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East India Branch

The East India Branch (formerly Madras Branch) of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers was established in 1995, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Institute being granted its Royal Charter.

Since its inception, the Branch has been conducting regular classes for students and branch level prizes have been awarded outstanding candidates in the bi-annual examinations.

The East India Branch is proud to have played host to the Institute's Executive Council in 1997 (the first Overseas Branch to host such a meeting), the Centenary Controlling Council meeting as well as the Centenary Celebration and  a Conference in 2011.

If you would like to watch a video about the history of the East India Branch please click here.

For the latest event information from the branch click here.


Who's who in 2021-2023

Chairman Capt.John Prasad Menezes, FICS


Vice Chairman & Education Officer Ms.Arathi Narayanan, MICS


Secretary Capt. LK Lalith Kumar FICS


Treasurer Mr.K.Noorul Ameen, MICS


Executive Officer S. Purushothaman office@icsmadras.com


Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers - East India Branch


Indian Chamber Building

#6, Esplanade, 2nd Floor

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

600 108 India



T: +91 44 25357367

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