Mumbai: The Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Mumbai held its convocation ceremony for graduates of the 1-year Post Graduate Diploma in Jewellery Management programme at the Institute’ auditorium recently, in which graduates of three batches were conferred with diplomas. Dr. Saumya Badgayan, Vice President-HR & IR graced the occasion as Chief Guest and presented trophies and certificates to the graduates. Ms. Dolly Choudhary, Director, Marketing & Promotions, GJEPC, was Guest of Honour. Chairman of IIGJ Mumbai, Mr. Milan Chokshi and Ms. Nirupa Bhatt, Advisor, Gem & Jewellery industry were also present along with Mr. Bharat Vaswani , Head of Institute, IIGJ Mumbai.
Apart from inviting the students of the 2021 batches, the Institute went the extra mile and invited students of the September 2020 batch as well, as they had not had a physical convocation ceremony last year due to the pandemic.
All the students of the PG Diploma in Jewellery Management 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.
Chief Guest, Dr. Saumya Badgayan felicitated the students and advised the students, saying, “The industry is undergoing a metamorphosis…The industry needs people like you, who are not in the business of design… or production…or merchandising, but in the business of emotions…Don’t do things for competitive reasons…don’t take your career as a luxury. Be ready for the rigour it will throw back at you…stay focused on your trajectory…”
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Bharat Vaswani, Head of Institute said, “Be the IIGJ Brand ambassadors of the impact we create as you join the 10,000 plus alumni from this great Institution.”
Other distinguished guests also encouraged the graduating students and provided words of wisdom and guidance during the ceremony