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State Planning to Set up Committee to Redesign Marine Engineering Course

HRD minister Ganta Srinivas Rao urged the Centre to encourage ship-building in the country by giving subsidies to yards on the lines of foreign countries. Talking at the inauguration of three-day global shipping event, Global Maritime Seminar (GLO-MARS), being organised by Institute of Marine Engineers here on Thursday, the minister said. “South Korea, which has 12th of India’s population is leading in the ship building industry. Many countries give subsidies to yards to encourage ship-building and the Centre should also look into this aspect to encourage the industry in lndia. which brings lot of foreign exchange, We need to encourage research, imbibe new technology and train youngsters in the field.”

The GLOMARS 2015 with the theme “Challenges in shipbuilding for revival of shipping and emergence of offshore/subsea technologies with special reference to environmental protection.” is being attended by ship owners, ship managers, ship-building and repair yards, ports, oil exploration, producing companies and dredging companies. He also said that the state government is contemplating to form a committee with the captains of the ship-building industry and the experts in the field to redesign the marine engineering course in the state and added that Andhra University offers Marine Engineering course with its students having an advantage to visit Hindustan Shipyard, Ship building centre, Vizag port in the vicinity for practical training.  LOMARS, 2015, chairman P.S. Murthy said that a small country like South Korea now has 41 per cent of market share in the world in ship-building and India with many advantages and manpower should at least vouch for 30 per cent share. He said lndian shipyards have been facing fierce competition from foreign yards and lndian yards should adapt innovative methods to be in the fray. He said lndian seamen, having advantage of English language. of late are losing dominance in the field due to various factors. He added nowadays lndians are facing a tough competition from the crew belonging to China. Phillippines and Malaysia who are coming at half the price. He urged the Indian sea-men to upgrade themselves with latest innovative skills.

This Article was First Appeared in Deccan Chronicle.

 

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