IPA Programmes

The Indian Paint Research Center (IPRC) was inaugurated by Shri Somnath Chatterjee, Hon’ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha on the 30th July, 2004. This venture was set up in collaboration with Jadavpur University and it is located at Salt Lake, JU Campus in Kolkata. The primary objective of this centre is focussing on the basic research to upgrade paint technology and to give technical education to students who want to pursue a career in the paint industry. To keep up with the global standards, it will collaborate with other international research centres. Both the Indian Paint Association and Jadavpur University would focus their efforts into making this Centre a worldwide role model of partnership between the industry and academia.

The IPRC organized a 5 day appreciation course on paint technology in Kolkata, in December 2004. There were 48 candidates who registered from all parts of India including one from Nepal – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Mysore, Vizag, Trivandrum and Kolkata.

Training programmes for painters were organized between 7th and 12th March 2004 at Lucknow under the Baroda Swarojgar Vikas Sansthan, sponsored by the Bank of Baroda. Eighteen painters were trained in the various methods and techniques of paint application. Gandhinagar hosted the second training course for the painters in the western region during the 6-11 June, 2005. The third course was conducted from 25th to 30th July 2005 for painters from the eastern region. Such courses are being organised in every part of the country for the benefit of the painters and painting supervisors.

Objectives of the Centre are:


Long Term: