AMET University gets Ship for Sea training
The Maritime Agenda 2010 – 20 released by the Ministry of Shipping recently states that providing adequate sea training berths which are in short supply is a challenge in sea – time training.
To overcome this hurdle and to provide the best of maritime – related training, the AMET University has acquired a state-of-the-art-passenger-cum-RoRo cargo ship mv. AMET Majesty.
The Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India, has approved this ship in principle for training 90 Nautical Cadets and 120 Engineering Cadets for six months during their post – sea training, mandatory for appearing for the competency examination conducted by them.
Approved sea – time training on board a trading ship is a mandatory requirement to supplement the pre – sea college / university education, in order to be eligible for the Certificate of Competency examinations.
The AMET University specialises in developing customised education and training programmes that meet the specific needs of the shipping Industry.
Jewel of AMET
It has one of the best infrastructure in terms of classrooms with modern teaching aids, well – equipped workshops for practical training, marine workshop for training on marine auxiliaries, and the Jewel of AMET, a unique ship on campus which operates in water to train the cadets.
The university is also equipped with a full mission bridge simulator. This simulator provides the students with real – time, hands – on experience with diesel engine plants.
This advanced equipment virtually navigates ships of all classes, plans and conducts passage, determines location, uses radar, responds to distress calls, etc.
Such training will give the students more confidence to take up their responsibility when they are employed subsequently as independent watch keepers in Navigation and Engine room.