Career in printing engineering


Recently Print Engineering has evolved as a strongest and powerful media for communicating one’s idea to a mass of people. Today we can’t imagine a world with out print technology in order to make information available to mass group of population. In such a situation depending on conventional methods like pen and paper is not feasible. Due to increased importance, there arise a lot of job opportunities to skilled candidates in Print Engineering. The sector witness rapid innovations in technologies and there comes up the need to have trained workers to run various automated machines. Professionals in print technology require a lot of hard work and patience to get a wide career path.

Different Courses in Print Engineering

Diploma in Print Technology

The basic qualification to join the diploma program in print technology is matriculation. This is a three year program regular program. There is also provision to enter the course through lateral entry. In such an option students can directly enter in to second year of the academic program.

B. Tech in Print Technology

The basic qualification required to apply for engineering degree is +2. Along with this basic qualification they have to secure adequate marks in Entrance examinations conducted by Central or state government.

Those with higher qualifications in the area can find jobs in the teaching sector and can get into high designations as they gain experience and expertise .Higher study options in Print Engineering include Masters of Technology in Print technology or MBA. Different Universities across India also offers research programs in the related area.

Career Opportunities in Print Engineering

There arises a lot of Career Opportunities in areas of

  • Publishing houses under Central and State Government
  • Printing Presses under Central and State Government
  • Commercial printing presses doing Offset, Flexography, Gravure and Screen Printing
  • Publishing Houses in Private Sector
  • Pre – press solution for Printing Industry
  • Designing and Digital Printing
  • Security Printing
  • Software Solution for Print Industry
  • Electronic Publishing
  • Color Management Solution
  • Packaging
  • Print Finishing and Converting
  • Machine Manufacturing / Service
  • Marketing / Management Executive
  • Research and Development
  • Total Quality Control

Government sector organizations also offer ample career options to skilled professionals in this sector. After successful completion of the course, students have to attend competitive exams conducted by Government to get placed in various organizations operating Print Technology. Different Government sectors where exist Jobs in Print Engineering are mentioned below:

  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • Indian Council of Historical Research
  • Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Indian Council of Philosophical Research
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • National Institute of Open Schooling
  • Lalit Kala Academi
  • National Book Trust
  • National Council of Educational Research and Training
  • National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resources
  • Publication Division
  • Sahitaya Akademi
  • Zoological Survey of India
  • Bureau of Indian Standard
  • Survey of India
  • All Universities
  • State Textbook Corporations
  • Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd
  • Government of India Presses
  • State Council of Educational Research and Training
  • Joint Cipher Bureau, Parliament of India
  • Offices of Registrar General of India
  • National Museum
  • Directorate of Printing and Stationery etc

The career opportunities offered for Print Engineering is quite ample. Aspirants after a course in Print Engineering can look out for opportunities with reputed firms with good compensation packages both in India as well as abroad.



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3 Responses to “Career in printing engineering”

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    Narayana Swmay.R:

    Hi I have completed BE in Printing Technology from BMSCE Bangalore. Working in MPS (A Macmillan Company) from 5 years and current designation is project leader. I would like to do further studies so that I get good placement and position so please advise me.
    Is there any chance for me to get the government jobs? I like teaching very much.
    There are any correspondence courses related to printing or any short term evening courses.

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    what is the basic criteria for applying for printing engg?

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