MEMORANDOM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
THE CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF GEMS AND JEWELLERY(CDOJ)
Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati, is a national level institute set up by the Government of India to act as a catalyst on Entrepreneurship development with its focus on the North East India.
The Centre for Development of Gems & Jewellery (CDOJ), Jaipur, is a professionally managed premier organization of the country engaged in the development of Gem & Jewellery Trade in the developing Countries.
Having regard to the mutuality and complimentarity of interests, both the institutions firmly believe that cooperation between the two will be of mutual benefit to them and to the Gem & Jewellery processors and traders community of the North East India as a whole. Therefore the two organizations decided to establish cooperation between them and enter into the Memorandum of Understanding.
RATIONAL FOR MOU:
In the wake of globalisation, when the competitiveness of a nation is often measured in terms of share of world exports, India's performance have not been that impressive and it needs improvment. However whatever be the status/achievements of the exports of India, only one sector that is earning maximum foreign exchange is Gem & Jewellery. The current export of Gem & Jewellery from India is more than Rs. 44,000 crores. The development of this sector in the North East India has got very good prospect, which is yet to be exploited in regard to its proximity to Myanmar (a major source for raw Gemstone) and the region has a very suitable climatic condition for processing like in Germany & Belgium. With the development of Gem & Jewellery activity through the combination of new technology and professional approach in the North East India, the country can increase its foreign exchange earning and ultimate economic development of the region.
UNDER THIS MOU:
It is hereby intended that IIE and CDOJ will co-operate in their joint desire to promote the following actions:
(a) IIE will:
I. Arrange the tie-ups with different state Governments for setting up Gems processing training centers.
II. Arrange the training centers with the required infrastructure facilities.
III. Make arrangement for tying up with different Government agencies for the project.
IV. Develop a network with the existing & interested Entrepreneurs who are already associated with the sector and try to identify prospective candidates for undergoing the training.
V. Monitor & follow up the progress of the projects/programmes with the complete responsibility.
VI. Maintain a close coordination and teamwork approach with the CDOJ during the implementation of the programmes.
(b) CDOJ will:
I. Supply, install & Commission the Gemstone processing Plant & Machinery to the training centers with other related items required.
II. Arrange the transfer of technology for Gemstone processing from rough to finished Gems on franchise basis & establishing of Lapidary Training cum production centers.
III. Provide training on Gemstone processing on the basis of 20 trainees per batch for 6 months duration of each training programme.
IV. Supply the raw gemstones and consumables required for the training.
V. Provide the Techno-Economic Feasibility report based on the survey of mines, location, quality of rough, local resources, availability of Gemstones and other infrastructure.
VI. Provide the Gemology manual for Gemological aspect of Gemstones- covering all properties, occurrence of Gemstones.
VII. Provide the training cum operational manual for Gemstone manufacturing processes for Faceted & Polished, Cabochon etc including the Assortment of rough; Marking; Slicing; Pre shaping; Calibration; Dopping; Faceting; Polishing; Transferring and Grading.
VIII. The CDOJ after providing the training, will further extend the following services for helping the local entrepreneurs.