The two-year programme leads to a Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging.

Guidelines for Entrance Exam

Entrance examination is multiple choices based (objective types) question up to graduation level with no negative marking on four sections namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering of 02 hours duration. Question paper consist of 80 questions, 20 questions from each section. Students need to attempt any 20 questions out of 80 questions from any four sections with a maximum score of 100. First 20 answers will be considered.


Highlights of the Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging (PGDP) course offered at IIP

The two-year programme leads to a Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging.

  • The course is conducted at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
  • The course has 4-semesters.
  • 3 Semesters are at the Campus of the Institute, while during the 4th semester, students work on projects in different industries in the country.
  • After successfully passing the required examinations held in every semester and industrial projects, the students are awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging.
  • The qualification equips them to pursue a career in packaging in different types of industries in India and overseas.
  • Allocation of Seats at IIP: The seats for every academic year are as follows:
    • Mumbai - 280 Seats
    • Delhi - 100 Seats
    • Kolkata - 80 Seats
    • Hyderabad - 40 Seats
    Seat reservations are as per the Government norms as below:
    • OBC - 27%
    • SC - 15%
    • ST - 7.5%

Snapshot of course work

  • Introduction to Packaging - Packaging industry in India
  • Packaging materials – Paper, Glass, Metals & Polymers
  • Packaging materials – Science, Processing, Conversion & Application
  • Ancillary Packaging Materials
  • Packaging forms & Applications
  • Packaging Machineries
  • Printing – Science, Technology & Applications
  • Testing & Quality Control Aspects of Packaging materials
  • Standardization
  • Legal Metrology
  • Specific Product Packaging
  • Sophisticated packaging technologies
  • Sustainable packaging materials & technologies
  • Organoleptics, Sensory evaluation & Microbiological Tests

Since a packaging professional plays a vital role in an organisation, management subjects are also included, such as:

  • Production Planning and Control
  • Total Quality Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Management
  • Marketing and Financial Management

Theory sessions have been kept at 70% of the curriculum and the balance 30% is allotted for practical sessions. The theory section includes classroom sessions and library reference work.
The practical side includes laboratory exercise, industrial visits, project work and industrial training.
Involvement in R&D Activities of the Institute will form an important part of the curriculum.


Maximum Age 30 years as on 31/05/2017 (Age relaxation: 3 years for OBC & 5 years for SC/ST).

A candidate seeking admission for the Post Graduate Programme should have passed the full time (not by correspondence or part time) Graduate degree examination in Science(12th+3 years degree entire 5 years in science only) with Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics Microbiology or Biochemistry as the main subject or one of them as second subject in the three year degree or Agriculture / Food Science /Pharmaceutical Science Polymer Science or Engineering / Technology degree of a AICTE/ recognised University with minimum second class.

Those with equivalent overseas qualification would also be eligible for admission. The candidate needs to have consistently high academic performance and sound general knowledge. Candidates appearing in the final year of the qualifying examinations can also apply, however, they must submit their results/ provisional results (as given by University) latest on the day of the personal interview and selection, as without their degree result, student are not eligible to appearing for personal interview and will be eliminated from the admission process.


Application form, Prospectus and Syllabus can be obtained from 2nd week of December, 2016 from any centre by paying Rs. 500 in cash or by Demand Draft in favour of Indian Institute of Packaging payable at Mumbai or Kolkata or Delhi or Chennai or Hyderabad or Bengaluru.
The forms can also be downloaded from the IIP website. The admission to this Programme will be done according to the following two steps:

  • Written examination
  • Personal Interview

STEP:1 Selection Procedure

Written Examination A candidate seeking admission to the PGDP Course will be required to appear in the written Entrance Examination which will comprise of multiple choice questions. The syllabus for the written test is at the graduate level and the subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering.

Entrance examination is of 02 hours duration.Question paper consist of 80 questions, 20 questions each in four sections namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering. Students need to attempt total 20 questions out of 80 questions with a maximum score of 100. The candidate has the option to choose questions, however exceeding a fixed limit of 20 questions initial 20 attempts will be consider for score.

The entrance examination will be conducted on 15/06/2017 at Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad centres of the Institute. The Institute has the discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks for the examination and short list the candidates who will be eligible for further consideration for admission. Application for admission to the course needs to be submitted on or before 09/06/2017 along with attested copies of mark sheets and other credentials.

STEP:2 Personal Interview

Candidates, who clear the written examination as above, will be called for Personal Interview which will be held at the Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad centers of the Institute. The Institute has the discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks for Personal Interview which will make a candidate eligible for further consideration for admission.

The national selection of candidates for admission to the course will be done in the order of their merit which will be based on the aggregate of marks calculated in each case according to the following weightage:

  • Marks obtained in 10th Class/Matriculation : 10%
  • Marks obtained in 12th Class/Sr. Secondary : 10%
  • Marks obtained in Graduation level : 30%
  • Marks obtained in the Entrance Examination : 30%
  • Marks obtained in Personal Interview : 20%

Display of 1st list will be based on the 1st round cut-off.
The 2nd list display is on the basis of 2nd round cut-off.
Further lists will be displayed on the availability of seats when necessary.


