Packaging education has emerged as one of the most viable options for career development.
HYDERABAD, Mar 11 (The CONNECT) - India Institute of Packaging (IIP) Hyderabad has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State-run JNTU (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University) to accord recognition to the former’s courses.
The courses include 2-year Post Graduate Diploma (PGDP) and 2-year Post Graduation Programme (M.Sc) in Packaging Technology run by IIP Hyderabad and any other programmes introduced in future by IIP. The programmes in Packaging and other relevant areas of specialization shall be offered exclusively at IIP Campus Hyderabad to achieve World-class excellence and International Standards. JNTUH shall provide academic support
The MoU was signed by Prof (Dr.) Tanveer Alam, Director of IIP-Mumbai and Dr M Manzoor Hussain, Registrar of JNTU at JNTU Campus, Kukatpally, and exchanged between Prof (Dr) Tanweer Alam, Director of IIP Mumbai and Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Vice-Chancellor of JNTU at a brief function held at BRK Bhavan, Saifabad on Wednesday.
Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) – Hyderabad is the local Chapter of the apex body IIP Mumbai of the packaging industries in India. IIP is set by the Indian Packaging and allied industries and the Government of India, Ministry of Commerce to improve packaging standards in India.
The major activities of the IIP are – Education; Training, Research & amp; Development, Testing & Certification, and Consultancy; Projects. The Institute is offering two years full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging (PGDP) course for the last 35 years. IIP Hyderabad was established in the year 2006 and the PGDP programme is being run successfully for the last 9 years (since 2011). The Institute has a track record of 100% placement of the PGDP students to date and more than 5000 IIP alumni are working across the Globe.
In recent years, packaging education has emerged as one of the most viable options for career development. The domestic market size of packaging stands at approximately USD 75 billion and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 17-18% in the next five years.