Activities of the Department
Apart from textbooks, the department also brings out a wide range of other publications, e.g. Supplementary Readers, Research Monographs, Surveys, Travelogues, Short Stores, Poetry, Educational Journals, etc. The NCERT brings out its publications in three languages namely Hindi, English and Urdu. All these books are published at the Publication Department printed by its enlisted printers at the approved schedule rates.
The Council's publications are distributed and sold through wholesale agents appointed in different States. The Urdu Publications are exclusively distributed and sold through the Urdu Academy, Delhi Administration, Delhi. The Department has also set up four Regional Production cum Distribution Centres one each at Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Guwahati. Books are also sold from the Sales Counters of NCERT at Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata and Guwahati. The details are given as under:
- 1. Regional Production-cum-Distribution Centre Publication Department, NCERT C/o Navjivan Trust Building P.O. Navjivan, Ahmedabad-380014
- 2. Regional Production-cum-Distribution Centre Publication Department, NCERT 108, 100 Ft. Road Hoskere Halli Extension Banashankari 3rd State, Bangalore -560085
- 3. Regional Production-cum-Distribution Centre Publication Department, NCERT CWC Campus (Ist Floor) Kishori Mohan Banerjee Road Opp. Dhankal Bus Stop P.O. Panihati, Kolkata - 700115
- 4. Regional Production-cum-Distribution Centre Publication Department, NCERT NCERT, CWC Godown, Maligaon Guwahati-781021
The NCERT, as a policy has been offering copyright permission for adoption/adaptation/translation of its books to Government Agencies, Boards of Education and State Text Book Agencies.