Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy: Creating the League of Extraordinary Mariners
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To be recognized as a leading, innovative, dedicated and practical education provider in the maritime industry

Situated in the heart of the Sahyadri valley, near Karjat, on the banks of Ulhas river, and surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, the Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy (AEMA) trains officers and cadets to achieve their dreams. The academy is a part of the globally established Anglo Eastern Univan group, which provides third-party ship management services to over 700 ships belonging to various ship owners worldwide. The academy was set up in 2009 at Karjat to realize the dream of having all the ships manned totally by Anglo Eastern in-house trained officers and cadets. It is on the mission to educate and train them to the highest standards in the maritime industry, making learning enjoyable and effective in the workplace. Mastering the latest technology and trends, the institute offers practical, theoretical, audio-visual, and computer-based simulator training to groom cadets into competent mariners. Presently, the campus has a yearly intake of 240 DNS cadets, 200 GME cadets, and 80 ETOs. Cadets from the Academy’s earlier batches have gone on their way to becoming Masters and Chief Engineers.

A Determined Leader

A dynamic and inspiring personality, Captain Sureen Narang, spearheads the Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy as its Principal. He is a type of person who does not leave any stone unturned in creating a culture, which provides motivation to the faculty members and the cadets. With his tremendous governance and belief in Leadership by Example, the institute has reached heights of excellence and recognition.

The Ideal Location

The academy lies midway between Mumbai and Pune, being just 100 kilometers away from either side. For transportation, the nearest airports are Mumbai International and Pune, and Karjat is well connected by national highway and the multi-lane express highway between Mumbai and Pune. The academy’s surrounding provides a peaceful environment catering to better training and learning. Additionally, the weather around this location is pleasant throughout the year. Calling it a ship on land, the academy states that the serene sky above the academy is a boon for the students, where they can excel in their pursuit of becoming proud officers of tomorrow.

The Robust Curriculum

With respect to quality education, the academy states, “Mere gloss and granite do not make good training grounds. More than the infrastructure, AEMA’s greatest strength lies in its faculty who go much beyond just teaching IMU and Director General of shipping prescribed syllabus”.

The curriculum at AEMA is clearly defined by the university or administration, with great emphasis on theory along with practical and real life situations. At AEMA, training is on a continuous pro-active mode, where cadets are introduced to the future and upcoming technology.

Further, for students’ personality and skill development, it conducts special sessions for all its cadets by trained professionals under the following topics:

  • Meal etiquettes
  • Health and hygiene
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Prioritization
  • Purposeful positive thinking
  • Setting goals
  • Wellness at sea
  • Toastmasters club for speaking skills

While talking about the promotion of maritime education, the academy states, “To become a merchant seafarer you need to undergo specialist training to achieve professional seafaring certification and educational qualifications”. This training takes place at sea, on board shipping companies’ vessels, and in specialist colleges and universities. AEMA is confident that it can help the scholars to achieve the skills, knowledge, qualification, and certification to be the best human resource on board vessel.

Recognition at a Glance

Within the short period of just a decade, the academy has been bestowed with many awards and recognition. For the year 2016 and 2017, the institute consecutively won Samudra Manthan Award under the award category; Training Institute of the year and Logistic Academy of the year.

In the year of 2018, it achieved Hospitality India & Travel Award 2018 under award category; Most Scenic Academicy in Maharashtra, followed by Confederation of education Excellence Award 2018 under award category; Award of Excellence in Academy, and Maritime Indoor Sports Leagues under award category; “Certification of Valuable support”.

Fabricating Industry-Ready Students

AEMA has an outstanding placement record in the industry. Till date, AEMA has trained and placed on board about 1200 GME cadets, 280 ETO cadets, and 1880 Deck cadets. All of them are working their way upwards to become Captains, Chief Engineers & Electrical Officers respectively of their respective ships. It also provides all the four mandatory STCW courses along with Security Course and OCTCO.

Industry Trends and Application

The academy keeps itself in line with the latest technology and updates its curriculum regularly. It assures that it has invested in the new trends of the industry by keeping the following in mind; State of Art English Teaching Lab, Ship-handling and ECDIS Simulators, E-learning Facilities, Smart Boards, Basic and Advanced Engine Room Workshops with Engine Control Room. Further, it has Dedicated Control and Electronics Workshops for ETOs, Mockup Tanker Model, Scaled Down Version of a Dry-dock, E-Library, Ballast Water Treatment Plants of 2 makes.

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