B.E. Printing Technology rechristened as B.E. Printing & Packaging Technology


Prof. B. Kumar, H.O.D, B.E. Printing Technology, College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), Chennai invited a cross section of printers, CEO’s, Teaching faculty and well wishers to a discussion for changing the name of B.E. Printing Technology into B.E. Printing and Packaging Technology,that is teaching Packaging Technology as a curriculum. D. Ramalingam from P&P was also among them. Here is a brief.

Prof. Kumar laid before the gathering the following policy statement for changing the name of B.E. Printing Technology Programme into B.E. Printing and Packaging Technology.

At present, the industry as a whole is moving from mechanized automated systems to computerisation, digitalisation and automation with built-in intelligence and are becoming more efficient and productive with integrated software systems. Therefore, the Printing operation and Packaging operation are becoming increasingly integrated.

Under these circumstance, the feedback from the industries comprising printing, publishing packaging, industrialist, associations were obtained (ITC-PPD, Huhtamaki PPL Ltd., Scientific Publishing Services, Esko, HCL Technologies Ltd., Hindu, Times of India, Pragati Offset Ltd, Anaswara Offset, Parksons Packaging, Kamban Packaging, MPLA, IPPAMA, AIFMP).


  • The growth of the industry in the Asia Pacific region is more with India leading the other countries.
  • Market analysis indicates that packaging printing segment dominates over the commercial printing and publishing market in top printing markets.
  • Innovative designs, bullish retail sector and strict laws and regulations are the major drivers of the packaging industry.

Based on this, he made a presentation for an hour touching on market trends, printing and packaging education in India and overseas. He had put in the feedback from alumni, industry and academics. All of them indicated unanimously that name change should be effected.

He projected the following new avenues for packaging as FMCG, automobile, retail, e-commerce and pharmaceuticals. After some discussion, the gathering approved the name change of teaching programme to B.E Printing and Packaging Technology. After approval by the authorities, the new programme could be started from next academic year.

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