The concept of packaging has changed from sheer containers of products to
more sophisticated packages. Which includes sales appeal, aesthetics,
convenience and long-term security. The increased demand for packaging
has resulted in the development of new materials and more sophisticated
packaging machinery. The industry can be classified according to the
technology and materials used for its packaging, namely, flexible packaging,
plastic packaging and metal packaging.
That is to say, packaging is the art, science, and technology of protecting or
encasing products for distribution, storage, sale and use. Packaging also
refers to the process of design, evaluation and production of packages. It is
used for many purposes.
Eligibility for packaging Technology
You have to complete your 12th class with 60% with Physics, Chemistry and
Entrance and Applications
The selection process for admission to a two-year full-time postgraduate
diploma is a Post Graduate Diploma in that the student must be a Bachelor
of Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology (any as a core
subject) or Agriculture / Food Science or Engineering or Technology. With a
minimum of second class. (60%) are eligible to apply.
For admission to a four-year engineering course in packaging technology,
students with 10 + 2 are eligible for the entrance examination in science
stream with a minimum 60 percent aggregate. Admission is through AIEEE
(All India Engineering Entrance Examination) conducted by CBSE (Central
Board of Secondary Education) every year. For a three-month full-time
intensive training course, Bachelor of Science / Engineering / Technology,
Commerce or Diploma in Engineering or Technology are eligible.
For a three-year diploma in the package, candidates must pass the
Maharashtra State Board Secondary Examination, PUNE or any other
equivalent examination Secondary School Certificate Examination with at
least 60 percent marks.
All information about admission to engineering colleges and various other
engineering examinations is revealed during April. The notices are
published in all major newspapers of India, Bith in English and Hindi.
Specialization and Further Studies
Courses of different levels are offered by various institutes in India and abroad. Some popular courses in India are:
- Two Year Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging.
- Two Year Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging.
- One Year Packaging Management Course.
- Three Year Diploma in Packaging Technology.
- Three month intensive course in packaging.
In addition to the above, one-year undergraduate technology courses in
packaging, both part-time and distance modes are offered by various
institutes in India and abroad.
Packaging technologists to design aesthetically pleasing, functional and
efficient durable packages. At the same time it should also be attractive to
the customer on the shelf of a shop. Therefore the job involves the design,
production and maintenance of production machines.
The starting salary is Rs 20,000 per month (excluding other allowances), but
of course, it depends on whether you are employed in the public sector or
private. This is only a starting figure, you are paid a lot with work
experience and as you move up the ladder.
Opportunities and Job Prospects
Packaging technology ensures that products are safe and properly
packaged. The packaging industry offers a multi-disciplinary career. It
offers a brilliant career with considerable growth potential. There is no
doubt that the wide range of careers in the packaging industry is
formidable. The majority of packaging technologists begin their careers in
packaging departments by quality control or product development or
production engineers or procurement departments or user industries.
They also have the opportunity to join the quality control or production
department of the packaging materials converting industries. The career
usually starts in packaging development as a packaging technologist and
many pursue a career through the roles of senior technologist to become a
packaging development manager or head packaging. Salaries for packaging
technologists vary with employer and levels of responsibility. Most
placements are through campus interviews. The abandonment of the
students is about Rs. 40,000 to 50,000 per month.
Graduates with an additional qualification in packaging technology are
provided with substantial job opportunities in any industry in the areas of
production, procurement, marketing and research and development. With
whom P.G. Those who do diploma from IIP can get placements in good
packaging industries with good remuneration. Many open their own small-
scale packaging units.
With the continued expansion of customer base and business activities in
India, the scope of packaging course in India has become the best. With the
popularity of canned foods, consumers are becoming increasingly pack
sensitive which in turn has increased the importance of trained
professionals in the packaging industry. Candidates who are well versed in
printing and graphic technology will gain an edge in the packaging industry
as printing and graphics are very important in proper packaging of
Institutes for admission
The following institutes in India are engaged in providing various training
and course programs in packaging technology:
- Mumbai Indian Institute of Packaging
- New Delhi Indian Institute of Packaging,
- Tamil Nadu, Indian Institute of Packaging,
- Indian Institute of Packaging, West Bengal
- Indian Institute of Packaging, Andhra Pradesh
- Department of Printing Technology Guru Jambheshwar, Haryana