IIGJ
IIGJ Mumbai

Creating the next generation of jewellery professionals. The Institute’s USP is its highly skilled and experienced faculty who make a world of difference to one’s learning experience, with the finest quality of gems and jewellery training.

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Mumbai

About

The Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) Mumbai is an initiative of GJEPC and was established under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce & Industries in 2003. The Institute is located in MIDC Andheri and housed in a modern, fully air-conditioned, six-level building, with a total built-up area of over 14000 sq. ft. The campus reflects the institution’s commitment to quality and dedication to the educational, creative and intellectual needs of students in the field of gems and jewellery. 

IIGJ has completed 17+ years of jewellery education training and more than 5000 students have qualified in various jewellery courses.

IIGJ Mumbai collaborated with Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in 2021 to offer a 3-Year Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Gems & Jewellery Design. Jewellery management programmes are also conducted in collaboration with top management institutes.

Recently restructured courses are in alignment with industry requirements and are even more intensive and comprehensive, aimed at providing IIGJ students with the best in gem and jewellery education.

Chairman’s Message

"The Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery (IIGJ), Mumbai has been established in 2003 under the auspices of the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). Its objective is to imbibe high standard of professional skills among upcoming individuals in gems and jewellery business. It is a unique institute in our country and the third largest one in Asia.

India, being a vanguard in gems and jewellery industry today, aspires to leap ahead to the next level of excellence. IIGJ, with this goal in mind, is committed to create a highly professional workforce. IIGJ shall be the gateway for young entrepreneurs in this industry as well as those seeking to make a promising career in this field to the global jewellery market."

Mr. Kirit Bhansali

Chairman, IIGJ, Mumbai

Affiliations & Collaboration
Board of Directors
Shri Kirit Bhansali (Partner, Sky Gems & Smital Gems)
Chairman, IIGJ Mumbai
Shri Sanjay Kothari (Chairman, GJSCI)
Smt Namita Pandya (Convener IIGJ Mumbai)
Shri Dilip Kumar Lakhi (CEO, Lakhi Group)
Shri Shishir Nevatia (Chairman, Sunjewels Pvt. Ltd.)
Shri Raj Parikh (Chairman, Uni Design Jewellery Pvt. Ltd.)
Shri Anil Virani (Chairman, Karp Impex)
Shri Ashok Gajera (Chairman, Laxmi Diamonds)
Shri Navin Jashnani (Chairman, Sama Jewellery Pvt. Ltd.)
Shri Mansukh Kothari (Chairman, Vasupati Jewellers)
Shri Bharat Vaswani (Head of the Institute, IIGJ Mumbai)
Our Courses

B.A in Gems & Jewellery Design

3 Years
Mumbai
Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) Mumbai offers a 3 -Year Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Gems & Jewellery Design.
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PG Diploma in Jewellery Management

12 Months
Mumbai
Learn how to design using manual & CAD techniques, manufacture and merchandise your own jewellery collection.
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Certificate Courses

30 Hr- 250 Hr
Mumbai
Short term courses in Jewellery Designing, Manufacuring, Gemmology , CAD and more!
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Manual & CorelDRAW Jewellery Design

180 Hr
Mumbai
Learn manual design and Corel Draw.
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Online Real Time Training Programme

120 Hr
Mumbai
Learn Jewellery Designing through online real time training.
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PMATI Courses

120 Hr
Mumbai
Training and certification of precious metals assaying in gold.
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Legacy

Foundation Puja

IIGJ Mumbai is inaugurated

Inauguration of the first Glimpz exhibition

Past Chairmen
Shri Tanvirkumar Chokshi (2002 to 2007)
Shri Vasant Mehta (2009 to 2016)
Past Directors
Shri Vasant Mehta (2002 to 2018)
Dr. Vikram Mehta (2002 to 2012)
Shri Pravin Shankar Pandya (2002 to 2018)
Shri Dilip Kumar Lakhi (2002 to 2019)
Shri Bakul Mehta (2002 to 2012)
Shri Nirmalkumar Barmecha (2008 to 2018)
Shri Prem Kothari (2010 to 2013)
Smt Namita Pandya (2012 to 2016)
Shri Colin Shah (2013 to 2015)
Shri Ashish Piyush Kothari (2014 to 2018)
Infrastructure

