IDI Holds 39th Con­vo­ca­tion Cer­e­mony

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Ac­quir­ing skills is the need of the hour and the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia is fo­cus­ing on in­sti­tu­tions such as IDI to pro­vide a pool of skilled man­power to the in­dus­try.”

The In­dian Di­a­mond In­sti­tute (IDI) cel­e­brated its 39th Con­vo­ca­tion and Award Func­tion at City Cen­tre, Vesu Cam­pus, Su­rat, on Septem­ber 15th. The chief guest on the oc­ca­sion was Rita Teao­tia, IAS, com­merce sec­re­tary, min­istry of com­merce & in­dus­try. Also present were Manoj Dwivedi, chair­man of IDI and joint sec­re­tary, min­istry of com­merce and in­dus­try, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia, Sabyasachi Ray, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Gem & Jew­ellery Ex­port Pro­mo­tion Coun­cil (GJEPC), Di­neshb­hai Navadiya, re­gional chair­man, GJEPC and lead­ing di­a­mond mer­chants and jewellers.

In his wel­come ad­dress, Dwivedi said that ac­quir­ing skills is the need of the hour and the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia is fo­cus­ing on in­sti­tu­tions such as IDI to pro­vide a pool of skilled man­power to the in­dus­try. He said that the in­sti­tute’s train­ing pro­grammes are aligned with the in­dus­try’s re­quire­ments, and as a re­sult stu­dents are get­ting di­rect place­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties through cam­pus in­ter­views.

Teao­tia urged the gem and jew­ellery in­dus­try to fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing ver­ti­cal ar­eas of the value chain, in­clud­ing gold, sil­ver and di­a­mond-stud­ded jew­ellery mak­ing in or­der to com­pete with the ev­er­in­creas­ing chal­lenges from other lux­ury seg­ments.

She called on the IDI to en­gage with other gems and jew­ellery in­sti­tu­tions in the coun­try for the ex­change of ed­u­ca­tional pro­grammes and shar­ing of knowl­edge on the up­com­ing trends in man­u­fac­tur­ing.

Samir Joshi, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, IDI noted that the in­sti­tute would soon start cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of lab-grown di­a­monds and the plan for cer­ti­fy­ing lab-grown di­a­mond jew­ellery in is the pipe­line. Joshi also in­formed that a to­tal of 168 stu­dents have been con­ferred with diplo­mas.

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