Indian Institute of Packaging opens IPC in Mumbai

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  • Nov 01,18
Considering rising demand for packaging professionals, IIP has decided to commence B Tech, M Tech and Ph D programmes in packaging technology and management.
Indian Institute of Packaging opens IPC in Mumbai

Considering rising demand for packaging professionals, IIP has decided to commence B Tech, M Tech and Ph D programmes in packaging technology and management.
 
The Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) has opened new Academic Block, International Packaging Center (IPC) and Students’ Hostel within its premises in Andheri (Mumbai). The newly constructed premises at the main campus of the Institute at Mumbai will enhance the capabilities of the Institute to boost packaging education and research at par with international standard. Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce and Industry, Civil Aviation, Government of India (GoI), inaugurated the newly constructed buildings recently. On the same day, IIP also organised its annual convocation programme for the 32nd Batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging and 22nd batch of Diploma programme 
in packaging. 
 
Indian Institute of Packaging is an autonomous body and working under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. It has branches in Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad with headquarters and principal laboratories in Mumbai. In addition, three more branches are to be opened in Bangalore, Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) and Guwahati.
 
The size of the global packaging industry is about $825 billion whereas the Indian packaging industry will be $ 24.6 billion by the end of 2018. The annual growth rate of global packaging industry is about 5-6 percent whereas the Indian packaging industry is growing at the rate of 11-13 percent per annum. Considering the great demand for packaging professionals in the packaging converting and packaging user industry, the governing body of the institute decided to commence B Tech, M Tech and Ph D programmes in packaging technology and management.
It is expected that with the commencement of B Tech, M Tech and Ph D programme in packaging technology and management, the country would be able to create a ‘hub’ of packaging professionals to meet the demand of packaging industry. In addition, packaging research leading to Ph D programme would be able to upgrade the packaging research by way of developing innovative, alternative, eco-friendly packaging materials to meet the compliance of environmental regulation and also for the overall growth and development of Indian packaging industry.
IIP also hosted Packfest 2018 – an initiative started in 2010 to celebrate packaging technology in the country. The students of PGDP from different campuses organised the three-day Packaging Festival at the main campus of the institute. During this festival, students displayed models made from packaging solid waste and also participated in various competitions like poster presentation, debate competition, group discussion in packaging etc.
 
Dr N C Saha, Director, IIP, commented, “We are excited about the new building that will house our B Tech, M Tech and Ph D programmes. These new buildings are a great addition to our infrastructure and we hope to have more state-of-the-art facilities for our students. The convocation and Packfest programmes were also a great occasion for all the students and staff to come together.” 
 
The main objective of the institute is to promote the export market by way of innovative package design, development and also to upgrade the overall standards of packaging at national level. Packaging education is indispensable for any business and technical knowledge is required for all the major players involved.

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