SINGEM Milestones

 

At SINGEM creating history & making a mark has always been a priority. SINGEM believes in breaking all barriers to become successful & as SINGEMIs we strive hard to pacify our ambitions and increase our determination in making ourselves different.

Here are some of the milestones that we have achieved:

  • JULY 1997    Sindhar Institute of Gemology, the first gem & jewelry institute in Eastern India, opens its doors to lead students into the enchanting world of Gem & Jewelry.
  • MARCH 2001  India’s first Jewelry Manufacturing program with a unique comprehensive curriculum is started by SINGEM under the SINGEM School of Jewelry Making Arts (SJMA).
  • AUGUST 2001  First ever mobile classes are initiated with an intensive nine day workshop called “Gateway to Diamonds.” The complete, practical program on diamond grading and pricing is a resounding success with 45 people participating in it’s first ever edition held in India’s southern hub, Chennai.
  • NOVEMBER 2001  Sri Punit Srimal’s “Diamond Theory”- a part of SINGEM’s Diamonds curriculum since 1997, receives copyright from the Government of India. The elusive answer to the centuries old question regarding the ‘4th C-Cut’ is propounded via the SINGEM ACG Technique for Diamonds. The theory also includes the revolutionary Diamond Pricing Technique invented by Mr. Srimal.
  • MARCH 2002  SINGEM’s Jewelry Service Station is opened in Domjur (West Bengal), the cradle of Jewelry artisans & craftsmen.
  • June 2002 SINGEM Bangalore marks the institute’s first foray into southern India. The city receives its first jewelry education center.
  • SEPTEMBER 2002 SINGEM seeks to meet its social obligations by conducting Entrepreneurship Development Programs [EDP] and launching awareness seminars on behalf of Small Industries Service Institute (SISI), a Govt. of India enterprise promoting small scale industries. This follows a request by GOI to SINGEM as the country’s ‘leading institute’ in this field,  to conduct the same.
  • December 2002  The sacred “SINGEM Alumni Oath” is made mandatory for every member of the SINGEM student community.
  • February 2003  To showcase new talent amongst SINGEM students and their innovative designs, ‘SINGEM KRITI’ launched. SINGEM students get a readymade platform to unveil their creativity and showcase their excellence.
  • MARCH 2003   SINGEM launches the first- ever guaranteed-employment  training program in the jewelry sector, ‘Gem & Jewelry Professional (GJP)’.
  • April 2003   SINGEM annual Scholarships launched on the pious occasion of Poila Baisakh under The Seth Indarchand Srimal New Entrepreneur initiative so as to make vocational education affordable for the underprivileged. All courses @ SINGEM hereinafter to carry special concessions for various deprived sections and offer interest-free EMI options.
  • JUNE 2003   SINGEM revolution reaches Mumbai, the business capital of India with launch of SINGEM Mumbai.
  • AUGUST 2003    SINGEM launches Gem Lab services under the aegis of SGL.
  • FEBRUARY 2004  SINGEM makes its foray into Chennai, gifting the city its first glimpse into the SINGEM model of vocational education.
  • APRIL 2004  Diamond cutting and polishing program begins for the first time at SINGEM, with state of the art machinery and laboratory.
  • JUNE 2004   Eastern India’s first gem & jewelry park or Special-Economic Zone (SEZ) is setup at the Manikanchan Jewelry hub in SaltLake, West Bengal. The customs department officials at Manikanchan all receive training at SINGEM.
  • FEBRUARY 2005  SINGEM initiates ‘G&J Solutions’ to provide online services & brand consultancy to Gem & Jewelry enterprises.
  • FEBRUARY 2005  SINGEM appoints  Sindhar Gems & Jewelry (India) Pvt. Ltd as Master Franchise(India) for the Gem & Jewelry sector.
  • JUNE 2005  SINGEM establishes its manpower consultancy services. SINGEM Jobs as India’s first ‘sector- specific solutions’ approach manpower services company.
  • JULY 2005  SINGEM introduces CAD (Computer Aided Design) in its curriculum to provide students with the cutting edge technology.
  • OCTOBER 2005  The concept of national design contest comes to fruition with SINGEM Envisage All India Design Contest.
  • NOVEMBER 2005  For the first time ever in the sector, 100 students graduate from the same platform at SINGEM Kolkata’s annual convocation ceremony.
