Allied Gemmological Institute & Laboratory (AGIL) is the Accredited Centre in Sri Lanka, under ATC global network of Gem-A (the Gemmological Association of Great Britain) which was established in 1999 by Dayananda Dillimuni, a Consultant Gemmologist, which provides facilities for anyone who needs to study in gemmology leading to become an internationally accredited gemmologist. Under the world-wide Accredited Teaching Centre network of Gem-A, Gemmology is taught in 17 countries of the World through 39 ATCs.
67% of Gem-A Graduates studied gemmology for professional development In Sri Lanka, the Gemmology Courses of Gem-A are being conducted at this institute, which has to be completed in two units- Foundation and the Diploma levels. The next intake for the Foundation course starts in the end of December of this year and new classes will be started in the 4th week of January, 2019.
Graduating from Gem-A with Diploma in Gemmology of Gem-A and obtaining FGA benefits any one to find employment related to gemstone industry and trade anywhere in the world. A new Gem Identification Course to teach basics of gemmology by theoretical and practical understanding of gemstones. It has also been planed as the doorstep to enter into the Foundation Course in Gemmology and continue to complete the Diploma in Gemmology of Gem-A at this institute.
Distribution of 2017 Graduates in the field of gemmology