Marine Officers Training Academy
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 21 ratings as first batch, grew rapidly and 120 ratings at present, have passed out 22 batches successfully.
Marine Officer’s Training Academy has shifted to a new and better location, offering some of the best facilities in the country today. This location is even better with improved accomadation, class rooms, dining hall and sports grounds. All its courses have been approved by D.G. Shipping, Ministry of Shipping (GOI).
The Academy trains ratings by applying a combination of practical demonstration and classroom teaching using state-of-the=-art visual training aids. Marine Officer’s Training Academy strives hard to ensure an all round personality development of our trainees through regular exposure to various ports extra curricular activities. We strongly believe that out trainees should pass out from our institution not only as good seafarers but also as complete individuals who should excel in every filed of life. We have designed our training programme in such a manner that apart from classroom teaching, the trainees also have ample time for leisure and amusement. We ensure that the alumni of MOTA are qualifies to compete with the best in the Maritime profession across the world.
The Academy from the start has maintained the highest degree of professionalism and enthusiasm with regards to the ratings. The ratings trained by us have given an excellent account of themselves on various foreign flag ships under the prestigious foreign shipping Eg United Kingdom, Japan, Greece, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Cyprus and Bulgaria etc.
A highly qualified and dedicated group of Master Mariners, Chief Engineers regularly takes classes at the academy to give the ratings up to date information about the latest developments in the modern maritime industry.
Er.B.K.Mahalik, Principal who has been with the Institute permanently and has been the backbone of the academy. Along with Managing Director Mr. M Govindan, the duo’s tireless dedication has brought about changes and now MOTA is in the lime light.
If you have the will and means, we at Marine Officer’s Training Academy will shape your career.