The Gemological Institute of America was established in 1931 in Carlsbad, California for training & research in the field of gemology. It operates in a total of 13 countries with 11 campuses, 4 research centers, & 9 laboratories, across the world. In India, there are two campuses of this institute at Surat & Mumbai. GIA Surat, offers Gemmology programs, Professional Development & Lab classes. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have passed 10+2 or equivalent to be eligible for admission.

GIA Surat Highlights

Institute Type Private
Courses offered Diploma & Certificate
Admission Criteria Merit-based
Application Mode Offline
Official Website

GIA Surat Courses

Gemological Institute of America Surat offers a wide range of diploma & certificate courses. Following are the highlights of the courses:

Courses Details
  • Specializations: Graduate Gemologist, Graduate Diamonds, Graduate Colored Stones, Applied Jewelry Professional Program
  • Duration: Graduate Gemologist- 28 weeks, Graduate Diamonds- 8 weeks, Graduate Colored Stones- 20 weeks, Applied Jewelry Professional Program- 5 days
  • Eligibility: 10+2
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based

  • Specializations: Jewellery Design, SWIFT Jewellery Design, Small Diamond Assortment, Introduction to Merchandising, Professional Development, Design Certificates
  • Eligibility: 10+2
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based

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GIA Surat Gujrat Admission

The minimum age of the candidate must be at least 18 years. Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent to get admission to any course. As the classes are conducted in English, so the candidates need to have proficiency in English

How to apply?

  • Visit the official site & click on how to apply
  • Download the form of application from the link available
  • Fill up the form
  • Send it along with the necessary documents via post or courier to the below address

10th Floor, Trade Centre

Bandra Kurla Complex

Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400098

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GIA Surat Placement

Placement Camps are organized by the Institute for the jewellery & gem industry. Thus the students get opportunities to participate in recruiting sessions with reputed companies in India. 

When a student attends the placement Camp, he/she gets the chance of exploring everything that the jewellery industry has to offer. This helps students to find many jobs as diamond graders, gemologists, jewellery designers, sales and marketing professional in the most prominent companies

GIA Surat Scholarships

The institute offers scholarships for, Lab classes, E-learning, on-campus programs to the students at the campuses worldwide. It urges the students to apply to courses, no matter what his/her financial condition and whether the students are taking lab classes or one course or diploma

Two opportunities to apply:

  • 1 February- 31 March
  • 1 August-30 September

GIA Surat Facilities

Student workroom: The student workroom is available for getting access to all the equipment and gemstone. It is essential to complete all the practical requirements of the gem identification course. There is also availability for self-study room for the students who are preparing for the final exam.

Laboratory: The laboratory of GIA is located at Mumbai which delivers top-class diamond services to cater to the requirements of various manufacturers

Gemological Library: It is located at Carlsbad. The library has 57,000 books, 1,800 videos, 150,000 photographs, & 700 periodicals. Library materials are accessible to people for on-campus research. It remains open from 7.30 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.

GIA Surat FAQs

Ques. How to apply for the courses?

Ans. You have to send filled up and signed application form with required documents and need to pay via post or courier to the office address at GIA in India.

Ques. What are the required documents? 

Ans. You need to have valid identity proof such as passport, driving license, PAN card or Aadhaar card, proof of education, one color passport size photo, and canceled cheque or bank account.

Ques. What are the additional requirements for international students? 

Ans. An international student must apply for a student visa and then register with the local Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO).

Ques. Is there any e-learning facility for the student?

Ans. Yes, there is an e-learning facility for the student. You can enhance your skill through lab classes.

Ques. Who can opt for GIA jewellery design courses? 

Ans. A jewellery designer, jewellery manufacturer or any individual who aspires for a career in this field can apply for design courses