The seven-week programme commences on June 26, 2023

GIA India has launched the Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry Certificate Program in India for the first time. This seven-week programme, which commences on June 26, 2023, equips students with the necessary CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) skills. Learn more –

Sriram Natarajan, Managing Director of GIA India said, “The introduction of the Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry Certificate programme in India marks an important milestone for GIA India. Our education programmes translate in-depth knowledge into practical skills to teach and train the next generation of jewellery leaders and professionals.”

Upon completion of the programme, students will earn the GIA Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry Certificate, which will equip them with skills required for careers in jewellery design, product development, and as CAD technicians.

Apoorva Deshingkar, Senior Director – Education and Market Development, GIA India said, “The introduction of the Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry Certificate programme in India is an important step in equipping students with the necessary skills to become professionals in this field, ensuring that they stay relevant and competitive in the ever-evolving jewellery industry. There has been continued interest from the Indian gem and jewellery industry for the Comprehensive CAD/CAM programme; after receiving their feedback, we are pleased to introduce the programme in India. With CAD/CAM being a critical skill in the jewellery industry, this programme provides a great opportunity for individuals to advance their careers.”

The GIA Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry Certificate Program is a great extension to GIA’s Jewelry Design programme and can also be pursued independently. “We firmly believe that by providing the combination of manual design and CAD/CAM in India, there will be a talent pool of well-rounded jewellery design professionals in the industry,” added Apoorva.

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