarti expressed happiness that the authors have put in so much effort to write a textbook that will be useful for the students of computer science and engineering, researchers and professionals too.

This event began with an address by Mr. Asoke K Ghosh, Chairman and Managing Director, PHI Learning Private Limited. In his speech, Mr. Asoke K Ghosh mentioned that:

Being a pioneer in publishing Computer Science Engineering and Technology books, we published the first pioneering work of Dr. Rajaraman - Principles of Computer Programming (Fortran 77 for IBM, PC); it was published in 1969.

It was also the first published book on Computer Science in India. We always encourage and motivate Indian authors to write textbooks on new and emerging technologies that prepare students of this digital age to excel in their career. Our book on Machine Learning that is being released today also falls in the same category.

In 58 years of publishing, we have published more than 5000 titles by 2000 authors, mostly Indian authors, in various disciplines covering all subjects from Agriculture to Zoology. We are marketing our books globally so that students in India and abroad get benefitted from the books published by us.

The authors of the book shared their experience of writing the textbook Machine Learning: A Practitioner’s Approach with the webinar participants. They also discussed the real-life applications of Machine Learning.

This book is now available for purchase from https://bit.ly/3AuIWaJ in e-book as well as p-book format.


Webinar on Experimental AI for Social Good

30th January, 2021

PHI Learning in collaboration with CSI, Chennai organized a Webinar that takes you through technology landscapes and application horizons of AI with reference to social good. The author of our book ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: BUILDING INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS explored the possibilities where AI can work as a catalyst to change our lives.

Speaker: Dr. Parag Kulkarni
Topic: Experimental AI for Social Good
Date: 30th January 2021
Time: 6 pm to 7 pm IST

Click on the link http://bit.ly/3rn6oCq to check out the presentation by the author.


Virtual Book Release - A Textbook of Urban Planning and Geography
by
Hon'able Vice President of India

20th January, 2021

Dr Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi, Hon�ble Minister released on 30th May, 2014 the new edition of the H

A Virtual Book Release of A Textbook of Urban Planning and Geography written by Sameer Sharma was organised by PHI Learning Private Limited – a renowned Indian Academic Publisher with 58 years of experience in the Textbook Market – on January 20, 2021. The book was released by the Chief Guest Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon'ble Vice President of India.

Complimenting the author, Dr Sameer Sharma and the publisher for coming out with the book, Shri Naidu expressed happiness that the author has advocated home-grown solutions for cities based on our experiences and indigenous knowledge on city planning, rather than blindly aping the West. He said that this book is very timely as we go through a shift in how we view the 'urban' in the post-COVID era.

In his address to the participants, the Vice President said:

I would like to commend the author, Dr Sameer Sharma and the publisher for coming out with this book. I am happy to note that the author has advocated home-grown solutions for cities based on our experiences and indigenous knowledge on city planning, rather than blindly aping the West. This is a good suggestion that city planners must take note of. May this book trigger many conversations, inspire more research in this field and spark new innovations in urban planning.

Dr. Sameer Sharma, Author of the book, Mr. Hitesh Vaidya, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs, Mr. Asoke K Ghosh, Chairman and Managing Director, PHI Learning Private Limited were among the dignitaries who attended the virtual program.

This event was concluded with a word of thanks by Mr. Asoke K Ghosh, Chairman and Managing Director, PHI Learning Private Limited. While thanking the distinguished speakers and Honorable Vice President of India for sparing time from their busy schedule to join the event, he announced an introductory discount of 30% on the book. Mr. Asoke K Ghosh also mentioned that:


PHI Learning is a leading Indian academic publisher. Established in 1963 with the motto Helping Teachers to Teach and Students to Learn, we are committed to publish low-cost, high-quality affordable texts for the students across the globe.

In 58 years of publishing, we have published more than 5000 titles in various disciplines. All our books are written mostly by Indian Authors. We are marketing our books globally so that students in India and abroad get benefitted from the books published by us.

