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IIG Coming to Surat Soon

The International Institute of Gemology (IIG Surat), the renowned educational institution in the gems and jewellery industry since 1965, is collaborating with Finestar Educational Institute. Also, Rahul Desai, CEO of IIG, has been appointed as the Executive Director of Education for Finestar Educational Institute (Division of Santoktara Jain Charitable Trust)

One of the most dynamic cities in India, Surat is at once known as the ‘Silk City’, ‘Diamond City’ and ‘Green City’ for its achievements in the respective avenues. Having said that, no other city surpasses it as the world’s largest diamond manufacturing, cutting and polishing centre, home to 5000 manufacturing units that include some of the most advanced and state-of-the-art units in the world. In fact, 95% of diamond cutting and polishing on the planet takes place in Surat.

However, that is no reason for it to stop innovating. The city is set up for another major boost in the diamond sector. In order to promote and ensure training in crafts, research, and marketing, the associations and cooperations in the Surat diamond industry have brought major diamond manufacturers under a single umbrella. The International Institute of Gemology (IIG), the renowned educational institution in the gems and jewellery industry since 1965, is collaborating with Finestar Educational Institute for the launch of state of an art Gem & Jewellery institute.

IIG has decided to open up one more branch in the heart of the diamond hub in the city – Gujarat Hira Bourse, Icchapore spread across 10,000 sq. ft. It is equipped with state-of-the-art modern equipment and amenities, providing a full-fledged educational training centre for learners of diamonds, gemstones and jewellery. Learners will find courses in diamond manufacturing and jewellery manufacturing, to name a couple. Each course is designed to go hand-in-hand with the prevalent standards in the industry to ensure real-world skills. IIG’s certificates are globally recognised and are perfect for entrepreneurs as well as anyone looking to start a flourishing career in the gems and jewellery industry.

Sametime, Mr. Rahul Desai, CEO of IIG, has been also appointed as the Executive Director of Education for Finestar Educational Institute (Division of Santoktara Jain Charitable Trust).

Mr. Rahul Desai said “I am delighted and humbled to accept the position as Executive Director of Finestar Educational Institute. Thank you, Shri. Vinodkumar Jain and entire Finestar Team; for this golden opportunity to prove myself as an Educator for Gems & jewellery industry. I would bring success and upgrade the skill of the company members at the best of my knowledge and dedication.”

Mr. Nilesh Chhabaria, COO, Finestar Diamonds also quoted on this occasion, “With pride & Joy, we are fulfilling yet another dream of Mr Vinod Jain. Having always been passionate about education, his long-term goal was to have a diamond education institute that provides opportunities to those deserving- free of cost and creates a platform to uplift our society. As Finestar is growing, so is the desire to give back to society and create a lasting positive impact. I am honoured to announce the establishment of Finestar Educational Institute which will be managed and operated by Santoktara Jain Charitable Trust.

Mr Vinod Jain believes that the growth of the international diamond industry is fuelled by knowledge, skills & experience and that is exactly what we aim to provide at our institute. As a pivotal step in this direction, we have entrusted the role of Executive Director of Finestar Educational Institute to the highly accomplished Mr Rahul Desai.

As CEO of the International Institute of Gemology [IIG], Rahul has been an admirable mentor, educator and motivator. Over the last 2 decades, he has been instrumental in carving over 25,000 careers in Gems & Jewellery. IIG is the only private İnstitute producing 1,00,000 young enthusiasts and entrepreneurs for various aspects of the gems & jewellery trade. Under his strong leadership, IIG has successfully established 5 branches pan India, making it the fastest-growing institute in Gem & Jewellery education.

Rahul’s rich experience makes him the perfect fit to execute our vision of providing education and skill sets in not only manufacturing but also marketing & sales of natural diamonds. We strongly believe that education is a cornerstone of development hence at Finestar Educational Institute, we will impart specialised skills and industry knowledge to not only contribute to our growth as a company but to also help individuals achieve their personal & professional goals which in turn will contribute to the growth of the diamond industry. This is the way forward for the diamond industry and we are ready to pour some sparkling gems into the system!

On behalf of Finestar, we are delighted to have Rahul collaborate with Finestar on the education front. We extend our best wishes to him as we welcome him to the Finestar family. We are confident that our combined efforts will lay the foundation for a brighter tomorrow!”

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