GIA India Holds Graduation Ceremony for GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program (Blended) Students


13th June 2024

GIA India recently held the graduation ceremony for GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program (Blended) batch at its Mumbai campus. The graduation ceremony was preceded by an interactive discussion that was conducted by Sriram Natarajan, Managing Director of GIA India, and Apoorva Deshingkar, Senior Director – Education and Market Development, GIA India where students shared their experiences from the program

Addressing the students, Sriram Natarajan said, “Through the years, the model of education has evolved with rich eLearning materials delivered online, and now, we’ve delivered world-class diamond education through the blended format that has gained a lot of interest among gem and jewelry aspirants. He also congratulated the students and added, “I am excited to witness the career paths that these new graduates will take in the future.”

Apoorva Deshingkar added, “We are proud of our GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program (Blended) students. The blended structure of the program helps provide students, working professionals as well as gem and jewelry enthusiasts with the opportunity to pursue a course with minimal disruption to their work schedules.”

Saibal Sengupta, Senior Manager – New Product Development, Titan Company Limited, and a GIA Diamonds Graduate, said, “The program was enriching. The course curriculum had a focused teaching approach. Studying at GIA India has been a memorable experience. With many experienced working professionals in the batch, GIA maintained the right discipline. GIA India also organized a factory visit, which was extremely fruitful in understanding the real world of diamond manufacturing. Overall, I have been extremely blessed to be a part of the course and recommend it to future professionals.”

Prabhakaran K., Senior Manager – Customer Order Management, Tanishq, Titan Company Limited, and a GIA Diamonds Graduate, said, “My time at GIA India was truly invaluable. From meticulously crafted course materials to structured classroom sessions and insightful factory visits, every aspect was thoughtfully designed. The experienced faculty members provided detailed lectures and unwavering support throughout the learning process. As someone deeply involved in the jewelry industry, specializing in personalized jewelry design and delivery, this course was exactly what I needed. It equipped me with the knowledge and skills to better understand and cater to customer needs, ultimately leading to enhanced customer satisfaction and delight. Overall, my experience at GIA India has been instrumental in refining my craft and elevating my ability to serve customers in the jewelry industry.”

Snehila Bajracharya, a GIA Diamonds Graduate, said, “My family is from the gem and jewelry business, spanning six generations. Some time ago, GIA India conducted a short-term course in Nepal that I attended, which piqued my interest. So, I enrolled in the GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program (Blended), and my experience has been amazing.”

About GIA India:

GIA India Laboratory Private Limited (‘GIA India’) is an independent subsidiary of the Gemological Institute of America, Inc. (‘GIA’). Established in 1931, GIA is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognized around the world as the standard for diamond quality.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism. All of GIA’s activities are governed by its mission to serve the public. Visit GIA.edu or GIAindia.in.