IIGJ Jaipur To Start Bachelor’s, Master’s Degree Programmes
Panwar said that with this affiliation IIGJ Jaipur should move towards becoming the world leader in gems and jewellery education, adding that RISU would nurture and hone the institute’s capacity in all possible ways. He further stated that IIGJ Jaipur should start PhD programmes soon for vertical career movement of all the students.
Sudhir Kasliwal, honorary secretary, IIGJ Jaipur, considered the affiliation to be the most important milestone in the institute’s history, noting that it would mark the beginning of a new era of success and industry service.
Prof. Dhiraj Kumar, principal, IIGJ Jaipur, said the six programmes would be available at the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree level for the first time in the history of gems and jewellery education in India. All the programmes are aligned to National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).
Among the industry leaders and IIGJ Jaipur board of directors present during the ceremony were Vimal Chand Surana, Navrattan Kothari, Dr. Nawal Kishore Agarwal, Nirmal Baradia, Sunil Jain, Badrinarayan Gupta, Mehul Durlabhji, Ajay Kala, and Alok Kala.
RISU, the first skill university started by the Rajasthan government, is committed to initiate innovative skill-based job-oriented programmes which are generally not addressed by other universities due to their policies and framework. IIGJ Jaipur is a project of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) with support from the Rajasthan government. Dr. Lalit K. Panwar (centre, in black) with (from left) with JJS committee members at the Jaipur Jewellery Show.