Keeping pace with digitisation, we also publish e-books for e-learning. Our e-books are available on online platforms like Amazon Kindle, Nook and Google Play. If you want to learn more about us, I encourage you to browse our website phindia.comClick to read Press Release

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PHI Learning’s Virtual Book Launch Event

24th September, 2020


GROUNDBREAKING INVENTIONS IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Our book Groundbreaking Inventions in Information and Communication Technology by V. Rajaraman was launched on 24th September 2020. This virtual book launch event was organized by Computer Society of India, Chennai Chapter, ACM Chennai Professional Chapter, and IEEE Computer Society, Madras Chapter in association with PHI Learning Private Limited.

The book was released by Dr. Srinivasan Ramani, a PhD from IIT, Bombay, who has worked as a researcher at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. He played a key role in creating India’s academic network, ERNET, which brought the Internet to India.

Following the book release, the author of this book, Dr. V. Rajaraman (Emeritus Professor, SERC, IISc, Bangalore) made a presentation on Groundbreaking Inventions in ICT. An author of several well established and highly successful computer books, Prof. Rajaraman has published a large number of research papers in reputed national and international journals. A Padma Bhushan awardee in 1998, he is also a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in 1976, the Homi Bhabha Prize by UGC, Om Prakash Bhasin Award, the ISTE Award for excellence in teaching computer engineering, Rustam Choksi Award, the Zaheer Medal by the Indian National Science Academy.

Mr. Asoke K Ghosh, Chairman and Managing Director, PHI Learning also addressed the event partcipants.

The event was covered and reported in newspapers like The Hindu,
https://bit.ly/2YLvxOx 

Know more and purchase the book by clicking here
https://bit.ly/3BvmO0Z


Our Authors

2nd June, 2018

Our book ‘Human Resource Management’ by Prof Biswajeet Pattanayak was released by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik on 2nd June 2018.

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Book Release Function

6th June, 2015

On 6th June 2015, book on Principles of Fire Safety Engineering written By Akhil Kumar Das has been released at The Institution of Engineers (India), Assam State Circle.

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Book Release Function

21st October, 2014

Patna University (PU) vice-chancellor Y C Simhadri released a book title Society and politics in India - understanding political sociology" written by Patna Women's College political science department head Shefali Roy and published by PHI Learning.

 

Simhadri appreciated the book which deals with different variables of the society which influence various facets of political dynamics.

 

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Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Winner (2014)

13th October, 2014

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2014 to Jean Tirole, Toulouse 1 Capitole University, France, "for his analysis of market power and regulation

 

The science of taming powerful firms

Jean Tirole is one of the most influential economists of the time. He has made important theoretical research contributions in a number of areas, but most of all he has clarified how to understand and regulate industries with a few powerful firms.

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New Delhi World Book Fair 2017

January 2017

PHI Learning recently participated in New Delhi World Book Fair 2017 from 7th - 15th January 2017. The Fair was organized by National Book Trust, India, an apex body of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

PHI Learning’s entire range of books was displayed with focus on New Titles for the visitors to go through.

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20th Delhi Book Fair

23rd-31st August, 2014

20th Delhi Book Fair

Delhi Book Fair is playing a pivotal role in reiterating the might of the pen and the printed word and has come to be recognised as the biggest annual cultural event and book bonanza keenly awaited by students, teachers, scholars, authors, intellectuals, librarians and book lovers. Apart from promoting literacy and reading habit, especially among children and youth, the fair present a vast panorama of books on wide range of subjects from India and Abroad. The fair provides a unique platform for business- to- business transactions, establishing new contacts, entering into co- publishing arrangements, translations and copyright arrangements, reprinting of old and rare books and also retailing opportunity to the multitude of visitors who come to visit the fair.

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Book Release Function

May 2014

Dr Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi, Hon�ble Minister released on 30th May, 2014 the new edition of the H

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi, Hon’ble Minister, Higher Education, Government of Odisha released on 30th May, 2014 the new edition of the book HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. The Hon’ble Minister appreciated Prof. Pattanayak’s efforts in bringing out an exhaustive edition covering emerging areas in human resource management.

 

Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Bhubaneswar, Prof. (Dr.) Prassana Kumar Patasani was present on the occasion.

