University of Mumbai's

Garware Institute of Career Education and Development

NAAC Re-accredited with 'A++' Grade


The House of Garwares was founded by the dynamic visionary, Late Padmabushan Balchandra Digamber alias Abasaheb Garware. The GICED is his brain-child as much as that of the university, signifying the joint venture of education and industry. Shri Abasaheb advocated the re-orientation of education, because in his view traditional arts, crafts and hereditary skills that passed from one generation to another were disappearing and there were no facilities for formal training in these areas. Further, trained manpower in various skills and trades migrated from India to other countries causing an acute shortage of skills at home.

Industry then which was poised for rapid growth, did not have properly trained personnel for manning the shop-floor operations. Curiously, little training within the industry was imparted, except in the highly organized sector. This training gap was discussed by Shri Abasaheb with eminent industrialists in Mumbai. The idea of such an Institute for career / vocational education, envisaging coordination of industry and university activities, found spontaneous acclaim.

It was in 1981 during the University of Mumbai's post-centennial silver jubilee celebrations that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ram Joshi, approached the House of Garware for financial support to new educational ventures. The University and the Garware Foundation examined several proposals and proposed the establishment of an Institute wholly devoted to the promotion of career education. Affirming its interest the Garware Foundation signed an agreement with the University for support in establishing such an Institute. That gave birth to GICED as a unique institute of university bringing industry-education venture for a major diversification programme in higher education. Thus, the Institute was founded on Saturday, 27th October, 1984 and inaugurated by Hon. Shri. Y.V. Chandrachud, Chief Justice of India. The regular diploma courses started in August 1985.


    GICED has introduced a number of courses linking education with work/field/practical experience giving students often a simulation of the actual work conditions in employment.
    The courses leading to a diploma or certificate range from three months to three years thereby empowering students for a full fledged career and self-reliance.
    Keeping in view the dual Degree policy, students can pursue any one of the courses offered by GICED besides their regular Degree/Diploma simultaneously.
    The Post-Graduate Diploma In Pharma Management programme received Devang Mehta Award for the best syllabus.
    We undertake In-service training sponsored by companies for their employees to enhance their skills, knowledge and productivity.
    Customs House Agents Licensing Regulations, 2004 recognizes Diploma in Custom Clearance & Freight Forwarding as one of the criteria essential while obtaining the license.

Course Formulation

The first step in designing a course at the Institute is an assessment of career prospects. The Institute scans major segments of commercial activity where career openings exist and are likely to develop. These are then screened in terms of the levels of entry, the career path open to the students and industry growth prospects. The screened list is further discussed and a career course is developed, bearing in mind existing training facilities and the Institute's own capabilities and resources. The Institute identifies, in collaboration with industry, the advanced courses that will upgrade the knowledge and develop the skill and potential of the personnel for a specific job. The employer's organizations and professional trainers in the industry, as well as academicians, are involved in designing the courses. Based on the need of the course, the course co-ordinators and faculty members, specialized in their field are appointed. As per the NAAC committee recommendations, each course is revised every 3 years.

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