The OERC Group includes OERC Academy and the Ocean Education & Research Centre Pvt Ltd. The OERC Academy conducts a number of STCW Modular Courses approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India. The Ocean Education & Research Centre Pvt Ltd (OERC Pvt Ltd) conducts various 'Value added' vocational courses for enhancement of knowledge and skills of seafarers before and after joining sea service and as per the requirements of the industry.
The 'Ocean Education & Research Centre' was set up in 1998 and started conducting DGS approved courses. In 2004 as per the directives of the Director General of Shipping, all DGS approved courses were transferred to the 'OERC ACADEMY', a 'Section-25' company under the Registrar of Companies.
The companies are jointly certified by ABS under ISO 9001: 2008 quality standards. OERC Group is accredited internationally by IAO (international Accreditation Organisation). The OERC Academy is a member of the GLOBALMET. The Group has only one goal, to provide best possible Education and Training to Shipping Industry aspirants in all aspects of shipping and to provide various skills and training to manpower for the Indian Shipping and Shipbuilding Industry.
OERC is now an authorized centre for International Maritime Institute of New Zealand (IMINZ), for counseling candidates interested to join maritime courses at IMINZ. OERC, in collaboration with IMINZ, will conduct training as part of the Marine Engineering Class-3 (MEC3) course.