|Tuition fees (Practicals only)
|on or before 30th Oct. and Examination Fees
|Only the reference section of the Library will be made available to the students. No home issue of books will be made.
|Syllabus is exactly the same as that of the residential course (see the Gemmology Resident Programme of the Institute)
|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.
|Student are expected to make use of the Library facility available at the Institute.
|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.
|Crystallography and Viva
|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.
|Unsuccessful students wishing to re-appear for the next examination will have to pay the examination fees of Rs. 1,000/-.
|On successful completion of all the above examinations the students (Gemmology Resident/Home study) will be awarded the Diploma in Gemmology – “D.G.”.
- 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.