Distance Education

DIPLOMA IN GEMMOLOGY (D.G.) (Gemmology Correspondence Course) HOME STUDY PROGRAMME

Duration One Year
New Batch Commences January, every year, however as special case students may be enrolled during the year.
Minimum Qualification Matriculation or equivalent
Medium of Instruction English
Home work Assignments Home work assignments form the first part of the course – 11 essay assignments and 29 objective assignments which should be completed and submitted to the Institute as per schedules in the time table. Home work assignment marks will be counted for qualifying in the examination.
Practicals Practical training forms the second part of the course. The practicals at the Institute will be for 15 days, full day sessions are held every day. The practicals and the examinations for the correspondence course are held only in the month of December every year.
Boarding and Lodging Students shall have to make their own arrangements for boarding and lodging in Bombay. Students are allowed to take up practical training and examinations within 3 years from the year of enrollment.
Fees are to be paid in advance as per the following Schedule :-
Tuition fees (Practicals only) on or before 30th Oct. and Examination Fees
Library Only the reference section of the Library will be made available to the students. No home issue of books will be made.
Syllabus Syllabus is exactly the same as that of the residential course (see the Gemmology Resident Programme of the Institute)
Examinations Theory, Oral and Practical Examinations will be held once in a year. Generally it will be held in the month of December every year. Without attending practical training at the Institute, students will not be allowed to appear for the practical examinations.
Library Student are expected to make use of the Library facility available at the Institute.
Practical Examination Using the Instruments at the Institute, students are expected to find out the properties of a gemstone and identify a given number of gemstones within a given time. In addition, visual identification of various gemstones, by its crystal system and other visual properties also form a part of the examination.
Theory Examination 3 hours
Practical Examination 2 hours
Crystallography and Viva 1 hours
Percentage of Passing Minimum 70% in Theory/Oral examination and 100% in practical examination; 90% and above in theory and 100% in practical qualify for a distinction. Home work assignments and weekly tests will also be taken into account.
Re-Examination Unsuccessful students wishing to re-appear for the next examination will have to pay the examination fees of Rs. 1,000/-.
Certificate On successful completion of all the above examinations the students (Gemmology Resident/Home study) will be awarded the Diploma in Gemmology – “D.G.”.
Reference Books
  • Gems – by Robert Webster / Anderson
  • Gem Testing – by Basil W. Anderson
  • Beginners Guide to Gemmology by Peter G. Read
  • Handbook of Gem Identification by Richard T. Liddicoat
  • Gemstones – Properties and Identification – by K. T. Ramchandran and Jayshree Panjikar.