IIP-MSME free Govt. skill training courses in packaging for SC and ST candidates

Are you searching for online or offline free short-term packaging courses for SC and ST candidates? This article provides complete information on the schedule of the free special short-term training courses in Rigid and Semi-rigid Packaging, and in Flexible Packaging exclusively for SC and ST budding entrepreneurs. Details of the registration process have been provided as well.

Established in 1966, the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), which is under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, conducts courses in packaging, including Degree, Diploma and short-term certificate courses. IIP's main centre is in Mumbai and other centres are at Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahemdabad. IIP now invites applications from SC and ST candidates for a special short-term training program that is entirely free, with no fees.

IIP Free Short Term Course Admission Banner
[Image source: print advt. in Hindustan Times, Mumbai, 23rd December 2020, page 7]

Note: The print advt. mentions online or offline classes. Accordingly, before registration itself, candidates are advised to confirm this with the hosting centre.

About the course

Under the National SC-ST Hub (NSSH) scheme of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), IIP is conducting this short-term certificate program for SC and ST candidates at Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. The seven-day capacity-building training program will benefit those who are keen on becoming entrepreneurs in the field of packaging or seek employment in firms associated with the packaging industry.

Due to a limited number of seats (about 30), admission is on the basis of first-come-first-serve. Admission is dependent on the submission of valid ID proof and the Caste Certificate. Once enrolled, you are required to attend the classes regularly. Attendance will be taken, and only those who have a minimum 70% attendance will be eligible to receive the completion certificate at the end of the program. In the case of an offline program, in addition to the requisite study materials, writing pads and pen, as well as snacks, lunch, tea/coffee will be provided.

Who can apply

There are no specific eligibility criteria with regard to academic or other qualifications. Only those SC and ST candidates who have not done any similar training program earlier can apply for this course.


At IIP Mumbai:
Rigid & Semi-rigid Packaging training program: 5th January to 13th January 2021.
Flexible Packaging training program: 17th February to 25th February 2021.

At IIP Delhi:
Rigid & Semi-rigid Packaging training program: 5th January to 13th January 2021.
Flexible Packaging training program: 17th February to 25th February 2021.

At IIP Kolkata:
Rigid & Semi-rigid Packaging training program: 12th January to 20th January 2021.
Flexible Packaging training program: 17th February to 25th February 2021.

Note that a candidate is allowed to attend only one of the above programs.

How to register

It is a simple process to apply. All you have to do is to fill up the online registration form- https://forms.gle/RThmRbSc8d3RhZPH9.

Keep ready the following documents-
  1. SC/ST certificate

  2. Aadhar Card

  3. Passport-size photographs

  4. Age proof

  5. In case of existing entrepreneurs, a copy of Udyog Aadhar Memorandum (UAM) should also be attached.

Contact information

IIP Mumbai:
Address: E-2, MIDC Area, Post Box No. 9432, Andheri (E), Mumbai - 400 093.
Ph: 022-28219803, 022-28219469.
Email: iip@iip-in.com.
Know more about IIP Mumbai

IIP New Delhi:
Address: Plot No. 21, Functional Industrial Estate, Patparganj, near Udyog Sadan, Delhi-110 092.
Ph: 011-22166703/4/5.
Email: iipdelhi@iip-in.com

IIP Kolkata:
Address: Block C. P. - 10, Sector – V, Salt Lake, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata – 700091.
Ph: 033-23670763/6016.
Email: iipkolkata@iip-in.com.

Relevant links-
Official: Website: https://www.iip-in.com/
Official notification

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Author: Umesh07 Jan 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 3

The packaging industry is poised for much growth in the coming times and delivery stores and online giant stores are engaging the packaging people through their resellers or through their franchise partners and there is already a good demand for people who have expertise in various types of packaging jobs. Nowadays many tools and machines are available for quick and efficient packaging and even sophisticated items and merchandise are being shipped from one end of the world to other end. This is an industry which is expanding as home delivery is the topmost choice of most of the customers around the globe. Those eligible people who have a liking for this type of jobs can definitely take advantage of this free course to learn the subtleties of packaging and then get a job in the industry.

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