Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) Mumbai, an initiative of Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), has begun a comprehensive and intensive training using state-of-the-art resources encompassing qualified and trained faculty and equipment, supported by audio-visual techniques to encourage keen learners to become professionals in the gem and jewellery industry, . The minimum eligibility starts from SSC onwards.
This academic season, IIGJ offers a plethora of academic courses in jewellery design and related subjects.
Mr. Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, GJEPC, said, “Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has stated his vision to make India a global diamond and jewellery hub by 2022 (India’s 75th anniversary of Independence) and IIGJ will play a strategic and significant role in nurturing the future of the gems and jewellery sector. With Maharashtra Government supporting initiatives such as the jewellery park and gems & jewellery university, successful graduates from IIGJ can access several career opportunities. IIGJ is as important as the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras and International Skills Centres to offer specialized skills to the youngsters of India.”
Mr. Kirit Bhansali, Chairman, IIGJ Mumbai, said, “With several new courses in the offering, IIGJ has the distinction of being a coveted institute, which offers comprehensive graduate and post-graduate degree & diploma courses on gems and jewellery sector for emerging jewellery professionals & entrepreneurs. The capital of 21st century is excellence and IIGJ plays a significant role in preserving, enhancing and aiding further development of rich jewellery design and manufacturing heritage. A strong foundation of skilled human resources is essential to build a strong presence in the world of jewellery market through advanced knowledge and professionalism.”
Mr. Sanjoy Ghosh, Head-IIGJ Mumbai, said, “As a prime example of Skill India, IIGJ helps build a pool of talent who can be industry leaders of tomorrow. The new courses will help harness talent and enhance skills. IIGJ will attract new talent by offering courses in CAD-CAM jewellery design, manufacturing techniques & technology as well as business management. This year 1-year Post Diploma in Jewellery Management is for students aspiring to enter the jewellery sector as Jewellery Professional, Future Manager, Merchandiser, Jeweller, Jewellery Manufacturer, Instructor, PD Executive and Jewellery Designer. The course is designed for the ambitious, enthusiastic and determined career seeking students.”