  • NOVEMBER 2005  SINGEM initiates industry excellence awards for honoring achievements & recognizing talent in the Gem & Jewelry industry vial the SINGEM Jewelry Excellence Awards, now an annual event.
  • APRIL 2006    ‘Bausa’ leaves for heavenly abode on 10th April, thousands attend farewell meetings in Kolkata & Mumbai.
  • JUNE 2006   SINGEM travels far south with SINGEM Chennai. SINGEM power franchise initiated as an innovative, modern, seeking to further broad base education initiative.
  • JANUARY 2007  SINGEM Research initiates ‘Buyer is King’, a unique consumer connect initiative.
  • APRIL 2007  SINGEM, a pioneer in propagating its own independent original education model,  announces the Ideal Institute Barometer, a quality excellence challenge to all institutes/ schools, across countries and continents, to adhere to. It speaks the high performance standards set by SINGEM in its pivotal note as industry leader. It seeks to help new entrants select the ‘wheat from the chafe’.
  • JUNE 2007  SINGEM launches 3 yr BSC Jewelry Design degree in association with Punjab Technical University.
  • JULY 2007  The SINGEM Alumni Association launched from Kolkata.
  • AUGUST 2007   SINGEM Yatra organizes its 1st study tour to IIJS 2007. Aims to help participants with exposure to international trends and meeting suppliers. SINGEM launches center in south Mumbai at Marine Lines.
  • OCTOBER 2007   SINGEM First announces its premiere league ‘Think Big’, a support service for budding entrepreneurs. It enables them to sell and promote their product with planning and execution support from SINGEM. 
  • OCTOBER 2007   SINGEM Kriti announces a revolutionary endeavor in the form of 5 new vendor platforms, namely, Exhibitions, Mall counters, Online, Studios and Trade/ Consumer Fair Pavilions.
  • JANUARY 2008   SGL Launches Labs in Mumbai, Bangalore, & Chennai making it India’s only Gem Laboratory with pan-India presence.
  • FEBRUARY 2008   SINGEM Jobs launches the first and only specialized manpower solutions portal for the Jewelry Industry. www.jewelryjobsonline.com
  • JUNE 2008  SINGEM initiates first ever national TV ad campaign by any jewelry institute worldwide.
  • JULY 2008    SINGEM initiates India’s first ever jewelry business management PG Diploma.
  • JUNE 2009   SINGEM introduces integrated Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Diploma in order to top the demand for integration of fashion as a core component in jewelry studies.
  • JULY 2009  SINGEM first organizes ‘Jewelry Vistas’ an exhibition to showcase signature jewelry entrepreneurs at Taj Bengal,Kolkata to encouraging response.
  • JANUARY 2010   SINGEM launches SINGEM Hyderabad.
  • MAY 2010   SINGEM Gemarc services launches to enable students to access diamond color stones at minimum prices and solve sourcing hassles.
  • JUNE 2010   SINGEM students who had undergone training under affiliation from JU, receive university certificates after protracted process for securing the same.
  • JUNE 2010  SINGEM registers presence on social networking site Facebook & Quicker.
  • SEPTEMBER 2010   SINGEM implements ‘Mandatory Project Hours’ in equal ratio to class hours across all courses.
  • December 2010 Commencement of skill- development training to minority community students under the aegis of Aliah University, supported by Ministry of Minority affairs, Govt. of West Bengal.
  • JULY 2011   Ist batch of BSC students receive university degrees.
  • OCTOBER 2011   Launch of SINGEM One Jewelry, Gem & Lifestyle Exhibition Center in Kolkata.
  • OCTOBER 2012  Launch of SINGEM New Delhi. The SINGEM movement reaches the nation’s capital.
  • JANUARY 2013  Launch of Fashion & Interior Design courses at SINGEM.
  • OCTOBER 2013  SINGEM enlisted by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India (GJSCI) as official Training Partner.
  • OCTOBER 2014  SINGEM sets a national record in the G&J sector, training 6500+ students in manufacturing job roles for the NSDC STAR program under the aegis of the National Skill Development Corporation.
  • July 2017  SINGEM completes 2 decades in the service of the indic nation, culture and people.
  • October 2017 Launch of Beauty Technology courses at SINGEM.