CHAIRMAN DESK
Shri Navratan Kothari Shri Pramod Agarwal
Indian Institute Of Gem & Jewellery Jaipur

Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery Jaipur has been instrumental in addressing the ever changing needs of the G&J industry. The Institute formed various committees comprising of leaders of trade to discuss and help prepare blueprint for all the academic and non-academic activities of institute so that the need of the industry in the skilled human resource is fulfilled. The insights received from these trade members helped the Institute to refocus itself to serve the industry.

Institute has worked very closely with NSDC to address the skill gaps via various training programs and with GJSCI to formulate the National Occupational Standards and Qualification packs for the Gems & Jewellery industry. The evidence of IIGJJ’s contribution in addressing the national needs of Trained manpower is that they are chosen to run the first pilot project with 48 Trainees for the new scheme announced by honourable PM and FM on ‘National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme’. The scheme aims to benefit One Million certified skilled manpower in various industrial sectors. This pilot training project will help NSDC to refine the policies and monitoring its strategies before implementing the full scheme.

During last year the Institute successfully undertook various prestigious projects of National and Global importance. To name a few, Training the Officers of Customs on Gem Identification, Training the trainers for Afghanistan’s Gem and Jewellery Industry, Curriculum writing for National Instruction Media Institute, Chennai, etc. Institute also upgraded its own the infrastructure and facilities to address the complete spectrum of Gem & Jewellery trade. Gem Cutting and Polishing and new programs in Marketing and Sales area are other important new features in the Institute’s curriculum.

All India competition “Jewels of Rajasthan” is an important trade event to promote the available Design talent of our country. This competition is one of the most sought after competition and has completed 13 successful years. I wish all the winners of this competition a great success in all their future endeavours. My best wishes to the Institute for releasing their souvenir and celebrating the success of the winners of Jewels of Rajasthan Annual Design competition.

Article published in "The Art of Jewellery" Magazine
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