Training Ship Chanakya
|Training Ship Chanakya|
|Established||1927, as IMMTS Dufferin|
|Location||Navi Mumbai, India|
Training Ship "Chanakya" popularly known as T.S.Chanakya is an Indian Maritime College located near Mumbai. Training Ship "Chanakya", the shore based successor to the Training Ship Rajendra (1972–1993) & Training Ship Dufferin (1927–1972), is situated off Palm beach road in an area of about 40 acres (160,000 m2). In spite of recent mushrooming of several private maritime training colleges across India, T.S. Chanakya is the oldest and most renowned maritime academy.
It is operated by the Indian Maritime University and Directorate General of Shipping of the Government of India's Ministry of Surface Transport. It offers various training programs but the most respected is its flagship degree course i.e. the three-year degree program. The intake is through merit list of Joint Entrance Exams conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-JEE) conducted every year across India and widely considered as one of the toughest competitive exams to clear in world. Graduates from T.S. Chanakya receive a B.Sc. (Nautical Sciences) degree from the Indian Maritime University, and are eligible to seek employment on Indian or Foreign going ships. Currently it is also called as Mumbai campus of Indian Maritime University, Chennai. T.S. Chanakya(1993 - till Date) is a progeny of T.S. Rajendra (1972–1993) and T.S. Dufferin (1927–1972). The earlier two were actual ships floating at Ferry Wharf, Mumbai while T.S Chanakya is a shore based academy in Navi Mumbai. The entire Indian Shipping and Logistics Fraternity and Indo-origin seafaring community across world is majorly thronged by ex-cadets of this community also called as DRACEA (Dufferin Rajendra And Chanakya Ex-Cadets Association).The members of DRACEA are at very high posts in maritime sector. Recently, T.S. Chanakya is also hitting limelight in non-shipping industries because of the ex-cadets who leave merchant navy career after significant experience at sea and go on to clear next level of competitive exams like CAT, GMAT, IAS and go for further studies or change in their job profile. Institutions like Indian Administrative Services, Harvard, Emory, CASS, LBS, Lancaster, Yale, IIM's, ISB, XLRI, IIFT, FMS, Great Lakes, S.P.Jain, MDI e.t.c. welcome these ex-naval officers in their admits willingly since they bring along a wide and diverse experience and add stupendous value to their future occupations and even entrepreneurships by their fresh and mature perspectives.
The campus spreads across North-South, parallel to Palm Beach high way at Navi Mumbai in about an area of 40 acres (160,000 m2). The campus comprises Administrative block, Scholastic block with class rooms, faculty/staff rooms, library, laboratories and common rooms, Fire fighting complex, Power station and pump house, Marine engineering work shop, two hostel blocks, Catering block, Sports ground, Olympic size swimming pool, Laboratories such as: Physics/ Electronics, Computer, Seamanship, Navigation, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Environmental Sciences, Marine Engineering Control Station & Chart room, Gymnasium(Under Construction), own jetty having two FRP rowing boats etc.
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The institute conducts 2 streams of fully residential courses & other modular courses:
Ø 3 years B.Sc. (Nautical Sciences) Degree Course - The Flagship Course
Ø 1 year Diploma Course in Nautical Science, leading to B.Sc. (Nautical Science)
Ø 1 week duration of Advanced Fire Fighting Course
Ø 2 weeks duration of GMDSS Course
Ø Basic modular courses for in house cadets : a) Fire Prevention Fire Fighting b)Personal Safety & Social Reasonability c) Personal Survival Technique d) Elementary First Aid.
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