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Department >> Printing Technology
  • Established: 1996
  • Annual Intake: 60 + 12 ( lateral entry)
Salient Features of the Department   Printing Notes Available on   http://agpcptech.weebly.com
  • Diploma in Printing Technology was started during 1996 under the World Bank Project Scheme.
  • The Printing Technology Department is housed in a separate building constructed at the cost of Rs. 40 lacs with a built-in area of around 10,000 sq.ft.
  • The department has machinery worth Rs. 2 Crores. So far 15 batches of students has pass out with the excellent academic records and placed all over India and abroad.
  • All the teaching faculties are University Graduates in Printing Technology with wide industrial experience.
  • Our students secured State First Ranks many times in all Board Examinations.

MOU with Kalasalingam University

Plate Processing Machine

Cutting Machine

DOM Offset Machine

DTP Lab

Folding Machine

HB Offset Machine

Imagesetter

Plate Exposing Machine

STAFF PROFILE
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Name of the Staff
Designation
Area of specialization
Other Responsibilities
Contact
Dr. M.Nandakumar, B.E. (P.Tech.), M.E.(ISE), M.Sc.(Psy), Ph.D, MCMI(UK) Principal & Head of the Department Digital Prepress, Advanced Printing Technologies, Total quality Management, Press Management, Digital Printing. Institution Administration work & Chief Superintendent of Board Exams 9486667293
nanda_kumar_agp@yahoo.com
A.Paramasivam, B.E. Lecturer (SS) & HOD i/c Digital Pre-press, Advanced Offset Press, Post Press, Flexo & Gravure, Screen Printing, Image Processing, Printing Processes. Internal Coordinator – Community Development Through Polytechnic Scheme 9865273338
params42@yahoo.co.in
paramspt46@gmail.com
M.Pugazh, B.E. Lecturer (SS) Digital Pre-press, Digital Printing, Press Management, Print Finishing and Operation. Academic Officer, Project Coordinator – PWD Scheme. 9486233740
pugazh_agp@yahoo.com
G.Venkateswaran, B.E. Lecturer (SS) Print Finishing Operation, Packaging Technology, Offset Machine Servicing and Maintenance. Dept. Coordinator, Exam Cell Officer 9245825827
gv_star@yahoo.com
N.Sivaraman, B.E. Lecturer Visual Design & DTP, Packaging Technology, Offset Machine Servicing and Maintenance. Department Placement Coordinator, Production In-charge, CIICP-IIP Cell Manager 9245789692
sivaraman_prof@yahoo.com

S.Uthanu Mallayan, B.E. Lecturer Printing Processes Advanced Printing Technology, Total Quality Management. Staff Advisor – Junior Jaycees Club, Manager for CIICP Student Service 7299569231
uthanu@gmail.com
S.Marimuthu, C.P.Tech. Instructor Printing Processes, DTP Work, Plate Making, Print Quality Control. Backup for CIICP-Student Services Cell 9159592734
mkpattism@gmail.com

S.Arunjunai Valavan, D.P.Tech. Instructor Screen Printing, Offset Printing Technology, Binding Operations. Backup for Physical Director 7598202876, 9597202876
sunaivarshini@yahoo.com

G.Anadaraj, D.P.Tech. Lab Instructor Desktop Publishing Operations, Offset Press Operations and Book Binding Operations.
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9842953656
starsanand@rediffmail.com
Laboratories:
The department has well equipped laboratories with internet provision for giving intensive practical training to the students. The major laboratories in the department are:
  • Desktop Publishing Lab
  • Image Processing Lab
  • Plate Making Lab
  • Screen printing Lab
  • Offset Lab
  • Advanced Offset Lab
  • Binding Lab
  • Quality Control Lab
  • Packaging Lab
  • RICOH Digital Printing Machine Lab
  • RICOH Pro 8110S Black & White Digital Printing Machine
  • RICOH Pro C5100 Color Digital Printing Machine
Students are given hands-on-training in advanced equipments and instruments. Some of the costly and praise worthy equipments in the laboratories are:
  • Heidelberg Print Master Two Color Offset Printing Machine
  • Heidelberg Duosetter Film Imagesetter
  • Glunz & Jenson Off-line Automatic Film Processor
  • Stahl Folding Machine
  • Dominant Single Color Offset Printing Machine – 2 Nos.
  • Four Color Flexo Printing Machine
  • Pricol Semiautomatic Screen Printing Machine

Testing and consultancy services are also offered to industries and society.

