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 MHRD/UGC.

Since then, the University is catering for the needs and dissemination of knowledge in the field of marine and maritime studies.

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 said:
"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."