The Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Mumbai held its convocation ceremony for the 15th batch of graduates of the 3-year B.A. in Gems & Jewellery programme offered in collaboration with Mewar University. Shri Rahul Narwekar, Hon’ble Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly graced the occasion as Chief Guest and presented trophies and certificates to the graduates. Chairman of IIGJ Mumbai, Mr. Vasant Mehta, Mr. Kirit Bhansali, Vice Chairman, GJEPC India, Mr. Sanjay Kothari, Ex-Chairman, GJSCI and other distinguished guests were present at the event.

Chief Guest: Mr. Rahul Narvekar, Hon’ble Speaker, Maharashtra Vidhan SabhaGuest of Honour: Mr. Kirit Bhansali, Vice Chairman, Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council

41 students successfully graduated from the 15th batch of B.A. Gems & Jewellery, Class of 2021. All the students are now either employed with prestigious jewellery companies or working on their own jewellery collections as entrepreneurs or have been absorbed into their family businesses.

Felicitating the students and congratulating them for their achievement, Chairman, Mr. Vasant Mehta said, “I am truly proud of the fact that IIGJ Mumbai’s B.A. students have done extremely well over the years. More than 400 students have graduated from IIGJ Mumbai so far. Out of which 40% run their own businesses and 60% are employed in the jewellery industry as designers, merchandisers, marketing personnel and in the production and product development departments… This speaks volumes for the quality of education received by students at IIGJ.”

Degree certificates were given to all the successful graduates and the Chairman’s trophy awards were given for:Best Student of the Batch 2018 to 2021: Ms. Jaini Dedhia1st Runner Up: Ms. Kalindi Darshetkar2nd Runner Up: Ms. Namira Shaikh

Shri Rahul Narvekar congratulated the students on their achievements and gave a rousing speech, encouraging them to use their talents and acumen for their country, which he believed would be leading the nations in the years to come.

Other distinguished guests also shared their encouragement to the students during the ceremony.