Indian Institute of Packaging Strives to Achieve Institute of National Importance Status
- IIP Launches Asia’s First International Journal of Packaging Technology & Research
Mumbai – 14th May 2016 - Indian Institute of Packaging, an autonomous body under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India today concluded its Golden Jubilee Celebrations, being organised since May last year. Chief Guest for the closing ceremony was Mrs. Rita Teaotia, Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. Of India. Also present werePadma Bhushan Dr. BN Suresh, Honorary Distinguished Professor, ISRO, and Mr. RR Rashmi, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. Of India among others.
As a part of this event a VISION 2024 document from IIP was released by the eminent guests apart from the launch of Asia’s First International Journal of Packaging Technology & Research and unveiling of a Corporate film.
AddedDr. NC Saha, Director, Indian Institute of Packaging said, “IIP has indeed made significant contribution towards packaging education and research in India. Our PG Diploma in the last 30 years has produced more than 3000 students, who are placed today in the leading FMCG companies in India and abroad. Our vision 2024 is to focus on export promotion, upgradation of packaging education by introducing B. Tech & M. Tech and enhanced focus on packaging research.”
IIP is one of a unique institution of its kind in the country that is dedicated to the cause of packaging. Packaging being one of the largest and diversified sectors with an average growth of 15% and by the year 2020 we expect a turnover USD 28 Billion from packaging. Ministry of Commerce & Industry is proposing to the Government of India to recogniseIndian Institute of Packaging as Institute of National Importance (INI) for the contribution it is making towards packaging careers and meeting up with the objectives set in their Vision 2024.
In the Golden Jubilee celebrations, over the last year IIP has organised a series of events across the country, introduced a new logo, organised a world packaging congress and many other events related to packaging industry. IIP will soon be acting as a nodal organisation in country to provide all kinds of advisory services for domestic and export market.
Indian Institute of Packaging is second in the world, besides USA, to start two years Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging. IIP has linkages with International organisations and is a founder member of the Asian Packaging Federation (APF); member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP), USA the Institute of Packaging (IOP), UK; Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), USA and the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).
IIP is primarily engaged in Training & Education, Research & Development activities and promotes the export market by way of innovative package design and development apart from conducting various activities like testing and evaluation of packaging materials and packages, consultancy services and research & development related to
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