Career Options in Packaging

Most of the end users don’t know that the packaging, which is found with every product they buy, is a technology that has become a sector providing number of opportunities to the aspirants. Right from soap to television, every product of the market needs packaging. It can be said packaging is index of the product.

The package must be attractive to the consumer and at the same time the quality of package must be suitable to the product to preserve it as expected. It is not exaggeration that most of the consumers fall in love with the product just because of the packing style. That is the reason most of the products often change its packing styles to refresh the customers.

The technological advancements and researches have brought tremendous changes in the market. Tetra packing, drinking water cans are the best examples whose introduction has taken the business in heights. The proficiency is highly recommended to deal with all facets of packaging.

Courses in the field:

  • Certificate in Packaging
  • Diploma in Packaging Technology
  • B.Tech. in Packaging technology
  • M.Tech. in Packaging Technology
  • Ph.D.

Few of the programs are also offered in distance mode. Few short term training programs in the field are also offered by few institutes. The programs give practical industrial training. The certificate and diploma programs are open as well as suitable to the science and technology graduates of different fields who wish to opt for the field.


The eligibility to the Certificate and diploma programs is differed by the institutes. Most of the institutes offer them for the graduates. Passing in 10 + 2 with science subjects is the eligibility for the entrance test conducted for B.Tech.

The score in GATE or equivalent that mentioned and the master degree in the stream is the eligibility for M.Tech. The master degree and the score in the conducted entrance test are considered for the Ph.D.

Core content of the courses:

Printing processes, computer application in printing, theory of printing machinery, Digital electronic circuits, Graphic designing, print production planning, flexography, printing materials, offset technology, industrial training, reproduction technology, gravure technology, techniques of printing like finishing, subtrates, ink technology and image generation; and printing management.

Career aspect:

The openings are offered in various disciplines like production, packaging, packaging design, development of the packaging designs, quality testing and evaluation, sales and marketing etc.

Few of the sectors of the recruitment are container packaging, engineering industries, machine tools, food products, pharmaceuticals, carton, chemicals, spices, trade commission, seeds, cosmetics, paper product companies, MNCs, converter industries etc.

Chief titles are:

  • Packaging manager
  • Quality manager
  • Technician
  • Packaging development technologist

Core responsibilities of the field:

  • Designing and developing packaging
  • Testing packaging components
  • Ensuring the safety of the product
  • Handling artwork verification
  • Innovating new methodologies for the better presentation and preservation


The person who wishes to pursue the field must possess artistic skills, team management, communication skills and presentation skills. He/ She must be updating the knowledge and follow the trends and must be trying for novelty.

Pay Package:

A fresh graduate in the field is offered around Rs. 10,000 and above. The experienced is offered better.

The field offers prosperous career option that the skilled and innovative are always in demand with best pay packages.

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