Packaging is that branch of study which deals with the study of storing, wrapping, preserving, distributing and labeling of the products for use and sale, as a management of the production and as a business strategy. The packaging not only ensures the quality and freshness of the goods but it also is an interesting and creative marketing technique.
The courses offering packaging studies, make it sure that the students understand about different aspects of business like the protection, adulteration, convenient dispatching and promotion of the commodities.
The course is offered on many levels like, B Tech, BE, M Tech, Diploma programmes, Post Graduate Diploma, or short term Courses, from various universities, and hence providing opportunities to students of all the streams to be a part of this area. You can apply for the individual entrance examinations of these colleges, which has a written test followed by a personal interview.
Some of the reputed colleges and universities offering the course under various programmes are:
- Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai
- University College of Science and technology, Kolkata
- Tezpur University, Assam
- Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
- LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
- Lakshmi Narayan Institute of Technology, Madhya Pradesh
- Anna University, Tamil Nadu
- SIES School of Packaging ( also distance learning course)
A student can prepare for the entrance examinations through previous years’ question papers, and can work on his creative skills. For a technical degree in the area, a knowledge of basic Chemistry is a must so you can revise the Chemistry of Senior Secondary level. You can also keep yourself updated with the new technologies and inventions that have been used in Packaging sector.
The rise in the industry of packed food has given a lot of opportunities for the people with packaging diploma or degrees. You can also be a part of the graphic and printing technology, as they work in tandem with packaging. The work would involve an acute observation of what kind of technology should be used for packaging of the goods, for that efficient packaging engineers are hired.