Scholarship in printing technology for girl students from Pollachi

During the 33rd annual day of Pollachi Master Printers Association (PMPA) on 5 March 2023, Kumarasamy, director of Kumarasamy Press, Tirupur, and the vice-president (South) of All India Federation of Master Printers Association (AIFMP), made a special announcement to offer scholarships to girl students of printing from Pollachi.

22 Mar 2023 | By Charmiane Alexander

Kumarasamy, vice-president (South) of All India Federation of Master Printers Association (AIFMP) announced the scholarship

During his presidential address, Kumarasamy, on the spot, announced a scholarship of Rs 10,000 per year for each of the four years of BE Printing Technology for any girl student from Pollachi who joins BE Printing technology at Avinashilingam University for Women in Coimbatore. This was primarily meant to encourage girls to enter into this stream and have a promising career on par with IT sector.
At the event, Dr Lakshmi Priya, head of the department, printing technology at Avinashilingam University, emphasised the prevailing demand for high-end jobs in the printing and packaging industry which specifically requires graduates in printing technology. 
“Today, printing is no more ink on paper but is in the fourth industrial era taking the shape of Print 4.0, which includes electronics (printed electronics), artificial intelligence (smart graphic art), cloud computing (web-to-print), robotics (automatic quality control), and more.
Avinashilingam University is the only women’s institution offering printing technology for women in India. A student who has completed higher secondary with physics and chemistry (math not mandatory) is eligible to apply for BE Printing Technology. Diploma graduates in any discipline are eligible to apply for lateral entry in BE Printing Technology. The institute provides 100% placement with an average salary package of Rs 4 lakh per annum.
Senthil, president, TMPF, former VP of AIFMP, and a leading printer in Pollachi will coordinate this initiative.
“This is an excellent opportunity for girl students from Pollachi who are creative, innovative and aspire to a great career,” he said.