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Marine Engineering Courses – Travel Your Way To A Rewarding Career

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Marine Engineering Courses –  Travel Your Way To A Rewarding Career

Merchant navy is a highly lucrative and dynamic career opportunity as 90 percent of the world’s goods are transported through ships. Apart from handsome remunerations, people employed in the shipping industry enjoy travelling across the globe and interacting with people of different cultures, ethnicity and race.

Among various courses offered by marine educational institutes in India, Marine Engineering is an interesting and specialized branch of engineering with highly rewarding prospects.

Why Marine Engineering?

According to estimates, the number of active Indian seafarers, employed aboard Indian or foreign flagged ships, has grown by about 45 percent in the last few years. The government is planning to hire around 3.5 lakh seafarers in the next three to five years, a move aimed at promoting shipping industry jobs as an attractive career option.

These figures are mind boggling. However, the important question is that can we match this demand?

Going by the figures of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, there are 6,214 engineering and technology institutes in the country. About 2.9 million students are enrolled in these institutes.

On an average, every year around 1.5 million students get a degree in engineering. However, fewer than 20 percent get employed in their core field. This is because of a lack of employable skills which are needed to carry out technical jobs.

Thus, more courses are needed which lead to direct employability of the graduating students. This is where the B Tech Marine Engineering and Graduate Marine Engineering courses come into the picture.

In B Tech Marine Engineering the total available seats in the country are only about 3,500 per year. However, due to lack of awareness about this course, the number of applications to this course is rather negligible.

On the other hand, the employability of the graduating students of B Tech Marine Engineering is very high as compared to other engineering courses in the country. Cadets immediately get selected by reputed shipping companies as their skills are in high demand. This is where IMI is making a difference. Read on…

IMI: The torch bearer of marine education

The International Maritime Institute (IMI), Greater Noida, is one of the leading institutes in India that offers marine engineering courses and practical on-board experience for engineering cadets.

Established in 1991, IMI has been awarded the A1 ‘Outstanding’ grading by the Indian Registrar of Shipping. The A1 Grading is the highest certification being granted to maritime training institutes in the country as per the stringent norms laid out by the DG Shipping.

Equipped with excellent infrastructure, it is the only institute in North India to have one of the most sophisticated, complex and excellent training-aids, the ‘Ship in Campus’, designed by IIT Kharagpur. The ‘Ship in Campus’ is truly an engineering masterpiece and is fitted with a 2000 BHP main engine.

In addition, there are extensive workshops set-up with recent additions of state-of-the-art laboratories for electronics, instrumentation and control engineering to cater to the requirement of training for modern ships.

IMI has more than 10 acres of land covering hostels, mess rooms, classrooms, laboratories, workshops, swimming pool and play-fields.

Courses in Marine Engineering

The foremost course offered by IMI is B Tech in Marine Engineering that offers a study of the various systems and controls used on a ship to ensure navigation and maintain the safety of those on board. It also covers various subjects of ship structure design, besides mechanical and electrical engineering.

The other course provided by IMI is Graduate in Marine Engineering (GME), which is a one-year programme for students having a 4-year B Tech Mechanical degree, to brighten their prospects in the Merchant Navy.

IMI adds value to the courses

These courses are 100% residential courses with a high demand for cadets in the Indian Navy too. IMI’s Marine Engineering courses are extremely practical oriented courses and the need to spend time on the campus is very crucial to hone up one’s skills to perform better and with confidence on the ship.

The institute has extensive tie ups with banks for education loans to support the students financially. The course fee also includes boarding, lodging, food, uniform, medical insurance and other amenities charges, which one may have to arrange in other engineering disciplines.

The course in addition teaches the importance of discipline and values for becoming a better human being. IMI has also employed the services of a psychologist from HappeeMindz to make the students emotionally strong and teach them the necessary skills to cope up with work stress.

Also, the institute is taking all precautions regarding the social distancing norms and following all safety guidelines to keep the students safe and healthy through this educational journey.

Extremely attractive career growth path

On completion of either of these courses, a cadet is eligible to join a ship as an Engine Cadet and thereafter his/her career journey begins, requiring them to complete a certain amount of sailing time for eligibility to the next promotion.

Mostly, within 8-12 years, cadets can climb to the top post of Chief Engineer, bagging a salary package of around Rs 5 lakh per month. Salaries received are mostly in foreign currency, primarily US dollars and they are extremely handsome packages which are exempt from taxes too.

By virtue of its long association with shipping companies, running into more than three decades, IMI ensures placement of its students in prestigious companies such as Maersk, MSC, Fleet Management, PIL, Dockendale Ship Management, V R Maritime, Darya Shipping, Ships and many more.

Eligibility for the courses

For B Tech in Marine Engineering, one needs to have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as separate subjects with a PCM average of not less than 60 percent.

For Graduate in Marine Engineering popularly known as GME course, one needs Graduation in Mechanical Engineering/Naval Architecture with a minimum of 50 percent marks in the final year and with minimum 50 percent marks in English language at 10th class or 12th class or graduate degree examination.