  • Onetime fee (payable at the time of admission) Rs. 55,000*
  • Fees per semester Rs. 65,000
    (Tuition Fee + Exam Fee) Rs. (64,000 + 1000)
  • Refundable Deposit (payable at the time of admission) Rs. 3,000
  • Hostel fees (optional) only in Mumbai
    • Payable at the time of admission Registration fee (Rs. 1000) + Deposit (Refundable Rs. 1000)] Rs. 2,000
    • Fee per semester Rs. 20,000
  • Fees for application form/ syllabus/prospectus/set of previous year’s question papers Rs. 500

*Fees + ST as applicable
Total fees payable at the time of admission = A+B+C+D (optional)


Placement Scenario

  • At the end of the final semester, most students are placed during the campus interviews.
  • Placement is in MNCs of Pharma, food, FMCG and allied industries, and are also overseas.
    • Unilever, ITC, Procter & Gamble, Britannia, General mills, Reddy’s, Glaxo - Smithkline, Cadburys and others.

IIP takes pride to convey that it takes effects for 100% placement of students, to date.

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Agro Tech Foods Limited
  • Alpla Limited
  • Atul Limited
  • Avery Dennison (I) Pvt. Limited
  • Biostadt India Limited
  • Castrol India Limited
  • Cavin kare Limited
  • Coca-Cola India Inc.
  • Cummins India Limited
  • Dabur India Limited
  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.
  • Emami Boitech Limited
  • Emami Limited
  • Ferrero India Pvt. Limited
  • Flipkart Pvt. Limited
  • Godrej Consumer Products Limited
  • Haldirams Foods International Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hawkins Cookers Limited
  • Heinz India Limited
  • Himalaya Drug Co. Limited
  • Hindustan Unilever Limited
  • IPCA Limited ITC Limited
  • ITW Signode India Limited
  • Kansai Nerolac Limited
  • Kraft Foods Pvt. Limited
  • Kris Flexipacks Limited
  • L’Oreal India Pvt. Limited
  • Larsen & Toubro Limited
  • Lupin Limited
  • Manjushree Extrusions Limited
  • Mapro Foods limited
  • Marico Limited
  • Maruti India Pvt. Limited
  • Mondelez India Foods Pvt. Ltd
  • Nestle India Limited
  • Parksons Packaging Limited
  • Pearl Polymers Limited
  • Perfetti Van Melle (I) Pvt. Limited
  • Pidilite Industries Limited
  • Piramal Enterprises
  • Piramal Healthcare Inc.
  • Piramal Healthcare Limited
  • Ranbaxy Limited
  • Reckitt Benckiser (I) Limited
  • Saint Gobain
  • Sealed Air India Pvt. Limited
  • Tata Global beverages Limited
  • TVS Motor Company
  • Walmart India Limited
  • Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting
  • Wockhardt Limited


“Course is really very good and elevated my career giving me a break through.”
- Mr. Praveen Golhar, Assistant Manager - Procurement, Kraft Heinz

“This course is like an ornament in my career which I proudly wear and feel contented. I owe all my success to Indian Institute of Packaging.”
- Mr. Siddharth Nanerjee, DM - Packaging Development, ITC Food

“One of the biggest reason, where I am today is Indian Institute of Packaging.”
- Mr. Sahab Satsangi, Packaging Development Manager, Glaxo Smithkine

“Packaging as a career has been a great choice for me, since each day presents an opportunity to see my dream on the execution. Indian Institute of Packaging made it possible.”
- Mr. Gagan Talwar, Coca Cola

“Indian Institute of Packaging, not only gifted me a great career but also allowing me every day to see things differentially.”
- Ms. Dipta Banerjee, ITC - PCPB

“Packaging given me my identity as Pradeep Singh, and also I am very much satisfied with my contribution in the field of packaging, as a Professional, as well as in our society.”
- Mr. Pradeep Kumar Singh, Lupin Pharma

“Indebted to Indian Institute of Packaging for the great career. It gave me an enriching my life in every way.”
- Mr. Fazal Farooqui, DGM, Kraft Heinz Company

“It has been great, life changing journey. A field relatively unknown then and a much respected field today. Remain highly indebted to alma matter.”
- Mr. Unmesh Rahatade, Reliance Polymer

“Packaging is a challenging professional career, which gives opportunities to learn everyday new things in whole life which make freshness everyday.”
- Mr. Pawan Kumar Singh, L&E India Pvt. Ltd.

“Gives recognitions and immense opportunities to explore and experiment across the industry with diversified profile.”
- Mr. Vikram V

“Food Technology combined with Packaging Technology has been a great combination for me and Indian Institute of Packaging has given a platform to learn the packaging integrities that we are practically applying today.”
- Ms. Chhavi Goel - Packaging Connection

“It has been an extremely rewarding and successful career…. completely owe it to Indian Institute of Packaging.”
- Mr. Manjeet Sahu - Senior Associate Director - R&D Packaging, Kellogg's Asia Pacific & Africa

“Indian Institute of Packaging, course has equipped me to add tremendous value to myself as a professional, to the organization, I work for and to serve consumers / society through relevant packaging/ business solutions.”
- Mr. Maneesh Sharma, Head - Packaging Development, Future Consumer Limited

“Packaging helps the product to connect with the people and our passion is to make this product packaging partnership stronger.”
- Mr. Prabir K. Das

“Packaging profession is unique to me, in terms of practice what I studied in Indian Institute of Packaging. I enjoy value in the industry because of competitive advantage from packaging contributing to business.”
- Mr. Nagabhushana Sastry, Sr. Manager - Proctor & Gamble


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