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September 19, 2022

Oxford University Press Celebrates 110 Years in India

Oxford University Press

NEW DELHI, Sept. 19, 2022 — Celebrating its 110 years in India, Oxford University Press (OUP), a department of the prestigious “University of Oxford,” announced the launch of its new suite of blended learning solutions—OXFORD INSPIRE. Catering to students in grades 1 to 8, Oxford Inspire is one of India’s first competency-based composite learning solutions with ‘learner success’ at its core. It would inspire learners to acquire knowledge, abilities, and skills through various experiences in an engaging and flexible environment and encourage teachers to engage innovatively with learners by combining sound pedagogy with new-age technology.

‘Oxford Inspire’ will offer print and digital courseware for English, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, and Science, blending the two learning mediums through a unique learning journey. The gamified platform will allow more significant levels of student engagement and drive a deeper understanding of core concepts. ‘Oxford Inspire’ will also offer a Reading Portal, a multilingual digital library with exclusive graded stories on Indian and International themes.

Oxford Inspire’s three fundamental pillars, competency-based progression, flexible learning environment, and learner engagement, are critical to creating confidence, connection, active involvement, and lifelong learning. Aligned with the new National Education Policy’s (NEP 2020) priorities, these pillars will enable classrooms to shift from traditional rote learning methods to holistic concept-based learning.

Oxford University Press (OUP) is one of the world’s largest university presses with a broad global presence. It publishes in many countries, in more than 40 languages, and in various formats - print and digital. As a result, OUP products cover a vast academic and educational spectrum.

Celebrating 110 years, OUP is credited with revolutionizing publishing in India. Oxford books were being sold in India much before the Oxford University Press was set up in India in 1912.

The first academic book published by the branch was Dr. S. Radhakrishnan’s Essentials of Psychology in 1912. Dr. Radhakrishnan was then Assistant Professor at Presidency College, Madras (later became the first Vice President and then the President of India).

By 1915, the India branch began to publish the Oxford School Atlas. The Atlas is currently in its 36th edition. Jim Corbett’s Man-Eaters of Kumaon, published in 1945, remains one of the bestsellers for OUP. Oxford English Dictionary started selling in 1928.

Source: Oxford University Press (OUP)


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