Online admissions open for Indian Institute of Packaging PG Diploma in Packaging 2019-2021

Are you searching for the 2019 admission notification of IIP PG Diploma in Packaging course? This article provides complete information about the course, eligibility requirements, entrance exam, and the admission process.

Established in 1966, the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is an autonomous body under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. IIP is a founder member of Asian
Packaging Federation (APF) and the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). It has gained a good reputation for its intensive training and educational programs in the field of packaging. It also provides superb facilities for testing and evaluation of packaging materials, basic and applied research facilities, etc. The two years full-time Post-Graduate Diploma in Packaging first started in 1985 in Mumbai, is a much sought after course. IIP now has centres in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad. Branches are proposed to be set up at Guwahati, Bangalore and Kakinada.

About PG Diploma in Packaging at IIP

The aim of the two years' course is to give students a thorough knowledge of, and training in, all aspects of packaging. It thus covers the materials used, particulars of packing technology, the manufacturing process of machinery, its association with sectors like food, agriculture, and other industries, etc. Successful candidates of the course can then launch their careers as self-employed professionals or seek employment in the Government or private sector, including in multinational companies. Food, Pharma, and Polymer are some of the sectors with job prospects for students of this course.

As part of the curriculum, students devote 70% to academic sessions, This includes theoretical aspects and reference work in the library. 30% of the curriculum is solely for practical sessions. The latter incorporates not just working in the campus labs of IIP but also includes hands-on industrial training in the fourth semester for a duration of 5 months and project work. Industrial visits are scheduled in Semester I and II. Students are encouraged to take up research and development activities as well. At the end of Semester IV, campus placement is arranged for the students. For this, interviews are scheduled with various interested national/international companies at IIP Mumbai and at regional Centres.

The number of seats is as follows:
  • Mumbai - 280 .

  • Delhi - 100.

  • Kolkata - 80.

  • Hyderabad - 40.

Seat reservation: OBC - 27.0%; SC - 15.0%; ST - 7.5%.

Course Fees

  1. One time fee (payable at the time of admission): Rs. 55,000/- (fee+ST applicable).

  2. Fees per semester (Tution Fee + Exam Fee): Rs. 65,000/- Rs. (64,000 + 1000).

  3. Refundable Deposit (this is payable at the time of admission): Rs.3000/-.

  4. Hostel fees (optional and non-residential, with separate hostel rooms for boys and girls) only in Mumbai: (i) Payable at the time of admission: Registration fee of Rs. 1000/- + Deposit of Rs.1000/- (deposit is refundable); (ii) Fee per semester: Rs. 25,000/-.

  5. Fees for application form/ syllabus/prospectus/set of previous year's question papers: Rs.300/-.

Note: All fees must be paid within the time frame given for each semester by DD (in favour of Indian Institute of Packaging). The 2nd, 3rd and 4th Semester fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Age criteria: The maximum acceptable age is 30 years as on 31st May 2019. This is relaxed by three years for OBC candidates and by five years for SC/ST candidates.

  2. Educational qualification:
    (i) You should be a fresh Graduate in Engineering/Technology or Science (12th + 3 years degree - entire 5 years in science only) with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. Microbiology or Biochemistry as the main subject.
    (ii) Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology or Biochemistry as the second subject in the three-year degree course
    (iii) Agriculture / Food Science/ Polymer Science degree of an AICTE/recognized University with a minimum second class.

Candidates who have studied abroad and are having an equivalent overseas qualification can also apply. However, they are required to have had a consistently high academic record and possess sound general knowledge.

Further, if you are appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam, then, too, you can apply. However, you must submit your results/ provisional results (as given by the University) latest on the day of the personal interview and selection, otherwise, you will be ineligible for admission to the course.

Note: Qualifications through a part-time course or a correspondence program is not acceptable.

How to apply

You can obtain the application form, syllabus and the prospectus from one of IIP's regional centers on payment of Rs.500/- in cash or by Demand Draft in favor of "Indian Institute of Packaging" payable at the respective centres of IIP.

You can also submit the application form online at the official website of IIP, after going through the instructions provided. Once you have submitted it online, you need to take a printout and attach all the relevant duly attested certificates along with the Demand Draft (if not paid online) and submit in person at T & E Division, HO Mumbai or one of the regional centres. You can also mail it by Registered Post or Speed Post or Courier to "The Course Coordinator T & E Division E-2, MIDC Area, Andheri (East) Mumbai-400 093". You must write "PGDPCET-2019, ONLINE Application" on top of the envelope. Also, write your name and registration ID number on the backside of the demand draft.

Note: Compulsory documents to be uploaded during the online procedure are (i) Photograph, (ii) Marks statement from Class X to Degree Certificate, (iii) Caste certificate (this is for reserved category applicants).

Selection process

There are two steps to get selected for admission to the course. The first is a written exam and the second is an interview.

About the Written Exam and Interview

The IIP 2019 Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging Common Entrance Test (PGDP-CET) will have multiple choice questions. The syllabus for the test is based on the graduate level and the subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Engineering. Those who successfully clear the written exam will be called for a personal interview. Venues of the interview are Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad centers of the IIP.

Final Selection

The final selection for admission will be done in the order of merit, this being on the basis of the aggregate of marks calculated in each case according to the following weightage:
  • Marks scored in 10th class/matriculation: 10%.

  • Marks scored in 12th class/Senior Secondary: 10%.

  • Marks scored at the Graduation level: 30%.

  • Marks scored in the entrance exam (PGDP-CET) of IIP: 30%.

  • Marks scored in the Personal Interview: 20%.

Important dates

  1. Last date to submit the application form at IIP Mumbai: 7th June 2019.

  2. Entrance Examination: 13th June 2019, at 11a.m.

  3. Display of shortlisted candidates at IIP Head Office and regional centres: 25th June 2019.

  4. Personal Interview: 1st to 2nd July 2019 at Mumbai and 4th to 5th July 2019 at Regional Centres.

  5. Final selection and display at IIP Head Office and regional centres:: 12th July 2019.

  6. Admission and payment of fees: 12th to 23rd July 2019.

  7. Display of second list of candidates (if applicable): 24th July 2019.

  8. Admission and payment of fees for the 2nd list: 24th to 31st July 2019.

  9. Commencement of the course: 6th August 2019.

Important note: Candidates are advised to check the official website for changes, if any, in the above schedule.

Contact information

Mailing Address: The Course Coordinator, Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP),
E-2, MIDC Area, Andheri (East), Mumbai-400 093.
Email for any query, quoting your Registration ID:
Ph: +91 22 2821 9803 / 9469; Extn: 310, 311 & 305.
Fax: +91 22 2837 5302 / 2825.

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