CAMPUS FACILITIES

  • Design studios with natural light and audio-visual facilities such as Smart Boards
  • Manufacturing laboratory with 80 Work-Station Benches
  • 2 CAD Labs with 75 computer stations and licensed software
  • Gemmology laboratory with 40 microscopes and other equipment
  • Library with books, magazines and computer-research & audio-visual facilities
  • Auditorium with 63 seats and modern audio-visual facilities
  • Wi-Fi enabled campus
  • Student activity areas

MANUFACTURING WORKSHOP

The workshop at IIGJ Mumbai is equipped with 80 work stations and provides its students the most modern machinery and tools that are required in jewellery manufacturing. Each bench is equipped with a full set of tools and consumables for the job and students get hands-on training on all the equipment.

Fundamentals of alloying the metal, rolling it into plates or wires, more intricate techniques of joining, linking and setting stones and other jewellery manufacturing techniques like casting are taught by experienced faculty members.

Students are taught to use professional casting machines, both automatic semi-automatic along with centrifugal and other machinery such as laser welding machine, wet grinders, graver max and microscopes for micro setting. They are also taught to use finishing equipment include, bench polishers, magnetic polishers, steam jet cleaners, ultrasonic cleaners and sand blasting equipment. Proper safety precautions are taken in imparting training to the students. Proper safety precautions are taken at all times while imparting training to the students.

CAD LAB

At IIGJ the two CAD Labs are equipped with a total of 75 computer stations. Students are taught CAD design using 2-D software such as CorelDRAW and Photoshop, and 3-D jewellery design software such as Rhinoceros and Matrix. The labs are also enabled with proper audio-visual facilities.

DESIGN STUDIOS

The design studios at IIGJ can accommodate upto 130 students and designed to utilise natural light, which is important to art and design. They are also equipped with audio-visual teaching aids such as Wacom tablets, smart boards and projectors. The furniture is also designed so that students can have ample space for their art materials and drawing sheets.

GEMMOLOGY LAB

The Gemmology Lab is equipped with 40 microscopes and all the necessary equipment to examine, weigh, measure and properly handle gemstones. Students can explore the fascinating world of gemstones and learn from experienced faculty.

LIBRARY

The library at IIGJ Mumbai is a treasure-trove of reference books, journals and periodicals. Library of IIGJ Mumbai which has a splendid reference and lending facilities for books, journals, periodicals, magazines.

AUDITORIUM

The Institute has its own well equipped auditorium with the latest audio visual facilities. With a capacity of 63 seats, the auditorium is used as an additional classroom and also for all events and occasions for students and staff.

Our Courses

B.A in Gems & Jewellery Design

3 Years
Mumbai
Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) Mumbai offers a 3 -Year Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Gems & Jewellery Design.
View Details

PG Diploma in Jewellery Management

12 Months
Mumbai
Learn how to design using manual & CAD techniques, manufacture and merchandise your own jewellery collection.
View Details

Certificate Courses

30 Hr- 250 Hr
Mumbai
Short term courses in Jewellery Designing, Manufacuring, Gemmology , CAD and more!
View Details

Manual & CorelDRAW Jewellery Design

180 Hr
Mumbai
Learn manual design and Corel Draw.
View Details

Online Real Time Training Programme

120 Hr
Mumbai
Learn Jewellery Designing through online real time training.
View Details

PMATI Courses

120 Hr
Mumbai
Training and certification of precious metals assaying in gold.
View Details

B.A in Gems & Jewellery Design

3 Years
Mumbai
Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) Mumbai offers a 3 -Year Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Gems & Jewellery Design.
View Details

PG Diploma in Jewellery Management

12 Months
Mumbai
Learn how to design using manual & CAD techniques, manufacture and merchandise your own jewellery collection.
View Details

Certificate Courses

30 Hr- 250 Hr
Mumbai
Short term courses in Jewellery Designing, Manufacuring, Gemmology , CAD and more!
View Details

Manual & CorelDRAW Jewellery Design

180 Hr
Mumbai
Learn manual design and Corel Draw.
View Details

Online Real Time Training Programme

120 Hr
Mumbai
Learn Jewellery Designing through online real time training.
View Details

PMATI Courses

120 Hr
Mumbai
Training and certification of precious metals assaying in gold.
View Details