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AMET Sign MOU with The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the Maritime Industry's
only body dedicated to professional education, has signed a new
Memorandum of Understanding with the AMET University
in Chennai on 19th April, 2016.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Sean Walsh, Deputy Director, ICS, UK
and Col. Dr. G. Thiruvasagam, Vice Chancellor, AMET University,
during the inaugural function of the Conference, which was opened
and attended by His Excellency Alem Tsehaye Woldmariam, the
Ambassador of the Republic of Eritrea.
The International Conference was on "SHIPPING: INDISPENSABLE TO
THE WORLD" which is the IMO theme for 2016.
ABOUT AMET: The Academy of Maritime Education and Training
was established as a private maritime academy by Dr. J.
Ramachandran with an enrolment of just 14 cadets during 1993 and
subsequently declared as deemed to be University by the Ministry of
Human Resources and Development, Government of India. AMET is
India's First University in Maritime Education and the only
maritime university in the country being recognized by the
Since then, the University is catering for the needs and
dissemination of knowledge in the field of marine and maritime
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers has continued to expand
its international links and resource base to meet growing demand
for its examination programmes. Earlier this year, the Institute
signed agreements that will see its London-based exams hosted by
the UK Chamber of Shipping and has also been recognized as
strategic partner by China's Ministry of Transport and the Shanghai
International Shipping Centre.
In India, The Institute operates two local chapters in Mumbai
& Chennai, covering the West & East Coast respectively.
Both these centers handle memberships, promote maritime education,
and conduct examinations twice a year.
The Chairman of the East India Branch, Capt K. P. Rajagopal
"The Institute is delighted to sign this MoU with AMET, with
whom the Institute had a long relationship in the past with AMET
representing the Institute as its "Distance Learning Centre". AMET
has proved to be a first class partner in education and is
committed to expanding its maritime education and skills base. As
per the Government of India's Sagarmala initiative, the requirement
of skilled workforce in the Shipping/Port & Logistics Sector
would be about 10 million by 2025 and until Universities like AMET
take the lead, producing such numbers would be impossible. The
Institute believes that this co-operation among educational leaders
will make significant and powerful impact on young people in India
wanting to build their careers."
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