Indian Diamond Institute


The Indian Diamond Institute (IDI) is a Government of India sponsored[1] autonomous higher school of learning in the fields of diamonds, gems and jewellery in India.[2] The Institute is located in Surat, Gujarat, India and is 263 km away from Mumbai. Indian Diamond Institute is an Authorised Assayer of Department of Customs, Government of India.

Indian Diamond Institute
Logo of Indian Diamond Institute.jpg
Motto in English
  • Passion
  • Technology
  • Innovation
TypeRegistered Society
Surat, Gujarat, India

21°11′N 72°50′E / 21.18°N 72.83°E / 21.18; 72.83
Surat Cityscape


The Indian Diamond Institute was formed in 1978 by the Government of India to enhance the learning facilities in the fields of diamond, gems and jewellery. The Institute, formed as a project of Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of Government of India,[3] offers various courses of study and research facilities at its Surat Centre. Primarily registered as a society under Societies Registration Act, 1860, IDI has also been registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950. It is now recognized as a premier institute of its kind in India.[4]

Government of Botswana approached IDI for assistance in setting up a diamond institute in Botswana in 2013 following the De Beers decision to shift its diamond sales operations base from London to Botswana.[5][6][7]


The Institute functions out of a two storeyed building with classrooms, conference room, seminar room, computer labs, design studios, advanced diamond & gem testing laboratory, auditorium, mess and canteen, gymnasium, recreation room, guest rooms, library stocked with books on gems & jewellery and leading magazines related to the field.

Research and developmentEdit

Diamond polishing
Amber Pendants
Diamond temptation design

IDI has an established R&D centre which is registered with Government of India, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology.


The R&D centre is mandated to:

  • Give scientific and technological support to the diamond industries to upgrade the processing technology.
  • Develop indigenously low cost technologies for import substitution products used in the diamond industries so as to help the country to save foreign exchange and also reduce the cost of processing.
  • Carry out in-depth studies on illumination and noise levels, thermal load, air velocity etc. to improve environmental conditions of the processing unit
  • Bring awareness amongst workers about the use of modern machine concepts and quality control checks to improve productivity, efficiency and yield.

Memberships and AffiliationsEdit

IDI has technical collaboration with Gemmological Association (Gem A), London and operates as an Allied Teaching Centre of Gem A for FGA programme (Fellow Member of Gemmlogical Association (Gem A), London (Diploma in Gemmology).[8]

IDI has been accorded with recognition as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) under Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. It has been also recognised as Anchor Institute (Gem & Jewellery) by Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat.[3]

The IDI is ISO 9001:2008 certified for design, development and provision of training, consultancy & certification services related to diamonds, coloured stones & jewellery (vide Certificate No. 44254 issued by M/s. ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc.)

The Institute is also a member of many organisations such as:


The Institute offers various courses of varying durations.[9][10][11]


  • Dipm
  • Certificate program
  • Non-standard program
  • Correspondence program
  • Corporate training program


  • Graduate diploma program
  • 3 Years diploma program
  • Diploma program
  • Certificate program
  • Non-standard program
  • Correspondence program


  • Diploma program
  • Certificate program
  • Non-standard program
  • Correspondence program

International ProgramEdit

  • FGA foundation program
  • FGA Diploma program

Services to the TradeEdit

  • Diamond Certification / Gemstone Identification & Certification
  • Jewellery (Studded/Plain) Certification
  • Diamond Packet Lot Certification
  • Product Compatibility Certificate
  • Diamond Processing - Planning, Bruting, Polishing
  • Project Profiles for Gem & Jewellery Industry
  • LRS / FTIR / UV-VIS-NIR Studies on gemstones
  • Pearl Testing Report
  • Professional Life Membership
  • Mobile Testing Facility for Studded Diamond Jewellery
  • Diamond Girdle Marking
  • Jewellery Inscription

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Department of commerce". Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  2. ^ ":: Indian Diamond Institute :: Top Diamond Training Institute India". Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Department of commerce". Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Indian Diamond Institute, Surat, Gujarat, India". Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Indian Diamond Institute to help Botswana govt set up diamond institute". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  6. ^ "India to set up India-Africa Diamond Institute in Botswana - Indian Express". Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Indian Diamond Institute (IDI) - Gujarat, Surat - 2018-2019 StudyChaCha". Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  10. ^ "INDIAN DIAMOND INSTITUTE, Surat". Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Indian Diamond Institute to start a course in synthetic diamonds". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 July 2018.

External linksEdit

  • Accreditation Evaluation of Indian Diamond Instituteby International Accreditation Organization (IAO)
  • Times of India news report
  • Times of India report
  • Reference on India Site
  • Reference on DNA India