Managing the shipyard floor: Exciting career for youngsters
It’s not an easy task keeping a sailing vessel in shipshape condition. You have to take on technical challenges with elan and get used to gruelling shiftseducation Updated: Apr 20, 2015 17:00 IST
Naval experts believe that there is a huge scope for professionals in the maritime business. According to a study by Assocham, the Indian shipbuilding and ship repair industry is likely to touch Rs. 9,200 crore from the current level of just over Rs. 7,310 crore.
To become a shipyard floor manager, a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in ­shipbuilding and repair, ie, BSc (ship building and repair).
There are only three ­institutes in India where one can do a BSc (ship building and repair). These include Indian Maritime University, Kochi Campus, Hind Institute of Nautical Science and Engineering, Hathras and College of Ship Technology, Palakkad.
“To facilitate and promote maritime studies, training, research and extension work, the Central government has set up the Indian Maritime University (IMU) by an Act of Parliament in November 2008. All institutes teaching maritime courses are affiliated to IMU,” says Sanjeev Kulshreshtha who heads the Hind Institute of Nautical Science and Engineering, Hathras.
This course is designed to educate and train cadets.