Packaging is a branch that deals with the study of storing, wrapping, preserving, distributing and labeling of the products for use and sale. It is one of the creative marketing techniques. The courses that are offered in Packaging teach the students about the various topics like the protection, adulteration, convenient dispatching and promotion of the commodities.
Packaging course is the most wanted course and these courses are even taught in Management and Engineering degree. Packaging courses in India are offered at various levels i.e. at certificate, diploma, graduate and post graduate levels. The basic job of a Packaging technologist in a packaging industry is to choose the right packaging material and right shape from the preservation as well as production point of view based on his/her knowledge of chemical and mechanical engineering.
Packaging courses in India is also provided through distance learning and through correspondence. The Indian institute of Packaging offers 18 months Graduate Diploma course in Packaging. Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is one of the leading institute which provides Packaging courses and packaging degree in India.
The job of Packaging employees in packaging industry in India is to ensure the safety of the products packed. The main work scenarios involve paper packaging, Plastic packaging and glass packaging.
The various courses involved in Packaging industry 1) Certificate program in packaging (three months, full time): This certification course is most suitable for fresh diploma/graduates in any discipline who want to make a career in packaging profession.2) Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging (two year full time): Most of the graduates can opt for this course who are from science, technology and engineering field. AIEEE entrance exam is conducted for seeking admissions. Entrance exam for seeking admissions in packaging is conducted in the month of June every year.
Application forms are available in the month of April and admission starts in the August every year. Distance education programs are also provided in Packaging course and the duration of these distance education programs is 18 months.
The main work of Packaging is that it serves the Indian economy by helping preservation of the quality and lengthening the life of the products. They take care of packaging and delivery of the products right from milk and biscuits, to drugs and medicines, processed and semi-processed foods, fruits and vegetables, edible oils, electronic goods etc. Digital Packaging also plays an important role here.
One can start their career in packaging industry as
Delivery Area Manager
The top colleges that offer Packaging courses in India are
Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai
University College of Science and technology, Kolkata
Tezpur University, Assam
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
LD College of Engineering, Ahmadabad
Lakshmi Narayan Institute of Technology, Madhya Pradesh
Anna University, Tamil Nadu
SIES School of Packaging (also distance learning course)