The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the maritime industry’s only body dedicated to professional education, has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Maritime University. The MoU was signed by the Institute’s Sean Walsh and the IMU’s Vice Chancellor, K Ashok Vardhan Shetty, during the Indian Maritime Summit, which was opened and attended by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.
The summit is a flagship initiative of the Ministry of Shipping of the Government of India and aims to provide a platform for companies, institutions and education to explore the potential business and growth opportunities in India’s maritime sector.
Director of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Julie Lithgow, said: “The market for potential maritime educational growth in India is enormous with over 150 maritime sector projects currently committed to be developed by the Indian government. This co-operation among educational leaders will make significant and powerful impact on young people in India wanting to build their careers in the shipping sector.”
The IMU is the only central university of its kind in India dealing with exclusively maritime disciplines. It was founded by Act of Parliament in 2008 to act as a leader in the development of training and human resources in the Indian maritime sector.