MODROBS Scheme :

We established a Packaging Technology Laboratory by using the equipments purchased under the MODROBS scheme (Modernization of Packaging Technology lab with Quality Control Equipments). The following equipments were purchased under MODROBS Scheme.

  • Skin Packaging Machine
  • Shrink Wrapping Machine
  • Caliper Thickness Gauge
  • Tearing Resistance Tester
  • Ink Rub Resistance Tester
  • Edge Crush Tester
  • Cobb Tester
  • GSM (Quad Scale)
  • Bursting Strength Tester
  • Die Cutter
  • Digital Physical Balance
  • Adhesive Tester
  • Precision Balance
  • Temp. and Humidity meter
  • PH meter
  • Conductivity meter
  • TDS meter
 

Skin Packaging Machine

Edge Crush Tester
Department library
There is a good collection of text books & reference books including titles on latest technologies, audio & video cassettes, multimedia CDs and technical journals.
Guest Lectures by Industrialist
Date
Resource Person
Company Name
Topic
05.02.2016 J.Natarajan, Director Classic Printers, Madurai Printed Electronics
13.01.2016 M.Muthu Kumar AFRA, Nigeria, Africa Printing & Its Future
28.12.2015 A.Kathiresan, Application Engineer Flexo Image Graphics, Chennai Flexography Technology
02.12.2015 Hariharasudhan Pacman Printing Press, Dubai Flexography Technology
24.08.2015 R.Udhaya Kumar Convenor , SIPA, Golden Impression, Chennai Jobs in Printing
30.06.2015 L.Bennet Asir Raja PKM Passport Servies & Angel Studio , Virudhunagar How to Apply for Passport
26.06.2015 Govind Quintiles, Winga, Prestige Tech Park, Banglore Motivation
Industrial visits and In-plant training

Students are taken for visits to the following organization.

  • Bell Printers, Sivakasi
  • The Hindu, Madurai
  • Sripathy Paper Mill, Sivakasi
  • Srinivas Fine Arts Pvt Ltd, Sivakasi
  • Sel Jagat Printers, Sivakasi
  • Ramji Polypack Pvt Ltd, Sivakasi
  • ITC Ltd, Chennai
  • Sai Security Printers, Bangalore
  • Auto Print Machinery Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore
  • Lovely Offset Printers, Sivakasi
  • Global Polypack Pvt Ltd, Virudhunagar
  • Perco Lithoworks, Sivakasi
  • Pioneer Press Pvt Ltd, Sivakasi
 

