VISAKHAPATNAM: An official team of Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), Mumbai, is coming to Visakhapatnam in the third week of October for a meeting with leading industrialists in and around the city to explore the possibility of setting up an extension centre for training in the field of packaging. During their visit, the IIP officials would also meet heads of other commercial establishments to know the economic viability of setting up an extension centre in the city.
Director of IIP NC Saha informed Visakhapatnam North MLA and president of Visakhapatnam Development Council P Vishnu Kumar Raju about the visit. Visakhapatnam MP K Haribabu requested Union minister of state for commerce and industries Nirmala Sitaraman, during her recent visit to set up an extension centre of IIP in the city. The director requested Vishnu Kumar Raju to prepare a preliminary report to understand the profile of industries located in Visakhapatnam district and its adjoining areas.
The main objective of the Institute is to promote the export market by way of innovative package design and development and also to upgrade the packaging standards at national level.
The IIP is involved in various activities like testing and quality evaluation of packaging materials, training, education and consultancy services apart from Research and Development in the field of packaging. The Institute is providing these services to a cross-section of industries across the country since 1966.
Courses in Packaging
- A 3-month certificate programme, an 18-month distance education programme and a two-year full-time post-graduate diploma programme
- Short-term courses for the benefit of different types of industries