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Diplorr-ra in Cicmmology under Distancc Education mode - Regulations. Schemo,
1r paper pattern r.l,itl-r effect lrom 2O1l admission
implcmentcd - orders issr-rcd.
GENERAL & ACADEMIC BRANCH-IV 'J' SECTION
No. (lA tv lJ1, I 137
Datcd, CalicuL University PO, 28.02.2OI1
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I Minutes of the mccting of the Board of Studies in Gemmology and
.Jcu,cllcrJ, Designir-rg held on 29.O1.2O10.
2. N{inutes o[ Lhe nrccting of the Boilrd of Studies in Gemmology and
.Jeu,ellery Dcsigr-ring hc'ld on 19.O2.2O\1
3. Orders of the Vice-Cirancellor, in the file of even no. dated
24.O2.201t
Rezrd:
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ORDER
As pcr paper reerd as (1) above, tl-re Boeir<l of Studies in Gemniology and
.Jeu,r:llcrv Dcsignirrg held on 29.O1.2O1O dis:ussed and finalized tl-re Rules.
Rcgrrlartions. Svllabus, Scircme ol cxaminartion etc. of Diploma in Gemmology* collrsc
to bc oflcr-cd thror-tgh the School of_Distar-rce Education.
As pcr papcr read ars (2) above, the Board discussed, modified and linalized thc
llulcs, Rcguizrtior-rs, Syllabus and studr' ,materials of the proposed Diploma in
Gcrnrnologv r-rndcr Distancc Education mode and str.bmittcd the fir-ral version.
'fl-it' Vicc-Cl-rancclior, considerir-rg the urgency for implementation of thc
r-cgulettiorrs lor Lhe proposed Diploma in Gemmology, exercising the powers of Lhe
Acaldenti<: Clor-rncil, has etpproved botl-r th,.'minutes of Lhe meeting of Lhe Board ol'
Str,rdics l-rcld on 29.O1.2010 and 19.O2.2O 1 1, subject
Coru-rcil. i,iclc papcr rcad as (3) above.
to ratification by Lhe Academit
hers thcrc[ore been accorded to implcment the modilled Rulcs,
llcgtrl:itior-rs. Schcme. Slrllarbus and qurestion paper pattern of Diploma in Gerntttolo,.'
rrndcr Distirrrce Edurc:rtion mode u,ith effcct from 2Cl,l adrnission onr.rrards.
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Orc'lcrs errc isslred erccordingiS,. Modified Regulatiot-ts, Scheme, Sr,llarbus ancl
nrodcl qltcstion parpcr parLtcr-ri appcr-rcled.
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2.
Durattotl
3.
EligibilitY
4.
Selectioll Process
5.
Number of PaPer
Diploma in GemmologY (DG)
One year
Higher SecondarY or Equivalent
Based oll an Enttance Tesl'
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Practiczu : 2
Theory PaPers
Project
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II - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROI'ERTIES OF GEMSTONBS
PAPCT
Unit
l:
Introduction to gemmology. basic qualities
( hall marks), Chemical
Composition,
rarity
Wcights and measures. Factors that influence the value of gemstones, beauty, dulability,
and acceptability.
LJnit
2:
Chemical bonding and crystallography
of
shape
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atomic structure, types of Chemical bonds,
(Plane, axis'
molecules. crystalline and amorphous materials, crystal symmetry
centre). crystal fbnns, crystal habits, '
seven
crystal systems, twinning, isornorphous
surbslitution. crystalIine polymorphism.
Unit
Physical properties of gemstones. Harclness-Definition, Moh's scals, selection of
3:
r.ef-erence minerals,
application
in
gemmology, limitations
of
use Cleavage -Definition.
clcscriptiorr. importance in gemology and lapidary work'
gravity
Specilrc
Definition, Detelmination. hydrostatic weighing, the use of high destroy
licltrids in gem testing, flotation and pycnometer rnethod
P:IPCT
Unit
III _ OPTTCAL PROPERTIES AND INSTRUMENTATION
l:
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Optical properties
Imporlance of light in gemmology, the electromagnetic spectrum.
tlie visible region.
-[rzrnspareucy
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its degree as an observation for gem identification, cutting and grading.
and
Laws o1'rett'action, refi'active index, reflection ancl its effects, refractometer, birefringence
its clelermiuation.
Unit
axes
2:
-
Polarized light
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Nature and production, isotropic and anisotropic behaviour' optic
Design and construction
of polariscope
use
of polariscope
in gemmology'
of light.
Unit: 3. Absorption of light, allochromatisin, idiochromatisrn, differential absorption
plal' of colour'
Dichroscope-cor-rstluction and use, intelference and diftraction.
,leochroism.
clispersion, use the Chelsea colour filter, luminescence'
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MODULE _ III
Comn-runication Ski I Is
t. Wrat is communication?
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importance of the situation (formal, semi-formal, informal
sentials of effective communication _ Greeting
Asking for permission - Giving and denyin!
elp - Asking for and declining help givin[
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)
conversation - Handling calls._ leaving
Giving permission - Giving instiuctions
ng, Explaining, Making
g with questions.
J.
MODULE _ IV
Reacling
.
eading with a purpose _ making predictions
liar words - connections between facts and
text structure - making inferences _ reading
ically - analyzing argument.
