Indian Institute of Gems and Jewelry (IIGJ)

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), along with like-minded jewellery Industry business men and together with Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Mumbai, has established an Institute for Gems & Jewellery education in the city of Varanasi, a city of enlightenment and one of the oldest cities in the word.

IIGJ Varanasi’s aim would be to revive the traditional art for the betterment of the people of Varanasi and adjoining areas. The traditional arts have till now stood the test of time. However, it is no secret that the arts and craft have shown a declining trend over the past two decades in Varanasi, after prospering for many centuries. Many traditional arts are now fighting for survival. Amongst many reasons for this decline is the fact that quality Institutes imparting traditional skills have simply disappeared from the city.

IGJ Varanasi shall seek to address this concern. In a study conducted by NSDC on ‘Human Resources and Skill Requirement in the Gem & Jewellery Industry’ (Annual Survey of Industries and IMaCS analysis), the eastern part of India is very deficient in Gems and Jewellery Industries. One of the major reason for this would be unavailability of trained and skilled workers in this area. This has also retarded the development and growth of Gems and Jewellery Industries in eastern India.

With the establishment of this Institute, GJEPC, with active support of its Chairman Mr. Praveenshanker Pandya, expect that the Export of Gems and Jewellery would significantly improve from the city of Varanasi and its adjoining area.

The project also seeks to define the underlying spirit of the Diamond and Jewellery industry entrepreneurs, that would lead to the founding and reviving of the innovative jewellery design, in eastern India. The Institute’s courses are based on a problem-solving design consciousness, linked to learning with actual experience and suggests that the designer could be a bridge between tradition and modernity. The Project would also be a platform for future designers to re-examine the alternatives of growth available in this sector.

Varanasi has a long history of Diamond Cutting and finishing and probably dates back to ancient times, before BC, as the only city in the world to process diamonds from the mines of Panna and Golconda.

Courses

Professional Jewellery Design Course (1 Year)

Course Name Topic Module Session No. of hours Per day duration Fees
Diploma in Professional Jewellery Design Course (1 Year) Foundatuion Module 1 40 120 3 Hrs per day 65000
Jewellery Design Module 2 50 150 3 Hrs per day
CAD - Rhino Module 3 50 150 3 Hrs per day
Merchandizing Module 4 50 150 3 Hrs per day
Exchange Program Module 5 50 150 3 Hrs per day
Internship Module 6 24 72 3 Hrs per day
Total Duraion   264 792    

Professional Jewellery Manufacturing Course (1 Year)

Course Name Topic Module Session No. of hours Per day duration Fees
Diploma in Professional Jewellery Manufacturing Course (1 Year) Foundatuion Module 1 40 120 3 Hrs per day 85000
Jewellery Casting Techniques Module 2 50 150 3 Hrs per day
Jewellery Stone Setting Techniques Module 3 50 150 3 Hrs per day
Basic Jewellery Finishng Techniques(Including RPT) Module 4 50 150 3 Hrs per day
Exchange Program Module 5 50 150 3 Hrs per day
Internship Module 6 24 72 3 Hrs per day
Total Duraion   264 792