IIGJ offers diploma courses in Jewellery Designing, Manufacturing Techniques & Management in 2017

Several industry relevant Short Term Certificate Courses at IIGJ too

Mumbai, 13th April 2017: Now leverage your creativity and skill to create a distinguished career in the fast growing gems & jewellery sector. Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) Mumbai, an initiative of Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), now offers comprehensive and intensive training using state-of-the-art resources encompassing qualified & trained faculty and equipment, supported by audio-visual techniques. The minimum eligibility starts from SSC onwards.

This academic season, IIGJ offers 1-year Post Diploma course in Jewellery Management and 1-year Post Graduate Diploma in Jewellery Techniques & Management. It also offers 3-year Graduate Program in Jewellery Designing & Manufacturing Techniques; and 3-year Graduate Program in Jewellery Designing, Manufacturing & Management. IIGJ offers one-of-its-kind 3-year Graduate Program in Jewellery Design & Manufacturing Techniques with an introduction to Management studies in collaboration with Welingkar Institute of Management. It also offers Professional Certificate Courses (540 hours each) in Jewellery Design, Jewellery Manufacturing and CAD / CAM Techniques in Jewellery.

Short-term courses are as follows: 5th June 2017- Certificate Course in Diamond Grading Course; and Certificate Course in Jewelllery Manufacturing Techniques; 17th April 2017 – Certificate Course in CAD/CAM Techniques; 2nd May, 2017 – Foundation Course in Jewellery Design at Andheri; 2nd May 2017 – Certificate Course in Jewellery Merchandising at Andheri; and Certificate Course in Matrix; 17th April 2017 – Professional Certificate Course in Jewellery Design.

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.”

The 1-year Post Diploma course in Jewellery Management provides the student with hands on training experience in all aspects of Jewellery from concept building, Manufacturing, CAD/CAM, Diamond Grading, Gemmology, Merchandising, Product Development to Sales & Marketing along with Management Training.

The 3-year Graduate Program in Jewellery Designing & Manufacturing Techniques is for students willing to take jewellery as a main stream career option can enroll for this full time course. The curriculum has been specifically designed to provide students with an overall exposure to all aspects of the industry. This course will be available for students who are willing to pursue a career in the Jewellery Management along with hands-on training in Manufacturing & Designing. As per the emerging demands of the Industry it is important that the students entering the Industry are not only imparted with technical knowledge but also possess managerial skills. The 6-months Diploma in Jewellery Management is for Students who have completed their 3-Year Diploma in Jewellery Design & Manufacturing Technology from IIGJ.

The 3-year Graduate Program in Jewellery Designing, Manufacturing & Management is for students willing to join the Jewellery Industry as future managers with adequate industry-relevant intensive training in practical, theoretical as well as operation aspects. This program aims at imparting high level of education to the students in various topics from “Creating Concepts to Marketing” thereby offering a significant career opportunity in the Jewellery Industry.


IIGJ offers industry relevant Short Term Certificate Courses: 240 hours – Advance Jewellery Finishing Techniques; 60 Hrs – CAD – CorelDRAW, Graduate Program in Jewellery Designing & Manufacturing Techniques; 120 Hrs – CAD – Rhino, CAD – Matrix, Jewellery Merchandising, Diamond Grading Foundation Course in Jewellery, Jewellery Casting Techniques; 20 Hrs -Electroplating, Acid Etching & Engraving. IIGJ offers industry-relevant Short Term Certificate Courses in enamelling, precious metal refining, Electro-Plating, ACID Etching & Engraving, Budget & Costing, Sketching & Concept Building in Jewellery, CAD – CorelDRAW, Metal Setting & Filing, Wax Injection Technique, Rubber Mould Making, Casting Technical Designing in Jewellery, Product Development, Production Planning & Control, Jewellery Merchandising, Diamond Grading Quality Control & Quality Assurance.

About Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery:

Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery (IIGJ), an initiative of GJEPC, under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce & Industries. The Institute is fortunate to have its own fully air-conditioned standalone four storied building, with a total built- up area of over 12,000 Sq. ft. The campus reflects a commitment to quality and dedication to the creative and intellectual needs of students. The educational needs of the students are also promoted in unprecedented experiences of academic energy, exploration and challenges. The Institute is in its 12th year of existence and over 8,000 students have passed out from various educational courses. At IIGJ, a student’s education doesn’t end at the classroom door. The Institute provides an incredible variety of opportunities for students to enhance and supplement in-class learning with hands-on experiences in top jewellery companies, a list which will read like the who’s who of the jewellery industry.

The Institutes educational programs are well supported by 21 full time qualified and experienced faculties and professionals from the industry are also invited as guest speakers. Three CAD labs with an overall capacity of 100 computer stations with all licensed 3D design software,   two design studios,  a 45 station work bench training setup for jewellery manufacturing, 3D CAM printer, Laser welder and Fisher XRF laser spectroscope are some of the other state of the art facilities available at the institute.   The Institute also has its own 60 seater air conditioned auditorium with audio-visual support.

IIGJ has recently restructured its courses to bring it in line with the requirement of the industry. The courses are now more intensive and comprehensive aiming to bring out the best in each individual. Management studies have been added in collaboration with Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research as a core subject to make the students fully industry ready.

Andheri and Tardeo are the two facilities in Mumbai of the IIGJ institute.

IIGJ Tardeo center is successfully running jewellery designing courses as it is located at Commerce Centre, in the heart of south Mumbai.


The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) was set up by the Ministry of Commerce and industry, Government of India (GoI) in 1966. It was one of several Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) launched by the Indian Government, to boost the country’s export thrust, when India’s post-Independence economy began making forays in the international markets. Since 1998, the GJEPC has been granted autonomous status. The GJEPC is the apex body of the gems & jewellery industry and today it represents over 6,000 exporters in the sector. With headquarters in Mumbai, the GJEPC has Regional Offices in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Surat and Jaipur, all of which are major centres for the industry. It thus has a wide reach and is able to have a closer interaction with members to serve them in a direct and more meaningful manner. Over the past decades, the GJEPC has emerged as one of the most active EPCs, and has continuously strived to both expand its reach and depth in its promotional activities as well as widen and increase services to its members.