Note ou Course Wor-k
work should give ernphasis to the practice of the skills of listening,
speaking, and
reading undertaken both as classroom activity and as homework.
Thc: course
4. READING LIST
A) FUR'THIIR READING
Sl. No.
t.
2.
J.
4.
Title
Author Publisher & year
Study Listening: A
Course in Listening to
Lectures and Note-taking (Book with Audio cD) Tony Ly,ch
ca,rbridge
University Press (2008).
Study Speaking: A
Course in Spoken English
For Academic Purposes (Book with,\udio cD) Kenneth Anderson.
Joan
Maclean and rony Lynch cambridge University press. 200g.
Spoken English Part I & II
A Foundation Course for
Speakers of Malayalam Kzrmlesh Sadanand, & Susheela punitha
orient
Longman Pvt. Ltd. (2003)
oxfbrd Guide to Effective writing and Speaking John Seely
New Dellri, OUP,2007
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I{PHT dianrond treatment.
Gem settings and testing in Jewellery, Trading, export, mlnlng, lapidaly activities and diamond
man uf-acture regulations.
Practical
I - Megascopic
Identification of Crystals and Minerals
Study of Crystal forms. habits and growth features of various gem stones
Practical II
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Systematic Identification using instrurnents
Specilic gravity, R.l. Dichloism, anisotropism, chalsea filter effect, Spectra, luminescenes,
inclusions.
Distingr-rishing gem stones of the same colour form on the basis of various physical and optical
properties identiflcation of natural. cultured and imitation pearls.
Book Recommended
:
l.
[]eginnels guide to Gemmology by P.G.Read
2. Practical Gernn-rologer by R.Webstar
3. Genr Testing by S.W. Anderson
,1. Gemstones of the world bv W.Schulnann.
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Unit
4:
Apparatus for gem identification Use
llticroscope and au awareness
coustruction and use
of
of l0 x
lens and balance. description of the
of its other applications
spectroscope Absorption spectra
and use as a magnifier, design.
of typical gem materials. Use of
Lrltraviolet lamps. Therrnal and electrical conductivity and probes, reflectance meters. Brief
study on the use of gern testing, Infrared, ultraviolet and X-ray instruments.
PapcT IV MINBROLOGY AND IDENTIFICATION OF GEMSTONES.
Unit
l:
Natural gemstones- The Earth's structure and geological activities. the origin and
occulrence of gem minerals.
Color-rr, Cliemical cornposition, Crystal system and habit, Cleavage, Hardness, Specific gravity.
Refractive index (with birefi'ingence)
Plechronism and lustel of all gem varieties of the following:z\nclalusite. Appatite. Axinite, Aragonite, Azurite; Belmitoite, Beryl, Calcite; Chrysoberyl.
Corurdum. Cassiterite, Danburite. Diamond; Diopside, Enstalite, Epidite; Feldspar group.
llLrorspar: Cannet group, Haematite; Howelite, Idocrase, lotile; Jadeite, Kornerupine; Kyanite.
Lapislazr-rli. Malachite, Nephrite; Obsidian, Odontite, Opal, Peridot, Phenakite; Prehnite.
Pyrites. Quartz grollp, Rhodochlosite, Rhodonite, Sodalite; Sonhalite, Smithstane, Sphene,
Sparrel group; Spodtunene. Steatite, Topaz, Tourmaline;
2:
Unit
Gem materials of organic
nati'u'e. cultured and
gem nraterials
-
origin- Ormation,
Turquoize. Zircot and Zoisite.
structure, recovery and identification
of
imitations perls, Amber, colal. copal, ivory, Jet. torloise shell. Arlificial
Methods
of
manufactute and identification
of
synthetic cornposite and
iniitation stones.
Unit
3:
Fashioning
of gern stones - Description of gem stone cuts including diagrams.
brilliant. step. nrixed. rose, cabochon, scissors or cross.
Processes
in lapidary and diamond manufacture. Valuation standards and appraisal procedures
of gemstones, marketing and exporl procedures.
Unit
4:
Treatrnent
of gemstones- Dyeing; bleaching. impregnation, coating, heat treatment.
irradiation. laser tleatment, fracture filling and diffusion treatrnent.
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SCHEMIT OF EXAMINATION
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2.
3.
4.
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6
7.
Duration
(Hours)
Title
No.
Paper
I : Communicatie skills in
Errglish
Paper II : Physical and Chemical
Properties of Gemstones
Paper III: Optical properties and
Instrumentations
Paper IV: Minerology and
Identification of Gemstones
Practical I : Megascopic Identification
of Crystals and Minerals
Practical II: Systematic Identification
using instruments
Marks
Total
Internal
External
3
20
80
100
2
20
80
100
2
20
80
100
2
20
80
100
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2
50
20
r00
80
Project
50
TOTAL MARKS
600
Question Parrer Pattern
Scction
A : l0 questions 2 marks each
Scction
l] :
l 0 Short answel type questions 8
Scction
C:
Six essay type questions 4 to be answered 10 marks
(10
to be answered 5 marks
x2:20)
each ( 8 x 5 :
each
(4 x
40
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10:40)
For theory papers cluestions will be selected from a question bank prepared by experts
in the tleld.
Grading :70Yo and above the aggregate
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