Add local jar file to Gradle
1. Create Lib folder in your root project directory.
2. Copy your jar file to Lib folder.
3. Add following to build.gradle
               // create Lib under ["MyProject"] from setting.gradle
               // add following to build.gradle
               dependencies {
                   compile fileTree('Lib')  // this includes all the files under 'Lib'

Note: Make sure you sync Gradle files in Intellij[2016.3 CE] after you change the build.gradle file.
You might see the following screenshot after you modify build.gradle, and click on [apply suggestion]

Warning: If you still can not detect the jar file, then you need to close Intellij and reimport your gradle project.