Mumbai
India

MEET OUR FACULTY

GIA instructors are passionate educators who bring years of industry experience to the classroom. All are leaders in their fields, and all are dedicated to helping you gain knowledge, acquire skills and launch your career.

gemology

Amar Agarwal

Amar Agarwal

Amar started his career in the lab at GIA in Mumbai as a grader, and earned the Graduate Diamond diploma and Accredited Jewelry Professional certificate from GIA. He then became an instructor. Also holding a degree in finance, Amar is passionate about diamonds and loves to teach.

Mohit Agarwal

Mohit Agarwal

Mohit has held numerous positions in the industry: entrepreneur, gemstone and jewelry wholesaler, and retail jewelry sales. He brings his extensive experience into the classroom. A graduate of commerce with more than 10 years of industry experience, Mohit loves being a part of this dynamic business.

Jamsheed Dastoor

Jamsheed Dastoor

A GIA alumnus, Jamsheed has been teaching at GIA for more than five years. He also has a degree in commerce and has taken classes in animation and tourism. Jamsheed loves new challenges and interacting with students.

Nitu Joshi

Nitu Joshi

Nitu has more than 12 years of experience in the gem and jewelry industry. She has been part of the GIA team for the past seven years. Nitu finds it gratifying to use her knowledge and experience to help students understand the nuances of gemology and to create exciting careers.

Karan Kundra

Karan Kundra

A graduate in Business Administration, Karan first worked for GIA in the lab, and then became an instructor. Karan brings his past work experiences into the classroom, making him a valued instructor. He loves gemstones, working with his colleagues, and is grateful to be a part of GIA’s team.

Rahul Ladiwal

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Physics), Rahul completed courses in diamond grading and jewelry design. He has been in the gem & jewelry industry since 2003 and worked in various capacities including sorter, grader, lab manager and senior grader. Rahul has travelled to Dubai, Hong Kong, Antwerp and South Africa as part of his working assignments. He enjoys teaching and mentoring his students.

Vijay Parmar

Vijay Parmar

Vijay, a graduate of commerce, worked in the diamond industry for more than 10 years as a cutter, manufacturer, and designer. His professional path eventually led him to GIA. Vijay loves sharing his experience with his students and helping them advance professionally.

Deepa Srinivasa

Deepa Srinivasa

A graduate with a degree in economics, Deepa earned her gemology credentials from GIA. With nearly two decades of multinational and multicultural industry experience, Deepa still remains passionate about learning. She loves being an instructor at GIA.

jewelry manufacturing arts

Sajiri Barwe

Sajiri Barve

A graduate of commerce, Sajiri was interested in gemology and jewelry design from an early age. She also has considerable professional experience: Sajiri spent 11 years working in jewelry manufacturing, wholesale, product development, merchandising, and design. Her sources of inspiration are varied, and her love for jewelry design burns bright.