The Indian Diamond Institute (IDI) was established as a Society in the year 1978 at Surat, Gujarat with the objective of imparting education in the field of Gem & Jewellery sector including Diamond Manufacturing aspects and thereby enhancing the quality, design and global competitiveness of the Indian Jewellery. The Institute is sponsored by Department of Commerce and is a project of Gems and jewellery Export Promotion Council(GJEPC). IDI has developed itself, gradually over a period of 36 years, as a premier institute for imparting technical skills to Diamond, Gems & Jewellery Industry.
The Institute conducts various diploma a nd other courses related to Diamond, Jewellery & Gem Stone trade and Industry. It also offers the three year diploma course on Jewellery Design & Manufacture. Institute’s Diamond Grading laboratory has been recognized world over and its laboratory is also authorised by the DGFT,MOC&I, as per Chapter 4 of the FTP 2009-2014 for certification/Grading of diamonds of 0.10 Ct. and above. IDI has been accorded recognition as a Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) under Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. It has been also recognised as Anchor Institute (Gems & Jewellery) by Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat.
Make In India
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India had launched the ambitious ‘Make in India’ initiative in September 2014 to attract overseas investments and make the country a global manufacturing hub. Gems and jewellery sector is included as one of the sectors identified by the Government to boost growth in the manufacturing sector.