IIP Intensive Training Short Term Certificate Course in Packaging Technology in Mumbai

Are you interested in joining a short-term course in packaging technology in India? Both Indians and foreign citizens can apply for a three-month Intensive Training Certificate (ITC) course in Packaging Technology in Mumbai that is offered by the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP). This article provides complete information on the course modules, fees, eligibility criteria and application procedure.

The Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), which is under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India conducts a regular PG Diploma course in Packaging, as well a correspondence Diploma course in packaging, and a short-term course certificate course in Packaging Technology. It is for this short-term course that IIP now invites applications. It is an Intensive Training Certificate (ITC) course in Packaging Technology to be held at its Mumbai centre, for which there are 30 seats.

Schedule: 1st December 2020 to 26th February 2021. There is also one scheduled in Mumbai for next year, from 1st June 2021 to 31st August 2021.

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About the Intensive Training Certificate course

This short-term course of three months is beneficial not just for students, but also professionals who are already working in the packaging industry and entrepreneurs keen to launch a startup in the field. The course focuses on developing skills in aspects related to packaging through classroom learning modules and practicals in the packaging material and other labs. You will also engage in interactive sessions with experts in the sector and, if feasible, pay a visit to a reputed industrial packaging manufacturing unit. Other than labs, the Mumbai campus has a library and research centre.

Course modules

There are three sections to the Intensive Training Certificate course, the first of learning concepts, the second of practicals, and the third of project work. The concepts' section includes learning the background and concepts of packaging, its characteristics and materials, testing and quality control, storage, processes and machinery, designing and printing, marketing, economic and legal aspects, logistics of distribution, etc. The practicals' sessions incorporate case studies, testing the properties of packaging materials, etc. The third session includes working in a team on a project and submitting a dissertation.

Course Timings: 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday, with an occasional class or industrial visit scheduled for a Saturday from time to time as required.

Evaluation through tests and projects

What you learn in the Intensive Training Certificate course will be assessed through written tests, a quiz, a group discussion, seminar presentations, etc. An individual project and a group project will be required to be submitted at the end of the course. To pass, you need to score a minimum of 40% marks in all the quizzes, written tests, project and viva voce exam individually as well as obtain 50% aggregate marks. The certificate that you get on successfully completing the course will be a highlight of your C.V.

Eligibility criteria

The only requirement is to have passed at least Class 12 (minimum qualification). Those who have passed ITI or acquired a Diploma or Degree in any branch can also apply for the course.

Intensive Training Certificate course fee

Other than tuition fee, the total fee of the Intensive Training Certificate course as mentioned below includes, too, the required course material, and covers the expenses for transportation for industrial study tours, and sessions with experts from industry professionals.
Fee for Indian participants:
For a non-member: Rs. 55,000/-.
For an IIP ordinary member: Rs. 53,000/-.
For an IIP Patron/Life Member: Rs. 51,000/-.
Hostel accommodation can be provided on payment of the fee (food charges are not included), which is Rs. 12,500/- with an additional charge as a security deposit of Rs. 1,000/- (the security deposit is refundable).

Fee for Foreign participants:
Tuition fee: US$3,200.
Food and accommodation charges for 3 months: US$4,500.

Application process

Fill up the Intensive Training Certificate Course registration form and select Mumbai as the centre for taking admission (the courses at the other centres were scheduled earlier). You need to send the filled-in application form along with attested copies of the last exam passed and work experience, if any, with the requisite fees either by Demand Draft in favour of "Indian Institute of Packaging" payable at Mumbai or by NEFT transfer (refer to the official brochure to know Bank details for NEFT). The application fee for the form is Rs. 250/-, which has to be paid along with the course fee.

Contact information

Address (this is also the Head office):
Indian Institute of Packaging
E-2, MIDC Area, Post Box. No. 9432,
Andheri East, Mumbai – 400 093
Ph: +91-22-2821 9803/6751/9469.
Fax: +91-22-2837 5302/2832 8178.
Email: rneiip@iip-in.com.
Website: http://www.iip-in.com.

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Author: Umesh02 Nov 2020 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 4

Packaging industry is going to flourish in leaps and bounds in the coming times as most of the merchandise is being shipped to the customers in packaged conditions only. Today's customer is totally changed from the earlier times when people went to the market and visited a large number of shops and then finalised a product and then hired a cab or tempo and took the items to one's house. There has been a paradigm shift now in the ways of the customer doing shopping. Online stores have changed the whole philosophy and people are getting even the big items like AC, Washing Machines, Cleaning Robots etc by online shopping. The interesting thing is that the reseller might be present in the same town as the customer but he would send the items in a packaged form as stipulated under the packing policies of the online store to which this reseller is connected. The essence of this all is that packaging jobs are going to increase significantly and there is a good job potential in this industry. It makes sense to go through some certificate course in packaging before starting ones own works or hunting for a job and in that context the information provided in this article is quite useful and interested candidates should take advantage of this opportunity.

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