Skilling India in Gems & Jewellery: IIGJ signs MoU with Welingkar

Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) Mumbai, a project of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), has introduced a 3 Year Graduate Program in Jewellery Design & Manufacturing Techniques with an introduction to Management studies in collaboration with Welingkar Institute of Management.

IIGJ will be the first institute in the country to offer a complete graduate and post graduate course on Gems and Jewellery including Operations Management for the emerging Jewellery Professional & Entrepreneurs.

Vasant Mehta, Chairman, IIGJ Mumbai says, If India has to progress, it needs skilled professionals in the jewellery sector. There is a lot of scope in the jewellery sector however there is a shortage of skilled professionals. This intensive academic course will systematically train the students in a professional way.

Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, GJEPC, said, “IIGJ has been fundamental in creating and nurturing the future of the gems and jewellery industry. The gems and jewellery industry has been growing rapidly over the years due to domestic and international demands and we are on the cusp of shortage of skilled staff in the industry. Most of the jewellers in the industry are of multiple generations. With such professional management courses we can bring new talent in the industry as well as the existing talent can be groomed.”

Prof. Dr Iyer – Dean, Welingkar Institute of Management, said, “We are happy to partner with IIGJ to offer India’s first graduate programme in Gems and Jewellery. We at Welingkar have always believed in building a pool of talent who can be industry leaders of tomorrow. With these courses we will be able to contribute in the nation’s “Make In India” initiative, as skilled and trained work force will always be required in the gems and jewellery industry.”

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