 

Apply online

Visit www.imi.edu.in for more details and register online to secure your future and have a great career in marine engineering!


More Than A Thousand Students Joined IBSW-CDP Online Classes During COVID 19

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More Than A Thousand Students Joined IBSW-CDP Online Classes During COVID 19

During these challenging times, amidst the worldwide pandemic of COVID 19, International Business School of Washington didn’t sit back but immediately swung to action. The first thought was focused on students and their future, second on the staff members, to give them the right platform to enhance the teaching process and third with our parents to continue sharing the bond of trust. Planning commenced for continuous education based on the situation, the need and the requirement. The curriculum was relooked into and tweaked for supporting online teaching. Simultaneously online classes were ascertained and cleared for being user friendly, offering good features and following cybersecurity norms. Teachers, parents and students were trained to use the online teaching to its maximum potential. The most exciting and exhilarating bit of the whole plan was everybody was working from home. Within the Month more than a thousand students had Joined IBSW Online Classes across the world. IBSW-CDP based out of Washington, Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, Dubai & Bangalore. IBSW-CDP offers diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs in Business Administration, International Marketing, Information Technology, Global MBA, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Tourism & Hospitality.

The whole school community was on their Mobiles, iPads, Laptops, Desktops, Tabs and so on working around the clock to create and welcome E-learning processes, which became the buzz word within no time. A recent interaction with highly appreciative parents gave us the motivation and confidence that we are moving in the right direction. Our students are being supported and guided in the best possible way.

All our Heads have been utilizing their time by keeping themselves abreast with new educational pedagogies and new trends by attending webinars. Connecting with each other, sharing best practices, guiding each other and generally getting to know each other better. Which was totally lacking during the normal time as we are all rushing against time.

IBSW President Vinay Lamba said, “For me personally it has been a jigsaw puzzle time and a roller coaster ride but I feel fresh and renewed as if I have ventured into the unknown territories but found and paved the right path. Although COVID 19 was sudden, surged fast, affected all and created chaos. We were able to face the challenge and moved ahead with confidence, to create a success story to be remembered for years. The IBSW stands tall and proud. Many worthwhile lessons have been learnt during these times. Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations”.

Vinay Lamba, began his illustrious career with Nextec Inc, with operations across 120 countries, founded in 1998. He is an international entrepreneur with over 30 years of successful experience in numerous industry sectors worldwide including Education, IT Services, and Management Consulting.

IBSW and College De Paris (CDP) have striven to promote French excellence through training. Olivier De Lagarde, president of CDP and CEO of IBSW has been instrumental in bringing all his expertise into establishing IBSW.


Roles, Rights and Responsibilities in Education – A Global Summit for More than 300 Educators

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Roles, Rights and Responsibilities in Education – A Global Summit for More than 300 Educators

The common notion is that the entire responsibility of educating our children lies on the teachers and the school authorities though education is a significant element which affects the development of the entire nation . Hence, the responsibility of imparting education also lies on the community at large.

Parisar Asha , a not for profit organisation working in the field of education for the past 36 years have been incessantly working towards imparting quality education and spreading awareness among the underprivileged communities about its importance. On 15th January’2019, it held a global consortium on the topic ‘The R Factor in Education’ which focused on the ‘Roles, Rights and Responsibilities in Education’ pertaining to different stakeholders at Kohinoor Continental Hotel, Mumbai.  The summit aimed at brainstorming on the individual roles which stems from the needs of the society and in particular towards education followed by the rights one achieves and the responsibilities one needs to fulfil. The consortium aimed at bringing in forefront these nuances which make the wheel of education more effective and robust. The entire initiative was supported by Deenabandhu Trust, a Kolkata based not for profit organisation working towards bringing about innovations in the field of education through its ground breaking Science, Technology Engineering and Maths ( STEM ) Model.

The programme was graced by Hon’ble Adv Shri Ahshishji Shelar, President of BJP, Mumbai. Stalwarts from academic fraternity like renowned educationist Mr. Francis Joseph, Ms. Maya Shahani, Ms. Basanti Roy and Ms. Rekha Shahani; Dr Sonali Geed- Chief Academic Officer of TIPS Group of International Chain Schools and Dr. Samir Dalwai, renowned developmental paediatrician spoke about the different aspects of roles, rights and responsibilities in education.

More than 300 educators from different schools pan India attended this event to participate in this conference and table their perspectives in this unique platform. The event culminated with the  recognition of twenty outstanding educators and they were awarded the ‘Gloria Memorial Excellence International Award – Best Educator’ instituted in the fond memory of Late Gloria de Souza, founder and Director of Parisar Asha.

On this joyous occasion, Ms. Aarati Savur, CEO of Parisar Asha stated that, “ Our nation will soon be climb the ladder of developed nations when education is considered to be the most important aspect of social development and each individual starts acknowledging their role in the society.”

This initiative also marked the contribution of twenty outstanding educators who were awarded Gloria de Souza Excellence International Best Educator Award for their outstanding contribution in the field of education. This award has been instituted in the fond memory of the late Gloria de Souza, Founder and Director of Parisar Asha.