Calling all passionate individuals! The Department of Earth Resources Engineering at the University of Moratuwa is thrilled to announce the commencement of applications for the Advanced Certificate Course in Gemmology for the academic year 2023. This highly anticipated program offers an incredible opportunity to explore the captivating field of gemmology. The University of Moratuwa, renowned for its expertise in the field, has been offering this esteemed certificate course for over 50 years, producing a large majority of gemmologists in Sri Lanka.
The Certificate Course in Gemmology is a one-year program designed to accommodate busy schedules. Classes are held on weekends, allowing students to pursue their studies while continuing with their current commitments. The course curriculum is designed and delivered by experienced faculty members who are experts in academia as well as industry professionals. Students gain a solid theoretical foundation and practical experience through hands-on training in well-equipped laboratories.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet one of the following educational qualifications:
- Successful completion of the GCE (A/L) examination or an equivalent academic qualification. Or
- Applicants who have sat for the GCE (A/L) examination or possess an equivalent qualification and have a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience, as evaluated by the university Senate, are also eligible to apply.
Course Fees and Medium of Instruction:
The course fee for the Certificate Course in Gemmology is Rs. 120,000.00. The program is conducted in English to ensure effective communication and comprehension for all students.
Preference for Admission:
Candidates employed in related fields will be given preference during the admission process. This recognition highlights the value of professional experience and enables individuals already working in the gem and mining industry to further enhance their skills and expertise through this advanced certificate course.
Interested applicants can easily access the application forms and relevant details by visiting the Department of Earth Resources Engineering’s official website at http://uom.lk/web/ere. Alternatively, application forms can be obtained by personally visiting the department or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope (10.0 × 22.5 cm) to the following address:
Course Coordinator (Certificate Courses)
Department of Earth Resources Engineering
University of Moratuwa
Applicants must duly complete the application forms and send them by registered post to the above-mentioned address. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 10.06.2023, providing aspiring learners with additional time to complete their applications.
The University of Moratuwa’s Department of Earth Resources Engineering takes immense pride in offering the highly sought-after Advanced Certificate Course in Gemmology. With a rich history of producing exceptional gemmologists, the university provides an ideal learning environment for individuals passionate about the gem and mining industry. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills in gemmology. Apply now and embark on a rewarding journey into the world of gemstones and their fascinating secrets.
For more information and updates, please visit the Department of Earth Resources Engineering’s website or contact the Course Coordinator at the provided address.