Raipur. Degree program in Gemmology: Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University is going to start a 3-year gemological course to teach the intricacies of the gems and jewellery industry from this academic session. Under this course, students get B. VOC degree will be awarded.
In this course, the students will be taught the basics of cutting, polishing, jewelery designing and gems and jewelery industry. There is immense potential for the Gems and Jewelery industry in Chhattisgarh. The development of technical skills in the area will open the way for employment generation.
On the commencement of the course in Pt. Ravi Shankar University, President of Raipur Sarafa Association, Harakh Malu expressed happiness that this course will give new opportunities for employment generation in future as well as provide services of tech-skilled professionals to the gems and jewelery industry. Let us inform that the Chief Minister has released a separate fund of Rs 50 lakh for this course in Pandit Ravi Shankar University.
Applications are invited for admission to the first year of 3-year gemological course in Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University. There will be two semesters in the first year in which the students will be taught about gem cutting and polishing.
In the second year, under the advanced diploma, information will be given about jewelry design in addition to gem cutting and polishing and in the final year students will be given information about gems and jewelry industry and professional. 10+2 students can take admission in this course.
Under skill development, 60 students in the first year, 72 in the second year and 108 in the third year will be benefited in skill component credit. Similarly, in general education, 24 students in the first year, 48 in the second year and 72 students in the third year will get its benefit.
With the introduction of three-year course on gems and jewellery, local youth will get employment and mineral resources available in the state will also be explored. At the same time, a hub of jewellery designing will be ready in Chhattisgarh with cutting and polishing.