Paint and Protect


The indian paint research centre was inaugurated on 30th July, 2004 by Shri Somnath Chatterjee, Hon’ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha. It is a unique venture in collaboration with Jadavpur University and located at Salt Lake, JU Campus, Kolkata.  The Centre will focus on basic research to upgrade paint technology and provide technical education to students who wish to pursue a career in the paint industry. It would collaborate with other international research centers and ensure that its functions are of global standards. Both the Indian Paint Association and Jadavpur University would focus on efforts to make the Centre a world class role model of partnership between Industry and Academia.

In December 2004, IPRC organized a  5 days Appreciation Course on Paint Technology at Kolkata. Altogether 48 candidates registered from all parts of India including one from Nepal – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Mysore, Vizag, Trivandrum and Kolkata.


Painters Training Programme was 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. The second training course in the series was conducted at Gandhinagar for the western region painters between 6 – 11 June, 2005. The third course is scheduled from 25th to 30th July 2005 for painters from the Eastern Region. Such courses are being organised for all the Regions to benefit painters and painting supervisors from every part of the country.


Objectives of the Centre are :

Immediate :

Testing of raw materials for paint production and finished products.

Development of paint processes, energy and environmental conservation.

Providing with the academic and infrastructural support of IIPC, Jadavpur University.

Long Term

a) To undertake research activities for development of coating systems involving the use of raw materials and the end use of the coating systems.

b) Integrating subjects of Polymer Sciences and Paint Technology with the relevant courses of the University at the Graduate and Post Graduate levels.

c) Aspects of standardization, quality audit, certification and accreditation to be achieved.

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