Printing department Staff visit at Bell Printers, Sivakasi
In-plant training is regularly arranged to the students during the holidays to the industries. They can apply their knowledge gained in the institution and they know the industrial expectations which paves the way for better employment.
Continuing education programme or in-house training for students:
The following training course have been conducted by printing technology department under CIICP scheme.
  • Soft skill training like Time Management, Stress Management, Body Language, Interview techniques, etc.,
  • DTP course (training in Adobe photoshop, Corel Draw, Adobe Indesign, Quark Xpress, etc.,)
  • Offset Printing course
  • Screen Printing course
  • Binding course
  • Plate making course
Arasan Dharbar - Impression – 2015
The Department of Printing Technology of Arasan Ganesan Polytechnic College, Sivakasi organized a state level technical symposium titled Arasan Dharbar IMPRESSION -2015 on 18th February 2015 to commemorate the birthday of father of Printing, Johannes Gutenberg, who was born in February. The aim of the symposium is to bring out the inherent talents of the Printing Technology students all over Tamilnadu through various competitions. A total of 34 students from Polytechnic colleges offering Diploma course in Printing Technology participated in the symposium. Various competitions were organized for the students, viz., Technical Paper Presentation contest and Designing Contest.
Placement
The unique setting of our placement cell activities provides a source of inspiration and discovery of new jobs to our print professional almost 100% every year. Our objective is to provide 100 % Placement for all students. Following details are the leading organizations in India and abroad, where our students are placed.
  • Emirates Printing Press, Dubai
  • Packman Printing Press, Dubai
  • Essel Propack, Mumbai
  • Sai Packaging, Bangalore
  • ITC Ltd, Chennai
  • Hi-Tech Universal, Coimbatore
  • Vaigai Non Woven, Pudhuchierry
  • Scientific Publishing Services, Chennai
  • TNQ books and journals, Chennai
  • Thomson Press, Chennai
  • Srinivas Fine Arts, Bangalore
  • Sel Jegath Printers, Sivakasi
  • RRD Publishing Pvt Ltd, Chennai
 

Interview by Balmer Lawrie (UAE), Dubai
Current year Placement details (Year: 2015-16):
Sl No
Company Name
No.of Students Placed
1.
Balmer Lawrie LLC, Dubai
4
2.
Essel Propack, Mumbai
19
3.
Eswari Picture Mart, Sivakasi
7
4.
ITC, Chennai
15
5.
Pattabi Enterprises, Mysore
4
6.
Rukumani Offset Printers, Coimbatore
6
7.
Sel Jagt Printers, Sivakasi
6
8.
Sharon Solutions – Pondicherry
4
9.
Siva Prints, Chennai
1
10.
Zircon Technologies, Chennai
1
Total
67
Department Alumni
Our alumni association has been functioning effectively since 1999. The alumni meet every year in the second Saturday of March. Some of the renowned alumni members are listed below:
Student Name Batch Nature of Work Company Name Location
M.Alagu Pandi 2012 Quality Controller Sai Packaging Company Bangalore
Saravana kumar 2011 Supervisor Siegwerk India Pvt Ltd Chennai
S.Kannan 2011 Supervisor Siegwerk India Pvt Ltd Chennai
M.Petchi raj 2011 Customer service Pacman Press Dubai
K.Ramesh Kumar 2010 Printer Essel Propack Pvt Ltd Mumbai
S.Savaarirajan 2010 Flexo Machine Operator Essel Propack Pvt Ltd Mumbai
M.Muthu Selvam 2010 Quality Controller Sai Packaging Company Bangalore
G.Chakkaravathi 2006 Printer Bell Printers Sivakasi
G.Kalidass 2004 Production Supervisor Papco Offset Press Sivakasi
C.Govindaraj 1999 Supervisor Lovely Offset Press Sivakasi
Best students
Every year best student is selected based on the academic, co-curricular and extracurricular activities in our department. The list of best students from 2007 is given below:
Year
Student Name
2017
S.Pawnkumar
2016
S.Sivasankar
2015
S.Siva
2014
A.Vinoth Kumar
2013
I.Raja
2012
M.Mareeswaran
2011
J.B.Vallimuthu
2010
B.Vairamuthu
2009
D.Ebinezar
2008
R.Balasubramanian
2007
J.Allan Louie
Outstanding students
Every year outstanding student is selected based on the academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities considering all the departments in our institution. The list of outstanding students is given below:

2007

M.Karthika
State Top Rank Holders in Printing Technology Diploma Board Examinations
In addition to excellent results in Board Examinations our students secure State Top Ranks every year. Statistics shows that our students secure almost 65% of State top Ranks.
Board Examination Semester Name of the Student
State Rank
October 2012 II Semester A.Vinoth Kumar
1
S.Ganesan
2
October 2005 III Semester S.Sivakumar
2
J.Parathvairam
3
V Semester K.Elayaraja
1
V.satish
2
T.Kirubakar
3
April 2005 IV Semester Kirubakar
1
K.Elayaraja
1
V.satish
3
VI Semester R.Senthil kumar
1
P.Selvandran
3
October 2004 V Semester R.Senthil kumar
1
A.Ramasamy
2
A.Mahendran
2
N. Sathyaram
7
R.Selvam
7
H.Santhana Kumar
9
P.Selvandran
9
April 2004 IV Semester   R.Senthil kumar
1
R.Selvam
4
N Sathyaram
6
Vi semester N.Hariharan
1
S.Velmurugan
2
K.Muthupandi
3
R.Ganapathy Shanker
4
Dharmaraj
7
P.sivasubramanian
8
Gold Medalists in Board Examination
Every year Gold medal is awarded to the meritorious student who secures first mark in V and VI semester Board Examination. The following students were awarded gold medals so far:
Year
Name of the Student
Marks
2017
M.Nagarajan
92%
2016
S.Sivasankar
92%
2015
M.Arunmozhi
90%
2014
A.Vinothkumar
97%
2013
S.Sankarganesh
95%
2012
M.Mareeswaran
93%
2011
G.K.Venkateswaran
96%
2010
K.Ramkumar
93%
2009
S.Ayyanar & K.Arunkumar
94%
2008
M.Jeyakumar
93%
2007
S.Sivakumar
89%
2006
K.Elayaraja
88%
2005
R.Senthilkumar
88%
2004
N.Hariharan
90%
2003
R.T.Saravanan
85%
2002
A.Arinagarajan
87%
2001
D.Balajee – Stream A
81%
S.Jabaraj – Stream B
80%
2000
A.Thiyagarajan – Stream A
89%
S.Prakashkumar – Stream B
82%
1999
K.Panthalaselvan – Stream A
79%
P.Saravanakumar – Stream B
87%
Job Opportunities for Printing students
A. Government Sectors
Organization Contact Number Reference-address Website
Government of India Press   Ring Road, Mayapuri, New Delhi http://dop.nic.in
Government Printing Press & Stationery 0832-2426491 Government Printing Press, Panaji, Goa. http://www.goaprintingpress.gov.in
Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) 011-23701225, 011-43582200 SPMCIL, Corporate Office16th Floor, Jawahar Vyapar Bhavan, Janpath, New Delhi - 110001 http://www.spmcil.com
Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Pvt. Ltd. Registered and Corporate Office +91 80 66602000 No. 3 & 4, Ist Phase, Ist Stage, BTM Layout
Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560 029
Karnataka, India.
https://www.brbnmpl.co.in
Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Pvt. Ltd Press +91 821 2582915 Note Mudran Nagar
Mysore - 570 003
Karnataka, India
Currency Note Press, Nasik 0253 246 5790 Jail Road, Nashik Road, Currency Note Press Colony, Nashik, Maharashtra 422101 http://www.cnpnashik.com/index.php
Bank Note Press, Dewas   Postmaster, Post Office DEWAS BANK NOTE PRESS (SUB OFFICE), DEWAS, MADHYA PRADESH (MP), India (IN), PinCode:- 455001 http://bnp.nic.in/
Security Paper Mill, Hoshangabad 91-7574-255259 Hoshangabad , Madhya Pradesh - 461005
India
http://spmhoshangabad.spmcil.com
Government Printing press +(91)-80-28483133 Mysore Road, Kengeri, Bangalore - 560060 www.gazette.kar.nic.in
Government Branch Press +(91)-452-2433120 Madurai High Court Campus, Ulaganeri Madurai High Court, Madurai H O, Madurai - 625001 www.tn.gov.in
B. Private Sectors
  • Commercial Printers
  • E-Publishing companies
  • Machinery Manufacturers
  • Packaging Industries
  • Newspaper Industries
C. Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing and Servicing of Printing equipments.
  • Printing of invitation, Calendar, Cards, etc. (Press)
  • DTP works, E-Publishhing, Digital Prepress
  • Marketing of printing raw materials