Printing Technology in India : Courses , Institutes and Scopes

Most printing students and printers are concerned about the future of the printing industry and the reason is very obvious as Books are being replaced by eBooks. Posters are being replaced by internet advertisements and emails have replaced postal mails. Believe me, print is still holding its ground, and it’s certainly not going to die; however, the printing industry is to be gone through some big transformations in the next 5 years as printers are thinking beyond papers.

Printing industry: courses , colleges and scopes

Digital technology has made print better rather than killing it and the packaging industry is always there to support the printing industry. We will discuss about the future of printing in our next post with stats. For now, We will discuss about courses and colleges available in India for completing education in the field of printing technology.

The printing industry is growing very fast in India. Industry always demands skills and to fulfill that requirement there are various institutions that are offering different courses in printing technology ranging from short-term diplomas to long-term degrees. Let’s have a look at these courses –

Printing Technology Courses

Printing technology courses are usually offered by polytechnic institutes, colleges, and universities at different 4 levels: Diploma, Degree, Master’s Degree, and Ph.D.

  • Courses , Eligibility, and Duration

S.N.  Courses in Printing Technology  Eligibility


1. Diploma Matriculation with Maths and Science

3 Years

2. B.Tech/ B.E. 12th Pass with Physics, maths, and any one of these subjects (Chemistry/Computer science /Biology/Bio-Technology)  + Required rank in AIEEE or state Level Engineering Competitive Exam


Diploma Holders can Get a Direct entry in 2nd year through LEET.

4 Years

3. M.Tech/ M.E B.Tech/B.E in Printing/Packaging Technology with minimum of 55% Marks + Valid GATE score or Required marks in tests conducted by the university

2 Years

4. Ph.D. Depends on University

2-4 Years

Industrial Training Institutes (ITI’s) also offer specialized short-term certificate programs like machine operation, screen printing, DTP(desktop publishing), and post-press operations like binding, etc. These courses help in acquiring enough skills to work in small-scale companies.

  • Overview of Printing courses

The printing course mainly revolves around the basic 5 printing processes: Offset/Web-offset printing process, Flexography printing process, Gravure printing process, Screen printing process, and Digital printing process. As printing technology has several aspects and is not just limited to only printing processes, So other than mainstream subjects, other subjects such as  Entrepreneurship Development, Cost estimation, Quality control, Electric circuits,  Digital electronics, Theory of machines, Fundamental of computers, Graphics design, Publishing, typography, Environmental study, etc. are also offered.

Students get a chance to study and understand each printing process thoroughly from an order taking place in a company to dispatching the product.  Printing student learns press and post press operations of each printing process.

Summer Industrial Training – Industrial training is an imperative part of all the printing courses and perhaps the most important part of the curriculum as it gives the student an opportunity to put all the knowledge into practice and prepare them for a real industrial environment.

Check out why Industrial Training is so important and 15 north Indian Printing presses to get training. 

Institutes/Universities offering Courses in Printing

There are several institutions in India offering different courses in printing technology. Here is the list of institutes/universities offering various courses in the field of printing technology-

  • TechnologyInstitute offering Ph.D. in Printing Technology

  1. Anna University, College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai
  • Institutes offering Masters’s degrees in Printing Technology

  1. Anna University, College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai
  2. Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology Hisar(G.J.U S&T), Haryana.
  3.  Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  4.  Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s (PVG’s), Pune, Maharashtra.
  • Universities offering degrees in Printing Technology

  1.  Anna University, College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai
  2. BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore
  3. Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  4. Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana.
  5. Institute of Engineering and Technology, Calicut University Campus, Tenhipalam, Malapuram, Kerala.
  6. JNTU College of Engineering, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
  7. Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s (PVG’s) College of Engineering and Technology, Pune, Maharashtra.
  8.  Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana.
  9. Somany Institute of Technology And Management, Rewari, Haryana.
  • Universities offering Diploma Printing Technology

  1.  NR Institute of Printing Technology, Teliar Ganj, Allahabad, Uttar-Pradesh.
  2. Southern Regional Institute of Printing Technology, Adyar, Chennai.
  3. Western Regional Institute of Printing Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  4. Maharashtra Institute of Printing Technology, Pune, Maharashtra
  5. Pusa Polytechnic, Pusa, New Delhi
  6. Government Kalaniketan, Jabalpur, Madhya-Pradesh.
  7. Govt Polytechnic, Gulzar Bagh, Patna, Bihar
  8. Govt. Polytechnic, Gandhi Nagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  9. Institute of Printing Technology, Shoranur, Kerala.
  10. Government Institute of Printing Technology, Secunderabad, Uttar-Pradesh
  11. Institute of Printing Technology, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu
  12. Times Institute of Printing Management, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  13. Don Bosco School of Printing, New Delhi
  14. Government Institute of Printing Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  15. Salesian Institute of Graphic Arts, Chennai
  16. Graphic Arts Technology & Education, Kurla, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  17.  Institute of Printing Technology, Sivakasi, Tamilnadu
  18. Institute of Printing Technology, Chennai
  19. Institute of Printing Technology, Hyderabad
  20. School of Printing Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  21. Government Polytechnic College,Makhupura, Ajmer, Rajasthan.
  22. The Regional Institute of Printing Technology, Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal.

Jobs/Scopes in the printing industry

Life will be too difficult without Print. It’s either too difficult or impossible to tell, what is inside a package without checking the “Printed Label” on the package. Printing is going to stay around for a long long time. Despite the digital revolution, printing has found its way and holding its ground. The printing and packaging industry is growing at a fast rate and has a share in GDP.  This industry has immense employment opportunities and most of the students studying printing technology are recruited by printing companies, packaging companies, advertising agencies, paper and ink manufacturers, Newspaper agencies, and printing machine manufacturers.

Where can a printing student get the job opportunities

  1. Central or Govt. Printing presses
  2. Commercial printing presses
  3. Publishing Houses
  4. Printing Machine Manufacturing companies
  5. Packaging Company
  6. Advertising agency
  7. Ink and paper manufacturing companies
  8. Graphics design sector
  9. Software development Companies for the Printing industry
  10. Research and development

Various Jobs Positions in Printing Industry and outside for the printing aspirants

  1. General Manager
  2. Consultants
  3. Chief Production Officer
  4. Production Manager
  5. Director / Assistant Director (Production)
  6. Technical Officer
  7. Printing Officer
  8. Supervisor
  9. Publication Officer
  10. Professor/Lecturer in the printing department of a college/university
  11. Graphics Designer

We will not discuss about salary and packages here in this post as it’s something that doesn’t depend on a course.

Every industry demands skills and wants candidates who are job-ready. The courses in printing technology are designed in such a way that students can acquire the skills they need in the industry at the end of the day. Thanks for reading my article and Best of Luck for your future.

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9 thoughts on “Printing Technology in India : Courses , Institutes and Scopes”

  1. i graduated with a degree in printing from India too but i’m from Kenya would like to be in touch.

  2. I want to manufacture various chemicals being used in offset printing. Can anybody help me to develop the formulations.

  3. Hello,
    I am Vaibhav I have completed my Btech in promoting technology,I am looking for job opportunity in printing industry is there any good opportunity please suggest me something trendy or any career courses available after Btech???

    1. Hi how are you ,I am also having a lot of intrest inprinting,but you can start learning from F&m on line training which is free.

      Daljit USA

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