It is not exaggerating to say - many don’t feel the dawn unless they read the news
paper. Someone may not get asleep unless they finish a book. The print media has
influenced the contemporary lives in such an extent that it has become a part of
the life. Competing with the advancing technology like e-book or internet information,
print media is widening and stretching great opportunities to the enthusiasts.
The courses in the field are updating with the advancing technology that could provide
skilled personnel to the print media. Printing technology is the combination of
many skills like technical, scientific and artistic.
A three year Diploma course, four year Bachelor degree and two year Post Graduation
degree are the major courses besides the Certificate courses. Many colleges and
institutes are offering the course.
The eligibility for Diploma is passing in 10th or equivalent. The course focuses
on optimization of digital photo, cost estimation, introduction of off-set printing
and other basic details of packaging industry.
The eligibility for the Bachelor Degree is passing in 10 + 2 with 40% in Science
and Mathematical subjects along with the score in the Entrance test. To join in
IIT, qualifying Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is must. The course deals with
the preparation of students for print related industries like packaging, printing,
product manufacture etc.
The Post Graduation requires a Bachelor degree in the field with score in GATE.
Few universities conducts separate entrance test.
Computers, Security printing, Quality Management, Electrical and Electronics – such
aspects are also covered in the courses that are related to publishing that the
students get ready to handle all the angles of the printing.
The eligibility for Certificate courses varies from institute to institute. They
are short termed for 1 year.
Colleges offering the courses
There are many colleges and institutes offering the course.
- Gur Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology
- Kurukshetra University
- JNTU College of Engineering of Hyderabad
- Times Institute of Printing Management
- Institute of Printing Technology of Hyderabad
- Institute of Printing Technology of Chennai
- Institute of Printing Technology of Sivakasi etc.
Prospect of Job:
There are several job opportunities in different fields like –
- Publishing Companies / houses
- Digital Printing
- Electronic printing
- Textile Industry
- News Papers production
- Polymer technology relating companies
- Security Printing
- Advertising companies
The positions of the jobs:
- Publication officer
- Production officer
- Printing Manager
- Publication Officer
- Head of the Department
These are the few positions as which the engineers are recruited. The new positions
and new roles are been developed and has been developing as the necessity of Print
media in other industries allows it to intrude. The pay for beginners ranges from
Rs. 10000 and above. The seniors and highly qualified get paid from Rs. 25000 and
There are many Government bodies involving in publishing sector. Few are State Textbook
Corporations, Directorate of Printing and Stationery, National Book Trust, Sahitya
Academy, Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India, Publication Division
of India, National Council of Educational Research etc.
Apart from these, as mentioned in the positions of jobs, teaching is also a promising
choice. Those aspired to research or lectureship should qualify CSIR National Eligibility
test (NET) which provides fellowship for the talented top rankers and qualifies
others for lectureship.
The printing technology is an emerging field with increasing number of recruitments.
Thus, seizing the opportunities during the present time is easier for skilled.