Welcome to Marine Officers' Training Academy, Puducherry
Marine Officers’ Training Academy was established in Pondicherry in 1998 with the idea of providing professional guidance and assistance to youth interested in taking up Merchant Navy as career. The Academy started with mere 22 ratings as first batch, grew rapidly and 120 ratings at present, have passed out 23 batches successfully.
Building:- Institute is housed in a two story building and is self contained in all respects.
Classrooms:- Institute has got well equipped class rooms and library. Each classroom is equipped with OHP / Audio Visual Aids etc. Class rooms are air conditioned with the best ambience for training provided to students.
Institute has a tie up with Pogo land water world to train it’s students for swimming and boys are regularly taken to sports complex to train them in swimming.
The chunnambar boat house is close by and boating facilities are used by institute to train the trainees in boat work and various boat operations and terminology.
Work Shop Facilities:- Institute has got excellent work shop facilities for training the trainees.
Simulator Training:- Institution has a well equipped simulator for imparting real time training to cadets.
Scholarship and awards:- Outstanding candidates are awarded the a cash prize and memento after completion of course based on their academic and extra curricular activities during institute tenure.
Hostel Facilities:- Hostel is provided in the campus and has excellent natural ventilation from all sides. Mess room and other dining facilities are provided. Students are looked after at the hostel at all times and vehicles are kept standby for any eventuality.
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Faculty:- The faculty team comprises of Senior Master Mariners and Chief Engineers with wide range of expertise in marine industry at sea and ashore who use one of the most innovative and practical oriented methods in industry to train a young lad to become a professional sea farer.
Ship and Port visits/Practical training
The institute organizes maximum numbers of ship visits/boat rides to students to give more practical training.
Students have been taken to major ports like Chennai, Ennore and Karikkal for ship visits and a variety of ships like tankers and bulk carriers.
Curriculum is explained with the help of practical examples.
Placements:- The academy has a fully functional placement cell which offers and provide placement assistance to trainees who have successfully completed the course which they were undergoing. The Academy states that the successful completion of the course does not guarantee on board training, which is mandatory for employment.