Date of Award
Master of Science in Maritime Affairs
Maritime Education & Training
The, "Shipping Corporation of India ltd." (SCI), is a public sector shipping organisation, registered at Bombay, owning and managing about 176 vessels of nearly six million tonnes DWT. In 1973, in order to meet the training needs of fleet and shore personnel, a training department was formed. A few short courses were developed and conducted by hiring space in various colleges and institutes at Bombay. With the growing needs of SCI, in regard to training of personnel and taking into account the requirements of, "International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978" (STCW 78), the idea was mooted to set up an, "SCI Maritime Training Institute". Land was acquired at Powai, a suburb of Bombay, in 1982/83 and construction of the institute, has commenced in March 1985. It is expected that the institute would be functional by the end of 1986. In this paper, an attempt has been made to plan and develop the various courses which would be required to be conducted at the SCI Maritime Training Institute.