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Chairman and Managing Director, PHI Learning earns Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution and Services to Indian Publishing Industry

February 2014

Mr. Asoke K Ghosh, Chairman and Managing Director, has conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution and meritorious services to the Indian Publishing Industry on 20th February 2014 at the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of S. Chand Group, a knowledge Corporation, Educating India and Beyond since 1939—founded by Padamshree Late Lala Shyam Lal Gupta jee with whom Mr. Asoke K Ghosh had the privilege of working very closely in the Federation of Indian Publishers as the Founder General Secretary of FIP when Shyam Lal Gupta was its First President.

 

Mr. Asoke K Ghosh has been bestowed with many prestigious awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award conferred by The Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP). He has also been awarded the Most Distinguished Publisher Award and the Special and Exceptional Award, the Saraswati Samman By FIP.

Mr. Asoke K Ghosh has devoted himself to humanitarian services, especially for the underprivileged sections of society and has set up the Rimjhim Foundation for providing education and assistance to the needy girl children.

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Mr. Dinesh Jhunjhnuwala, Vice Chairman, S. Chand Group presents the award to Mr. Asoke K Ghosh, in the presence of Mr. Navin Joshi, Executive Vice President, S. Chand Group and Mrs. Savita Gupta, Vice Chairperson by S. Chand Group.

New Delhi World Book Fair 2014

15th-23rd February, 2014

New Delhi World Book Fair 2014

The Fair is organized by National Book Trust, India an apex body of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

 

Entire range of books was displayed with focus on New Titles ( Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Financial Administration in India. etc.) for the visitors to go through.

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Book Release function at Tagore Law Lecture 2013

16th-18th December, 2013

Book Release Function of Code of Civil Procedure by Jatinder Kumar Das

Book on Code of Civil Procedure by Jatinder Kumar Das launched by Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, Former Justice of the High Court of Australia at Tagore Law Lecture 2013 at University of Calcutta.

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Interview - Prof Purba Rao, Author of Book Business Analytics: an application focus

September 2013

Prof. Purba Rao recently published a Book " Business Analytics: an application focus", with PHI Learning. In an interview Analytics India Magazine, Prof. Rao talks about her motivation to write this book.

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19th Delhi Book Fair 2013

23rd-31st August, 2013

19th Delhi Book Fair 2013

Delhi Book Fair is playing a pivotal role in reiterating the might of the pen and the printed word and has come to be recognised as the biggest annual cultural event and book bonanza keenly awaited by students, teachers, scholars, authors, intellectuals, librarians and book lovers.

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Interview of Ms. Meera Raghavendra Rao in The Hindu

2nd May 2013


Exclusive Interview

30th April, 2012

An Interview with Mr. Asoke Ghosh, Chairman and Managing Director, PHI Learning

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New Delhi - World Book Fair 2013

4th-10th February 2013

New Delhi- World Book Fair 2013

New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) 2013 was held from 4 to 10 February 2013 at the centrally located Pragati Maidan exhibition grounds, New Delhi.

 

The Fair was organised by National Book Trust, India, an apex body of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

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Book Launch

4th-5th December 2012

Book on Customer Relationship Management by Alok Rai launched

Book on Customer Relationship Management by Alok Rai launched at International Conference on Marketing Paradigms and Emerging Economies organized by Faculty of Management, Banaras Hindu University.

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Frankfurt Book Fair

10th-14th October 2012

Frankfurt Book Fair

As the world's largest, even legendary book fair, Frankfurt is always exciting, innovative and very, very colourful. The Frankfurt Book Fair is an event of major proportions, consisting as it does of more than 3,200 individual happenings.

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18th Delhi Book Fair

1st - 9th September 2012

18th Delhi Book Fair

The 18th Delhi Book Fair 2012 was held in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 1st to 9th September 2012 organised by Indian Trade Promotion Organisation, New Delhi, India. This edition of the Delhi book Fair attracted over three lakhs visitors from India and overseas.

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20th World Book Fair

25th February- 4th March 2012

20th World Book Fair

The 20th New Delhi World Book Fair 2012 was held in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 25th February 2012 to 4th March 2012 organised by National Book Trust,India NBT with numerous activities organised by NBT, participants for book launches, including support by the Publishers' and Booksellers' fraternity

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