November 23, 2020: Savitribai Phule Pune University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery, Mumbai On November 18, 2020, to provide Bachelor Course in Jewellery Design at the SPPU campus.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of Unipune (SPPU) Vice-Chancellor Nitin Karmalkar, IIGJ Mumbai Chairman Kirit Bhansali. The aim of the collaboration is to offer a 3-year Bachelor of Arts in Gems & Jewellery Designing
As per the official release, the collaboration by Unipune (SPPU) will offer a bachelor course for interested candidates in the fastest-growing field of Arts, Gems, and Jewellery. The course will commence at Savitribai Phule Pune University.
The collaboration will be to provide a skill-based and career-oriented program to students of the university. It will cover the concept of jewelry designing and arts & crafts of handling every aspect of the jewelry trade.
With the help of SPPU and IIGJ collaboration, the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery, Mumbai (IIGJ) will provide more than well-trained faculty members, a manufacturing workshop for the program, and station digital design software labs equipped with the latest technology.
SPPU and IIGJ collaborative program will provide a dynamic and innovative environment in the field of jewelry training in the country.
The institutes are bound to provide a "student first" policy and create a life-expanding experience for interested students with the help of their collaborative program.
Earlier, in August 2020, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) collaborated with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad to provide courses in the field of entrepreneurship.
Under the collaboration, programs were offered to ensure the implementation of entrepreneurship-related interventions.
Referring to the MoU, Dr. Nitin R. Karmalkar, Vice-Chancellor, SPPU said, “Students need to be mentored and nurtured to convert their aspirations into an entrepreneurial career. With this collaboration, our students will not only gain from the expertise of EDII but will also get the opportunity to be mentored by some of the best Faculty in entrepreneurship education"